Community Theatre

Crossing Delancey at Heidelberg

Heidelberg Theatre Company’s first play for 2018 is Crossing Delancey by Susan Sandler, directed by Llaaneath Poor.  Llaaneath has been a member of Heidelberg Theatre Company virtually since birth, and she is now following in the footsteps of her parents, Gayle and Mick Poor, becoming a second-generation director. During her time at Heidelberg she has worked on numerous productions either as an actor, crew member or Assistant Director, but this will be her first time flying solo as a director for Heidelberg.

Four Flat Whites at Castle Hill

Castle Hill Players gets their 2018 Season underway with Roger Hall’s hugely successful comedy, Four Flat Whites in Italy, opening at The Pavilion Theatre on Friday 2 February and continuing until Saturday 24 February.

Farcical Robin Hood Romp at Roleystone

A FOOLISHLY funny twist on the classic tale of Robin Hood, presented by Roleystone Theatre, comes alive at Cecil Andrews College Theatre during March 2018.

Written by David Neilson and directed by Brogan Smirke and Euan MacMillan, Robin Hood: The Truth Behind the Green Tights is the story of cowardly Albert, trying to get by as best he can.

He transfers his allegiance from the Merry Men to the Sheriff of Nottingham and back again at the drop of a hat – or, more accurately, the point of a sword. 

A Bad Year For Tomatoes at Rockdale

The Guild Theatre kicks off 2018 with John Patrick’s comedy A Bad Year For Tomatoes.

Marble – Irish Drama for Perth

WHAT happens when your best friend dreams about your wife – on the night your wife has the exact same dream about him?

It’s an idea explored in Marble, written by Irish playwright Marina Carr and directed by Rodney van Groningen, at Marloo Theatre during February and March 2018.

Art and Ben work for the same company, their lives controlled by board meetings and high-level presentations.

They have been friends since childhood and both have beautiful stay-at-home, self-indulgent wives.

From Chatswood Musical Society to North Shore Theatre Company

After 66 years as one of Sydney’s longest running musical theatre companies, Chatswood Musical Society has changed its name to North Shore Theatre Company effective 1 January 2018.

Teaching an Old Tapper New Tricks

Natalie Pedler describes the excruciating challenge of re-learning to tap dance, memorizing lots of lines and squeezing into a leotard on the wrong side of 50.

2017 Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards

Royal intrigue, the French Revolution and a Disney classic were the subjects that propelled companies and a school to take out the top prizes in the 2017 Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards.

The Outstanding Community Theatre Production award was shared between the Gold Coast Little Theatre’s production of Crown Matrimonial (based on Edward and Mrs Simpson) and Ipswich Musical Theatre Company’s production of Les Misérables.

Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Awards 2017

The winners of the 2017 Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Awards, the 31st annual Bruce Awards, were announced at a ceremony at the Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, on Saturday December 9, 2017.

Big winners on the evening were Babirra Music Theatre and CLOC Musical Theatre, wtaking home a total of seven awards each. Babirra took out seven awards for their production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, including Production of the Year, while CLOC Musical Theatre’s awards were spread across their productions of Les Misérables and A Chorus Line.

A Feast of Dahl at Pymble

Pymble Players promise a fun filled festive feast of Roald Dahl, everybody’s favourite story teller.

Who doesn’t love Roald Dahl’s subversive, funny stories?  Pymble Players director Patsy Templeton is convinced that children find it quite delicious to see adults behaving badly and getting their come-uppance.

“Dahl must have had a strong sense of justice,” says Patsy, “which you can see played out in his poems and stories. But the righters-of-wrongs are the children, not the grown-ups. And the kids love it!”

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