Nancye Hayes, Wayne Scott Kermond and Geraldine Turner are three of the star speakers at the 11th Stagecraft community theatre conference, to be held at NIDA on September 22 and 23, 2018.
The Association of Community - an umbrella organisation for amateur theatre - has been hosting the conference since 1996. The weekend also includes the Hall of Fame awards, which honours volunteers who have dedicated decades of service to the non-profit companies.
Rockdale Musical Society will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid with a book by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater. The show will run from September 7th through September16th, 2018 at Rockdale Town Hall.
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a love story for the ages.
The red brick town hall, right underneath a flightpath of Sydney Airport, is home to the Rockdale Opera Company – proudly celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018. Lynette Davis reflects on its history as a springboard for stars of the future and producer of quality affordable opera.
The August / September 2018 production at Arts Theatre Cronulla, directed by Natalie Banach, is Mr Bailey’s Minder, by Sydney playwright Debra Oswald.
Leo Bailey is one of Australia’s greatest living artists, but at this late stage in his life exhibits the destructive effects of a life of excessive alcohol and cynicism. With his house disintegrating along with his body after a lifetime of abuse, Leo oscillates between vitriol and pathos.
Wicked, the international Broadway musical blockbuster, is making its way to Campbelltown in south-western Sydney with Woftam (World of Fine Theatre and Music) Productions.
The company has a reputation staging big shows in small spaces. Peter Novakovich, the director for Woftam Productions, said the community theatre group this provides audiences with a rich theatre experience and increased emotional reaction, that is sometimes lost in an arena spectacular.