July – August

What’s On

Mordialloc Theatre Company – SEASON’S GREETINGS – a black, though often farcical, English comedy about four days in the life of a dysfunctional family, starting on Christmas Eve
22 June – 7 July  Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale
www.mordialloctheatre.com  9587 5141

Geelong Repertory Theatre Company BAREFOOT IN THE PARK – a Neil Simon comedy
29 June – 14 July  Woodbin Theatre, 15 Coronation Street, Geelong West
www.geelongrep.com  Bookings: www.gpac.org.au  5225 1200

Williamstown Little Theatre – UNDER MILK WOOD – in a much loved radio play, a narrator invites the audience to listen to the dreams and innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of a fictional small Welsh seaside village
29 June – 15 July  2 – 4 Albert Street, Williamstown
www.wlt.org.au  9885 9678

Waterdale – THE HATPIN – the tale of a single mother who advertised her baby in a newspaper trading column in the hope of saving his life…and ended up embroiled in one of the most captivating, moving and exciting criminal trials in Australian history
6 – 14 July  7:30 Fridays & Saturdays  5pm Sunday 8 July
Rivergum Theatre, Parade College, Bundoora
www.waterdale.org.au

Fab Nobs Theatre – HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Romeo and Juliet with a modern Disney treatment
6 – 15 July The Fab Factory, 33 Industry Place, Bayswater
fabnobstheatre.com.au  0499 442 839

Heidelberg Theatre Company – PRIVATE LIVES – Noël Coward’s plot-perfect marital farce is a sparklingly witty and wickedly vicious theatrical favourite
6 – 21 July  36 Turnham Ave, Rosanna
www.htc.org.au  9457 4117

Leongatha Lyric TheatreANNIE – 1930s America in depression and a little girl who believes you are never fully dressed without a smile
6 – 21 July  7:30 Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 1:30 Saturdays & Sundays
Mesley Hall, Leongatha
www.lyrictheatre.net.au  0490 252 482

Eltham Little Theatre – ALICE IN WONDERLAND – first published in 1865, Lewis Carrol’s book has enchanted both young and old for generations.
6
22 July  Eltham Performing Arts Centre, Main Rd Research
www.elthamlittletheatre.org.au  9437 1574

Ballarat National Theatre – MR BAILEY’S MINDER – Leo Bailey, one of Australia’s greatest living artists, can no longer take care of himself and his daughter hires a minder fresh out of jail
7 – 14 July  8pm Friday 7 & 11 – 13 July   2pm Sunday 8 & Saturday 14 July
www.bnt.org.au   0401 609 335

Ark Theatre – The ARKadian Authentic All-Woman OLD TIME MUSIC HALL the Second
7 – 15 July 
8pm 6, 12, 13  2pm + 8pm both Saturdays
Lilydale Heights College Performing Arts Centre, 17 Nelson Rd, Lilydale
www.arktheatremelb.com   0409 860 225

Hartwell Players – STRANGE LOVE – A Season of One Act Plays
13 – 15 July 
8pm Friday & Saturday  5pm Sunday
Ashwood Secondary College Performing Arts Centre, Vannam Drive, Ashwood
www.hartwellplayers.org.au   9513 9581

Encore Theatre – THE WEEKEND – Michael Palin’s play about the perils of a weekend visit from a couple’s daughter and family
13 – 28 July  Clayton Community Centre Theaterette, Cooke St., Clayton
www.encoretheatre.com.au  1300 739 099

PLOS Musical Productions – THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – Based on French writer Gaston Leroux’s novel, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiecerunning on Broadway since 1988!
20 – 28 July  Frankston Arts Centre, Davey Street, Frankston
www.plos.asn.au  Tix: www.artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au     9784 1060

CenterStage Geelong – WE WILL ROCK YOU – the Queen Musical
20 July – 4 August  Geelong Performing Arts Centre
www.gpac.org.au  5225 1200

Latrobe Theatre Company – SWEET CHARITY – adventures of a girl who wanted to be loved
20 July – 5 August  Little Theatre, Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon
www.latrobetheatrecompany.org.au   5176 3333

Eighteen Twelve Theatre – DIAL M FOR MURDER – an ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to have his wife murdered. When things go wrong, he improvises a new plan – to frame her for murder instead
26 July – 18 August  Lowe Auditorium, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully
www.1812theatre.com.au  9758 3964

Frankston Theatre Group – ALBERT NOBBS – Albert’s adjustment to retirement is simultaneously devastatingly painful and delightfully funny
27 July – 5 August  8pm Fridays & Saturdays  2pm Sunday 5 August
Frankston Mechanics Institute, 1A Plowman Place, Frankston
www.frankstontheatregroup.org.au   1300 665 377

OXAGEN Productions – NEXT TO NORMAL – Tony Award winning rock musical about a suburban mother’s struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and its effects on her family.
2 – 11 August  8pm Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday 4 & Wednesday 8, 2pm both Saturdays
Doncaster Playhouse, 679 Doncaster Road, Doncaster

The Mount Players – LES MISÉRABLES – Much-loved musical following the fortunes and misfortunes of Jean Valjean in his journey through life
3 – 26 August  Mountview Theatre, 56 Smith Street, Macedon
www.themountplayers.com  5426 1892

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company – ELF Jnr – an orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole . . .
10 – 19 August  Centenary Theatre, 71 Railway Place, Williamstown
www.wmtc.org.au

Peridot Theatre – THE SHOE-HORN SONATA – In 1945 Sheila & Bridie were freed from a Japanese P.O.W. camp in the jungles of Sumatra. They meet up fifty years later and discover a shoe-horn’s role in their ‘uncommon bond’
10 – 25 August  Unicorn Theatre, Mt. Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Rd.
www.peridot.com.au  9808 0770

The Basin Theatre Group – BOURKE’S COMPANY – an award winning drama, a recreation of the disastrous 1860 Burke and Wills’ expedition.
10 August – 1 September  Cnr Simpson & Doongalla Rd., The Basin
www.thebasintheatre.org.au  1300 784 668

Strathmore Theatre Arts Group (STAG) 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON & SOMETHING UNSPOKEN – 2 Tennessee Williams plays set in southern USA
16 – 26 August  Strathmore Community Hall, Loeman Street, Strathmore
www.stagtheatre.org  9382 6284

Brighton Theatre Company – OTHER DESERT CITIES – an emotionally charged play about a family coming to terms with long held secrets expressed in funny and witty yet lacerating ways.
16 August – 1 September  Bayside Cultural Centre, Carpenter St., Brighton
www.brightontheatreco.com  1300 752 126

Lilydale Athenæum Theatre Company – MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS – Based on historical events, the making of David O. Selznick’s famous movie “Gone With The Wind” with a script writer who hasn’t read the book
16 August – 1 September  Lilydale Athenæum Theatre, 39 – 41 Castella St,, Lilydale
www.lilydaletc.com  9735 1777

Beaumaris Theatre Inc. – ECHOES – Even the frailest of old ladies now lin nursing homes were once beautiful young women who fell in love. Our memories make us what we are – and sometimes they hold the secrets of the past.
17 August – 1 September  82 Wells Rd, Beaumaris
www.beaumaristheatre.com.au  9583 6896

Essendon Theatre Company – AN UNSEASONABLE FALL OF SNOW – by Gary Henderson, directed by Div Collins
23 August – 1 September
  Bradshaw Street Hall, West Essendon
www.essendontheatrecompany.com.au  0422 029 483

PEP Productions – CRY-BABY – a rockabilly musical by some of the Hairspray team
23 August – 2 September    Doncaster Playhouse, 679 Doncaster Rd.
pepproductions.org.au  0418 549 187

Malvern Theatre Company – DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE – Jean is sitting in a café when a man’s cell phone rings and keeps on ringing.  The man doesn’t answer because he’s dead . . .
24 August – 8 September  29a Burke Rd, East Malvern
www.malverntheatre.com.au  1300 131 552

SOUTH GIPPSLAND ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
25 & 26 August 
Foster War Memorial Arts Centre

CPAC (Cardinia Performing Arts Company) – ROCK OF AGESa jukebox musical with classic rock songs from the 1980s
25 August – 7 September  40 Cardinia Cultural Centre, Lakeside Blvd., Pakenham
www.cardiniaperformingarts.com  0407 090 354 or 9587 1750

Warrandyte Theatre Company – VERE – an uproarious yet poignant play as the battle of science versus religion is fought out in the crumbling mind of a physics professor as he succumbs to Alzheimers.
31 August – 8 September  Warrandyte Mechanics Institute, Corner Yarra St & Mitchell Ave, Warrandyte
warrandytehallarts.asn.au/theatre

Mordialloc Theatre Company – PACK OF LIES – Based on a true story, the plot centres on a couple and their teenage daughter who are friendly with their neighbours, Peter and Helen Kroger, until they are arrested and charged with espionage in 1961
31 August – 16 September  Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd., Parkdale
www.mordialloctheatre.com  9587 5141