25 Years after Human Nature’s Michael Tierney broke hearts as the lovable orphan Oliver, Bankstown Theatre Company are about to present this musical theatre classic once again at Bankstown’s Bryan Brown Theatre this July.
Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England, as young, orphaned Oliver Twist navigates London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and - most importantly - for love.
The Guild Theatre in Rockdale, NSW, presents Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo from August 4 to September 2, 2017.
The Rose Tattoo tells the story of Italian-American widow Serafina Delle Rose who lives in Mississippi in America’s deep south during the 1950’s. Like most Tennessee Williams plays such as A Street Car Names Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Sweet Bird of Youth - his characters, particularly female ones, are deeply felt and fascinating.
Evergreen entertainer Ron Pidcock has enjoyed an illustrious career on stage in a multitude of well-received roles; and off, as a Committee Member and two terms as Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria President. Gilbert & Sullivan Opera’s very own patter man was recently rewarded for his contribution to our national performing arts culture with a 2017 Order of Australia Medal. He will be showcasing his considerable talents in A Song to Sing O in July at the Phoenix Theatre in Elwood.
Together with the songs and sound of the Bee Gees, John Travolta’s unforgettable characterisation of Tony Manero ensured huge success for the 1977 movie Saturday Night Fever and had the whole world disco dancing. It has also been a huge hit for musical theatre since creator Robert Stigwood adapted it for the stage back in 1998. Adelaide’s Matt Byrne Media will present the SA Premiere of the iconic musical this July. Lesley Reed reports.
THE stage musical adaptation of The Secret Garden is set to blossom anew at Melville Theatre during July 2017.
Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon and directed by husband-and-wife team Katherine and Justin Freind, it is based on the beloved classic children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
The Secret Garden tells the story of 10-year-old Mary Lennox, orphaned while living in India, returning to England to live with her embittered uncle Archibald, whom she has never met.