The Hills Musical Company is a small Adelaide hills musical theatre company with a 45-year history that includes an impressive pedigree of awards. Its latest production, Side Show the Musical is based on a poignant true story. Lesley Reed reports.
There is love and magic in the air when one of Sydney’s longest-standing community theatre company presents a fresh take on Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream from May 18 to June 9, 2018.
Naughty laughs aplenty are promised when Lane Cove Theatre Co brings Sydney the classic bawdy romp, She Stoops to Conquer by Sir Oliver Goldsmith during May 2018.
When Marlow mistakes Kate’s house for an inn and treats her father like an inn-keeper, things don’t go so well for him. With her brother causing mischief, her father insulted and her mother plotting a marriage that nobody wants, it’s no wonder Kate has to stoop to conquer!
Many will fondly recall the classic movie Harvey, starring the legendary James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd.
Castle Hill Players will present this tale of friendship and acceptance when Elwood introduces his friend, Harvey, to everyone he meets at The Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill from Friday 6 April to Saturday 28 April 2018
South Sydney resident Kenney Ogilvie has long been pondering about the opinions of his musical community theatre peers in the area. As a participant in some form or another with most musical societies in the St George and Sutherland Shire areas, Mr Ogilvie has always been interested in what his peers enjoy most about the experience.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nestis an iconic book written by Ken Kesey and first published in 1962. The theatre script appeared shortly after and the play first opened on Broadway in 1963 with Kirk Douglas as the play’s hero Randle P McMurphy. The film version appeared in 1975 and won Oscars for best film, Best Male Actor; (Jack Nicholson), Best Female Actor; (Louise Fletcher) Best Director; (Milos Forman) and Best Screenplay; (Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman) and it still heralde
A PLAY from the pen of Offspring creator and head writer Debra Oswald comes to Melville Theatre in WA from April 26 to May 12, 2017, focusing onfriendship, ego and the secret longing for a better life.
Directed by Vanessa Jensen, Mr Bailey’s Minder is the story of Leo Bailey, one of Australia’s greatest living artists, whose genius battles to survive the effects of alcohol, cynicism and self-loathing.
2018 marks two hundred years since Mary Shelley’s iconic novel Frankenstein was first published. It is also the year Adelaide audiences will experience for the first time a production of Nick Dear’s recent and critically acclaimed adaptation for theatre of this story of hostility, prejudice and social injustice. Lesley Reed reports.
Written by Justin Paul and Benj Pasek, the same writers of the Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen, Dogfight is set in 1963, beginning on the eve of three young recruits’ deployment to a growing conflict in Southeast Asia. On their final night of debauchery, partying and trouble-making, Corporal Eddie Birdlace (Stefan Jamal), angry and inexperienced, meets unsuspecting, trusting, and idealistic waitress Rose Fenny (Tanya Boyle) and enlists her to win an unkind bet with his fellow recruits. But Rose turns out to be far more than Eddie bargained for.
Phoenix Theatre (WA) will host the beloved Disney classic Mulan Jr at Hamilton Hill Memorial Hall in March 2018. Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor!