Community Theatre

Calamity For Rockdale - Whip, Crack, Away!

Adapted from the movie starring Doris Day, featuring the Oscar-winning song "Secret Love", Rockdale Musical Society presents Calamity Jane from 4 to 13 March at Rockdale Town Hall.

A toe-tapping, tune-humming, feel-good hit for almost 60 years, the title role has starred such luminaries as Carol Burnett and Barbara Windsor in stage productions.

Whip, Crack, Away!

Annie’s Enduring Appeal

Bankstown Theatre Company’s production of Annie hits the stage at the Bryan Brown Theatre in March 2016, with Director Diane Wilson returning to a musical she has quite a history with. She spoke to Stage Whispers.

Stage Whispers: This certainly isn’t your first production of Annie, is it?

Limelight Double Bill: Fairytale Farce and Newspaper Comedy

A COMEDY about a newspaper and Cinderella – as you’ve never seen her before – are the subject of two short plays at Limelight Theatre (WA) during February 2016.

Written and directed by former journalist, sub-editor and chief-of-staff Bob Charteris, Don’t Shoot The Messenger is set in a present-day newsroom as management decides the newspaper should become completely digital.

The story is seen through the eyes of two veteran journalists who yearn for a return to the “good old days” of journalism.

Proof at Arts Theatre Cronulla

The first production for 2016 at Arts Theatre Cronulla is David Auburn’s winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prizefor Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, Proof, directed by Gavin Leahy, with a set designed by ATC stalwart Jimmy Bruce.

Proof explores the unknowability of love as much as the mysteries of high-level mathematics, in a thought-provoking night at the theatre.

Behind the Scenes of Gone With the Wind at Heidelberg

Heidelberg Theatre Company goes behind the scenes of one of Hollywood’s greatest blockbusters with their February / March 2016 production of  Moonlight and Magnolias.

Legendary film producer, David O. Selznick is five weeks into shooting Gone With the Wind when he realizes that the script is awful and that the director doesn't have a clue. He has five days to replace them and restart the shoot  or the production will close down.

Avenue Q: Sesame Street for Adults!

A NAUGHTY musical romp through the ABCs of life – described as “Sesame Street for adults” – is the March 2016 offering from Dark Psychic Productions in Hmilton Hill, WA.

Directed by Jayde Clark at Phoenix Theatre, Avenue Q is an outrageous parody that is confronting while having a child-like direct and honest appeal.

The musical focuses on the life of Princeton, who finishes university and moves out into the big wide world.

Aaaarrgggh! Treasure Island Comes to Castle Hill

Ahoy, me hearties and shiver me timbers!

Packemin's Pro-Am West Side Story at Parramatta

Following the success of their sell-out production of Mary Poppins, Riverside Theatres and Packemin Production’s will present another huge Pro-Am production, this time the Broadway classic West Side Story at Riverside Theatres in February 2016.

This iconic musical tells the timeless story of two star-crossed lovers caught in a turf war of rival ethnic gangs.

World Premiere Comedy Sequel for Old Mill

FOLLOWING success of the comedy It’s All Greek To Me at Perth’s Old Mill Theatre in 2014, Perth playwright Noel O’Neill has penned a sequel for even greater hilarity-matched-with-disaster, which premieres in February 2015

The Planks, a Greek-English family living in ’60s London, return in It’s All Greek To Me Too! with family patriarch Nicky finding himself in all sorts of bother.

The Wedding Singer Musical for Phoenix Ensemble

If you loved the film version of The Wedding Singer, the stage musical version builds on the original, with more singing, more glitter and more 80s references.

Phoenix Ensemble presents the Broadway musical version at their boutique Pavilion Theatre in Beenleigh, Queensland, every Friday and Saturday night from February 5 to 27, 2016.