Community Theatre

Oklahoma! Swansong for Wardrobe Stalwart

When Normanhurst Uniting Church Musical Society (NUCMS) presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical Oklahoma! in October / November 2013, it will mark the end of an era with the retirement of the company’s stalwart Wardrobe coordinator.

Diana Moehead (pictured left in her element) retires after many years of incredible service. She has been involved with costume creation as far back as 1993, and has either led a small team of costumers or been the sole wardrobe provider for almost every NUCMS show since 1998.

Art Imitates Life in Hornsby Follies

Hornsby Musical Society presents next Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at the Hornsby RSL from October 24 to 26, 2013 for the Hornsby Arts Festival.

No Body Makes for Mystery in Busybody

How does one investigate a murder when there is no body?

This is the premise of Busybody, the upcoming production at Hunters Hill Theatre, opening on November 8, 2013.

Andrew Redfern describes his first gig as director for Hunters Hill Theatre as “a good ole murder mystery with a big dose of comedy”.

Whilst Andrew is no newcomer to the stage, he is usually found on stage rather than behind the scenes.

Andrew is currently juggling several hats at HHT, where he’s president as well as the Box Office Manager.

The Light in the Piazza

Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza, which had a successful season at the Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre (Vic) in August / September 2013, moves to the Malvern Theatre in November for a return season.

Adapted from the novella by Elizabeth Spencer, the 2005 Broadway musical has a book by Craig Lucas, with music and lyrics by Adam Guettel.

Raunchy Romp Turns Politics into a Farce

NAUGHTY, saucy and farcical – Garrick Theatre’s November / December 2013 offering proves that parliamentary life is anything but boring.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham and directed by theatre stalwart Fred Petersen, skeletons in the closet come back to haunt the UK PM in Pardon Me, Prime Minister.

Playwright Taylor had a 36-year career with BBC and worked on many classic series including I'm Sorry – I'll Read That Again, Dr Finlay’s Casebook, Morecambe and Wise and The Two Ronnies.

Musical Double Bill for Hills: Rent and Gutenberg

The Hills Musical Society (NSW) is presenting a varied end to its 2013 season with two simultaneous shows, RENT and Gutenberg! The Musical! at its new home at Castle Hill RSL from October 30 to November 3.

Theatre-goers will be familiar with RENT, the Tony award-winning masterpiece by Jonathon Larson, and director / set designer Jeff Fisher promises a fresh, reflective take on the show.

Annie Gets Three Men with Her Guns

The song might say You Can't Get a Man with a Gun, but …

Puzzle-like Murder Mystery for Melville

WITH an abundance of changing identities, twists and surprises, Melville Theatre’s November 2013 production has been described as a “Russian doll of a play”.

Written by Roger Leach and Colin Wakefield and directed by Joan Scafe, Audience with Murder moves from a seemingly innocuous domestic play reading, through a murder- mystery in the classic style, to a final terrifying and violent climax.

It was first produced at the 2004 Edinburgh Festival, then subsequently at London’s Jermyn Street Theatre in 2006.

Anyone Can Whistle: Rarely Seen Sondheim for Sydney

Sydney musical theatre fans are in for a rare collectable musical theatre experience, with the opportunity to enjoy what is believed to be the NSW Premiere of early Stephen Sondheim musical Anyone Can Whistle.

Bankstown Theatre Company stages Anyone Can Whistle at Bankstown Arts Centre from October 25 to November 3, 2013

Inclusive Superstar

Inclusive Music Theatre is currently rehearsing a unique production of  the Andrew Lloyd Webber Tim Rice rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar at The Whitehorse Centre in Nunawading (Vic) on December 22nd 2013.

Inclusive Music Theatre Incorporated [I.M.T. Inc.] is a community-based, not for profit organisation which provides performance opportunities for theatrically motivated people with various abilities.