Community Theatre

Finding Mr Wonderful

 at Javeenbah

Dating can be tough; especially when you’re in your 40s, working in a factory and caring for your bedridden mother who’s on the verge of Alzheimer’s.

In Javeenbah Theatre’s new play Mr Wonderful, unlucky in love Norma Green attempts to find her “Mr Wonderful” through a dating agency, with awkward results. The play centres on Norma’s desperation to find love while having to portion her time with her ailing mother.

Javeenbah regular Naomi Thompson, who plays Norma, says it’s shaping up to be a great show.

Old-fashioned Farce Promised in Tom, Dick and Harry at Limelight

Tom, Dick and Harry promises good old-fashioned farce at Limelight Theatre (WA) in October 2014.

Written by veteran playwright Ray Cooney and his son Michael, Tom, Dick and Harry is the story of Tom Kerwood and his wife trying to adopt a baby – but their attempts to impress a busybody social worker are jeopardised by Tom’s useless brothers Dick and Harry.

Their antics involve illegal immigrants, the Russian mafia and local police, as well as a dead body they plan on selling to a medical school.

Family Friendly Annie Entertains The Shire

Miranda Musical Society (NSW) promises family friendly entertainment with its production of evergreen Broadway classic Annie at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre, with performances commencing on September 10.

The production will be directed by Bob Peet with assistance from Tim Wotherspoon, while musical direction featuring the new Broadway orchestrations will be Anthony Cutrupi. Choreography will be by Katie Kermond, who will be creating new steps for iconic dance numbers such as “Easy Street”, “Little Girls” and “Hard Knock Life”.

Phantom to Haunt Strathfield with Music of the Night

The Phantom Of The Opera is a show that audiences know and love well. It is also a challenging show, even with the best resources it is a daunting proposition to stage and audiences have high expectations of any production.

The Phantom has already been performed several times in Sydney, so each subsequent production has even more to live up to....

Even with all this on their shoulders, Strathfield Musical Society is very much looking forward to presenting this major production to their audiences.

High School Musical On Rockdale Stage

Disney’s High School Musical is set to take to the stage at Rockdale Town Hall (NSW) from September 26 to October 5, 2014.  Chris Scarpellio (pictured below), who directs this Rockdale Musical Society production, talks Disney movies, and putting High School Musical on the stage.

High School Musical Director Kenny Ortega has created some of Disney's most iconic movies - which of these is your favourite and why?

90 Minutes to Save a Marriage

MADONNA and Justin Timberlake only had four minutes to save the world – but is 90 minutes enough to save a marriage at Garrick Theatre in WA?

Written by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith, Ninety is a short portrait of a failed marriage where an artist and her ex-husband have one last 90-minute conversation before he gets re-married to a young European starlet.

The 2008 play is the story of Isabel seeking closure while William tries to run from memories of their relationship, both good and bad.

Chilling and Killing My Annabel Lee

Brighton Theatre Company (Vic) presents Chilling and Killing My Annabel Lee by Aidan Fennessy from August 23 – September 6, 2014

"For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams of the beautiful Annabel Lee …"

Edgar Allan Poe's poem of love and obsession weaves its way through this psychological murder mystery, where nothing is what it seems. A young woman is found murdered near the ice-works. An unscrupulous publisher has an old manuscript that details the crime. But who is the author?

Provocative Comedy Explores Power Play Between Sexes

A PLAY from an award-winning NYPD Blue writer comes to Melville Theatre in September 2014, evoking the themes of Pygmalion and My Fair Lady with a more intense approach for 2014.

Written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by Trevor Dhu, Spike Heels is a contemporary comedy of manners set in Boston that explores sexual harassment, misplaced amour and the possibility of a four-sided love triangle.

Plays Go Head-to-head in Dramafest

COMEDY, drama, satire and social commentary come together in a celebration of theatre this September as the Independent Theatre Association (WA) presents Dramafest.

Held from September 22 to 28, 2014 at Playlovers, based at Floreat’s Hackett Hall, Dramafest is an opportunity to see a plethora of theatre in a short amount of time.

Each night three one-act (short) plays from metropolitan and country theatres go head-to-head in competition to show off their skills, both on stage and behind the scenes.

Impromptu Impro 3

The saga continues.

The people that have no idea what they are doing, return for a third time to bring their audience, sometimes at the cost of their own self dignity, an hilarious night of entertainment.

Players from the peninsular and all around Melbourne are set the task to play a bunch of improvisation games, scenes and skits, mixed in with suggestions or even participation from the audience. Live theatre to the extreme, without a safety net, and with little idea of what will happen next is the promise.

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