IF YOU knew a secret that could shatter a bride’s dreams the night before her wedding, would you tell? That’s the premise of Elizabeth Coleman’s Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, the first production for 2013 for Old Mill Theatre (WA), playing from February 1.
The popular comedy is set the night before Meg Bacon’s wedding in a hotel with her mother and bridesmaids, ready for one last night of girlie fun. But one lie could change everything – and the bridesmaids have to decide whether to reveal a secret about the groom.
Into the Woods (music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine) opens at the Gold Coast Little Theatre on 2 February, 2012, directed by Joshua McCann-Thomson with musical direction by Ethan Jones and choreography by Tess Burke.
“Into the Woods is one of those shows that music theatre nerds obsess over,” says young Gold Coast director Josh McCann-Thomson,” a big Sondheim fan.
Pulling together all the pieces of the jigsaw to stage a musical is challenge for most of us – but imagine what it would be like if many in the cast had a disability. Heather Cook, the Director of Nadrasca's Music Theatre in Melbourne, explains how she has climbed that mountain, even staging productions of Les Misérables and Chicago.
What do you get when you combine a “Top Dog”, a “Naval Officer” and a “Tap-a-holic”?
Three Entertainment Luminaries who generously shared their experiences and “tips of the trade” with the cream of the Gold Coast Community Theatre Family.
Val Lehman, Ian Stenlake and Jack Webster were guests of the Gold Coast for a Master class and the Awards Presentation evening and a nicer and more approachable group of thespians would be hard to find.
Williamstown Little Theatre’s production of Doubt; A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, which took out at total of eight awards including the Best Drama Production was the big winner at the 2012 Victorian Drama League Awards presented on Sunday December 2 at a presentation dinner at Merrimu Receptions,Dandenong Rd, Murrumbeena.
Eltham Little Theatre’s production of Moonlight and Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson took out the Best Comedy Production gong, one of four awards for the production.