CLOC is saluting the modern musical comedy as it proudly presents the return to Melbourne of the effervescent, effusive and very pink Legally Blonde: The Musical. Based on the hit movie of the same name, Legally Blonde follows blonde and bubbly Elle Woods who, having been dumped by her boyfriend for not being ‘serious’ enough, enrols in Harvard Law School in an attempt to win him back, taking her lovable chihuahua Bruiser with her.
This year, the University of Sydney Musical Theatre Ensemble embarks on an ambitious season of firsts. Playing for two weeks at the King Street Theatre, the society will present Sondheim’s Anyone Can Whistle and the Australian debut of Schmidt and Jones’ 110 in the Shade from 15th-25th October, 2014.
A musical send-up of ’50s sci-fi movies is descending upon Perth in September 2014.
Written by David Wechter and Bruce Kimmel, The Brain from Planet X makes its Australian debut at Phoenix Theatre, presented by Dark Psychic Productions.
In 1958, a brain and its two alien cohorts arrive on Earth with a plan to take over the San Fernando Valley – starting with a happy nuclear family. It’s the first step in their quest to destroy the family unit and take over the entire planet.
Children in the past few years have been thrilled by The Little Mermaid movie, they have attended Little Mermaid birthday Parties, and gone to sleep clutching their Ariel Dolls. Now Engadine Musical Society is giving kids of all ages the opportunity to see the Disney Junior version of The Little Mermaid live on stage at the Sutherland School of Arts during August.
Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Sydney (formerly Savoy Opera)presents an all-new production of HMS Pinafore in September 2014.
A send-up of the British class system – with ample current satirical references – HMS Pinafore was first officially produced in Australia at Sydney’s Theatre Royal in 1879. Since then it has delighted families and musical comedy lovers of all ages.
Iconic play Twelve Angry Men, adapted by Sherman L Sergelfrom the teleplay by Reginald Rose, is Playhouse Players’ August 2014 production at the Richmond Theatrette (Vic).
The play, concerning the deliberations of the jury in a homicide trial, explores many techniques of consensus-building, and the difficulties encountered in the process, among a group of men whose range of personalities adds intensity and conflict.