Community Theatre

WA Premiere for Dark Aussie Musical The Hatpin

ONE of Australia’s darkest child murder cases seems an unlikely topic for a musical – but despite its macabre origins, The Hatpin is a story of hope, courage and a mother’s undying love for her child.

Written by WA Academy of Performing Arts graduates James Millar and Peter Rutherford, the musical makes its WA premiere at the Old Mill Theatre from July 11 – 26, 2014, directed by Graeme Johnson with musical direction from Paul Lawrence Olsen.

Run For Your Wife in Mackay

One of Ray Cooney’s best-loved comedies, Run For Your Wife, a favourite piece with both professional and amateur theatre companies all over the world ever since its London première in 1983, is Kucom Theatre’s July 2014 production in the Lynette Denny Space, MECC in Mackay, Queensland.

Taxi driver John Smith (played by Neal O'Leary) gets away with having two wives - Barbara (Belinda Patroni) and Mary (Kelly Gregg) in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule.

Tony Nominees Cabaret Style at Mosman

Ten, a cabaret style evening of entertainment featuring music from shows nominated for Broadway’s Tony Awards in the last ten years, plays at the Mosman Art Gallery for four performances only from June 21. Produced by Mosman Musical Society, Ten features numbers from hits such as Wicked, Legally Blonde & Spamalot, and relatively lesser known musicals in Australia including Book of Mormon, Grey Gardens, Catch Me If You Can, Kinky Boots and Xanadu.

Secret Garden Musical to Bloom in Beenleigh

Tony Award winning musical, The Secret Garden, is Beenleigh Theatre Group’s forthcoming production at Crete Street Theatre, Beenleigh from 27 June until 12 July, 2014, bringing the musical to the extended theatre audiences of Brisbane, Logan and Gold Coast.

Dream Role of Elle for Tanya

Tanya Boyle plays the lead role of Elle Woods in MoonGlow Productions’ Legally Blonde The Musical, playing at the WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong on July 4 and 5 2014.

Tanya shared her thoughts on this ‘dream role’ with Stage Whispers.

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School Holidays to come alive with The Sound of Music in Perth

Perth’s Regal Theatre will come alive with The Sound of Music during the 2014 July school holidays with the ICW production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, featuring the talents of leading West Australian performers and the full ICW Arts Orchestra and chorus.

MDMS = More Dynamic Musical Shows

A brand new production of Guys and Dolls opens this week, and no, it’s not at the Arts Centre. Coral Drouyn explains why she's expecting a fabulous night of musical theatre.

Noël Coward Comedy Satirizes Social Snobbery

SOCIAL snobbery in all its guises comes to the fore in Melville Theatre’s (WA) July 2014 production, as old views of British society clash with contemporary attitudes of American culture.

Written by Noël Coward (Hay Fever, Private Lives, Blithe Spirit), and directed by Tarryn Harris (née Bullock), Relative Values is a comedy about the Earl of Marshwood choosing a Hollywood actress as his bride.

Assassins: Killer Sondheim Show for Miranda

Miranda Musical Society is staging Stephen Sondheim’s revue-style musical Assassins, based on the men and women who have attempted, successfully or otherwise, to assassinate American presidents, at Sutherland Memorial School of Arts from June 13 – 22, 2014.

West Side Story in Sydney’s Inner West

Ashfield Musical Society is presenting the Tony Award- winning musical West Side Story at Concord RSL Club Auditorium, Concord West, for two weekends, opening Friday June 20 and closing Sunday June 29, with both matinee and evening performances available.