Community Theatre

Under The Blue Sky in Perth

MOVE out of your comfort zone during July 2016, as Melville Theatre presents a character-driven drama studying unrequited affection, obsession, sex and being happy.

Written by David Eldridge and directed by Susan Lynch, Under The Blue Sky is described as “modern, thoughtful theatre” and boldly follows the relationships, loves and lust of three couples.

All of them are teachers and have been friends for a long time… but all have been hiding truths from each other.

The Last Five Years for Lane Cove

During August 2016, Lane Cove Theatre Company follows up its recent productions of Away, Godspell and The Vagina Monologues with a musical theatre ‘two-hander’ that is (simultaneously) the first and last word on relationships.

Puss in Thongs Panto for Perth

AN AUSSIE take on a fairytale classic plays at Perth’s Phoenix Theatre during July 2016 as Puss in Boots gets a bush makeover.

Written by Judith Prior and directed by Sheryl Gale, Puss in Thongs is a pantomime for the whole family that follows the adventures of Puss and Harry as they set out to find wealth and romance.

Before they head off, Puss orders Harry to buy her some boots and a grand hat – but they only have $5 and compromise by buying thongs instead.

Mousetrap Dances to 70s and 80s Sounds

After a sold out season last year, Shall we dance? returns to the Mousetrap Theatre stage in Redcliffe, Queensland, this time with hits of the 70’s and 80’s, in early July. Get “Footloose” and “Shake your tail feather” with Colin Rhys-Jones. He is bound to get you moving and grooving! Louise Pointing insist “I wanna dance with somebody” and “Listen to your heart” and new talents Caitlin Archer and Kodey Brims will perform popular songs by artists, such as Queen, The Police, Jackson & McCartney and more.

Centenary Theatre Celebrates 40th

Centenary Theatre Group Inc. celebrates its 40th anniversary on Saturday 18th June at its home, Chelmer Community Centre (at the Cnr. Queenscroft & Halsbury Streets, Chelmer). All past and present members are invited to attend – at no cost. For catering purposes, please RSVP by Monday 13th June to Secretary Rhyll Bucknell email: rhyllbuc@bigpond.com or phone 0435 591 720

Wicked To Cast Its Spell on Adelaide

Matt Byrne Media thrives on challenging projects and invariably the amateur company comes up trumps with the breadth and spectacle of its productions. This year MBM brings the SA amateur premiere of the magical Stephen Schwartz musical Wicked to the Adelaide stage. Lesley Reed reports.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore at Castle Hill

Love, Loss, and What I Wore is the third production in the 2016 Season at Castle Hill Players Pavilion Theatre.

Away - 30th Anniversary Production for WA

A QUINTESSENTIALLY Australian story, mixing drama, humour and home truths, is the latest offering from ARENAarts as the play in question celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Written by Michael Gow and directed by Christine Ellis at the Latvian Centre Theatre, Away is the story of three different families who go on their annual Christmas holidays in late 1967, all burdened with their own baggage.

First performed in 1986, it is a winner of the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award and has become one of the most widely-produced Australian plays of all time

Moon Over Buffalo at Cronulla

The second production for 2016 at Arts Theatre Cronulla is Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo. Director Tom Richards has assembled a talented cast to carry off this comic play.

Combining slapstick and sexual innuendo with comic farce, the play is a madcap journey of mistaken identity, matrimonial crisis, human foibles and on-stage and backstage theatrical hilarity.

A Chorus Line at Manly

During May 2016, Manly Musical Society is staging the musical that redefined and re-invigorated modern musical theatre in the 1970s, going on to become Broadway’s longest running musical at the time.

A 10 time Tony award winning musical, A Chorus Line is inspired by the experiences of the real Broadway chorus, featuring 17 dancers - individuals with different stories, motivations, and flaws, all putting themselves on the line for 8 spots in a Broadway show.