Restoration Comedy a Timely Romp for Adelaide’s Stirling Players
Adelaide audiences always look forward to shows in the hands of well-known director Dave Simms because he has the happy knack of choosing plays outside the mainstream, adding his signature touch of professionalism to productions and invariably ensuring a hit.
The house full signs have gone up, but not all community theatre productions of The Phantom of the Opera have gone without a hitch. Sally Alrich-Smythe took time out of a Phantom rehearsal to peer behind the mask.
“Don’t even think about auditioning for Christine if you can’t hit the high E.” That statement uttered by a director, embodies for me, the aura surrounding Phantom.
The most successful stage musical of all time, The Phantom of the Opera, will burst onto the Riverside stage at Parramatta (NSW) in February 2015. Presented by Packemin Productions and the creative team responsible for productions of Beauty and the Beast, Annie and Hairspray in recent years.
Heidelberg Theatre Company’s first production for 2015 is the Australian non-professional premiere of When Dad Married Fury by David Williamson.
Written in 2011 ‘Fury’ is set against a background of the Global Financial Crisis, from which multi-millionaire Alan Urquart has apparently emerged mysteriously unscathed, unlike many of his investors!
Alan returns to Australia to celebrate his 70th birthday and introduce his new 33year old bride to his two sons and their families.
How wonderful is daylight saving, when you can suspend time for one extra hour. When memories of past relationships can be a sunny comfort when life is not at its brightest. What would you do if an old flame from your younger days calls you while your workaholic husband has chosen to be away on your anniversary to fly overseas again?
The answer soon becomes apprent in the season opening Australian comedy Daylight Savings at Castle Hill Players (NSW).
A MIX of confusion, surprising disasters, eccentric characters, sexual escapades and misunderstandings form the recipe for the first season of 2015 at Garrick Theatre (WA).
Written by Derek Benfield and directed by Fred Petersen, Panic Stations follows the hapless Chester Dreadnought who becomes embroiled in one debacle after another when he unsuspectingly buys a property near an artillery range destined for demolition.