Community Theatre

Cranky Comics in Classic Neil Simon Comedy

TWO legendary – and cranky – comics are being brought together for a reunion and revival of their famous act at the Old Mill Theatre during October and November 2017.

Written by Neil Simon and directed by Dale James, Lalapalooza Productions is presenting The Sunshine Boys where a young theatrical agent tries to re-unite his elderly uncle, a former vaudevillian great, with his long-time stage partner for a TV reunion.

All That Chicago Jazz for Engadine

For over a decade musical societies all over the country have eagerly awaited Chicago’sreturn to the list of available shows. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the 2017 What’s On listings see Chicagorecurring almost as much as the newer hits, Wicked, Legally Blondeand The Little Mermaid. So what is it about this Kander and Ebb classic that makes it so popular?

Melbourne Has Something to SHOUT About!

SHOUT! The Legend of the Wild One 

Tough, pushy, passionate and desperate to be loved, Australia's own Johnny O'Keefe fought his way to the top in the 1950s to become the undisputed King, Australia's first international star of rock and roll.

The Music Man at Hornsby

Hornsby Musical Society is transporting its audiences back to the early 1900s in September / October 2017 as they stage their production of The Music Man.

The Music Man, written by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, debuted on Broadway in 1957 and won 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Beauty Meets Her Beast at Lane Cove

Lane Cove Theatre Company’s young performers are set to appear in Beauty and the Beast – much loved in versions from Victor Hugo’s original, epic novel to the classic and recent Disney movies. This family-friendly re-imagining, adapted and directed by Sarah Edwards, promises a cast brimming with energy and musical talent.

Remembering Paul Holmes

Sydney’s Community Theatre family is mourning the loss well-loved stalwart and friend Paul Holmes on September 29. Two of Paul’s close friends and colleagues, Wendy Whiteman (de Beyer), then Kerrie Hartin, share some of their many fond memories of Paul.

Season’s Greetings at Galleon Theatre Group

Adelaide’s Galleon Theatre Group is currently rehearsing for their November 2017 run of Alan Ayckbourn’s popular 1980 play Season’s Greetings, a comedy about the arguments, tears, forced merriment and crises of family reunions at Christmas.

Shaw’s Pygmalion for Limelight Theatre

GEORGE Bernard Shaw’s most popular play – the inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady – plays at Perth’s Limelight Theatre in October 2017. 

Directed by Jacob Turner, Pygmalion is the classic story of a young, lower-class Cockney girl who, in a short time, is transformed into a refined lady of the upper class.

The play, first performed in 1913, lampoons the British class system of the day and provides countless comedic moments.

Wicked at Glen Street Theatre

Manly Musical Society is presenting the Broadway hit Wicked at Glen Street Theatre, Belrose, for a limited run of ten performances in December 2017. 

Bendigo’s Youth in Barnum

Tribe Youth Theatre’s members from seven Bendigo secondary schools are gearing up for some exciting and entertaining performances in the September school holidays.

The Broadway musical Barnumtells the story of Phineas Taylor Barnum, an American remembered largely for being a 19th century circus owner. But before he was involved with the circus, he chalked up a lifetime of showmanship.

Director, Vanessa Bate, said that the cast are relishing their experience rehearsing this colourful and vibrant musical.

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