Community Theatre

A Little Princess in Perth

Playlovers (WA)  is presenting A Little Princess, a musical based on the classic Victorian-era novel: a young girl’s resilience and the power of her imagination change the world, at Stirling Theatre, Innaloo, from October 27 to November 4, 2016.  

Written by Tony-nominated composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Addams FamilyThe Wild Party) and award-winning book-writer and lyricist Brian Crawley (Violet), A Little Princess is the story of a little girl with a great big imagination.

Creepy, Kooky Addams Family Musical for Perth

THEY’RE creepy and they’re kooky – and they’re appearing in the stage musical version of The Addams Family during November and December 2016.

Presented by Dark Psychic Productions at Phoenix Theatre, in Hamilton Hill, W.A., The Addams Family features an original story as Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness and all grown up, falls in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family.

Man-Eating Musical Plant Invades Roleystone

ONE of the longest-running off-Broadway shows of all time – an affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies and musical comedies – plays at Roleystone Theatre during November and December 2016.

Directed by Lys Tickner, Little Shop of Horrors has a score by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined animated musical films with Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.

Youth Jungle Book for Sydney’s North

The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling’s tale of the child raised by animals – comes to Sydney’s North in irresistible musical form from November 18, 2016.

Mowgli, the 'wolf-cub child’ and friends Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther and Kaa the python, transport us to the jungle in Lane Cove Theatre Company’s production of Kipling's unforgettable tale.

Dragons Come To Life in Terry Pratchett's Guards! Guards!

EVERYONE knows dragons don’t exist – but an ARENAarts stage production of Terry Pratchett’s popular Discworld novel Guards! Guards! opening in October 2016 may prove otherwise.

Dying of Alzheimer’s in early 2015, Pratchett was the UK’s best-selling author of the 1990s, selling more than 85 million books worldwide in 37 languages.

Come to Bankstown’s Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved Victorian children’s novel The Secret Garden, reimagined as a musical by composer Lucy Simon and Pulitzer Prize-winner, Marsha Norman, is Bankstown Theatre Company’s October 2016 production.

Disney Classic Flies Onto Chatswood Stage

It’s one of the most spectacular musicals of all time, and from October 15, Sydney audience’s will once again get to witness the supercalifragilistic Disney classic musical Mary Poppins, when Willoughby Theatre Company’s production opens at The Concourse in Chatswood.

This production is directed and choreographed by Declan Moore, whose recent turns with the company (The Phantom of the Opera and Evita) led to sold out seasons.

CLOC Superstar to Rock St Kilda

More than 40 years since Jesus Christ Superstar first premiered in St Kilda, CLOC Musical Theatre will bring a completely new and re-imagined Superstar to the historic National Theatre, dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality.

A global phenomenon, Jesus Christ Superstaris a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas.

The Wonder Behind Wicked

The eyes of community theatres around Australia were on CLOC Musical Theatre for its Australian Non-Professional Premiere of Wicked. The set and costumes will be used by ten companies all over the country, then exported to New Zealand. CLOC’s technical wizard Grant Alley, and Andrew Davis share their thoughts.

Introducing Young Dr Frankenstein

Lachlan O'Brien plays the titular role of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein Miranda Musical Society’s production of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, playing at Sutherland Entertainment Centre from September 21 to 25.

Lachlan chatted with Stage Whispers.

What is Young Frankenstein?

Thematically? It is a raucous, zany, high camp, sexed up, jazzed up, hilarious fiesta of Mel Brooks humour. With traditional toe tapping songs and more one-liners than you can poke a shtick at.

What draws you to a role?