Community Theatre

Cloudstreet on Perth Stage

THE classic Australian novel Cloudstreet by Tim Winton will open its pages onto the Old Mill Theatre stage from June 16, 2017.

Adapted by Nick Enright and Justin Monjo and directed by Brendan Ellis, it spans 20 years in the lives of the Pickles and the Lambs, two families thrown together by fortune in a large, haunted house in Cloud Street, Perth. 

The King and Son

Brisbane’s Savoyards Musical Comedy Society stages the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The King and I, with its story of forbidden love, overcoming what is expected of you, clashing cultures, and tradition, from June 17, 2017.

The script and lavish score keep an eye on themes of change and history repeating itself. The past / present / future dynamic of the show has found its parallel in Savoyards Musical Comedy Society Inc’s 2017 production of The King and I. 

Supermarket Musical Comedy for Perth

A COLLISION of comedy and music in a dysfunctional supermarket promises to leave people laughing in the aisles at Limelight Theatre (WA) during June 2017.

Written and directed by John McPherson and James Marzec, Greenwicks is an original musical comedy exploring three different storylines in an independent grocery store.

The managerial team tries to uncover a thief who has driven store profits into the ground, causing Mr Greenwick himself to arrive and threaten the store’s closure. 

Perfect Wedding at Castle Hill

Jennifer Willison directs Castle Hill Players production of Perfect Wedding by Robin Hawdon at The Pavilion Theatre from May 26, 2017.

Wicked Defies Box Office Gravity at Willoughby

The smash hit musical Wicked flies onto the spectacular Concourse stage in Chatswood in Sydney’s North Shore from this Saturday May 20th, 2017.

The show which has been a world-wide phenomenon continues to be a crowd puller, with Willoughby Theatre Company adding additional performances to the run, including a special preview matinee this Saturday ahead of the official opening performance to meet audience demand.

The familiar tale of the Witches of Oz is a well-loved classic featuring some of musical theatres most memorable tunes of recent time.

The Dixie Swim Club at STAG

STAG (StrahmoreTheatrical Arts Group) presentsThe Dixie Swim Club by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten at the Strathmore Community Hall (Victoria) from May 25 to June 4 2017, directed by Kris Weber.

Grease is [still] the Word

Engadine Musical Society is launching its 2017 Season in May with the much-loved classic, Grease.

Since its announcement last year, EMS’ Grease has generated much excitement among both the older and younger generations of the local musical theatre community. Many people put their names forward to be part of the production team, a plethora of talent turned up at auditions, and now audiences await the show’s arrival at the Engadine Community Centre.  

Immersive Horror Experience for Perth

It’s a creepy immersive experience coming this June.

A creepy realistic horror experience is about to hit Perth.

Presented by Dark Psychic Productions at Memorial Hall’s The Round Room, Confession is an immersive horror experience that promises to leave the audience questioning what lengths they would go to for survival. Featuring an original story that will change each night as the actors are subjected to different situations throughout the performance whilst continuing the narrative.

Other Desert Cities at Arts Theatre Cronulla

The Director’s note in the program for Arts Theatre Cronulla’s new production Other Desert Cities asks ‘What is truth? Why do we manipulate our truth? To protect, to conceal?’

SA Premiere for Hannie Rayson Drama

There could hardly be a more topical issue than the one at the heart of celebrated Australian playwright Hannie Rayson’s play, Two Brothers. Lesley Reed reports on Red Phoenix Theatre’s upcoming production of this thought-provoking drama, one in which a refugee tragedy at sea pitches two very different siblings against each other.

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