Community Theatre

The Return: Thriller for University of Adelaide Theatre Guild

From much ado, to the other side of the tracks, The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild shifts from Shakespeare to psychological thriller for the next production in its diverse 2015 season. Lesley Reed reports.

Reg Cribb is one of that rare breed of Australian actors who have also succeeded in playwriting. Among Cribb’s plays is Last Cab to Darwin, which is probably better known to the general public for the play’s current movie adaptation, starring Michael Caton and Jackie Weaver.

New Faces, New Arrivals, in CLOC’s Drowsy Chaperone

After breaking attendance records with its production of Mary Poppins earlier this year, CLOC Musical Theatre is producing the rarely performed musical gem The Drowsy Chaperone, a show which beat bigger and grander musicals to win five Tony awards in 2006, including Best Score and Best Book, and which then enjoyed a sell-out 2010 season by the Melbourne Theatre Company with an all-star cast led by Geoffrey Rush.

Popstars! The 90’s Musical at Holroyd

A brand new musical based on the hit songs from the 1990s have been adapted for the stage. Written by Aussies, Neil Gooding and Nicholas Christo, Popstars! The 90’s Musical will open on Thursday 24 September at the Redgum Centre in Wentworthville.

Set in a high school in the 1990s, a mega talent agent offers stardom to the winners of a battle of the bands competition. Ex couple, Shannon and Mark put their high school dramas aside for a boy band versus girl band showdown to become, Popstars.

Farcical Hitchcock in The 39 Steps

Take a Hitchcock masterpiece, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have latest Limelight Theatre (WA) production, The 39 Steps.

Adapted from the John Buchan novel by Patrick Barlow, The 39 Steps is best known from the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film adaptation – Barlow turned the spy thriller into a comedy in 2005 with four actors playing a wide variety of roles.

An Olivier Award winner for Best New Comedy, it is the fifth longest-running play in West End history.

"THRILLAFYING NEWS" at CLOC

CLOC Musical Theatre wishes to announce that their production of Funny Girl has been postponed and express gratitude to the Production Team.   The company is very excited to announce that their first show for 2016 will be the Australian non-professional premiere of WICKED.

 

 

 

 

Beauty And The Beast for Strathfield

Strathfield Musical Society (NSW) promises audiences a treat with Beauty And The Beast in October 2015.

Patron Julie Anthony AM OBE is also lending her voice to the Society in the role of the Narrator.

SA Premiere for Zigzag Street

Following their March season of the eighteenth century hit, The Beaux’ Stratagem, The Stirling Players are fast-forwarding to Brisbane, 1995, with the second production in their 2015 Year of Comedy, the SA Premiere of Philip Dean’s Zigzag Street. The two plays were written three centuries apart but when it comes to guys and love, what’s really changed? When they fall in love, they fall hard. And when things don’t go according to plan… well, their mates are always there to console them!

Venetian musical merriment… bet your bottom gondola

Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney presents The Gondoliers during September and October 2015.

The timeless comic tale of love conquering just about every imaginable obstacle will play in North Sydney from September 25 – with two bonus preview shows in Bundanoon and Narrabeen too.

Drowsy Chaperone for CLOC

CLOC Musical Theatre is following its record-breaking production of Mary Poppins earlier this year with another very special treat for its audiences – the rarely performed musical gem The Drowsy Chaperone, a show which beat bigger and grander musicals to win five Tony awards in 2006, including Best Score and Best Book, and which then enjoyed a sell-out 2010 season by the Melbourne Theatre Company with an all-star cast led by Geoffrey Rush.

Love, Loss and What I Wore

A PLAY written by two women responsible for several Hollywood plays at Melville Theatre (WA) during September 2015.

Love, Loss and What I Wore is written by Nora and Delia Ephron – together they wrote the screenplay for You’ve Got Mail while Nora has received original screenplay Academy Award nominations for When Harry Met Sally, Silkwood and Sleepless in Seattle.

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