Community Theatre

Hunters Hill Theatre Looking New Home

Current venue put up for sale.

Hunters Hill Theatre, despite support from the local community in online and paper petitions, and numerous letters and emails to the Anglican diocese, will need to find a new home for its 2017 season.

Nuns to Entertain Perth in Sequel

FATHER Costello and his flock of nuns are back in the habit in  August 2016, when their previous high spirits are dashed by a troublesome ghost.

Written and directed by prolific Perth playwright Noel O’Neill, Hail Mary 2: The Haunting comes to the Old Mill Theatre this August, presented in conjunction with Maverick Theatre Productions.

The convent of Our Lady of the Vines is again under threat but this time it’s a haunting causing concern.

The Drama and Music of Chess at Bankstown

Bankstown Theatre Company presents the musical Chess from August 5 to 13, 2016. With music written by former members of ABBA, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, and lyrics by Tim Rice, the score, initially popularised by a 1984 concept album, features such songs as “One Night in Bangkok”. “I Know Him So Well” and “Heaven Help My Heart”.

Orpheus Ventures to the Underworld at Rockdale

Rockdale Opera Company is presenting the classic Offenbach operetta Orpheus in the Underworld during July and August 2016. Director Ralph Bott speakes to Stage Whispers.

Stage Whispers: Can you tell us a bit about your long association with ROC?

Under The Blue Sky in Perth

MOVE out of your comfort zone during July 2016, as Melville Theatre presents a character-driven drama studying unrequited affection, obsession, sex and being happy.

Written by David Eldridge and directed by Susan Lynch, Under The Blue Sky is described as “modern, thoughtful theatre” and boldly follows the relationships, loves and lust of three couples.

All of them are teachers and have been friends for a long time… but all have been hiding truths from each other.

The Last Five Years for Lane Cove

During August 2016, Lane Cove Theatre Company follows up its recent productions of Away, Godspell and The Vagina Monologues with a musical theatre ‘two-hander’ that is (simultaneously) the first and last word on relationships.

Puss in Thongs Panto for Perth

AN AUSSIE take on a fairytale classic plays at Perth’s Phoenix Theatre during July 2016 as Puss in Boots gets a bush makeover.

Written by Judith Prior and directed by Sheryl Gale, Puss in Thongs is a pantomime for the whole family that follows the adventures of Puss and Harry as they set out to find wealth and romance.

Before they head off, Puss orders Harry to buy her some boots and a grand hat – but they only have $5 and compromise by buying thongs instead.

Mousetrap Dances to 70s and 80s Sounds

After a sold out season last year, Shall we dance? returns to the Mousetrap Theatre stage in Redcliffe, Queensland, this time with hits of the 70’s and 80’s, in early July. Get “Footloose” and “Shake your tail feather” with Colin Rhys-Jones. He is bound to get you moving and grooving! Louise Pointing insist “I wanna dance with somebody” and “Listen to your heart” and new talents Caitlin Archer and Kodey Brims will perform popular songs by artists, such as Queen, The Police, Jackson & McCartney and more.

Centenary Theatre Celebrates 40th

Centenary Theatre Group Inc. celebrates its 40th anniversary on Saturday 18th June at its home, Chelmer Community Centre (at the Cnr. Queenscroft & Halsbury Streets, Chelmer). All past and present members are invited to attend – at no cost. For catering purposes, please RSVP by Monday 13th June to Secretary Rhyll Bucknell email: or phone 0435 591 720

Wicked To Cast Its Spell on Adelaide

Matt Byrne Media thrives on challenging projects and invariably the amateur company comes up trumps with the breadth and spectacle of its productions. This year MBM brings the SA amateur premiere of the magical Stephen Schwartz musical Wicked to the Adelaide stage. Lesley Reed reports.

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