Community Theatre

Glenbrook Players Stage The Elephant Man

Glenbrook Players (Blue Mountains, NSW) will present the stage adaptation of The Elephant Man from May 4, 2012 at the Glenbrook Community Theatre.

Light-hearted Triple Bill for Phoenix

WHAT happens you take a popular Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, add a satirical play about theatre management, then throw in a classic comedy skit?

The answer is a “potpourri of music and comedy” at Phoenix Theatre (WA), from May 11, directed by Barry Page with musical direction from Michael Vertigan.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial By Jury is only 43 minutes so Page decided to add the short play How To Make Your Theatre Pay and the skit Dinner For One to complete the evening.

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD GOES NORTH

** Rockdale Musical Society today (May 8, 2012) announced that - due to forces beyond its control - it has had to cancel its planned 'touring' return season of Songs for a New World. ** 

Following a successful season in Sydney’s south, Rockdale Musical Society’s production Songs for a New World travels to Chatswood’s Zenith Theatre in May.

Perve: Centenary Theatre Group Stage Australian Premiere

Centenary Theatre Group at Chelmer in Brisbane’s Western Suburbs will produce the Australian Premiere of Perve by Stacey Gregg, opening on May 5.

Perve premiered at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in May 2011, and Centenary is the first theatre company outside of the Abbey to perform the play.

Perve is an irreverent and unsettling play that interrogates paranoia, ambiguity and innocence in our highly sexualized world. 

JYM Theatre Celebrates 10 Years with Avenue Q

JYM Theatre Co. celebrates its 10th anniversary with the Tony Award winning musical Avenue Q at the Phoenix Theatre, Elwood (Vic) from May 5 to 19, 2012.

Classic North England Comedy for Playlovers

TAKE a family from Lancashire in the north of England in 1880. Add their boot shop business, employees, customers and friends. Throw in a few parallels to Cinderella and King Lear.

What do you get? Classic comedy Hobson’s Choice, at Playlovers (WA) from April 27.

Written by Harold Brighouse, the title comes from the expression “Hobson's choice”, meaning no choice at all.

The play has been adapted for film several times, as well as the Broadway musical Walking Happy.

Enough Anger to Crucify? Superstar at Pine Rivers

PRIMA (Pine Rivers Musical Association) in Brisbane’s north are staging Jesus Christ Superstar during April 2012, close on the heels of Easter, the story of which the Rock Opera reinterprets.

How do thirty-five Pine Rivers residents find a way to commit a man to death?

PRIMA director Melissa Beilby explains what she said to her Jesus Christ Superstar cast.

CLOC Creates Hollywood Magic for Sunset

Melbourne’s CLOC Musical Theatre has a firmly established and well‑earned reputation as one of Australia’s pre‑eminent community musical theatre companies.  Since its establishment in 1964, CLOC has produced 95 shows covering the entire gamut of music theatre, incorporating numerous Australasian premieres, and has won over 100 Music Theatre Guild awards for excellence, including eight times being awarded Production of the Year.

All that Chicago Jazz for Brisbane.

Queensland independent musical theatre company Blue Fish Theatrical are gearing up for their 2012 season of the Kander and Ebb musical Chicago, which opens on April 19.

It’s an exciting show for Blue Fish's cast, musicians and creatives, who describe Chicago as the ultimate "dream show", saying “intense passion, training and commitment has underscored the company's rehearsal process in its effort to honour this acclaimed musical gem.”

Parramatta Girls for South Perth

REAL-life stories of former inmates at the notorious Parramatta Girls’ Training School in NSW have been combined Alana Valentine’s Parramatta Girls, making its WA premiere at the Old Mill Theatre from May 11, 2012.

Parramatta Girls follows the story of eight girls at their 40-year reunion.

The girls were innocent victims of a harsh regime but had their own ways of coping with the system that oppressed them, trying to make good in tough times.