Community Theatre

Backwards Broadway at Willoughby Theatre Company

Willoughby Theatre Company (WTC) is flipping the script through song in May 2022 with a showcase of some of Broadway's biggest showtunes performed like they’ve never been before. 

Backwards Broadway sees WTC return to The Concourse Theatre stage for the first time since last year's Pricilla; Queen of the Desert and will mark the start of celebrations for the company’s 65th Anniversary. 

Exit Laughing at Arts Theatre

Arts Theatre Cronulla’s second production for 2022 opens this Friday – May 6. Exit Laughing is both an adult-themed comedy with some laugh-out-loud moments, as well as a portrayal of loss with some poignant moments.

Connie, Leona and Millie are three southern ladies from Birmingham, Alabama, who gather for their first monthly card game since their dear friend Mary has died. To their initial horror, they find that Mary’s ashes have been “borrowed” and the urn has been brought to the gathering.

Mystery, Murder and Intrigue at The Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill

Castle Hill Players present the crime thriller Earth and Sky by Douglas Post, directed by Faith Jessel, set for a Pavilion Theatre season from 13 May to 4 June.

Earth and Sky is for fans of the classic, hardboiled crime prose of James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler, and Dashiell Hammett. An award-winning noir mystery play, it highlights the shadowy, gritty underlife of Chicago and that infamous city’s corrupt and often murderous ways. It is a haunting mystery, infused with humour, intrigue and poetry.

WA Debut of Stone-age Musical

The West Australian premiere of the musical Firebringer hits the stage at Melville Theatre during May 2022. 

Jersey Boys at CLOC - It’s just too good to be true!

Four men … four stories… four seasons … forty years … fifteen top ten songs … five chart toppers… 42 songs in the top 100 … 175 million records sold … and a dramatic tale that would be unbelievable if it were not true. 

Community Theatre Seasons 2022

Local theatres are preparing to sing, dance and act up a storm in the year ahead.

Following two stop-start years of uncertainty, Community Theatre companies are busily preparing their 2022 seasons, announcing either complete seasons, opening productions or new dates for shows held over from last year.

Violet – A Road Musical with Heart

After a year of delays, lock-downs and frustration, Lane Cove Theatre Company’s 2022 season finally ‘takes off’ this May.

The multi-award-winning musical Violet follows a scarred woman as she embarks on a cross-country bus trip to be healed by a minister and discovers the true meaning of beauty along the way.

WA Debut for Freaky Friday Musical

Image: llie (Gemma Hanh, left) faces off against mean girls Laurel (Anneke McLennan), Savannah (Paris Ceglinski) and Alexandra (Bronte McLennan) in Freaky Friday. &nbsp

Jersey Boys at CLOC Musical Theatre in May

Four men...four stories...four seasons…forty years…fifteen top ten songs…five number 1 chart toppers……and a dramatic tale that would be unbelievable if it were not true.

The Lights are Back on at Arts Theatre Cronulla

Arts Theatre Cronulla is thrilled to have commenced a full season of plays for 2022 following the major interruptions to Sydney’s live theatre scene over the past two years due to the Covid lockdowns. Two plays meant to run in 2020 and then 2021 are now scheduled for this year, the first being Life Without Me by award-winning Australian playwright Daniel Keene and directed by Natalie Banach.