Community Theatre

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.

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?

Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes at Holroyd

Holroyd Musical and Dramatic Society as they kick off their Sunday shoes and celebrate 45 incredible years with the 1980’s hit, Footloose The Musical in September 2016.

The community based Society was first formed in 1971 and continues to produce two major musicals each year

Rockdale’s Leap of Faith

From the team behind Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors and Tangled, comes a musical antidote for the cynicism of our times! Fill your heart and be swept along by Rockdale Musical Society’s premiere production of LEAP OF FAITH – at Rockdale Town Hall from 9-18 September, 2016.

Tribute To A Young Life Taken By Depression

For the first time ever, nine of Sydney’s community musical theatre companies are holding a massive combined concert on 26 August 2016 at 7:30 pm, at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre to raise funds for mental health charities ‘The Black Dog Institute’ and ‘beyond blue’.

My Wonderful Day at Cronulla

Arts Theatre Cronulla presents My Wonderful Day by Alan Ayckbourn from 29 July – 3 September, 2016.

Alan Ayckbourn's 73rd play, My Wonderful Day premiered in 2009. His website states that his major inspiration for writing this play was autobiographical, drawing on childhood memories of accompanying his mother to meetings and social gatherings, where - ignored - he would quietly watch and absorb the secrets and indiscretions of adults.

Hunters Hill Theatre Looking New Home

Current venue put up for sale.

Hunters Hill Theatre, despite support from the local community in online and paper petitions, and numerous letters and emails to the Anglican diocese, will need to find a new home for its 2017 season.

Nuns to Entertain Perth in Sequel

FATHER Costello and his flock of nuns are back in the habit in  August 2016, when their previous high spirits are dashed by a troublesome ghost.

Written and directed by prolific Perth playwright Noel O’Neill, Hail Mary 2: The Haunting comes to the Old Mill Theatre this August, presented in conjunction with Maverick Theatre Productions.

The convent of Our Lady of the Vines is again under threat but this time it’s a haunting causing concern.

The Drama and Music of Chess at Bankstown

Bankstown Theatre Company presents the musical Chess from August 5 to 13, 2016. With music written by former members of ABBA, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, and lyrics by Tim Rice, the score, initially popularised by a 1984 concept album, features such songs as “One Night in Bangkok”. “I Know Him So Well” and “Heaven Help My Heart”.

Orpheus Ventures to the Underworld at Rockdale

Rockdale Opera Company is presenting the classic Offenbach operetta Orpheus in the Underworld during July and August 2016. Director Ralph Bott speakes to Stage Whispers.

Stage Whispers: Can you tell us a bit about your long association with ROC?