Community Theatre

WA Premiere for Falsettos

Perth’s Old Mill Theatre opens its 2012 season on February 3 with the WA premiere of the musical Falsettos, winner of 1992 Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.

Directed by John Milson with musical direction from Alistair Smith, Falsettos has been described as a production that provokes laughter and tears in equally copious amounts.

Written by William Finn, the story follows a warring modern family in an age of liberated sexual choices and shifting social rules. 

Perth Production for The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

THEATRE with an edge comes to Melville in March 2012 with a play exploring social taboos and what types of behaviour are acceptable.

Written by Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? author Edward Albee and directed by Jeff Hansen at Melville Theatre, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is a mix of the funny, shocking, absurd, tragic and confronting.

The story follows a leading 50-year-old New York architect who suddenly and inexplicably falls in love with a goat, whom he calls Sylvia.

Oliver! for Parramatta

Packemin Productions will be staging a pro-am production of Lionel Bart’s West End and Broadway favourite Oliver! at Parramatta Riverside Theatres in February 2012.

After the success of their 2011 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcost, Packemin Productions and Director Neil Gooding are excited to be bringing another much loved musical to the Parramatta stage.

Gold Coast Return Season for Doubt

When Director Michael Lill first read Doubt by John Patrick Shanley he knew instantly that he had to direct a production of it.

So he’s naturally thrilled to be given the opportunity to reprise Doubt as a co-production with the Javeenbah Theatre Company in January.

Doubt explores moral uncertainty. Set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, a strong-minded nun wrestles with conscience and indecision as she is faced with concerns about one of her male colleagues.

Community Theatre Seasons 2012

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Around Australia, Beehive hairdos promise to be all the fashion, with Hairspray The Musical looking like the most popular new release on the community / amateur musical theatre scene. Less than a year after the professional season shuttered in Sydney, the show, which only played professionally in Sydney and Melbourne, is popping up all over the country.

Classic British comedy When We Are Married for Perth

IMAGINE suddenly finding out you’re not officially married after 25 years of supposed wedded bliss – what would you do?

That’s the premise of the latest play at Limelight Theatre this February, written by JB Priestley and directed by Gordon Park.

British comedy When We Are Married is set in 1908 as three couples gather to celebrate their joint silver wedding anniversaries.

South Pole Expedition for Sydney Stage

On 17 January 1912 Captain Robert Scott and his team arrived at the South Pole. Sydney's Genesian Theatre will celebrate the occasion by present Ted Tally's Terra Nova, a play about Scott's ill-fated mission, based on the letters that Scott and his wife wrote, but never saw.

2011 Canberra Area Theatre Awards Nominations

The 2011 Canberra Area Theatre Awards will be presented at a Gala Awards Night at Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music, Canberra on Saturday 25 February, 2012.

The awards have been part of the theatre, dance and musical scene of Canberra and surrounding districts since 1994.

Companies and schools involved stretch as far afield as Dubbo in the North, Griffith in the West, to Albury Wodonga and Merimbula in the South.

The nominations announcement and reception was held at Teatro Vivaldi, Arts Centre ANU, on Monday 12 December 2011.

Best Musical Bruce Award Too Close to Call

The judges couldn’t split two great productions when it came to choosing Production of the Year at the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Bruce Awards for Excellence 2011, presented at Frankston Arts Centre on December 10.

THIRD ANNUAL GOLDEN PALM GOLD COAST AREA THEATRE AWARDS

489 nominations from 55 productions ranging from Redlands in the north to Ballina in the south were narrowed down to 95 finalists in the 3rdannual Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards, presented on December 6, 2011 under the guidance of M.C. Ian Stenlake; star of Stage, Screen and Television.

The capacity audience enjoyed Ian’s opening song and dance routine and then eagerly awaited the judge’s decision in the 27 catagories on offer this year. The atmosphere was exciting and tense.