Community Theatre

Shaw’s Pygmalion for Limelight Theatre

GEORGE Bernard Shaw’s most popular play – the inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady – plays at Perth’s Limelight Theatre in October 2017. 

Directed by Jacob Turner, Pygmalion is the classic story of a young, lower-class Cockney girl who, in a short time, is transformed into a refined lady of the upper class.

The play, first performed in 1913, lampoons the British class system of the day and provides countless comedic moments.

Wicked at Glen Street Theatre

Manly Musical Society is presenting the Broadway hit Wicked at Glen Street Theatre, Belrose, for a limited run of ten performances in December 2017. 

Bendigo’s Youth in Barnum

Tribe Youth Theatre’s members from seven Bendigo secondary schools are gearing up for some exciting and entertaining performances in the September school holidays.

The Broadway musical Barnumtells the story of Phineas Taylor Barnum, an American remembered largely for being a 19th century circus owner. But before he was involved with the circus, he chalked up a lifetime of showmanship.

Director, Vanessa Bate, said that the cast are relishing their experience rehearsing this colourful and vibrant musical.

Ladies in Lavender at Castle Hill

Castle Hill Players presents Ladies in Lavender from Friday 22 September until Saturday 14 October, 2017.  A short story by William J Locke was transformed into an utterly charming film featuring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.  This production was adapted for the stage by Shaun McKenna and the endearing characters are brought to life by Sandy Velini as Ursula and Jennifer Leslie as Janet.

Brisbane Italian Language Theatre Presents Comedy Double-bill

After two years of bringing French language plays to the stage, Growl Theatre will be joining forces with Danteatro to perform a double bill of Italian language plays during October 2017.

In an Australian first, works by world-renowned playwright Dario Fo (winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 1997) and Stefano Benni will be performed in their original language, with English surtitles.

Spring Awakening in Adelaide

Spring has sprung in Stirling early this year as the Hills Musical Company production team and cast have begun rehearsals for their 2nd show of the year, Spring Awakening

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations of growing up and the consequences of ignorance and repression.

Genesian Theatre Co's Historic Home Sold

Central Sydney's oldest operating community theatre, The Genesian Theatre Co has announced that the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney has entered a contract of sale for its historic premises in Kent Street.

Men Behaving Badly Live in Adelaide

Matt Byrne Media will present Stephen Nye’s politically incorrect riot Men Behaving Badly, live on stage at Holden Street Theatres from October 3 to 21.

The award-winning British sitcom was a boisterous success for six years in the 1990s, and Byrne is delighted to have gotten permission from author Stephen Nye to present four of the funniest episodes in the show’s outrageous history.

Men Behaving Badly came along when political correctness was in full swing and helped swing the pendulum back the other way,” Byrne said.

The Producers for Brisbane

Savoyards Brisbane presents the Mel Brooks musical The Producers on stage at the Iona Performing Arts Centre, Wynnum, Queensland, 23 September to 7 October, 2017.

Set in 1959, New York, a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers (all "little old ladies") out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit!

Musical version of Stephen King’s Carrie for Perth

STEPHEN King’s classic novel Carrie is the latest horror-themed stage show to come from Perth’s Dark Psychic Productions – and it’s being brought to life as a musical during October 2017.

Directed by Ryan S. McNally at Phoenix Theatre, the story follows town misfit Carrie White, bullied by the popular crowd while remaining virtually invisible to everyone else.

At home, she is at the mercy of her over-protective and abusive mother – but Carrie soon discovers with her coming-of-age that she has telekinetic powers.

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