Community Theatre

Australia Day Fun at Heidelberg

Heidelberg Theatre Company presents Jonathan Biggins’ Australia Day From February 17 to March 4, 2017

Australia Day is a set in the imaginary small town of Coriole, somewhere near the eastern seaboard. The play deals with the six committee members and their battles to agree on the programme of the titular event.

The big day finally arrives and with it hilarity and disaster in equal measure. The portaloos overflow, the sausages are past their use-by date and the heavens open.

Disney’s Camp Rock for W.A.

GET ready to rock! A high-energy musical, featuring a story of rivalry and power, is set to come alive in February and March 2017.

Presented by Black Box Creations and directed by Katherine Freind, Camp Rock: The Musical opens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at Camp Rock, ready to spend another summer jamming and having the time of their lives.

LaBute Comedy Fat Pig for Perth

AN AWARD-winning comedy that takes a politically incorrect look at our obsession with appearance is the first season for 2017 at Perth's Old Mill Theatre.

Written by Neil LaBute and directed by Les Hart, Fat Pig focuses on a good-looking young man who becomes involved with a plus-sized librarian.

When Tom falls in love with Helen, he is ecstatic – but is conflicted when his work colleague is highly insulting about the relationship due to Helen’s weight and appearance.

The Little Foxes for Rockdale

Wealth versus Morality... sound familiar?

The Guild Theatre (Rockdale NSW) presents The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman and directed by Bill Ayers from February 17 – March 18 2017

Music Theatre Guild of Victoria 2016 Bruce Awards

CLOC Musical Theatre was the big winner at the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria’s 2016 Bruce Awards, presented at Frankston Arts Centre on Saturday December 10, 2016.

CLOC’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar took out nine awards including Production of the Year, with OCPAC’s Catch Me If You Can receiving five awards. Windmill’s The Little Mermaid took out three awards, while Footlight Productions Mary Poppins scored 2 awards.

Courtroom Drama for Castle Hill

Castle Hill Players wraps up the 2016 season with Jeffery Archer’s The Accused.  The audience will take on the role of Jury as Dr. Patrick Sherwood stands trial, accused of poisoning his wife in this enthralling courtroom drama set in the Old Bailey.  The evidence is presented to the Jury by two of Britain’s best barristers, highly experienced, highly competitive and loathsome of each other.  At each performance the audience will decide Guilty or Not Guilty and the play will close according to the decision.

Rockdale Celebrates Czech Opera’s Anniversary

Rockdale Opera Company is celebrating the 150thanniversary of Bedřich Smetana's classic Czech comic opera with four performances this November as part of their 2016 season. We sat down with the Opera Australia resident director Luise Napier to talk about her new adaptation of the Smetana classic.

Luise joined the Australian Opera Chorus in 1973, performing a number of principal roles before accepting the position of Resident Director in 1989. She is also the Associate Director for Rusalka (Opera North, UK).

Association of Community Theatre Hall of Fame

The Association of Community Theatre (NSW) was proud to induct three new members - Dr Robert Lang, Col Peet and Carla Moore - into its Hall of Fame for outstanding service to the sector.

Patron Nancye Hayes AM presented the awards at ACT’s Stagecraft conference dinner in October 2016.

Blitzing Perth With World War II Musical

THE indomitable spirit of Londoners at the height of the Blitz comes to the fore in a stirring musical at Limelight Theatre during November and December 2016.

Written by Lionel Bart – best known as composer of Oliver! – and directed by Alan Brock, Blitz! is a musical full of family feuds, fun and forbidden love, sprinkled with nostalgic wartime melodies and rich characters.

The story focuses on the intense mutual dislike of Cockney stallholder Alfred Locke and his neighbouring Jewish trader Mrs Blitztein.

Grease Is The Word At Manly In November

Manly Musical Society brings the rock n’ roll celebration of teen angst, fast cars, and first loves to the Star of the Sea Theatre in Manly during November 2016.

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