Community Theatre

Secret Bridesmaids’ Business at Roleystone

IF YOU knew a secret that could shatter a bride’s dream the night before her wedding, would you tell?

That’s the premise of the Roleystone Theatre (WA) production of Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, written by Elizabeth Coleman and directed by Michelle Ezzy at Roleystone Hall in October 2019.

The popular comedy is set the night before Meg Bacon’s wedding in a hotel with her mother and bridesmaids, ready for one last night of girlie fun.

Tasty Theatre Bites for Sydney’s North: In a Nutshell

There’s something theatrical for every taste when Lane Cove Theatre Company presents its inaugural 10-minute play showcase: In a Nutshell, over the weekend Friday 27 to Sunday 29 September, 2019.

Part of the Lane Cove Festival, In a Nutshell highlights the talents of local actors, directors and writers in a short series of quickfire performances.

The Nightwatchman at Melville

MEMORY and nostalgia are key elements of The Nightwatchman at Melville Theatre (WA) in September 2019, as three people move into a new chapter of their lives.

Written by Daniel Keene and directed by Siobhán O’Gara, the play follows a brother and sister as they return to their family home to help their now-blind father move into an elderly care facility.

Anne Frank Diary for Castle Hill Stage

Castle Hill Players present The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett at the Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill from 20 September to 12 October, 2019. 

Anne Frank’s voice and words continue to resonate through the ages. Goodrich and Hackett’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning adaptation of Anne Frank’s remarkable diary and life in the secret annex is suspenseful, surprisingly humorous and heart-warming. We discover hope and courage during a time of unimaginable horrors.

John & Jen in Perth

LOVE, loyalty and family are key themes in Stirling Theatre’s September 2019 production of John & Jen – a musical featuring only two actors.

Written by Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald and directed by Tyler Eldridge, the show is set in the ever-changing United States between 1950 and 1990 and focuses on Jen and her relationships with the two Johns in her life.

One is her younger brother, who was killed in Vietnam, and the other is her son trying to find his way in life.

Kinky Boots Struts Into Rockdale

Rockdale Musical Society’s production of Kinky Boots, thehuge-hearted, high-heeled musical will be playing at Rockdale Town Hall from 6 September 2019 for 8 performances only, rounding out their 80th year celebrations.

With a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

Stargazers Premieres at Brighton

The Australian premiere of Stargazers is being presented from August 16 - 31 by Brighton Theatre Company in Melbourne. A romantic, comedic script mixed with a touch of sci fi, it’s a look at how universal loneliness can be, and how sometimes what we most seek keeps us apart from what we most want.

Stargazers follows the story of Rupert Knox who just wants two things in life: to make the astronomical discovery of the new millennium and to find a date to his sister’s wedding. 

Celebration at Stirling Players

To a wedding, followed by a funeral. 

Sounds like a tragedy. 

But no. 

Celebration, the September 2019 production by the Stirling Players (SA), is definitely a comedy.   

"It will be a heap of fun," according to the director, Patsy Thomas.

"More serious plays tend to have heavy dialogue and long quiet patches, but this will be quite pacey."

The Drowsy Chaperone at Chatswood

North Shore Theatre Company (NSTC) is returning home to the Zenith Theatre in Chatswood after a three year hiatus for the musical farce The Drowsy Chaperone from 6 to 15 September 2019.

A loving send-up of American musical comedy from the 1920s, The Drowsy Chaperone charts the dream-come-true moment when a die-hard theatre fan plays his favourite cast album and the characters come to life in his living room.

Princess Ida for Adelaide

Strong women tackle masculine bravado as SA Light Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s topsy turvy operetta Princess Ida during August and September 2019.