They are the stars of the little stages, moving from one community theatre to another scoring the plum roles. David Spicer spoke to six of the most popular leading ladies and men in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.
Nadia Gianinotti hobbled back to work after twisting her ankle in her final performance as Velma Kelly in Fab Nobs’ production of Chicago.
Wollongong theatre company MoonGlow Productions is returning to the stage in 2019 after a four-year hiatus with Broadway favourite musical 42nd Street.
The show, which plays at Shellharbour’s Roo Theatre ofrom May 31 to June 9, is another family affair for the popular theatre company, boasting a cast of siblings, partners and parents and their children.!
Director Wendy Glover, who shares production duties with her husband Michael and daughter Bec, said it was a thrill to return to the Illawarra theatre scene.!
Hunters Hill Theatre (HHT) continue their 2019 season in June with the comedy, Play On! by Rick Abbot, directed by Margaret Olive
Play On!tells the story of a plucky community theatre group trying desperately to produce a murder mystery play with a plot which doesn’t actually have a murder, an interfering playwright who keeps changing the script, and an increasingly disgruntled cast and crew.
Arts Theatre Cronulla's new production is God of Carnage, a satiric comedy by award-winning French playwright Yasmina Reza, who has been referred to as one of the greatest comedy writers of our time. The play made its London debut in 2008 and subsequently won a Laurence Olivier Award, with the Broadway production earning a Tony Award for best play.
The Hills Musical Theatre Inc will present the most loved Disney classic The Little Mermaid, opening the last weekend of May 2019.
For the first time in Sydney’s Hills District, Ariel the mermaid and other favourite characters from The Little Mermaid come to life live on stage, with colourful costumes and popular music including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World" in the Hills Musical Theatre Company’s production.
The next production at The Guild Theatre is Managing Carmen, Australian playwright David Williamson’s 2012 comedy.
Brent (played by Russell Godwin) is a young, handsome AFL star. Brent’s ruthless manager Rohan (David Hines) is loud-mouthed, abrasive and loves all the money that Brent is making him. Rohan is being offered hundreds of thousands of dollars for advertisements with Brent’s endorsement but he cannot put Brent in front of the cameras; Brent is a completely wooden actor and cannot learn to loosen up.
Get to know the Boys of the Barricade in Manly Musical Society’s 10th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, from 19 April until 28 April, 2019.
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables details the trials of France’s lower class and exemplifying the triumph of human spirit. Its uplifting message of hope, its grand epic tale and glorious music has made it the longest running musical of all time.