Community Theatre

Thrills, Chills and Laughs at The Guild

The Guild Theatre at Rockdale promises Thrills, Chills and Laughs during August 2018 in I’ll Be Back Before Midnight by Peter Colley

Jan and her husband Greg rent a remote farm house to aid Jan’s recovery from a nervous breakdown. Their serenity is disrupted by the local farmer who revels in gruesome ghost stories and odd behaviour - along with the arrival of Greg’s malevolent sister Laura.  Strange occurrences begin and suspense builds as spine-chilling shocks intermingle with deadly humour. A nightmare unfolds that will leave audiences aghast.

Wacky Comedy The Foreigner for South Perth

Picture someone who’s shy and doesn’t like to meet people – and then imagine how that disadvantage might be turned into a side-splitting comedy.

It’s all part of Serial Productions’ latest show The Foreigner, written by US playwright Larry Shue and directed by Rob Warner at the Old Mill Theatre from August 3 to 18, 2018.

Exhibit Celebrates Rockdale Opera's 70th Anniversary

As part of the celebrations for Rockdale Opera's 70th Anniversary, there’s a special exhibition at Mascot Library and George Hanna Memorial Museum, 2 Hatfield Street Mascot, from 9 June till 7 July, 2018.

 

Exhibits include costumes, props, memorabilia, posters and heaps and heaps of photos, also an interactive table. www.rockdaleopera.com.au

 

Image: Rendezvous at Orlofsky's Cabaret 2015 - Jermaine Chau.

Fame at Koorliny in June

IF YOU remember the name Fame, head to the Koorliny Arts Centre (WA) in June 2018 as the popular musical hits the stage with its combination of singing and dancing.

Presented by Laughing Horse Productions and directed by Cat Rippon, Fame – The Musical follows the highs and lows of students at New York City’s High School for the Performing Arts.

Song and Dance Snoopy at Miranda

Snoopy: The Musical is a musical comedy by Larry and Hal Hackady, with a book by Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw, and Michael Grace. The characters are from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts. This sequel to the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown focuses more on the life of Snoopy. 

Christmas Comes Early at Hunters Hill

Hunters Hill Theatre (HHT) are continuing their 2018 season with an Alan Ayckbourn classic, Seasons Greetings.

 It’s Christmas-time and married couple Neville (John Cross) and Belinda (Claudia Bedford) have invited amixed bag of friends and family to stay with them over the holiday. What could possibly go wrong?

Premiere Re-opens Arts Theatre Cronulla

The Arts Theatre at Cronulla re-opens after extensive renovations that modernise the facilities and showcase the historic bones of its heritage building. The first play for 2018 is a Southern Hemisphere premiere performance of a brand new play by Robin Hawdon, Coup de Grace, whichhas only been performed once before, in Germany.

Benefactors on Stage at Pymble

Pymble Players present Benefactors by award winning playwright Michael Frayn from May 2 – 26, 2018.  

This gritty, compelling drama explores the impact of political and psychological change on flawed relationships. Written as a memory play, Benefactors looks back on two married couples in 1960s London and unsentimentally reveals how the long-term friendship between these two right-thinking couples slowly unravels when challenged by the social and political upheavals of that time.

Thriller Musical Jekyll & Hyde for Manly

Jekyll & Hyde The Musical is a gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, this musical is set to a pop-rock score by Frank Wildhorn with book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse.

We spoke to director Heather Campbell and musical director Anthony Cuptrupi about what drew them to this classic tale which takes to the stage at Star of the Sea Theatre Manly during May 2018.

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EMS Will Rock You at Sutherland

When you walk into EMS’ rehearsal hall, a unique energy hits you. It’s five minutes before the cast and production team start a run of their next show, We Will Rock You, and the room is abuzz and a hive of activity.

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