The Top of The Torrens Theatre Group (SA) is clearly ready to take risks in producing Mark Waldrop’s fractured fairytale, Luck The Musical.
The November 2013 production, thought by Director David Evans to be the first time the musical has been staged in Australia, poses a massive logistics task. Based on a story by Isaac Bashevis Singer, the musical was originally written for a ‘Broadway- style’ theatre, one with all the appropriate equipment that can be found in a major live theatre venue.
Limelight Theatre (WA) opens a window into the past from September 26, with Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Lost in Yonkers, a coming-of-age tale about a dysfunctional German-Jewish family in World War II.
Set in Yonkers, New York, two young boys are left with their tyrannical grandmother while their father goes away to earn money to pay a loan shark.
Their mentally-challenged Aunt Bella also lives in the house and is delighted her nephews have come to stay – meanwhile, their Uncle Louie collects dirty money for The Mob.
Strathfield Musical Society presents classic Broadway musical The Music Man at the Latvian Theatre in Parnell Street, Strathfield, from October 18 – 26, 2013.
The Music Man, with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey, was a hit on Broadway in 1957, winning five Tony Awards and running for 1,375 performances.
Bramble Bay Bowls Club, at Woody Point in Brisbane's north (Qld) presents Vaudeville at the Palace Theatre, directed and written by Michael Brealey, from September 13 – 22, 2013, a change of venue following a fire at original venue, the Palace Hotel.
The production promises a show full of Glitz, Glamour, Comedy, Music and Song & Dance.
They sing, dance and talk to God on cell phones; Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham (yes, he’s Jewish) save the world one fan at a time in Davine Interventionz’ production of the Off Broadway musical comedy, Altar Boyz.
Satirising the phenomenon of boy bands, full of parody, fun M.T.V. dancing and irreverent humour, the show will play at Adelaide’s Star Theatre for ten more performances following its successful Adelaide run in March.
Chatswood Musical Soociety (NSW) presents FAME - The Musical, an energetic stage musical set at New York City’s famous High School of Performing Arts, at the Gillian Moore Centre for Performing Arts, Pymble Ladies’ College from October 2 – 5, 2013.
The show is inspired by the Academy Award-winning 1980 movie and features the Oscar-winning title song made famous by Irene Cara.
Drama, rivalry, dancing, singing, romance, teen angst…
Javeenbah Theatre, Nerang presents the Queensland Premiere of Australian play The Burlesque Effect by Wayne Tunks’ from September 27, 2013
Set in the seductive club scene of 1950’s Sydney, The Burlesque Effect tells the story of James – a straight-laced suburbanite with a conformist job and a conformist marriage. When he experiences burlesque for the first time, this world is rocked to the core. Drawn to the beautiful dancer, Honey, James must decide between the life he has and one he can only dream of.