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Leongatha Lyric TheatreOUR COUNTRY’S GOOD ~ On 4 June 1789, despite some officers’ disapproval, a group of convicts directed by Lt. Ralph Clark R M, staged Australia’s first ever play. We see the preparations complete with colourful characters and earthy humour.
29 September – 7 October 8pm Fridays, Saturdays & Thursday 5   
2pm Sunday 1 & Saturday 7 October      * VDL Awards Entry *
Mesley Hall, 1 Nerrena Rd (Cnr Horn St), Leongatha
www.lyrictheatre.net.au      0490 525 482    (0439 873 368)

Off the Leash Theatre – THE LARAMIE PROJECT ~ the story of a young man’s tragic death, focusing on the fallout and impact of violence and crime on a rural community. 
13 – 28 October      7:30 Fridays,  2pm & 7:30 Saturdays
Old Drouin Butter Factory, 2A Main South Road, Drouin        
www.offtheleashtheatre.com.au
         www.trybooking.com/RUUJ

Singing Strong – LITTLE WOMEN ~ Broadway musical using Louisa Alcott’s famous novel
27 – 29 October    7:30 Friday & Saturday   1:30 Saturday & Sunday
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Grey Street, Traralgon     5176 3333

Warragul Theatre Company – SONG CONTEST ~ The Almost Eurovision Experience
3 – 11 November   7:30 Fridays, Saturdays & Thursday 9, 1:30 both Saturdays & Sunday 5
Warragul Exhibition Hall, 15 Howitt St, Warragul (Next to Warragul Show Grounds)
www.warragultheatrecompany.org.au      0415 464 869

 

WHAT’S BEEN ON ROUND GIPPSLAND 2017

PLOS Musical ProductionsWICKED ~ Stephen Schwartz prequel to The Wizard of Oz
31 December 2016 – 7 January 2017        SOLD OUT SEASON
Frankston Arts Centre  www.plos.asn.au   www.artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au   9784 1060

Nautilus Theatre Project – SOLILOQUY by Chris Dickins ~ 8 monologues in  Fish Creek locations and a final scene revealing the links between the characters
6 – 20 January   Starting point: Fish Creek Bowling Club    Inquiries 0428 560 842

Latrobe Performing Arts – THE PRINCESS & THE PIRATE ~ A rollicking new adventure
12 – 20 January     Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Grey St., Traralgon     5176 3333

Theatrecraft Youth Unlimited – LOVE AND INFORMATION VDL Youth showcase
13 & 14 January  Trafalgar Public Hall, 30 Contingent Street     0408 366 481

Wonthaggi Theatrical Group – BEND IT LIKE BROADWAY 5 ~ Twisted Broadway
10 – 12 February   
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre    www.wtg.org.au 

CPAC (Cardinia Performing Arts Company) – THE WIZARD OF OZ ~ Trip down the Yellow Brick Road   25 February – 10 March  Cardinia Cultural Centre, Pakenham
www.trybooking.com/222361   0407 090 354   9587 1750 a/h

FAMDA – THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES by Eve Ensler, directed by Brad Beach ~ The prelude to the Prom Coast Seachange Festival, a spellbinding, funny and at times incredibly moving play
9 – 24 March  Foster Arts Centre   * VDL Awards Entry *  www.famda.org.au

Offshore Theatre –  THE SHIFTING HEART set in the backyards of 1950s Collingwood
30 March – 8 April  Cowes Cultural Centre, 91 – 97 Thompson Avenue, Cowes
www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=258068&bof=1

People’s Playhouse – YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN ~ a Peanuts story
7 – 15 April   
Cranbourne Community Theatre, Brunt Street, Cranbourne   
www.trybooking.com/nctb         0402 197 390

PROM COAST SEACHANGE FESTIVAL   24 – 26 March & 31 March – 2 April 2017

Here, There & Everywhere Theatre – TABLE SEVENTEEN ~ A wedding reception
31 March   Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Grey St., Traralgon   5176 3333

Mary MacKillop College – BLOOD BROTHERS ~ Willy Russell musical, laughter & tragedy
21 & 22 April    Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre    5662 4255

Newhaven College – GUYS AND DOLLS ~ Classic musical abut a couple of big city gamblers and the women who love them
5 – 7 May  Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre www.newhavencol.vic.edu.au

Off the Leash Theatre – CHECKLIST FOR AN ARMED ROBBER ~ A young man holds up a bookshop in Newcastle NSW. Chechen rebels storm a Russian theatre. Seemingly unrelated events but what is in common?   * VDL Awards Entry *   29 April – 13 May
Richmond Theatrette, Drouin Secondary College, Traralgon VRI Hall, Stratford Courthouse

Bairnsdale Production Line Theatre – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ~ Can the Beast learn to love and be loved before the last petal falls?    5 – 21 May
Forge Theatre & Arts Hub, McKean St. www.bairnsdaleproductionline.com.au  5152 1482

Wonthaggi Theatrical Group – MISS SAIGON by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg, directed by Wayne Moloney ~ the Madam Butterfly story moved to 1970s Vietnam
27 May – 11 June   Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre     www.wtg.org.au

Maffra Dramatic Society – ALL MY HUSBANDS ~ French farce       
9 – 17 June      Fridays & Saturdays     Stratford Courthouse Theatre

Warragul Theatre Company – MEASURE FOR MEASURE ~ vintage Shakespeare
30 June & 1 July   Exhibition Hall, 15 Howitt St., Warragul www.warragultheatrecompany.org.au  0415 464 869

Leongatha Lyric TheatreHAIRSPRAY ~ Welcome to the 1960s and a magical musical
7 – 22 July  8pm Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays   2pm Saturdays & Sundays
Mesley Hall, 1 Nerrena Rd (Cnr Horn St), Leongatha
www.lyrictheatre.net.au      0407 538 245  (0439 873 368     0490 525 482)

Off the Leash Theatre – Tick, Tick, BOOM! ~ depicts Jonathan Larson’s journey from despairing and desperate struggling artist to successful author of the Broadway mega-hit RENT
14 – 29 July   8pm Fridays & Saturdays
July 14 & 15   The Gem Theatre,  19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald
July 21 & 22   Wesley of Warragul,  62 Victoria St, Warragul
July 28 & 29   Anglican Church,  132 Princes Way, Drouin
www.offtheleashtheatre.com.au/tick-tick-boom    0407 444 430

Sale Theatre Company – EUROSONG – The Party of the Party (Russia) ~ hilarious musical, spoofing the Eurovision Song Contest
21 – 29 July    8pm Fridays, Saturdays & Thursday 27 July   2pm Saturday 29 July
EBB Wellington Entertainment Centre, 100 Foster St., Sale
www.ebbwec.com.au      5143 3200

Latrobe Theatre Company –  OLIVER! ~ Charles Dickens’ beloved novel comes to life as Lionel Bart’s songs take audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England
21 July – 6 August     7:30 Fridays & Saturdays    1:30 Saturdays & Sundays  
Little Theatre, Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon
www.latrobetheatrecompany.org.au      5176 3333

SOUTH GIPPSLAND ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
19 & 20 August 2017    Foster War Memorial Arts Centre

CPAC (Cardinia Performing Arts Company) – BONNIE & CLYDE ~ ill-fated lovers and outlaws during the Great Depression
19 August – 1 September   Cardinia Cultural Centre, Pakenham    www.cardiniaperformingarts.com     0407 090 354,  9587 1750 a/h

Wonthaggi Theatrical Group – CHICAGO ~ Set in 1920s Chicago, a musical satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the ‘celebrity criminal’
19 August –  2 September   Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre    www.wtg.org.au

MOaRTZ – CARAVAN ~ vintage Australian comedy by Donald MacDonald       
1 – 9 September   Monash Hall, Reserve St, Yallourn North
0438 579 987 

Impact Theatre – FULL STOP ~  Small town. Tall building. A play about unanswered questions, a pair of red shoes, and the courage of reaching out.
8 – 10 September    Warragul Exhibition Hall 15 Howitt St, Warragul    0435 902 747

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