Community Theatre

Cold War Epic Musical Chess for Sydney’s North

Manly Musical Society presents CHESS over two weekends, Friday to Sunday 22-30 May at the Star of the Sea Theatre, Manly.

Shakespeare Comedy with a 1950s Twist

Shakespeare's feast of humour and sexual politics, The Taming of the Shrew, is being reimagined in 1950s Italy when Phoenix Ensemble presents the classic comedy at Beenleigh’s Pavilion Theatre over four weekends in April and May 2015.

The Taming of the Shrew is a romp through the romantic entanglements of the Minola sisters: "shrewish" Katherina and her “sweet” younger sister Bianca.

West Side Story for Dural

For its May 2015 production, Dural Musical Society (NSW) has chosen West Side Story.  Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, 1957 Broadway classic West Side Story is a modern day version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Equus at Melville

CONTROVERSIAL and shocking, Sir Peter Shaffer’s Tony Award-winning Equus is playing at Melville Theatre (WA) in May 2015.

Directed by Lars Jensen, the play is a psychological thriller about a young man who blinds six horses and his psychiatrist who struggles to discover the reasons behind those actions and whether he should cure or normalise him.

Javeenbah Presents Pulitzer Prize Winner Rabbit Hole

Javeenbah Theatre (Gold Coast, Qld) presents David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole, from May 15 – 30, 2015.

A profound and painfully touching examination of grief, the play follows the story of a young couple who embark on a bitter-sweet search for comfort in the darkest of places after a terrible family tragedy.

When the Pulitzer Prize winner comes to the Javeenbah Theatre stage in May, Director Barry Gibson says audiences can expect ‘to be moved emotionally’.

Be careful what you wish for…. at Chatswood

An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch...who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale, Into the Woods, presented by Chatswood Musical Society 1-9 May.

Jake’s Women for Galleon Theatre Group

When directors and theatre companies look for plays with audience appeal the works of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Neil Simon invariably come into the mix. It’s therefore no surprise that Adelaide’s Galleon Theatre Group didn’t need much persuading by Director Warren McKenzie to stage Simon’s Jake’s Women as the company’s first 2015 show.

Known as Chapter 3 by some, Jake’s Women is a touching and funny story about letting go of yesterday and embracing the here and now.

Jolly Holiday as CLOC’s Mary Poppins Kids Go Fly a Kite

When CLOC Musical Theatre’s of Mary Poppins hits the stage at the National Theatre in St Kilda in May, amongst the cast of 38 for are seven talented, confident and very excited young performers, aged between 10-12, who were selected from 80 children who auditioned for a coveted role in this much anticipated production.

1959 Comedy Horror Film Becomes ‘Stage Noir’

A CLASSIC cult movie from the late 1950s is being brought to life as a stage production during May and June 2015.

Presented by Dark Psychic Productions at Phoenix Theatre (WA), the 1959 comedy horror film A Bucket of Blood has been adapted for the stage by Mitch Brian as The Temperamental Artist.

It follows Walter Paisley, a bus boy at a beatnik café, who dreams of being an artist. After accidentally killing his landlady’s cat, he covers it with clay and passes it off as sculpture and suddenly finds himself an overnight success.

The Drowsy Chaperone for Shire

Following their successful season of The Addams Family late last in 2015, Shire Music Theatre (NSW) is presenting The Drowsy Chaperone: A Musical Comedy from April 17 – 26.

The completely original musical comedy with music and lyrics by Tony Award winners Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and book by Tony Award winners Bob Martin and Don McKellar, takes audiences on a wonderful journey back to the golden era of musical theatre... all without leaving one man’s New York apartment.