Community Theatre

Don't Dress for Dinner at Heidelberg

Don't Dress for Dinner is a zany farce written by Marc Camoletti (Boeing Boeing). When Jacqueline decides to visit her mother for a few days, her husband Bernard grabs the chance to arrange a cosy weekend with his new mistress in his French countryside home. 

Shakespeare in Saigon in Strathmore

It’s a love story with a difference. It’s Pygmalion in Footscray with a nod towards Educating Rita. A retired English Literature teacher (with a penchant for the Marx Brothers) falls on hard times. He meets a newly arrived young woman, one of the original boat people from Vietnam. Neither speaks the same language. How they communicate is a mix of mirth and misunderstanding until along come the words of a playwright called Shakespeare. As a one-act play with three characters, Shakespeare in Saigon was wonderfully successful.

Wartime Drama Expresses Dreams of Freedom

At Epping in NSW, Theatre on Chester’s third production for 2015 is Over the Moon And Far Away, written by Carla Moore, teacher, director, NIDA playwright graduate and life member of the Theatre on Chester.

Superstar for MLOC.

MLOC Productions Inc. continues celebrating 70 years of community musical entertainment with the popular rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, being presented from November 6 – 14, 2015 at the Phoenix Theatre, Elwood (Vic).

Gypsy at Hornsby

“I had a dream ....” sings Momma Rose, the quintessential stage mother as she pushes her daughters onto the stage and relentlessly pursues stardom.  The story of the musical Gypsy, currently being presented by Hornsby Musical society, followsRose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920′s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Initially Rose focuses all of her energy on June the younger of the two, but when June tires of Rose’s antics and leaves the act Rose is forced to try and mould the shy Louise into a star.

Dickens Tale Given Added Christmas Cheer

ARENAarts is putting a different spin on Charles Dickens by adding a few laughs to his classic tale A Christmas Carol.

Adapted by Karen Louise Hebden and directed by Trish Theisinger at the Latvian Centre Theatre, it’s a fun-filled family show full of traditional Dickens characters – but not your usual Scrooge.

This version of A Christmas Carol features innovative performances, quick characterisations, heaps of comedy, dashes of drama and flashes of tragedy.

Galleon Prescribes Rumours for Laugh Therapy at Its Best

Since 1960 Neil Simon has written an extensive repertoire of plays. Rumours is just one of them, but this farce has particular significance in that it was written as personal therapy in an emotional time for the playwright. Adelaide’s Galleon Theatre Group is staging the play in November and you can bet it’ll be therapy for audiences… in fact, a prescription for laughs. Lesley Reed reports.

Ashfield’s Best Little Whorehouse in Concord

The Tony Award Winning Musical Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is set to shock and entertain this October with Ashfield Musical Society set to bring a slice of country pie to the Inner West. The country & western musical, which is about to make a revival on Broadway later this year, is a toe-tapping, thigh slapping musical that opens on October 23rd at Concord RSL.

A Conversation with Harold Pinter for Adelaide

Playwright Harold Pinter asserted, ‘One way of looking at speech is to say that it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness.’ These words make a soon to be produced one act play seem very intriguing indeed, because the work is titled A Conversation with Harold Pinter. SA’s Pinter fans can see it as part of new SA theatre company Sealand Theatre’s first season. Lesley Reed reports.

Anne Frank at Cronulla

For its final production for 2015, Arts Theatre Cronulla presents The Diary of Anne Frank. The adaptation by Wendy Kesselman from the original stage play by Goodrich and Hackett is directed by Neil Moulang.

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