Community Theatre

Pulitzer Winner Rabbit Hole for Cronulla

Director Cheryl Butler writes in the program for Rabbit Hole at Arts Theatre Cronulla that ‘beautiful’ may seem like the wrong word to describe this amazing play, but stresses there is beauty in the sadness of Rabbit Hole. Recipient of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and nominated for several Tony awards, Rabbit Hole examines the disconnect that grief can cause.

GREASE IS THE WORD THIS MARCH!

It’s never too late to grab some summer lovin’ when Bankstown Theatre Company sings and dances its way into your hearts with Grease this March.

The popular musical heads to the Bryan Brown Theatre in Bankstown for 8 performances 20-20 March, 2015.

Born in a 120-seat Chicago theatre in 1971, the nostalgic '50s rock'n'roll musical went on to play all over the world before being immortalised in the 1978 film starring John Travolta and Australia’s own Olivia Newton-John.

Carousel at Miranda

One of Broadway’s all-time favourites comes to Sydney’s south in March when Miranda Musical Society presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel at Sutherland Entertainment Centre.

Named in 1999 by Time magazine as the finest musical of the 20th century, Carousel has played thousands of Broadway and West End performances including famous recent revivals; has won more than 40 major awards and has spawned screen adaptations featuring such stars as Shirley Jones and Robert Goulet.

Doggone it! Footrot Flats is a Musical

POPULAR New Zealand ’80s comic strip Footrot Flats springs from the page to the musical stage March.

Presented by Laughing Horse Productions and Roleystone Theatre (WA) and based on Murray Ball’s cartoons, the characters come to life as Wal and his trusty border collie, Dog, deal with the daily struggles of farming life and the temptations of Cheeky Hobson.

The story involves the claims of town versus country as Cheeky tries to lure Wal away from the farm and the very real possibility of the farm being sold.

THE BEAUX’ STRATAGEM

Restoration Comedy a Timely Romp for Adelaide’s Stirling Players

Adelaide audiences always look forward to shows in the hands of well-known director Dave Simms because he has the happy knack of choosing plays outside the mainstream, adding his signature touch of professionalism to productions and invariably ensuring a hit.

Swinging From The Chandelier…

The house full signs have gone up, but not all community theatre productions of The Phantom of the Opera have gone without a hitch. Sally Alrich-Smythe took time out of a Phantom rehearsal to peer behind the mask.

“Don’t even think about auditioning for Christine if you can’t hit the high E.” That statement uttered by a director, embodies for me, the aura surrounding Phantom

Local Triple Bill at Limelight Theatre

THEY say good things in come threes – and Limelight Theatre (WA) is starting 2015 with a trio of short plays.

Deadly Relations, written and directed by Bob Charteris, follows the unexpected events that occur after Mrs Owens’ death.

On the day of her funeral, a detective calls in relation to a hit-and-run accident that involved Mrs Owens' car.

There is a simple explanation – but Mr Owens appears to have something to hide.

Creep, Kooky Addams Family Musical for Phoenix Ensemble

They're creepy and their kooky, mysterious and spooky...The Addams Family is coming to the Pavilion Theatre in the Beenleigh Showgrounds from February 13, bringing all their wacky weirdness with them.

Phoenix Ensemble (Beenleigh, Queensland) kicks off its 2015 season with The Addams Family musical, a fun production that's been delighting Broadway audiences since 2010.

For Director Morgan Garrity it's a chance to work creatively with characters she's loved for years.

The Music of the Night for Parramatta

The most successful stage musical of all time, The Phantom of the Opera, will burst onto the Riverside stage at Parramatta (NSW) in February 2015. Presented by Packemin Productions and the creative team responsible for productions of Beauty and the Beast, Annie and Hairspray in recent years.

Summer Shorts at Melville

IT’S a case of once, twice, three times a play at Melville Theatre (WA) in February and March 2015.

Three short plays – all playing on the same night – are being presented under the banner of Summer Shorts, providing a diverse mix of intrigue, comedy and reflections on life.

An Unwritten Pageby Angela Pritchard provides a snapshot of life’s hopes and dreams when two friends arrive to help Ben celebrate his 40th birthday.