Community Theatre

Noosa Arts Theatre Calls Out for One Act Play Entries

Noosa Arts Theatre in Queensland is calling for playwrights to submit an entry into their highly regarded and well-known One-Act Playwriting competition. Now in its 47th year, this prestigious competition attracts submissions from Australia and overseas.   It is not only the prize money which attracts, but the fact that each of the three finalist plays is performed over a two week festival by a highly regarded acting and directing fraternity.

Kooky, Spooky Addams Family Musical at Roleystone

A macabre and darkly humorous take on The Addams Family is spooking the stage as a hauntingly ghoulish musical at Roleystone Theatre in June and July 2024.

Directed by Michelle Ezzy, the show features The Addams Family characters you remember – but Wednesday is all grown up and now has a boyfriend.

Hands on a Hardbody: Crazy Texas Car Contest Musical

A DOCUMENTARY about a bizarre Texas competition to win a pickup truck has been given new life as a musical, playing at Limelight Theatre in WA during June / July 2024.

Directed by David Nelson and Jane Anderson, Hands on a Hardbody tells the story of an annual endurance contest where the last person standing with their hands on the vehicle wins it.

The musical is based on the documentary with each character getting a chance to share their story through song.

Moonlight and Magnolias at Adelaide Rep

In June at Adelaide Arts Theatre find out how the film Gone with the Wind was saved from being blown away!

Hollywood, February 1939: Acclaimed movie producer David O. Selznick has a problem: his massively hyped production of Gone With The Wind is bleeding big money, the script is unfilmable, he has fired the director and the production has been shut down. Disaster looms! He needs a new script and a new director now!

BATS Celebrates 35 Years with The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Melbourne’s BATS Theatre Company presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame as their featured 35th Anniversary musical.

Since opening its doors 35 years ago as the Berwick Amateur Theatre Society in 1989, BATS Theatre Company has produced over 70 junior musicals, plays and musicals and has been nominated for a number of Lyrebirds awards, receiving an impressive number.

For the Love of Theatre Podcast

Image above: Guest host, Brittany Daw, interviewing cast members of St. Jude’s Players’ Red Peppers, Kim Clark, Rhonda Grill, and Sam Wiseman.

Actor and director Olivia Jane Parker talks to Stage Whispers’ Mark Wickett about her role in promoting South Australian community theatre through a podcast.

The Tin Woman at Arts Theatre Cronulla

The new production at Arts Theatre Cronulla, The Tin Woman, is written by Sean Grennan and is inspired by a true story. While it is an intimate and poignant play that explores the power of human connection, it is at the same time a heart-warming comedy that is a blend of family drama, humour and hope.

Gulls at The Guild Theatre

At The Guild Theatre, Rockdale from 17 May – 9 June, 2024

St Jude’s Players Celebrate 75th Anniversary

In 2024 South Australian award-winning community theatre company St Jude’s Players celebrates 75 years of producing quality productions for Adelaide audiences.

First up, in May, the company presents Living Together by Alan Ayckbourn, a hilarious look at a weekend gone very wrong, directed by Les Zetlein.

Community Theatre Seasons 2024

Image: Cats. Willoughby Theatre Company. 2023

Welcome to our Community Theatre Seasons feature, a round-up of productions in 2024 across Australia and New Zealand. 

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