Community Theatre

Mel Brooks’ The Producers at Miranda

Surely one of the more outrageous comic geniuses, Mel Brooks proves just how zany he can really be with his hit musical version of the movie The Producers. Who would have thought that a musical with the song “Springtime for Hitler would” prove to be a Broadway classic?

Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks’ musical is an outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a hit since its 2001 Broadway debut. 

Community Theatre Conference

Nancye Hayes, Wayne Scott Kermond and Geraldine Turner are three of the star speakers at the 11th Stagecraft community theatre conference, to be held at NIDA on September 22 and 23, 2018.

The Association of Community - an umbrella organisation for amateur theatre - has been hosting the conference since 1996. The weekend also includes the Hall of Fame awards, which honours volunteers who have dedicated decades of service to the non-profit companies.

Mr Bailey’s Minder at Cronulla

The August / September 2018 production at Arts Theatre Cronulla, directed by Natalie Banach, is Mr Bailey’s Minder, by Sydney playwright Debra Oswald.

Leo Bailey is one of Australia’s greatest living artists, but at this late stage in his life exhibits the destructive effects of a life of excessive alcohol and cynicism. With his house disintegrating along with his body after a lifetime of abuse, Leo oscillates between vitriol and pathos. 

Next to Normal at Lane Cove

From the team behind Lane Cove Theatre Company’s Holding the Man in 2017, comes Next to Normal - a contemporary musical that explores how one suburban household copes with crisis – during August 2018.

One Night One Day at Blak Yak

A comedy exploration of 21st century singles and social graces beds down at the Shenton Park Community Centre (WA) in August 2018, as part of Blak Yak Theatre’s latest offering.

Written by Perth playwright Martin Lindsay and directed by Dr Melissa Merchant, One Night One Day is a modern farce about the chances people take – and the regrets they have over chances they miss.

Greg and Rachel are both in their late 20s, feeling pressure from family and friends to find “the one” and, instead, find each other.

Wicked on a Small Stage

Wicked, the international Broadway musical blockbuster, is making its way to Campbelltown in south-western Sydney with Woftam (World of Fine Theatre and Music) Productions.

The company has a reputation staging big shows in small spaces. Peter Novakovich, the director for Woftam Productions, said the community theatre group this provides audiences with a rich theatre experience and increased emotional reaction, that is sometimes lost in an arena spectacular.

Thriller Death Knell for Hunters Hill

Hunters Hill Theatre (HHT) continue their 2018 season with Death Knell, a thriller set in the bitterly cold winter of the Scottish Highlands. 

OMG You Guys – Legally Blonde in Parramatta

The hit musical Legally Blonde has arrived at Riverside Theatres Parramatta. The winner of 7 major awards including Best New Musical 2011 at the Olivier Awards, Legally Blondeis a high-energy romantic comedy about knowing who you are and showing what you've got!

When Your Mum is the Director

Bankstown Theatre Company brings the iconic family favourite musical The Sound of Music to the Bryan Brown Theatre in Bankstown during July 2018 with a full orchestra, sets and costumes, and a cast (including a double cast of the von Trapp children) of musical theatre performers, including seasoned performers Lauren Eade as Maria and Dale Selsby as The Mother Abbess.

Telling Tales of Hoffmann at Rockdale

Jacques Offenbach's grand fantasy opera, The Tales of Hoffmann is considered by many to be his "masterpiece" and is based on three short stories by the German author and poet E.T.A. Hoffmann, who is also the opera's main character.

A firm staple and favourite in the repertory of opera companies worldwide, Rockdale Opera Company have chosen to present The Tales of Hoffmann for their 70th anniversary year.

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