Community Theatre

Spelling Bee at Brisbane Arts Theatre

Put six young people in the throes of puberty along with six adults who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, all vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime, and you have the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the most improbable of heroes

Director Katherine Alpert said the cast, made up of 10 talented locals, was ready for opening night - Saturday March 21 - which will mark The 25thAnnual Putnam County Spelling Bee’s debut at the 78 year-old theatre.

Hail Mary: World Premiere Comedy for Perth

A DAVID versus Goliath story comes to the fore at the Old Mill Theatre in April 2015 as a group of nuns try to save their convent from demolition and being turned into a housing estate.

Written and directed by prolific Perth playwright Noel O’Neill, Hail Mary is an irreverent comedy about some unconventional nuns who discover their Swan Valley convent is to be sold because of its high operating costs.

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.

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