Community Theatre

Evita Sells Out

Lead image: "Requiem for Evita"

Superstar Productions and The Darwin Chorale have rightfully celebrated a sell-out 2023 season of their production of Evita at the Darwin Entertainment Centre. Days before the first of only two performances, social media was abuzz with punters desperately trying to secure a spot in the 1,000 seat Playhouse Theatre – with no luck. The producers kindly offered to share a selection of Reuben Gore’s evocative photography of the performances with Stage Whispers.


New Zealand’s Theatre Comeback

Musical Theatre companies in New Zealand are slowly returning to their pre-Covid level of production, although some are still wounded following cancellations.

Barry Hill OAM

Stage Whispers readers outside South Australia will mainly know Barry Hill as a reviewer, occasionally also reviewed for his direction, or for his stage performances. A stalwart of Adelaide theatre, we congratulate Barry, who was honoured with the Order of Australia Medal on Australia Day, thanking him for his lengthy, passionate ‘service to the Performing Arts’. We asked Barry to share some of his theatrical highlights.

Celebrating Sixty Years of Theatre at Cronulla

As Arts Theatre Cronulla turns 60 in 2023, Publicity Officer Michele Potter shares the theatre company’s history.

Arts Theatre Cronulla is thrilled to be celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2023. Through a formula of good plays, high production values and talented performers, ATC enjoys continuing success as a community theatre group after six decades, with a wealth of productions and experiences enjoyed by cast, crew and audiences alike.

Community Theatre Seasons 2023

Image: Chicago - CLOC Musical Theatre 2022. Photographer: Ben Fon.


Aladdin Panto for Perth

GET ready to be whisked away on a roller-coaster ride of magic, music, mirth and mayhem – Wembley Theatre Company in WA is staging the pantomime Aladdin during October and November 2023. 

The God Committee at Wollongong

If you had the power to choose who will live and who will die, how would you make that decision?

The God Committee is a Grey’s Anatomy-style medical drama that asks the audience to consider what a human life is worth, and who makes that determination. The play, written by Mark St. Germain, is the final production in Wollongong Workshop Theatre’s 2023 season.

Cactus Flower Blossoms at Castle Hill

Castle Hill Players' fifth play for 2023 is the romantic comedy Cactus Flower.

Willoughby Brings CATS To The Concourse

Willoughby Theatre Company’s upcoming production of the musical CATS will take to the stage at The Concourse Theatre in Chatswood from October 14 to October 29, 2023.

Based on the poems by T.S. Eliot, CATS showcases the unique personalities of the Jellicle Cats as they gather for their annual Jellicle Ball.

Tabloid Drama to Celebrate Adelaide Theatre Anniversary

The final production of University of Adelaide Theatre Guild’s 85th anniversary season in 2023 is the Australian Premiere of tabloid media drama Ink, by James Graham, opening on October 12.

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