Community Theatre

The Darling Buds of May on Perth Stage

THE TV adaptation shot Catherine Zeta-Jones to fame. Now the stage vrsion comes to Limelight Theatre (WA) this April.

Based on the H.E. Bates novel, The Darling Buds of May was a popular UK television show in the early 1990s focusing on the Larkin family – Pop, Ma and their six children – in Kent during the 1950s.

Pop is a loveable trader-cum-junk dealer who hasn’t paid any taxes, which soon prompts a visit from tax inspector Cedric Charlton.

Ruby Moon: Fairy Tale Whodunit for Perth

Part of the current drama curriculum for Year 11 and 12 students, Australian play Ruby Moon is being brought to life by ARENAarts this autumn.

Written by Matt Cameron and directed by Louise Collins at Belmont’s Latvian Centre Theatre, Ruby Moon starts off like a fairytale and eventually becomes a twisted whodunit set in sinister, contemporary suburbia.

EVITA for Launceston

After an 18 year absence from Australian stages, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical EVITA plays at the Princess Theatre, Launceston in March 2015.

Bringing to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Perón, EVITA tells the story from her humble beginnings to the enormous wealth and power she gained and her ultimate rise to sainthood.

Daniel Sumegi Announced as Rockdale Opera Patron

Rockdale Opera Company is delighted to announce that internationally renowned Australian Bass Baritone, Mr. Daniel Sumegi, has accepted the Company’s invitation to be its Patron.

“I am delighted to have been asked to be Patron of Rockdale Opera Company,” said Daniel.

Godspell for Lane Cove

Lane Cove Theatre Company (LCTC) on Sydney’s North Shore opens its 20th anniversary season in March with a newly revised version of the iconic Broadway show Godspell.

CLOC Starts Second Half Century

The Cheltenham Light Opera Company was founded in 1964 with a production of The Pirates of Penzance in a local church hall.  In 2014, fifty years later, and now known as CLOC Musical Theatre, the company staged two musicals with a combined budget of $600,000.

Little Women for Villanova

Life goes on for Little Women, even in the American Civil War.

Villanova Players (Qld) present Little Women, adapted by Scott Davidson from the novel by Louisa May Alcott, from March 5 – 22, 2015 at their temporary home at Mount Gravatt TAFE.

Little Women tells the story of the lives of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood, and is loosely based on the author and her own three sisters.

Best Little Whorehouse in Beenleigh

Tony and NY Drama Desk award winning musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is headed for the Crete Street Theatre from February 27, 2015. Beenleigh Theatre Group are staging this toe tapping musical that pokes fun at small town vice and big state political side-stepping whilst telling the story of Miss Mona Stangley and her “Chicken Ranch”, the most famous “pleasure places” in all of Texas.

Saturday Night Fever the Musical World Community Theatre Premiere

Dust off your hip-hugging flares, your platform shoes and warm up your disco dance moves. Redcliffe Musical Theatre (Queensland) brings the music of the Bee Gees back to their childhood stomping ground with the World Community Theatre Premiere of the musical Saturday Night Fever at the Redcliffe Cultural Centre from March 19th 2015.

Rockdale Goes Back Into The Woods

Rockdale Musical Society’s current production, Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, will be presented at Rockdale Town Hall from Friday February 27 through to March 8, 2015, revisitig the Sondheim classic for the first time since ther amateur premiere production in 1994I wish... more than anything...

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