January – February

What’s On

PLOS Musical Productions – THE LITTLE MERMAID – Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy story gets the Disney treatment with Alan Menken’s music
31 December 2017 – 10 January 2018  Frankston Arts Centre, Davey St.
plos.asn.au   Bookings: artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au  9784 1060

Wonthaggi Theatrical Group – THE COCKY OF BUNGAREE – devious disguises, villainous villains, clever sheep and the fastest shearing sheila this side of the rabbit proof fence
4 – 12 January  WTG Rooms, State Coal Mine Reserve, Garden Street 
wtg.org.au

Holiday Actors – WICKED – The untold story of the Witches of Oz
10 – 13 January  Lighthouse Theatre, 185 Timor St, Warrnambool
lighthousetheatre.com.au  5559 4999

Encore Theatre – JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH – a dramatisation of Roald Dahl’s popular book
11 – 20 January  Clayton Community Centre, 9-23 Cooke Street
encoretheatre.com.au  1300 739 099

Fab Nobs Theatre – GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS – a summer musical for all the family
11 – 20 January The Fab Factory, 33 Industry Place, Bayswater
fabnobstheatre.com.au  0401 018 846

Altona City Theatre – ROCK OF AGES – raunchy musical set in late 1980s Hollywood
12 – 27 January Altona City Theatre, 115 Civic Parade, Altona
altonacitytheatre.com.au/shows/2018   0425 705 550

Windmill Theatre – THE NEXT BIG THING – the musical theatre variety show featuring some of the hottest new talent in Melbourne at Victoria’s newest performance venue
19 – 21 January  Bunjil Place Studio, 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren  9709 9700

Theatrecraft Youth Unlimited – THE PLACES YOU’LL GO – VDL Youth Summer School showcase
20 & 21 January     Trafalgar Public Hall, 32 Contingent St.  0408 366 481

Footlight Productions – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – an 18th century French fairy tale gets the Disney treatment
19 January – 4 February 
Playhouse Theatre, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Little Malop Street
footlightproductionsvic.com   Bookings: gpac.org.au  5225 1200

StageArt – FALSETTOS – award-winning musical about an unconventional, dysfunctional, yet very loving family in late 1970s New York
1 – 11 February Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
stageart.com.au  Bookings: chapeloffchapel.com.au  8290 7000

Maffra Dramatic Society – LEAP OF FAITH – a gospel rock musical based on the 1992 film with music by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Sister Act etc.)
2 – 11 February  Maffra Memorial Hall, Foster Street, Maffra
maffradramatics.com.au   0408 173 149

Peridot Theatre – RUMORS – Neil Simon comedy as the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself and four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce.
2 – 17 February  Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Rd, Mount Waverley
peridot.com.au  9808 0770

Geelong Repertory Theatre Company – JAKE’S WOMEN – Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical comedy looks at relationships, the fragility of memory and the art and craft of writing
2 – 17 February  Woodbin Theatre, 15 Coronation Street, Geelong West
geelongrep.com.au  Bookings: gpac.org.au  5225 1200

Williamstown Little Theatre – Mr BAILEY’S MINDER –  A tough, funny and big-hearted Australian play about shame and judgment and about who deserves to be loved and forgiven
8– 24 February  2-4 Albert Street, Williamstown
wlt.org.au  9885 9678

Sly Rat Theatre Co – ROMEO AND JULIET – Shakespeare in the park, a FREE family show
9 – 18 February  6pm Friday – Sunday (licensed bar from 5pm, sausage sizzle. Bring a picnic rug)
Queens Park, Moonee Ponds (adjacent to Mount Alexander Road)
slyrattheatreco.com

CPAC (Cardinia Performing Arts Company) – ANNIE – with the irrepressible comic strip heroine
10 – 24 February  Cardinia Cultural Centre, Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham
www.cardiniaperformingarts.com  0407 090 354 or 9587 1750 a/h

Brighton Theatre Company – IN THE NEXT ROOM or THE VIBRATOR PLAY – Set in the 1880’s, a play about medical treatments and relationships
15 February – 3 March  Bayside Cultural Centre, Carpenter St., Brighton
brightontheatreco.com  1300 752 126 * VDL Awards Entry *

Heidelberg Theatre Company – CROSSING DELANCEY – charming tale about the bonds of family, tradition and the romantic benefits of a new hat
16 February – 3 March  36 Turnham Ave, Rosanna 
htc.org.au
  9457 4117

Malvern Theatre Company – LAST GAS – funny and touching comedy with the lonely manager of the last store for petrol before the Canadian border to the north and the North Maine Woods to the west
17 February – 4 March  29a Burke Rd, East Malvern
malverntheatre.com.au  1300 131 552

Mordialloc Theatre Company – ALL THE KING’S WOMEN – seen through the eyes of sixteen women, five comedic plays and three monologues based on real events in Elvis Presley’s life
16 February – 3 March  Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale
mordialloctheatre.com  9587 5141

The Basin Theatre Group – IT’S NEVER TOO LATE – What happens when your husband leaves for a younger woman? How do you kick-start your life when you’ve never had to work? How do you cope with the realisation that time is not on your side?
16 February – 10 March  Cnr Simpson & Doongalla Roads, The Basin
thebasintheatre.org.au  1300 784 668

Eighteen Twelve Theatre – CALENDAR GIRLS – among the best-selling plays in British theatre history * VDL Awards Entry *
22 February – 17 March  Lowe Auditorium, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully
1812theatre.com.au   9758 3964

Eltham Little Theatre – THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST – Oscar Wilde’s immortal masterpiece with Lady Bracknell and the handbag
23 February – 4 March  Eltham Performing Arts Centre, Main Rd Research
elthamlittletheatre.org.au   9437 1574 * VDL Awards Entry *

Watch This Productions – A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC – Stephen Sondheim musical, 1973 winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book & Best Original Score
22 – 24 February  8pm each night, 1:30 Saturday @ Playhouse Theatre, Geelong PAC 5225 1200
28 February – 3 March  7:30 each night, 1:30 Saturday @ National Theatre, St Kilda
9 & 10 March  7:30 Friday, 1:30 & 7:30 Saturday @ Whitehorse Centre, Nunawading  9262 6555
watchthis.net.au/productions.php