Community Theatre

Farce Runs In The Family at Limelight

A FAST and frenetic farce delivering the usual mockery, embarrassment and absurdity – resulting in laughs aplenty – is Limelight Theatre’s April 2017 production.

Written by master-of-farce Ray Cooney and directed by Susan Vincent, It Runs In The Family is set in a hospital common room at Christmas time and focuses on self-important neurologist Dr Mortimore. 

Flying Into Fame

Birdie Productions has announced the two Professional cast members who will be leading their production of FAME, to be staged from 18th- 27th August 2017 at the Bryan Brown Theatre in Bankstown, NSW.

Kat Hoyos, currently starring as Layla Habib in Channel Nine’s comedy series Here Come The Habibs, will play Carmen Diaz. Kat has recently been nominated for BEST NEW TALENT in the 2017 TV Week Logie Awards, and the TV series has been nominated for BEST NEW DRAMA.

Before the Party for Adelaide’s Independent Theatre

When a not particularly famous playwright writes a play based on a short story by a very famous author it’s sure to be an intriguing contradiction worth examining, especially for a company renowned for producing works with interesting behind-the-scenes stories. To add to its successful history with such productions, Adelaide’s Independent Theatre is soon to produce Rodney Ackland’s Before the Party. Lesley Reed reports.

Madness, Music and the Theatre…

James Belfrage and John Edwards (playing Lewis and Roy, respectively) chat,  ahead of the opening night of COSI at Lane Cove Theatre Company.

James: What has been a highlight so far during the rehearsal period?

Pride and Prejudice for Heidelberg

Pride and Prejudice is often described as “the ultimate romantic comedy”, and with 2017 marking the bicentenary of Austen’s death, it is particularly fitting that HTC has chosen a recent (2009) stage adaptation by Simon Reade for its second play this year.

Two Aussie Opera Greats Headline Gala Concert

In an enviable coup, Rockdale Opera Company have been able to secure two internationally famous opera stars to perform in their upcoming Gala Concert at Rockdale Town Hall on Saturday April 8 at 7:30 pm.

One Act Festival for Port Macquarie

Players Theatre Port Macquarie is forging ahead for its One Act Play Festival 2017 based at their Lord Street 250 seat theatre. The Festival committee has received much interest and enquiry and as a result are well on the way to staging a very successful Festival on the June long weekend, 9th,10th & 11th June 2017.

Jacqui Davis, Festival Co-ordinator, is keen to get the word out to as many Community Theatre groups to place an entry and join us for three days of clever and creative productions.

The Book of Everything at Castle Hill

The Book of Everything at The Pavilion Theatre, castle Hil, NSW oplays from Friday 31 March to Saturday 22 April 2017

Adapted by Richard Tulloch, from the novel by Guus Kuijer, Castle Hill Players production is directed by Carol Wimmer.

Once-banned Coward Play for Old Mill

A NOËL Coward romantic comedy – initially banned in the UK – will take South Perth audiences on a wickedly witty journey from Paris to London and New York as part of the Old Mill Theatre’s April / May 2017 offering.

Directed by Barry Park, Design For Living is a provocative play that portrays three amoral, glib and stylish characters and their hopelessly inescapable, if also unconventional, emotional entanglement.

Our Fly on the Wall at It Shoulda Been You

Chloe Angel, Michaela Leisk and Dylan Hayley are the young leading ladies in the upcoming Australian premiere of It Shoulda Been You at the Independent Theatre in North Sydney from 31 March. In between rehearsals, they got together at Chloe's for nosh - and Stage Whispers was a fly on the wall…

Chloe: I can’t believe we open next Friday!

Dylan: I can.

Michaela: Time to learn my lines (*maniacal laughter*).

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