It’s arguably the most famous line in Hollywood history. But how it came to be spoken by Clark Gable’s raffish Rhett Butler in Gone With The Wind is one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets. That is, if you believe Moonlight and Magnolias, the next play to open at the Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill (NSW) from August 2.
Jon English frocks up as Enda Turnbald in Packemin Productions’ production of Hairspray at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre from July 26, partnered with Helpmann Award nominated Wayne Scott Kermond as Wilbur, while Cle Morgan will also be reprising the role of Motormouth Maybelle which she played in the original Australian production.
The trio of professionals will share the stage with some of Sydney’s best community theatre performers.
Gillian is a witch who falls in love with her neighbour, Shep. She uses her magic powers to meet Shep but witches who fall in love with humans lose their powers. What will Gillian do?
Partly the inspiration for the hit television show, Bewitched Nash Theatre’s production of Bell, Book & Candle by John Van Druten features Aaron Bernard as Shep, Nikki McCrea as Gillian, Andrew Whitmore as Nicky, Sandra Harman as Queenie, Stewart Kirkland as Sidney, and Vincent as Pyewacket.
In what might be the country's first 2014 Season Launch, Koorliny Arts Centre, in Kwinana (WA) announced its 2014 line up at a well attended ceremony on the 12th of July.
Guests included the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, many City of Kwinana Councillors, local politicians, managers of other Arts Centres, Koorliny's sponsors and members of the WA Independent Theatre community.
In Calendar Girls, playing at Limelight Theatre (WA) during August, members of the local Women’s Institute in Yorkshire (similar to Australia’s Country Women’s Association) decide to make a nude calendar to raise funds for the local hospital after one of their husbands dies from leukaemia.
Based on a true story, Calendar Girls was originally an award-winning 2003 film with Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, before Tim Firth adapted it for the stage in 2008.
Despite the Winter hibernation that grips the Southern Highlands this time of year, Highlands Theatre Group (Mittagong, NSW) promises that the laughs will make it well worth coming out for in their production of Woody Allen play Don’t Drink The Water.
A classic Aussie rock musical is being updated by a young theatre company in Sydney for a July season.
Boy’s Own Mcbeth by Grahame (Aunty Jack) Bond and Jim Burnett toured Australia for two years back in the early 1980s and even had an outing in Los Angeles.
The star is Terry Shakespeare. He really is the school old boy. At 32 he’s been in year 12 for 16 years and his two children Dopey and SS are in the same class. But he’s not silly - it’s all a tax dodge.
Phoenix Ensemble will explore morality, conscience and human nature in a contemporary re-imagining of the classic play, 12 Angry Men, over four weekends at the boutique Pavilion Theatre in Beenleigh (S.E. Queensland) from 26 July, 2013.
The award-winning play is set in a jury room where 12 men must determine the guilt or innocence of a 19 year-old man. At the beginning, they have a nearly unanimous decision of guilty, with a single dissenter who then sets about sowing a seed of reasonable doubt.
Packemin Productions has built a reputation of late for staging Pro-Am musical theatre on the grand scale at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre. In July 2013, they stage Hairspray, following on from the success of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver!, and their sell-out season of The Wizard of Oz earlier this year.