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.
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!”
England 932 A.D. A Kingdom divided. Legend tells of an extraordinary leader who arose from the chaos to unite a troubled kingdom. A man with a vision, who gathered Knights together in a Holy Quest. This man was Arthur, King of the Britons!
There is no better way to finish off the 2017 season of plays at The Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill than with a murder mystery thriller farce, Wanted – One Body! which opens on Friday 17 November and runs until Saturday 9 December.
GET out those shoulder pads, big hair-dos and fluoro colours – a stage production of The Wedding Singer is set to transport you through time to the 1980s at Limelight Theatre (WA) during November and December 2017.
Based on the 1998 movie but with an original score, directors Jen Edwards and David Nelson are bringing the upbeat musical to life with more than 30 performers ready to deliver plenty of ’80s kitsch and retro clichés.
Farce is one of the most entertaining forms of theatre! Highly exaggerated, extravagant, and thus improbable situations propel the action. It is also characterized by physical humor, the use of deliberate absurdity or nonsense, and broadly stylized performances. Furthermore, a farce is often set in one particular location, where all events occur, with many many doors!
Ken Ludwig, famous for Lend Me A Tenor,is a modern master of farce. His subsequent play, Moon Over Buffalo is equally as masterful.
Tantrum Youth Arts’ will bring 33 local playwrights, actors and directors to the Civic Theatre Playhouse stage in a festival of new short plays from November 10th - 11th, 2017, with cake and celebrations on opening night to mark the festivals’ 5th year running.
Rockdale will be filled with operatic voices of love and loss in a double bill this November. The Rockdale Opera Company will bring to life two one act operas in their final production of the year.
Gaetano Donizetti's Il Campanello is a comedy about the most interrupted wedding night anyone could imagine, whilst Giacomo Puccini's Suor Angelica, is the tragic tale of a mother's love for the baby she was forced to give up.
THE perils of growing up and growing old are being explored in a frank and funny family drama at Melville Theatre (WA) during November and December 2017.
Written by April de Angelis and directed by Miles Openshaw, Jumpy focuses on 50-year-old Hilary who is in an unexciting marriage, faces redundancy at work and has a volatile relationship with her rebellious teenage daughter.
When Hilary discovers her daughter is pregnant, she embarks on a journey for self-understanding – with surprising and comical results.