Community Theatre

Rockdale Opera Company 70th Anniversary Gala

On Sunday November 18th at 4pm, Rockdale Opera Company’s 70th Anniversary celebrations will culminate in a star studded Gala Concert at Rockdale Town Hall.

The Gala will be a celebration of the music performed by the company over the past seven decades, with favourites from opera, operetta and Gilbert and Sullivan performed by an impressive line-up of Rockdale Opera Company alumni.

Headlining the Gala will be international opera stars José Carbó, Barry Ryan OAM and John Bolton Wood AM.

Cabaret Goes Back to the 80s at Mosman

It’s 80’s cabaret time in Mosman in October / November 2018, with Mosman Musical Society’s latest production, Simply the Best, at Mosman Art Gallery, featuring a collection of 80’s hits. The society’s cabaret format has proved successful in the last four years, covering a variety of genres and periods.

Director Anthony Young, Assistant Director Susan Boyle, Producer Suzie Blackwell, Musical Director Philip Eames and Choreographer Lisa Frisina have loved working on the production, the hardest task being to narrow down the song list.

Bittersweet Christmas Comedy at Rockdale

Most Christmas stories are about good cheer and celebration but we all know there is often another side – isolation, depression and despair. Silent Night, Lonely Night by Robert Anderson is a bittersweet comedy of longing and love.

At a rural inn on Christmas Eve Katherine meets John.  Both are estranged from their spouses while circumstances bring them to this isolated place on what they agree is the loneliest night of the year. They both need love.

Musical Christmas Comes Early at Sutherland

Shire Music Theatre presents the musical version of Miracle on 34th Street, based on the movie of the same name, at the Sutherland School Of Arts during October 2018. The musical, originally performed on Broadway as Here’s Love, features a book and score by Meredith Willson, best known for The Music Man.

Contemporary Romeo and Juliet at Limelight.

TWO star-crossed lovers come together despite constant opposition from their warring families in Limelight Theatre’s September / October 2018 production, described as “the greatest love story ever told”.

Directed by Peter Clark, Romeo and Juliet was first performed 424 years ago and is one of the most popular Shakespeare plays performed today – but it’s the first time Shakespeare has been performed at Limelight Theatre (WA) in its 45-year history.

Leap of Faith on Sydney's North Shore

North Shore Theatre Company (formerly Chatswood Musical Society) presents Broadway Musical Leap of Faith at The Independent Theatre, North Sydney from 5 to 14 October.

Leap of Faith features music composed by eight-time Oscar winner - responsible for all-time classics Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors and Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Realism at Hartwell

The Hartwell Players, now in their 80th year, are still going strong as Melbourne's oldest community theatre company.

Their September / October 2018 performance will be Realism, a backstage comedy of nerves, by Australian playwright Paul Galloway. 

Mel Brooks’ The Producers at Miranda

Surely one of the more outrageous comic geniuses, Mel Brooks proves just how zany he can really be with his hit musical version of the movie The Producers. Who would have thought that a musical with the song “Springtime for Hitler would” prove to be a Broadway classic?

Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks’ musical is an outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a hit since its 2001 Broadway debut. 

Community Theatre Conference

Nancye Hayes, Wayne Scott Kermond and Geraldine Turner are three of the star speakers at the 11th Stagecraft community theatre conference, to be held at NIDA on September 22 and 23, 2018.

The Association of Community - an umbrella organisation for amateur theatre - has been hosting the conference since 1996. The weekend also includes the Hall of Fame awards, which honours volunteers who have dedicated decades of service to the non-profit companies.

Little Mermaid Swims into Rockdale

Rockdale Musical Society will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid with a book by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater. The show will run from September 7th through September16th, 2018 at Rockdale Town Hall.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a love story for the ages.

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