Jacques Offenbach's grand fantasy opera, The Tales of Hoffmann is considered by many to be his "masterpiece" and is based on three short stories by the German author and poet E.T.A. Hoffmann, who is also the opera's main character.
A firm staple and favourite in the repertory of opera companies worldwide, Rockdale Opera Company have chosen to present The Tales of Hoffmann for their 70th anniversary year.
The Guild Theatre at Rockdale promises Thrills, Chills and Laughs during August 2018 in I’ll Be Back Before Midnight by Peter Colley
Jan and her husband Greg rent a remote farm house to aid Jan’s recovery from a nervous breakdown. Their serenity is disrupted by the local farmer who revels in gruesome ghost stories and odd behaviour - along with the arrival of Greg’s malevolent sister Laura. Strange occurrences begin and suspense builds as spine-chilling shocks intermingle with deadly humour. A nightmare unfolds that will leave audiences aghast.
David Spicer attended the 58th national conference of Musical Theatre New Zealand, where amateur theatre companies fight for the rights for the best shows to serve up to their highly developed audience.
On the far north of the South Island of New Zealand is the ridiculously beautiful town of Nelson. It has gorgeous beaches and is an hour away from spectacular national parks and skiing. In 2018 it was also the host for the national conference of Musical Theatre New Zealand.
As part of the celebrations for Rockdale Opera's 70th Anniversary, there’s a special exhibition at Mascot Library and George Hanna Memorial Museum, 2 Hatfield Street Mascot, from 9 June till 7 July, 2018.
Exhibits include costumes, props, memorabilia, posters and heaps and heaps of photos, also an interactive table.
Image: Rendezvous at Orlofsky's Cabaret 2015 - Jermaine Chau.
Snoopy: The Musical is a musical comedy by Larry and Hal Hackady, with a book by Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw, and Michael Grace. The characters are from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts. This sequel to the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown focuses more on the life of Snoopy.
Hunters Hill Theatre (HHT) are continuing their 2018 season with an Alan Ayckbourn classic, Seasons Greetings.
It’s Christmas-time and married couple Neville (John Cross) and Belinda (Claudia Bedford) have invited amixed bag of friends and family to stay with them over the holiday. What could possibly go wrong?
The Arts Theatre at Cronulla re-opens after extensive renovations that modernise the facilities and showcase the historic bones of its heritage building. The first play for 2018 is a Southern Hemisphere premiere performance of a brand new play by Robin Hawdon, Coup de Grace, whichhas only been performed once before, in Germany.
Pymble Players present Benefactors by award winning playwright Michael Frayn from May 2 – 26, 2018.
This gritty, compelling drama explores the impact of political and psychological change on flawed relationships. Written as a memory play, Benefactors looks back on two married couples in 1960s London and unsentimentally reveals how the long-term friendship between these two right-thinking couples slowly unravels when challenged by the social and political upheavals of that time.