Community Theatre

Aussie Black Comedy After Dinner for Old Mill (WA).

IT’S a case of looking for love in just the one wrong place at Perth’s Old Mill Theatre this October.

Directed by Matt Longman, After Dinner sees five lonely singles head out to their local pub on a Friday night, determined to forget their nine-to-five routine.

Three female office workers are looking for a good night out and, nearby, two men are looking for the same – with different ideas.

Bye Bye Birdie for Ballarat

Shoot for the Moon Theatricals (Ballarat, Victoria), in conjunction with Curtain Call Performing Arts Studios present the energetic musical comedy Bye Bye Birdie on September 17 and 18. Featuring a local cast of 80, this musical boasts such songs as Put on a Happy Face, Kids and One Last Kiss.

The Boy From Oz First Show for New Willoughby Venue

Willoughby Theatre Company will present the inaugural production in the brand new Theatre on the Concourse (Chatswod NSW), one of Australia’s most popular musicals, The Boy From Oz

The Concourse in Chatswood is a brand new performing arts centre on Victoria Avenue in the heart of Chatswood shopping precinct opening in September 2011 incorporating a state of the art 1000 seat Concert Hall, a 500 seat Theatre, a Civic Pavilion, Studio and Library.

Away to Play at Brunswick.

Purely Pensive Productions (Vic) are presenting Michael Gow’s classic Australian play Away at the Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre, Brunswick from September 15 to 17.

The 39 Steps at Heidelberg

Heildeberg Theatre Company (Vic) presents The 39 Steps, Patrick Barlow’s entertaining adaptation of the John Buchan / Alfred Hitchcock Espionage classic, from September 15 to October 1, 2011.

The 39 Steps follows the hilarious trials and tribulations of the wrongly accused Richard Hannay as he evades police and finds love while trying to foil the fiendish plot of a devilishly brilliant mastermind. On stage is a rollicking thriller-romance script with madcap vaudeville like comic routines and a delightful array of characters.

Miss Marple Whodunit for Limelight in WA

Things are not always what they seem – as evidenced in the September / October production at Limelight Theatre, Wanneroo (W.A.), with its puzzle of scattered clues, mixed motives and concealed identities.

Written by Agatha Christie and directed by Sue Mainwaring, A Murder Is Announced is set in an English country village house and features the famed amateur detective Miss Marple.

In A Murder Is Announced, a killing is advertised in the local paper with the location – and people turn up, waiting for the crime to unfold.

RENT for Chatswood

Chatswood Musical Society (NSW) presents RENT from September 23 to October 1 at the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood.

With every generation, comes a musical that talks to its audience.

RENT is one of those musicals.

Jonathan Larson’s iconic musical for our times is a joyous and turbulent journey celebrating life, love and beauty amidst the tough realities of modern living.

Nunsensations! For Sutherland

Following their sell-out success with Nunsense in 2008, Engadine Musical Society (NSW) is presenting Nunsensations! The Nunsense Vegas Revue from September 9 to 18.

Wyong Juniors in Disney’s High School Musical

Wyong Musical Theatre Company’s Juniors (NSW Central Coast) are presenting Disney’s High School Musical On Stage at the Wyong Memorial Hall from September 23 to October 1, 2011.

Produced by Wyong Musical Theatre Company, High School Musical On Stage features all the characters and chart-topping songs from the smash-hit movie.

For the uninitiated, High School Musical is the story of basketball captain Troy and the brainy but shy Gabriella who discover that they have a common passion for singing.

Man of La Mancha for Brisbane

Southeast Queensland Independent Dramatic and Musical Society (SQUIDS) stage Man of La Mancha at Redcliffe Cultural Centre from September 1 to 3, 2011.

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