Community Theatre

Australian premiere: ’80s retro all go in Joan of Arc rock opera

WHAT happens when you take the famed story of a 15th century French peasant girl and mix it up with the smooth grooves of the ’80s?

The answer is the Australian premiere of rock opera Virgin Warrior, written by Zig Byfield and Peter Perchard, at Perth’s Phoenix Theatre from March 1, 2012.

Directed by Jane Sherwood, it follows the story of 14-year-old Joan of Arc through song as she leaves home and demands an army from a nobleman, repeatedly defeating the English enemy.

Lyrebird Awards 2011 Winners.

The 2011 Lyrebird Awards, recognizing and celebrating theatre in the outer Eastern region of Melbourne, were established in 1994 were held at Karralyka Theatre on Saturday February 11, 2012.

The Winners

BEST ONE ACT PLAYCaught in the Act - PEP Productions

BEST SOUND in a COMEDY - Justin Stephens - The 39 Steps - Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Company

13 The Musical for The Shire

Shire Music Theatre (NSW) has assembled a cast of a dozen talented teens and tweens to produce the Broadway musical “13” in Sydney’s south.

Set in a small town in Indiana, "13" is a grown-up story about growing up! 

Steel Magnolias for Stirling WA.

Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling will be the first production for of 2012 for Stirling Players in Perth, WA, following the postponement of their scheduled production of  La Cage Aux Folles, due to unforeseen circumstances.

Alcoholic buskers, pregnant waitresses, traumatised post office clerks and more…

SOMETIMES we feel damaged beyond repair – but is it just a flesh wound?

It’s a question pondered in the latest play written and directed by Jessica Messenger, with assistance from Stages WA, premiering at south Perth’s Old Mill Theatre this March.

Flesh Wounds follows the interconnecting lives and relationships of six characters as they struggle to grow up and deal with their baggage.

Phoenix Production Relives Music of the 90s

What do Nirvana, Alanis Morissette, Coolio and John Farnham have in common?

They were all superstars of the 90s, the decade that gave us grunge and a slew of groundbreaking new bands. It also gave us Britney Spears…

Music lovers can now re-live the highlights when Phoenix Ensemble, at Beenleigh in South East Queensland, presents I’m too sexy for the 90s, an original show of 90s music, over five weekends in March.

Anything Goes at Miranda

Cole Porter’s Anything Goes is Miranda Musical Society’s first production for 2012, playing at Sutherland Entertainment Centre (NSW) from Wednesday March 21.

No musical puts the age-old tale of boy meets girl, and the complications which ensue, on stage better than Anythng Goes. Set in the early 1930s, this musical comedy is packed with disguises and mistaken identities and - eventually - four happy couples!

Black Comedy in Natural Causes at Woy Woy

Woy Woy Little Theatre on the NSW Central Coast begins celebrations of its 50th year with Natural Causes, a black comedy by Eric Chappell, from February 24, 2012.

Vincent is a professional suicide merchant employed by Exodus, assisting people to “move on”. He is contracted to assist Celia, who has wanted a suicide pact with her husband since her wedding day. But things don’t go according to plan and even innocent bystanders and the pot plant are not safe.

Theatrical Valentine for Sydney

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

They may be a day late, but this year The Regals Musical Society (Sydney NSW) are delivering a theatrical Valentine’s Day gift – the musical comedy revue that’s all about love … well, kind of...

Xanadu Premiere Rolls into Penrith

Penrith Musical Comedy Company presents the NSW Premiere of the Broadway stage musical adaptation of the 1980 cult classic musical fantasy film Xanadu at Q Theatre, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre from February 10.

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