Community Theatre

Almost, Maine at Roleystone WA

ONE of the most frequently produced plays in the US is the May 2021 offering at Roleystone Theatre, WA. 

Community Theatre Seasons 2022

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Local theatres are preparing to sing, dance and act up a storm in the year ahead.

Following two stop-start years of uncertainty, Community Theatre companies are busily preparing their 2022 seasons, announcing either complete seasons, opening productions or new dates for shows held over from last year. We’re pleased to share news of some of the plays and musicals which will burst onto local stages across Australia and New Zealand in the new year.

Victoria

Festive Show with Terry Pratchett Twist at Roleystone

CHRISTMAS 2021 is being turned on its head in Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather at Roleystone Hall in Western Australia. 

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at Stirling Theatre

AN AUSTRALIAN stage classic written by playwright Ray Lawler – who turned 100 this year – is coming to Stirling Theatre, in Western Australia, in November and December 2021.

Picasso’s Women at Harbour Theatre

Insights into Pablo Picasso’s wives and lovers will emerging from the canvas at Harbour Theatre in November / December 2021, as three women share stories about their lives with

Shakespeare Send-up at Melville

SHAKESPEARE’S long-lost first play, written when he was 17, is coming to Perth’s Melville Theatre, after being found in a treasure-filled English parking lot (or so we’re led to believe). 

Little Shop Casting Cancellations

Two community theatres have cancelled their seasons to the musical Little Shop of Horrors after a backlash against their casting choices.

The Beaumaris Theatre Company in Victoria and the Launceston Musical Society in Tasmania both called off their seasons for similar reasons.

Both companies came under fire on social media for their decision not to cast people of colour in the roles of Ronnette, Crystal and Chiffon - the trio of 60's female singers in the musical.

Addams Family Musical Set to Spook Up Stirling Stage

Image: Logan Bin Bakar, left, Perri Hinton, Megan Lilley, Jacob Miles, Billy Hewett, Walter Gittens and Keely Crugnale in The Addams Family

Bankstown Theatre Company Present The King and I

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 

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