After having to cancel their entire 2020 season due to Covid 19, Bankstown Theatre Company are over the moon that they are at last able to present their previously postponed production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I during May 2021
Arts Theatre Cronulla is presenting Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays) from May 7, 2021. The play won the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America, and combines mystery and hilarity in equal parts,
Community Theatres are facing their biggest technical challenge yet - building their own buses for productions of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. CLOC in Melbourne, Willoughby Theatre Company in Sydney and Platinum Entertainment in Perth take us for a peek under the bonnet.
Top image - CLOC's Priscilla. Photographer: Ben Fon (Fon Photography)
After COVID-19 decimated 2020 Community Theatre seasons, many companies are now cautiously announcing their plans for 2021 – in some cases it’s a whole season, in others just a first production.
Many companies are re-scheduling postponed shows, while others are offering new programming, or a mix of both.
Following the lifting of lockdowns, Queensland and Western Australian companies were first back on the boards, but productions are now being mounted or planned everywhere, with precautions in place including socially distanced audiences and performances.
A debate has erupted on social media about whether it is still appropriate to stage the musical Miss Saigon. The debate was sparked on the Sydney Musical Facebook page when the Notable Theatre Company announced its audition for the musical.
Here are some of the views that have been expressed. Leave your comments on the Stage Whispers Facebook Page.
After the sell-out success of Things I Know to be True, Castle Hill Players’ keeps the fun coming in 2021 with a bright and breezy comedy: Always A Bridesmaid by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten – and directed by CHP stalwart, Meredith Jacobs.
Women have a way of sticking together in lifelong friendships - it’s in their DNA. These four gals met in school and made a promise to be at each others’ weddings. They’ve been true to their word - no matter how many times they have made that long walk!