Community Theatre

Phoenix Production Relives Music of the 90s

What do Nirvana, Alanis Morissette, Coolio and John Farnham have in common?

They were all superstars of the 90s, the decade that gave us grunge and a slew of groundbreaking new bands. It also gave us Britney Spears…

Music lovers can now re-live the highlights when Phoenix Ensemble, at Beenleigh in South East Queensland, presents I’m too sexy for the 90s, an original show of 90s music, over five weekends in March.

Anything Goes at Miranda

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!

Black Comedy in Natural Causes at Woy Woy

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.

Theatrical Valentine for Sydney

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

They may be a day late, but this year The Regals Musical Society (Sydney NSW) are delivering a theatrical Valentine’s Day gift – the musical comedy revue that’s all about love … well, kind of...

Xanadu Premiere Rolls into Penrith

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.

Contemporary Merchant for Genesian Theatre Sydney

Venice is sinking.

In this imagined Venice, wild carnivals are held, money is thrown around, lovers quarrel and disguise themselves.

Genesian Theatre in Sydney’s Kent Street will present Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice from February 18.

Dry Rot at The Henry Lawson Theatre

The Henry Lawson Theatre, at Werrington County (NSW) begins its 2012 season in February with the comedy Dry Rot by John Roy Chapman, directed by Peter Williams.

Secret passageways and hidden doors are just part of this high-energy comedy set in a country house in rural England during the 1940’s.

Mr and Mrs Wagstaff (Steve Treloar and Colleen Soper) have retired to rural England and have bought a small bed and breakfast. Their first guests are about to arrive and chaos abounds.

WA Premiere of Psychological Thriller Mindgame

Playlovers presents the WA premiere of Mindgame, a psychological thriller peppered with black comedy, from March 2.

Directed by Jenny Ferguson, Mindgame is set in a hospital for the criminally insane as true-crime writer Mark Styler tries to interview a notorious serial killer.

It was originally a 2001 novel by Anthony Horowitz, who later adapted it into a play

Present Laughter at Castle Hill

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.

Heidelberg Theatre Company begins 60th Year with The Lion In Winter

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.

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