Cole Porter’s Anything Goes is Miranda Musical Society’s first production for 2012, playing at Sutherland Entertainment Centre (NSW) from Wednesday March 21.
No musical puts the age-old tale of boy meets girl, and the complications which ensue, on stage better than Anythng Goes. Set in the early 1930s, this musical comedy is packed with disguises and mistaken identities and - eventually - four happy couples!
Woy Woy Little Theatre on the NSW Central Coast begins celebrations of its 50th year with Natural Causes, a black comedy by Eric Chappell, from February 24, 2012.
Vincent is a professional suicide merchant employed by Exodus, assisting people to “move on”. He is contracted to assist Celia, who has wanted a suicide pact with her husband since her wedding day. But things don’t go according to plan and even innocent bystanders and the pot plant are not safe.
Penrith Musical Comedy Company presents the NSW Premiere of the Broadway stage musical adaptation of the 1980 cult classic musical fantasy film Xanadu at Q Theatre, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre from February 10.
Present Laughter, first play of the Pavilion Theatre’s 2012 season, was written by Nöel Coward - king of the witty light comedy. Set in London in the late 1940’s, it’s the story of Garry Essendine, famous actor, who is preparing for a gruelling theatre trip to Africa while trying to untangle his best friends’ complicated love lives, deal with eager would-be actresses, fob off desperate would-be playwrights … and survive a mid-life crisis.
So firmly is James Goldman’s play entrenched in the mythology of Broadway that it is sung about in the musical, Fame, rhyming: ‘…The Lion in Winter, … Brecht and Harold Pinter.’
Heidelberg Theatre Company has chosen a play which is part of their history, James Goldman’switty story of a dysfunctional royal family, The Lion In Winter,to begin their 60th Anniversary year in February. It harks back to the company’s successful 1983 production.