January – February 2020

PLOS Musical Productions – MAMMA MIA! – Abba tunes & Greek islands
31 December 2019 – 8 January 2020 
Frankston Arts Centre, Davey Street
Bookings: www.artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au     9784 1060

Wonthaggi Theatrical Group – MAGIC MONKEY – lots of colourful characters and action with a sprinkling of poetry and wisdom.
January 3, 4, 8, 9 & 10 @ 11am & 2pm
WTG Rooms, State Coal Mine Reserve, Garden St.  wtg.org.au

Holiday Actors – MAMMA MIA!
7 – 11 January  Lighthouse Theatre, 185 Timor St, Warrnambool
lighthousetheatre.com.au  5559 4999

Encore Theatre – THE WITCHES
Based on Roald Dahl’s book. Directed by David Collins
9 – 18 January  11am & 2pm Thursday – Saturday & Wednesday 15
Clayton Community Centre, 9-23 Cooke Street
encoretheatre.com.au  1300 739 099

Fab Nobs Theatre – PUSS IN BOOTS
9 – 18 January
10am & 1pm Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
The Fab Factory, 33 Industry Place, Bayswater
fabnobstheatre.com.au  0401 018 846

Windmill Theatre – LIGHTS… CAMERA… MUSIC!
Melbourne’s hottest new talent with songs from the best musical movies
17 – 19 January  8pm Friday, 2pm & 8pm Saturday, 11am & 3pm Sunday
Bunjil Place Studio, 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
www.bunjilplace.com.au/next-next-big-thing   9709 9700

Footlight Productions – MAMMA MIA!
17 January – 2 Feb. 7:30 Thurs – Sat + Wed. 22, 2pm Saturdays & Sun 2 Feb
Playhouse Theatre, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Little Malop St.
footlightproductionsvic.com   Bookings: gpac.org.au  5225 1200

Theatrecraft Youth Unlimited – THE GRUMPIEST BOY IN THE WORLD
Zachary is the averagest boy in the world, and it makes him grumpy! So he sets out to stand out.
18 & 19 January    7pm Saturday 18, 2pm & 7pm Sunday 19 January
West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul   www.wgac.com.au   5624 2456

Purely Pensive Productions – MANUP! Based on a series of interviews
Perceptions of masculinity and the everyday burdens facing our men and boys
22 – 25 January  8pm Wednesday – Saturday +  Saturday 2pm
Meat Market – Stables, 3 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
www.midsumma.org.au/whats-on/events/man-up/

Peridot Theatre – WAITING FOR GOD
Stage version of the television series exploring the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully
31 January – 15 February  Unicorn Theatre, Mt Waverley SC, Lechte Rd,
peridot.com.au  0429 115 334

Brighton Theatre Company – INSPECTOR DRAKE’S LAST CASE
The ultimate murder mystery-who done it spoof
31 January – 15 February  Bayside Cultural Centre, Carpenter St., Brighton
www.brightontheatre.com.au   1300 752 126

Geelong Repertory Theatre Company – THE FOREIGNER
Comedy, set in Georgia USA, a reclusive visitor’s motives are misinterpreted by the locals
7 – 22 February 7:30  Thursdays – Saturdays, 2pm Sundays
Woodbin Theatre, 15 Coronation St., Geelong West
geelongrep.com   Bookings: gpac.org.au  5225 1200

The 1812 Theatre – FROM THE ASHES Benefit concert for Gippsland CFA
An afternoon of song, theatre, poems & comedy from theatre groups in and around the Eastern Region
9 February   2 – 5pm Sunday
1812 Theatre, 3 Rose Street, Upper Ferntree Gully
1812theatre.com.au/events/from-the-ashes  9758 3964

Tierney Productions – EXTINCTION by Hannie Rayson
How do we decide what lives and what dies?
12 – 15 February   11am Wednesday , 7:30 Thursday, 1:30 Saturday
Gateway Worship & Performing Arts Centre, 14 Heversham Drive, Seaford

Williamstown Little Theatre – THE LAST ROMANCE by Joe DiPietro
Elderly widower seeks romance while sharing an apartment with his sister
12 – 29 February  8:15 Tuesday to Saturdays 2pm Sundays
2-4 Albert Street, Williamstown
wlt.org.au  0447 340 665

Heidelberg Theatre Company – GASLIGHT
A classic stage thriller set in Victorian London in the gloom of a foggy night.
14 – 29 February  36 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna 
htc.org.au
  9457 4117

Malvern Theatre Company – CROWN MATRIMONIAL
1936 and the English monarchy is facing a constitutional crisis
14 – 29 February    29a Burke Rd, East Malvern
malverntheatre.com.au  1300 131 552

Mordialloc Theatre Company – KNICKERS – A BRIEF COMEDY
Clever and cheeky Australian comedy which celebrates determination & community spirit in a touching human story of small town values and resilience
14 – 29 February  Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale
mordialloctheatre.com  9587 5141

Eltham Little Theatre – THE SUM OF US
Set in Footscray in the late 80s, a heart-warming and humorous play about the relationship between an aging widower and his gay son
14 – 29 February  Eltham Performing Arts Centre, Main Rd Research
elthamlittletheatre.org.au   9437 1574  

The Basin Theatre Group – DEATH KNELL
A thriller set in an isolated hunting lodge in the Scottish Highlands with a famous playwright and an aspiring actor
14 February – 7 March  Cnr Simpson & Doongalla Roads, The Basin
thebasintheatre.org.au  1300 784 668    * VDL Awards Entry *

Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group (STAG) – FOOL FOR LOVE
This finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama takes its audience on a journey through the darker side of love and relationships
20 – 29 February  8pm Thursdays – Saturdays, 2pm Sunday
Strathmore Community Hall, Loeman Street
stagtheatre.org  9382 6284     * VDL Awards Entry *

Eighteen Twelve Theatre – ON GOLDEN POND
Remember the movie which starred Katharine Hepburn and Henry and Jane Fonda?
20 February – 14 March  Lowe Auditorium, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully
1812theatre.com.au   9758 3964

PEP Productions – DISENCHANTED – hilarious Off-Broadway fairy tale hit
with Snow White and a posse of disenchanted princesses in a musical that is anything but Grimm.
21 – 29 February 8pm 21, 22, Monday 24, Wednesday 28 – Friday 28, Final show 6pm Saturday
Doncaster Playhouse, 679 Doncaster Rd., Doncaster
pepproductions.org.au  0418 549 187

CPAC (Cardinia Performing Arts Company) – MAMMA MIA! –A celebration of love, laughter, family and friendship
22 February – 6 March  8pm Fridays, Saturdays & Thursday 5 March 2pm Sundays
Cardinia Cultural Centre, Crr. Waterford Rise & Lakeside Blvd, Pakenham
www.cardiniaperformingarts.com  0407 090 354

Ballarat Lyric Theatre – LES MISÉRABLES
Set in early 19th-century France, the story of Jean Valjean.
27 February – 8 March   Her Majesty’s Theatre, 17 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Central
ballaratlyrictheatre.com.au    5333 5888

Maffra Dramatic Society – LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS  
Musical about the unexpected perils of working a flower shop
28 February – 1 March Maffra Memorial Hall, 8pm Friday & Saturday, 2pm Sunday
6 – 8 March  The Wedge, Sale  8pm Friday & Saturday, 2pm Saturday & Sunday
maffradramatics.com.au

Beaumaris Theatre – THEY CAME FROM MARS AND LANDED OUTSIDE THE FARNDALE AVENUE CHURCH
The Dramatic Society ladies attempt to perform a play so awful it’s very very funny
28 February – 14 March   82 Wells Road, Beaumaris
beaumaristheatre.com.au  9583 6896

THE MOUNT PLAYERS – SWITZERLAND by Joanna Murray-Smith
28 February – 15 March 
Mountview Theatre, 56 Smith St., Macedon
themountplayers.com  5426 1892     * VDL Awards Entry *

Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria – SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN & FRIENDS
An idyllic afternoon recital in the garden of an historic Dandenong Hills home
29 February – 8 March   3pm Saturdays & Sundays
The Knowe,  4 Clarkmont Road,  Sassafras
gsov.org.au    0490 465 009