As always, Adelaide’s oldest continuously operating community theatre group, the Adelaide Repertory Theatre will end its 2014 season with something to tickle the funny bone. Laughs will definitely be the outcome of the company’s play of choice, as the work flows from the pen of Ray Cooney, a master of farce.
Castle Hill will host to the Australian Premiere of the Broadway Musical Leap of Faith, based on the movie starring Steve Martin, and a studio production of The Last Five Years during October 2014, when Hills Musical Theatre Company (Hills MTC) brings the two musical theatre shows to the Castle Hill RSL.
Bankstown Theatre Company is presenting the musical comedy Nunsense from October 24 to November 2. Director Richard Blomfield recently spoke to Stage Whispers about the show.
Only twelve out of 52 nuns remain alive in the convent after Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally killed the rest with her vichyssoise. Upon discovering the disaster, Mother Superior decides they need to raise funds to bury the nuns.
For those who know it, Sondheim & Laurent’s Anyone Can Whistle is a rare treat for the Australian, let alone, mainstream stage. The musical which originally ran 9 performances on Broadway with Angela Lansbury in the leading role of Cora Hoover Hooper has been seen rarely over the years, especially in Australia. Apart from a one night concert engagement at the Melbourne recital hall, and a recent Bankstown production, it is rarely that theatre-goers get to see this obscure show.
Disney's High School Musical will dance its way onto the stage at Rockdale Town Hall with performances starting September 26. The stage adaptation of the movie starring Zac Zefron and Vanessa Hudgens will be presented by Rockdale Musical Society for a limited season featuring a cast of some of the St George region’s upcoming talent.
Dating can be tough; especially when you’re in your 40s, working in a factory and caring for your bedridden mother who’s on the verge of Alzheimer’s.
In Javeenbah Theatre’s new play Mr Wonderful, unlucky in love Norma Green attempts to find her “Mr Wonderful” through a dating agency, with awkward results. The play centres on Norma’s desperation to find love while having to portion her time with her ailing mother.
Javeenbah regular Naomi Thompson, who plays Norma, says it’s shaping up to be a great show.
Tom, Dick and Harry promises good old-fashioned farce at Limelight Theatre (WA) in October 2014.
Written by veteran playwright Ray Cooney and his son Michael, Tom, Dick and Harry is the story of Tom Kerwood and his wife trying to adopt a baby – but their attempts to impress a busybody social worker are jeopardised by Tom’s useless brothers Dick and Harry.
Their antics involve illegal immigrants, the Russian mafia and local police, as well as a dead body they plan on selling to a medical school.
Miranda Musical Society (NSW) promises family friendly entertainment with its production of evergreen Broadway classic Annie at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre, with performances commencing on September 10.
The production will be directed by Bob Peet with assistance from Tim Wotherspoon, while musical direction featuring the new Broadway orchestrations will be Anthony Cutrupi. Choreography will be by Katie Kermond, who will be creating new steps for iconic dance numbers such as “Easy Street”, “Little Girls” and “Hard Knock Life”.