Community Theatre

GOLD COAST AREA THEATRE AWARDS 2019 WINNERS

Draculas Cabaret restaurant was the new venue to host the Gold Palm Theatre Awards formerly Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards) on Monday 2 December 2019.

It was the 11th presentation night of the award which covers not only the Gold Coast community theatre but also those in Ipswich, Toowoomba and Morton Bay. Hosted for the sixth time by musical theatre star Ian Stenlake it was night of celebration with musical acts drawn form the nominees.  

Little Women for WA Stage

A TIMELESS classic will be lifted from the page to the stage during November 2019.

Adapted by Peter Clapham from Louisa May Alcott’s famous novel, Little Women is being presented by ARENAarts and directed by Christine Ellis at the Roxy Lane Theatre in WA.

The story follows the lives of the four March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy – as they grow up happily together while battling poverty and wait for news of their father in the American Civil War.

Sufficient Carbohydrate at The Guild Theatre, Rockdale

The November 2019 production at The Guild Theatre is Sufficient Carbohydrate by Dennis Potter.

Gypsy Baron Waltzes into Rockdale

Rockdale Opera Company proudly presents The Gypsy Baron at Rockdale Town Hall for a limited run of four performances from November 9 to 17, 2019.

Rock of Ages to Rock Limelight

THE ’80s are back at Limelight Theatre (WA) in the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages, during November and December 2019. 

Written by Chris D’Arienzo and directed by Ashlee Torrens and Kathleen Del Casale, it’s an LA love story where big hair meets big dreams in a rock’n’roll comedy romance.

A small-town girl, fresh off the bus and hoping to become a Hollywood star, meets a big-city dreamer who, while currently a busboy, is an aspiring rocker.

Our Town at Hunters Hill

A landmark in American drama, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town tells the story of a small town, Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, in order to tell us the story of every town, the whole world over. Narrated by the “Stage Manager”, we follow the Gibbs and Webb families, residents of Grover’s Corners, through twelve years of life changes -- from the mundane in Act I, “Daily Life,” to the romantic in Act II, “Love and Marriage,” to the finale in Act III, “Death and Eternity.”

2019 Finley Awards

The 2019 Finley Awards will be held at The Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA on January 18, 2020.

This year there are even more awards up for grabs because the DramaFest Awards will now be presented on the Finley Awards Night.

Killer Sondheim Musical for the Hills Musical Company

The Hills Musical Company are no strangers to the works of Stephen Sondheim. After successful seasons of Sweeney Todd, Company and A Little Night Music, in November 2019 the HMC presents its next musical by the prolific composer: Assassins.

Death of a Salesman at Cronulla

The final production for 2019 at Arts Theatre Cronulla is Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller’s well-known tragedy about the troubled life of Willy Loman. Set in the 1940s, the story and setting of the play were inspired by events from Miller’s own life, in particular, the life of his salesman uncle and the Brooklyn house where Miller grew up 

A Chorus of Approval

Who doesn't want to be a star? Stage Whispers spoke to Gillian Peterson, Di O'Ferrall, Christine Heard and Tim Foley - four loyal members of community theatre ensembles who are thrilled to bits to be part of the chorus.

Gillian Peterson

Queensland Music Theatre

Retired Ballet Dancer

“I just love the whole excitement of being on stage. I can’t imagine life without it.

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