Community Theatre

Die Fledermaus Returns to Melbourne

The internationally awarded Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria (GSOV) presents a popular light opera gem, Die Fledermaus (The Bat), in only four performances, 26-28 July, 2019, at Darebin Arts Centre, Preston.

Absent from Melbourne’s music scene for ten years, this production features GSOV’s principal singers, full chorus and orchestra, glamourous period costume, dancers whirling to Johann Strauss’ charming waltzes and director Robert Ray’s witty English adaptation of the libretto.

The Rain in Spain in Bankstown

Bankstown Theatre Company brings one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, the Lerner and Loewe classic My Fair Lady, to the Bryan Brown Theatre in July 2019.

We recently sat down with the creative team (Director Dennis Clements, Musical Director Ian Buchanan and Choreographer Madison Larsen) for a chat about their visions for this production.

What drew you to this Musical?

E. M. Forster Novel On Stage at Guild

Where Angels Fear To Tread, an adaptation (by Elizabeth Hart) of E. M. Forster’s famous novel, plays at The Guild Theatre in Rockdale (NSW) during August 2019.

Pratchett’s Truth Is Out In Perth

TERRY Pratchett fans rejoice – The Truth is out there – in Perth.

Adapted by Stephen Briggs from the popular Discworld novel, the stage production is coming to the Roxy Lane Theatre in July, presented by ARENAarts and directed by Ron Arthurs.

In The Truth, William de Worde becomes accidental editor of the Discworld's first newspaper with the help of two dwarves.

With plots afoot, possible murder, dog-napping, love in the air – and a potato – the truth will make you fret, rather than set you free.

Oliver! Wants Some More in WA

CONSIDER yourself at home with the award-winning musical Oliver! at the Koorliny Arts Centre in July 2019.

Presented by Laughing Horse Productions and directed by Adam Salathiel, the show is based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist and follows the adventures of a young orphan in 19th century England.

The title character encounters numerous setbacks in his quest to find security and happiness, after being sold from an orphanage to a cruel undertaker and then falling in with a gang of young pickpockets. 

Thriller Veronica’s Room Will Chill Melville

A SPINE-tingling thriller about a family’s secret will be exposed at Melville Theatre in July 2019, exploring the thin line between fantasy, reality and madness.

Written by Ira Levin (best known for his best-selling horror novel Rosemary’s Baby) and directed by Georgina Kling, Veronica’s Room has a sense of looming danger, suspense and unexpected twists.

Grease is Still the Word in WA

TAKE a trip back in time to Rydell High and get ready for some summer loving and greased lightning this July.

The Art in Motion Theatre Company is presenting the ever-popular musical Grease at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, in Thornlie WA, directed by Lys Tickner.

Set in 1959, Grease follows the senior year of 10 teenagers as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure, politics, personal core values and love. 

Simon Comedy Biloxi Blues for Castle Hill

Castle Hill Players’ July / August 2019 production promises “Laughter, Love … & Latrines” in a great comedy - from the pen of America’s greatest comic writer.

Biloxi Bluesby Neil Simon plays at the Pavilion Theatre from the 26th July until the 17th August – and promises to make you laugh… and maybe even cry!

The Mikado Returns to Rockdale

After an absence of 12 years, Gilbert and Sullivan's much-loved operetta The Mikado will return to the Rockdale Town Hall stage in an all new production directed by Elizabeth Lowrencev.

MoonGlow Back with 42nd Street

Wollongong theatre company MoonGlow Productions is returning to the stage in 2019 after a four-year hiatus with Broadway favourite musical 42nd Street.

The show, which plays at Shellharbour’s Roo Theatre ofrom May 31 to June 9, is another family affair for the popular theatre company, boasting a cast of siblings, partners and parents and their children.!

Director Wendy Glover, who shares production duties with her husband Michael and daughter Bec, said it was a thrill to return to the Illawarra theatre scene.!