Community Theatre

THE WOMAN IN BLACK @ SUTHERLAND MEMORIAL SCHOOL OF ARTS

Do you believe in ghosts?

Regardless of your opinions on the paranormal, you’ll be glancing over your shoulder as you leave the theatre after The Sutherland Theatre Company’s upcoming production of the classic ghost story THE WOMAN IN BLACK.

Based on Susan Hill’s gothic horror novel of the same name, The Woman in Black is a gripping ghost story set in a dusty old theatre.

Arthur Kipps, a middle-aged solicitor, engages the services of a professional actor to help him re-enact a ghostly event that he experienced many years before at a deceased client’s old manor house in the English countryside. From the cluttered stage, Kipps begins to read his story: painfully, self-consciously and hesitantly at first, but gradually increasing in confidence.

The actor is enthusiastic and passionate, taking on the role of a young Kipps for the purpose of the performance. But as the two men delve deeper into the spine-chilling events that befell Kipps during his time at Eel Marsh House, the actor gradually realises that not all ghost stories are works of fiction.

In his second show with The Sutherland Theatre Company, Anthony White will play the reluctant storyteller Arthur Kipps.

Dirk Strachan-Thornton is to play the self-assured actor whom he hires to help bring his story to the stage.

Mallatratt’s adaption has been seen by millions of people worldwide and has been running on the West End for 27 years.

Director Belinda Balhatchet was drawn to the play’s use of simple theatrical techniques, rather than a detailed set, to bring the story to life.

“Nowadays, big budget productions can create almost anything on stage. Audiences don’t have to use their imagination as much as they used to because everything is created before them through lavish sets and huge casts. This show is the complete opposite. With a cast of two and an incredibly simple set, The Woman in Black relies on the talent of the cast and the imagination of the audience to create an atmosphere of tension and horror.”

Belinda knew that the Sutherland Memorial School of Arts was the perfect venue for the show.

“The School of Arts is a relatively small theatre in an old building. It fits the theme of the show perfectly, and the small size of the theatre puts the audience right in the middle of the action.”

THE WOMAN IN BLACK will be playing for a strictly limited season at the Sutherland Memorial School of Arts from May 26-28. Performance times are Friday 26 May @ 8pm, Saturday 27 May @ 2pm, Saturday 27 May @ 8pm, Sunday 28 May @ 2pm.

Tickets can be booked online via TryBooking: http://bit.ly/stcwomaninblack. Alternatively phone bookings can be made on 91507574.

For more about The Woman in Black, visit http://www.thesutherlandtheatrecompany.com.au/index.htm
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COSI : LANE COVE THEATRE COMPANY REPRISES A NOWRA CLASSIC

Production photography by Dawn Pugh.

There are just so many comic and dramatic possibilities that come to mind with this particular Louis Nowra scenario. Nowra makes some good choices and the result is one of his most flamboyant and entertaining plays.

A young director, Lewis, desperately in need of work, takes on the job of putting  on a production at a psych hospital, to be performed by patients. The hospital’s social worker has come up with the idea of the project, believing that it will be good for his ‘charges’. We follow Lewis’ rocky journey from his first meetings with his ‘actors’ all the way through to his reflections after the performance has finally taken place.

Lane Cove Theatre Company recently completed a very satisfying revival, which sadly only had a very short season, directed by the very experienced Debbie Smith.                                        Continue reading COSI : LANE COVE THEATRE COMPANY REPRISES A NOWRA CLASSIC

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU : AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE OF A BROADWAY HIT MUSICAL

Chatswood Musical Society’s Australian premiere of the Broadway  hit, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, music by Barbara Anselmi and lyrics by Brian Hargrove, is 90 minutes of non-stop hilarity. With his production of the show,  Director James Worner has been able to spread the joy he felt when he saw the play on Broadway.

This is a roller coaster musical farce featuring nervous grooms, overbearing mums, unexpected guests, and the odd blushing bride.

The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Their mothers are gale force matriarchs. The audience related to, and many times laughed at, the familiar fears, expectations and tensions that come with family celebrations. As old relatives staggered about, young friends weaved in and out of the melee seeking reassurance. When the bride’s ex-boyfriend crashed the party, it was up to the sister of the bride to turn things around to enable the happy ending. Continue reading IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU : AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE OF A BROADWAY HIT MUSICAL

CASTLE HILL PLAYERS PRESENT ‘THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING’ @ PAVILION THEATRE

THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING is the English translation of a Dutch children’s novel by Guus Kuijer. It was adapted for the stage by the Australian playwright Richard Tulloch and first performed in 2010.

This production by Castle Hill Players is an engaging insight into the world of young Thomas as we look at the adults’ moral codes through the imagination of a nine year old boy.

Set in Amsterdam in 1951 Brayden Sim brings to the main character, Thomas Klopper, a charming innocence as he comes to understand a little better the relationships of the people around him. Continue reading CASTLE HILL PLAYERS PRESENT ‘THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING’ @ PAVILION THEATRE

CONSENSUAL : WHEN THE PAST COMES BACK TO HAUNT DIANE

British playwright Evan Placey’s CONSENSUAL, the current play at the New Theatre, is a confronting, highly charged drama. A play written for, and about, some of the challenges that face young people today, it is one of the best of its kind that I have seen.

Johann Walraven’s sensitive, finely honed production serves the piece well.

The play is set in the classroom of a co-educational high school. Most of the classes we ‘sit in on’ are sex education classes, so yes, as you can imagine the classes are amusing and raucous.

The centrepiece of the set design is a large chalkboard filled with all sorts of adolescent student graffiti. Scattered around the stage are a number of student desks.   Continue reading CONSENSUAL : WHEN THE PAST COMES BACK TO HAUNT DIANE

THE BOLD, THE YOUNG AND THE MURDERED @ BANKSTOWN ARTS CENTRE

Can you guess “who done it”? This fun production by Bankstown Theatre Company will have you guessing to the very end. The long running soap-opera The Bold and the Young is in its last day with ratings tumbling and a cast with serious personality issues ranging from an obsession with soup, self-esteem problems to slightly psychopathic tendencies.

The executive producer give this motley mix of actors an ultimatum, either complete one episode overnight or the show will be cut. But shortly after the director is murdered and then in quick succession several of the other cast members meet the same fate. Can these unlikely Sherlock Holmes discover the murderer before the show is literally killed off?!

The cast of 13 actors gives this comedy/mystery by Don Zolidis a life of its own as it pokes fun at the characters in soap operas and the actors portraying these. I defy any audience member to pick the ending with several twists to ensure one’s interest is held to the very last. Continue reading THE BOLD, THE YOUNG AND THE MURDERED @ BANKSTOWN ARTS CENTRE

MIRANDA MUSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS ‘WICKED’ @ SUTHERLAND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

WICKED – music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman, tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz  see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

The Miranda Musical Society’s (MMS) revival of WICKED will play the Sutherland Entertainment Centre on Wednesday March 22 at 8 pm, Thursday March 23 at 11 am and 8 pm, Friday March 25 at 2 pm and 8 pm, and Sunday March 26 at 11 am and 5 pm.

Bookings :-   95218888  or  http://goo.gl/pC7ylM          

For more about WICKED presented by Miranda Musical Society, visit   http://www.mirandamusicalsociety.com.au/      

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SUTHERLAND THEATRE COMPANY TO PRESENT ANDREW MORTON’S ‘BLOOM’ IN MARCH

The Sutherland Theatre Company is proudly presenting Andrew Morton’s heart-warming play, Bloom, at the Sutherland Memorial School of Arts from March 3-12.

Following the death of his father, 15-year-old Daniel and his mother Lisa are forced to move to an unfamiliar town. After a violent outburst at his new school, Daniel’s social worker Michelle suggests that he spend a week working with her father, Bobby, an urban gardener of several abandoned lots in the middle in the city.

A week soon turns into a few months and, as the two men spend the summer tending the gardens, they begin planting some much-needed hope in a neighbourhood plagued by blight and help each other heal old wounds.

A finalist at the Write Now festival and a winner of the Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award, Bloom is a coming-of-age story about grief, growth and gardening.

Director Christiane Brawley chose the play because of its simple and relatable story about the power of human connection.

“The media is so full of material telling us of our cruelty and indifference to each other, but this story is about the positive ways that human interaction can enrich and revitalise us. I don’t think we can ever have too many reminders about the importance of kindness and family and friendship.”

The heart-warming story at the centre of the show has broad appeal.

“It is gently humorous and reminds us why it is good to be alive. It has characters and situations that everyone will recognise and a story which will make the audience smile and feel good.”

The multi-generational cast of talented local performers includes Graham Yates, Ben Moss, Mel Day, Grace Fabris and Emma Dalton.

PERFORMANCE TIMES –

Friday 3rd March @ 8pm Saturday 4th March @ 2pm Sunday 5th March @ 2pm Thursday 9th March @ 8pm Friday 10th March @ 8pm Saturday 11th March @ 8pm Sunday 12th March @ 2pm

Tickets are available from http://www.thesutherlandtheatrecompany.com.au or by calling (02) 9150 7574.

For more about Bloom, visit http://www.thesutherlandtheatrecompany.com.au
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CASTLE HILL PLAYERS PRESENT ‘CALENDAR GIRLS’ @ THE PAVILION THEATRE

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CALENDAR GIRLS by Tim Firth comes from the popular 2003 film of the same name which starred Helen Mirren and Julie Walters.

The play is based on the true story of a Yorkshire women’s club that earned money for its village hospital by having members pose nude on an annual printed calendar. Presented by Castle Hill Players the show is a highly entertaining start to their 2017 season.

CALENDAR GIRLS is about friendship, loss, the strength and beauty of older women and community. The audience greatly appreciated the entire production with intakes of breath at the “nude” scenes and applause for the bravery of the actresses. There is comedy throughout but the jokes are gentle and the more serious moments are played with deep feeling and sensitivity. Continue reading CASTLE HILL PLAYERS PRESENT ‘CALENDAR GIRLS’ @ THE PAVILION THEATRE

CMS TO PRESENT AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE OF BROADWAY HIT FOR ITS FIRST SHOW IN 2017

Chatswood Musical Society (CMS) is proud to announce its  first show for 2017 will be the  Australian Premiere of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU.

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Broadway’s hilarious wild musical farce with blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing mums, unexpected guests, and plenty of crazy twists and turns will be coming to The Independent Theatre North Sydney from March 31 to April 8.

For more about CMS proud to present the Australian Premiere of “It Shoulda Been You” – A New Musical Comedy, visit http://www.chatswoodmusicalsociety.org/it-shoulda-been-you
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ELIZABETH COLEMAN’S ITS MY PARTY (AND I’LL DIE IF I WANT TO) @ GUILD THEATRE ROCKDALE

 

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The next production by the Guild Theatre will be a revival of Aussie playwright Elizabeth Coleman’s IT’S MY PARTY (AND I’LL DIE IF I WANT TO which will be directed by Elizabeth Coleman.

The play has been billed as a deathly black comedy at it’s most hilarious.

IT’S MY PART (AND I’LL DIE IF I WANT TO) is playing the Guild Theatre between October 28 and November 26. For more information visit –

http://www.guildtheatre.com.au

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Chatswood Musical Society 65th Anniversary Concert @ The Zenith Theatre Chatswood

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This year marks Chatswood Musical Society’s 65th year of providing quality theatrical productions to Chatswood and the Lower North Shore. With the kind support of Willoughby City Council, we cordially invite you to join us in celebrating this remarkable milestone at our 65th Anniversary Concert.

Come and enjoy wonderful music performed by talented up & coming as well as veteran artists, showcasing repertoire spanning 6 decades of operetta, musical comedy & musical theatre. Re-discover classic musical gems and commemorate our history of providing a platform for young and ‘young at heart’ performers in our local community and beyond.

It’s not an anniversary without a party! So stay after the concert and join the cast for a celebration with some nibbles!

A one night only event – a unique opportunity to reconnect with great music and bear witness to future stars in the making – book early to avoid disappointment!

DATES
10 September 2016 5:00 pm at the Zenith theatre, corner MacIntosh and Railway street, Chatswood.

For more about Chatswood Musical Society 65th Anniversary Concert, visit http://www.chatswoodmusicals.org
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THE GUILD THEATRE PRESENTS STEVE MARTIN’S ‘THE UNDERPANTS’

The Guild Theatre’s latest production is  a revival of Steve Martin’s play THE UNDERPANTS  which  premiered Off Broadway in  April 2002. Martin’s play is a loose adaptation of German playwright Carl Sternheim’s play Die Hose (1910).

As one would expect from Mr Wild and Crazy, the show is anarchic fun that  satirises middle class  manners and  behaviour. Continue reading THE GUILD THEATRE PRESENTS STEVE MARTIN’S ‘THE UNDERPANTS’

CASTLE HILL PLAYERS PRESENT ‘ON GOLDEN POND’ @ THE PAVILION THEATRE

ON GOLDEN POND  is the classic award winning 1979 play by Ernest Thompson which was later adapted into the memorable 1981 motion picture starring Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn. This play is part of a very special season for Castle Hill Players as they celebrate their 50th anniversary season.

While On Golden Pond has much witty sarcasm and humorous one-liners, it also looks at the themes of love, connections, and letting go of the past to allow the flowering of broken relationships.

The story centres on an older couple Norman and Ethyl Thayer and explores the effects of the turbulent relationship their daughter Chelsea shared with her father growing up and the difficulties faced by a couple in the latter years of a long marriage. Continue reading CASTLE HILL PLAYERS PRESENT ‘ON GOLDEN POND’ @ THE PAVILION THEATRE

NEW AUSSIE PLAY @ STAR OF THE SEA THEATRE MANLY

 

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This Factory Space Theatre Company production of Australian playwright Brenda Gottsche’s new play ALMOST NEARLY PARADISE was was expertly directed by long time director Roz Riley.

The night sees us take a journey with unexpected witty twists and turns. Much laughter is generated by the quick, wicked and entertaining dialogue with the highlight being some quite delicious one-liners. My favourite line was,  when one character says of another character, ‘he is unattached to the truth’.

The play starts off being about the inaugural meeting of a newly established book club with  four ladies gathered to discuss their first book.

Unexpected events occur as the first meeting starts with a raging storm with gale force winds taking place outside. The setting is a mythical island paradise on beautiful Pittwater.

Too much alcohol is consumed, hip hop rap ensues, and everyone has secrets worth spreading, and soon the night becomes a nightmare with dangerous revelations revealed by each woman.

Moreover, Ian Tompson, Australia’s 48th richest man, smashes his way into their ordinary suburban lives, late in the evening, with a large cash offer to the group that may just be too hard to refuse…

Will they keep money that has no strings attached? The auditorium and stage have been converted to provide an intimate theatre space, with an excellent well-chosen cast, and believable performances from all. Recommended.

Cast:
Maree Cole as Ann Watson
Tara jay as Ellie Jordan
Melissa Kathryn Rose as Jenny Henly
Grace Naoum as Tiffany (Tiff) Sampson
Steven Menteith as Ian Tompson
Tadhg Scanlon as Sammie Henly

Friday 8th July 2016 to Saturday 23rd July 2016

Star of the Sea Theatre, at Stella Maris College, corner of Iluka Avenue and Collingwood Streets, Manly

Factory Space Theatre Company
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GENESIAN THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS AGATHIE CHRISTIE THRILLER

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Murder, mystery, suspense, romance plus acting to die for awaits you if you attend this current production, Agathie Christie’s 1945 stage adaptation based on her  1938 novel of the same name. directed by the Company’s current Artistic Director Barry Nielson.

Nielson’s production features a large impressive cast. The focus of the play is on Mrs Boynton, a pivotal role played to the hilt and with aplomb  by Leilani Loau. Dressed in top to toe black, her characters’ true colours are revealed as the narrative develops.

Mrs Boynton is the matriarch from hell who presides over her stepchildren with an iron fist. She is an expert in playing cat and mouse games. She enjoys how her family are dependant on her financially; she laughs maniacally, conveying her cruel, sadistic, cunning and manipulative nature. She  was a former wardress in prison and has a lust for power. Continue reading GENESIAN THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS AGATHIE CHRISTIE THRILLER

FORBIDDEN @ BLOOD MOON THEATRE KINGS CROSS

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In FORBIDDEN, written by Visakesa Chandrasekaram and directed by Neil Khare, Urmila is a young woman who is living in a man’s world. Amidst the civil unrest in Sri Lanka she has been convinced through treachery and deception to follow a path of destruction.

FORBIDDEN stars Belinda Maree, Dimitri Armatas and Neil Khare.

FORBIDDEN is playing the Blood Moon Theatre in the World Bar, 24 Bayswater Road, Kings Cross until 23 July. Tickets are Adults: $32.00 and concession $25.
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THE CASTLE HILL PLAYERS PRESENT ‘LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE’ @ THE PAVILION THEATRE

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LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE is yet another moving and highly entertaining production to be presented by Castle Hill Players in this their 40th anniversary year. The play, written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephronis, is based on the book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman and was first played in New York in 2008.

The play is organized as a series of monologues and uses a cast of five women playing over 30 parts delightfully linking matters of life and love with matters of the wardrobe. A woman named Gingy, played with feeling and compassion by Annette Van Roden, tells her life story which is woven in and out of the tales of the other characters. The play follows Gingy through several marriages, motherhood and other turning points, each marked by various items of clothing.

The show features various comic interludes about the agonies of the dressing room (“I don’t know who this is cut for”), the mortification of bra-buying (“The training bras are over here”) or  the hurtful words of mothers (“Is that what you’re wearing?”), not to mention unfortunate prom dresses, high heels and one perfect shirt. Everyone in the audience will relate to some of the one liners as we have said them, listened to them or been their recipients.

One of the highlights is the monologue “I hate my purse” played with wonderful comic skills by Sandy Velini. Her character’s great frustration is her habitual inability to keep her purse properly organised and hygienic. In the chaos of its interior she sees a reflection of her own life but she does finally discover the perfect bag to manage the problem.

What these stories are really talking about are mother/daughter relationships, romance and the men who come and go, family dynamics and sometimes just getting through the pain life contains. The more substantial stories usually have a strong emotional component, connecting the memories of a dress or a pair of shoes to certain pivotal moments in the women’s lives.

Directed by Meredith Jacobs, the ensemble also including Mary Clarke, Leigh Scanlon and Kate Gandy, work beautifully together to bring life, fun and feeling to their characters.

The production features original music composed by Joshua McNulty who conducted and recorded the score with live musicians from the  Canaria Scoring Orchestra.  

The show also gives theatregoers the opportunity to put on that something you have never been game to wear even if it is just a  fancy assessor. At every performance one “frocked up” audience member will be selected go in the competition to win tickets to the next production plus receive a complimentary beverage and snack from the Foyer Bar.

For a night that is funny and poignant, witty and sometimes sad, get to LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE at the Pavilion Theatre, Doran Road, Castle Hill Showground.   

Performance times are Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8.15pm and Sundays at 4.30pm.

Tickets $27/$22. Bookings – 

http://www.paviliontheatre.org.au

 

 

 

CANTERBURY THEATRE GUILD PRESENTS AVENUE Q @ BEXLEY RSL CLUB

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So I went to the Bexley RSL club on Stony Creek Road Bexley to see this play.

It is on a very busy road. Cars drive along it, some furiously, in a desperate hurry to get nowhere in particular. You cross it at your peril. The club itself  displays a WWII Ordnance QF 25 pound Horwitzer Gun out the front. At least that is what I think it is. Then one mounts and  walks over rather morose orange brown  pavers  to gain entrance and  behold  the club’s rather cavernous carpeted interior.

Inside there is a small segmented area for a theatre space. Continue reading CANTERBURY THEATRE GUILD PRESENTS AVENUE Q @ BEXLEY RSL CLUB

HILLS MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT

Joseph and Technicolour DreamAfter seeing JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT last night, I have a dream that I won’t need Joseph to interpret.  My dream is that every table in the auditorium is filled for the next outing of this Hills Musical Theatre Company show.  As a believer in the theological concept of free will, I’m going to follow Joseph in making my dream come true by giving you a bread-basket load of reasons why you and your family should attend this wonderful night out.

Firstly, it’s a classic.  As I was waiting in the bitter cold for my friend to arrive I heard a patron add to his Box Office greetings, “You never get sick of Joseph!”  This is so true.  The show, Andrew Lloyd Webber music and Tim Rice lyrics, did have a troubled start though.  Beginning life as a 15 minute ‘pop cantata’ school performance in 1968, it had many incarnations, rewrites and false starts. Continue reading HILLS MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT

THE GUILD THEATRE PRESENTS DAVID WILLIAMSON’S WHEN DAD MARRIED FURY @ WALZ STREET ROCKDALE

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It’s good to see a local community theatre group put on  WHEN DAD MARRIED FURY, one of David Williamson’s strongest later works. The Guild Theatre chose this play as part of its 50th year  program, quite some milestone.

When corporate high flyer and father Alan marries Fury his family are  far from pleased.  Alan had only recently lost his wife, and in the time that most men would be grieving, Alan had gone off and married the brash and much younger Fury, a former beauty queen. His two sons, Ian and Ben, were expecting better form from their father. Continue reading THE GUILD THEATRE PRESENTS DAVID WILLIAMSON’S WHEN DAD MARRIED FURY @ WALZ STREET ROCKDALE

SMT PRESENTS BONNIE AND CLYDE : THE MUSICAL @ SUTHERLAND MEMORIAL SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

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Seasoned theatregoers always find something to love in this crazy creative world of performance. Amateur through semi pro to professional, school concerts to Granny’s tap dance showcase. There’s always something unusual, exciting or unique to enjoy.

How unusual, exciting and unique though, to find a community based amateur show about which you love everything! BONNIE AND CLYDE at the Sutherland Memorial School of Arts is a cracker production. It’s slickly produced, really well sung with some terrific acting; it’s got a great set; costumes with purpose and brought together with intelligent stage and musical direction. And wigs … good ones! 12 by my count. Continue reading SMT PRESENTS BONNIE AND CLYDE : THE MUSICAL @ SUTHERLAND MEMORIAL SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

jOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT @ MODEL FARMS HIGH SCHOOL

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Tickets are now on sale for the Hills Musical Theatre Company’s production of ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.’ This production has a fantastic cast of up and coming young people and up and coming young at heart people who are looking forward to bringing you this uplifting show.

Book tickets now for best seats.

DATES
Fri 27th May 8pm, Sat 28th May 2pm & 8pm, Fri 3rd June 8pm, Sat 4th June 2pm & 8pm.

VENUE- Model Farms High School Auditorium Gooden Drive Baulkham Hills.

For more about Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, visit http://www.hillsmtc.com
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LANE COVE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS ‘AWAY’ @ ST AIDAN’S CHURCH, LONGUEVILLE

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This  year is the 21st anniversary for the Lane Cove Theatre Company (LCTC). The Company is presenting three plays this year and their current production is a revival  of Michael Gow’s family drama AWAY, directed by Peter Farmer.

I have lost count as to how many times I have seen this play. AWAY has always been a stand-out, a play of enormous heart and warmth. Theatregoers are so easily able to relate to the struggles taking place within three families as  they take their summer vacation.  Continue reading LANE COVE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS ‘AWAY’ @ ST AIDAN’S CHURCH, LONGUEVILLE

EXIT LAUGHING @ THE GUILD THEATRE ROCKDALE

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Paul Elliott’s play sees Mary, one of the bridge partners inconveniently die, but this does not stop the girls carrying on with their weekly bridge night at  Connie’s house.

The laugh-out-loud, more than a touch black comedy starts from the moment that her ashes suddenly arrive from the funeral home. Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham in the US, take on a new lease on life after Mary’s demise, and follow her advice that they ought to ‘exit laughing’.

If you enjoyed television’s GOLDEN GIRLS, then this play will have plenty of appeal. The alcohol fueled evening progresses, with more and more risqué dialogue. From beyond the grave, the recently departed Mary has a lot to say to her surviving friends. Continue reading EXIT LAUGHING @ THE GUILD THEATRE ROCKDALE