Community Theatre

Halloween Comes Early to Strathfield

Strathfield Musical Society are looking forward to presenting The Addams Family musical in October 2016, a comedy based upon the characters created for the original single-panel cartoons about a ghoulish American family with a liking for all things macabre. Most people would identify with the long running TV series and fans of the show will be able to see many of their favourite characters brought to life on the stage.  It’s just the thing to get you in the right mood for Halloween.

Young Frankenstein’s Musical Monster Set Loose On Shire

Miranda Musical Society (NSW) decided it was time to bring a show to their audiences that puts the word “comedy” firmly into “musical comedy”,  with their September 2016 show Young Frankenstein, adapted as a stage musical by Mel Brooks from his legendarily funny film. 

In a nutshell, Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania.

Skylight at Limelight

Skylight by British playwright David Hare plays at Limelight Theatre in Wanneroo, W.A. during September and October 2016.

Directed by James Hough-Neilson, Skylight is a contemporary classic that holds up a mirror to a divided society in a night of reunion and recrimination.

On a bitterly cold London evening, school teacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from former lover Tom Sergeant, a successful and charismatic restaurateur who has recently become widowed.

Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes at Holroyd

Holroyd Musical and Dramatic Society as they kick off their Sunday shoes and celebrate 45 incredible years with the 1980’s hit, Footloose The Musical in September 2016.

The community based Society was first formed in 1971 and continues to produce two major musicals each year

You’ll Die Laughing! At Rockdale

Elizabeth Coleman’s It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To) plays at Rockdale’s Guild Theatre in October / November 2016.

Ron Patterson believes he has 111 minutes to live, so he decides to invite the kids around for party pies, pavlova and a strict schedule of events. As he attempts to tie up the loose ends of his life, all the juicy neuroses of this very dysfunctional family come out of the closet, and his well-planned final party completely unravels.

Blackout Brings RENT to Penrith

RENT is a musical that everyone wants to do or be in or at least see once. Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning work comes plays during September 2016 at the Q Theatre in the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith, staged by Blackout Theatre Company.

This show follows the story of eight friends struggling to make their way through society in the nineties New York City at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Songs for a New World at Javeenbah

Javeenbah Theatre Company (Qld) present a piece of musical theatre critically described as “dizzily, unabashedly confident” and “illuminated by character and wit”. Songs for a New World presents four performers sharing multiple tales of people at their very own crossroads. As composer Jason Robert Brown explains, “It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back."

Streetcar at Heidelberg

Tennessee Williams's masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire, set in the steamy New Orleans Summer of 1949, is Heidelberg Theatre Company’s September 2016 production.

Its well-known plot deals with the visit of Blanche Dubois, fragile, disgraced and penniless, to the small and simple apartment of the Kowalskis; Stanley and Blanche's sister, Stella. Stella, though she loves both sister and husband, is unable to stem an escalating conflict between them, a conflict that culminates in tragic loss for all three.

Moby Dick On Stage in 25 Minutes

WHAT happens when you take a classic 685-page novel about a large aquatic mammal and try to encapsulate it in a 25-minute play?

The answer lies in Moby Dick, adapted by Michael Green from the original Herman Melville tale, and directed by Sarah Christiner as part of the Old Mill Theatre’s short play season this September.

It’s the epic story of a man's obsession with vengeance against a mammoth sperm whale which previously had destroyed his ship.

Barefoot in the Park in Perth

A CLASSIC romantic comedy about two newlyweds learning to live together, despite being polar opposites, plays at Melville Theatre (WA) during September 2016.

Written by Neil Simon and directed by Trevor Dhu, Barefoot in the Park follows Paul, an aspiring but conservative lawyer, and his wife Corie, a loving, free-spirited enthusiast for life.

They move from the giddy joy of a honeymoon at New York’s Plaza Hotel into the crazy reality of married life in a tiny fifth-floor Manhattan apartment with no heating system or lift.