May – June 2020

WHAT’S ON

Mordialloc Theatre Company – 4000 MILES
A young man cycles across USA to visit his aging grandmother in New York . .
17 April – 2 May 8pm Thursday – Saturday, 2:30 Sundays & Saturday 25 April
8pm Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale
mordialloctheatre.com  9587 5141  

Williamstown Little Theatre – THE RIVER
Mysterious, a “beautiful, slippery and unnerving” play
22 April – 9 May  8:15 Tuesdays – Saturdays, Sunday matinées
2 – 4 Albert Street, Williamstown
wlt.org.au  0447 340 665

Malvern Theatre Company – WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?
A car accident renders a young sculptor quadriplegic with resultant legal, medical and ethical issues
24 April – 9 May 8:15 Wednesday – Saturday, 2pm 1st & 3rd Sat. & 2nd Sun
29a Burke Rd, East Malvern
malverntheatre.com.au  1300 131 552 

Geelong Repertory Theatre Company – TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
An autobiographical story by journalist, Mitch Albom, and his dying former college professor
24 April  – 9 May  Woodbin Theatre, 15 Coronation St., Geelong West
www.geelongrep.com   Tix: gpac.org.au      5225 1200 

Heidelberg Theatre Company – THREE LITTLE WORDS
by Joanna Murray-Smith, a recent a wildly funny play about the nature of friendship and relationships
24 April – 9 May   36 Turnham Ave, Rosanna
htc.org.au  9457 4117

FAMDA – TRISKELION – A trio of one act plays
1 – 9 May  Foster War Memorial Arts Centre

Phoenix Theatre Company – WE WILL ROCK YOU
Space age musical featuring the music of Queen
1 – 9 May
  8pm 1 ,2, 7 & 8 May also 2pm Sat. 2 & 6pm Sat. 9 May
Doncaster Playhouse, 679 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster
phoenixtheatrecompany.org  9012 5897    0414 883 393

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company – MAMMA MIA!
Jukebox musical loaded with Abba hits
1 – 16 May  Centenary Theatre, Williamstown High School, 71 Railway Place
wmtc.org.au

Bairnsdale Production Line Theatre – MAMMA MIA!
Donna prepares for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan.
1 – 17 May  7:30 Fridays, Saturdays & Thursday 14, 2pm Sundays
Forge Theatre & Arts Hub, McKean St.
bairnsdaleproductionline.org   5152 1482

CLOC Music Theatre – PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT The Musical
Drag queens in the Australian outback
8 – 23 May National Theatre, 20 Carlisle Street, St Kilda
cloc.org.au  1300 362 547

Nova Music Theatre – BEAUTIFUL
The Carole King Musical
9 – 23 May  8pm Fridays, Saturdays & Thurs 21, 2pm Saturday & Sunday 17, 4pm Sunday 10 May
Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading
novamusictheatre.com.au   1300 304 433 or  9262 6555

Eighteen Twelve Theatre – AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
From the novel that launched Agatha Christie’s career as a crime writer
14 May  – 6 June  Lowe Auditorium, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully
1812theatre.com.au  9758 3964

MLOC Productions – SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
A fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza bringing to life all your favourite Dr Seuss characters including Horton the Elephant & The Cat in the Hat
15 – 23 May    Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkers Road, Parkdale
mloc.org.au

The Basin Theatre Group – SCENES FROM A SEPARATION
An Australian drama by Andrew Bovell & Hannie Rayson
15 May – 6 June
   Cnr Simpson & Doongalla Roads, The Basin
thebasintheatre.org.au  1300 784 668 

Strathmore Theatre Arts Group (STAG) – POPCORN
The King of Hollywood, two mass murderers, a dying Playboy centrefold, a rinsed out ex-wife, a spoilt weeping teen –blood, guns – this Ben Elton play has it all.
21 – 30 May Strathmore Community Hall, Loeman Street, Strathmore
stagtheatre.org  9382 6284

Lilydale Athenæum Theatre Company – STILL ALICE
Alice Howland is a university professor at the height of her career when she is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease
21 May – 6 June  Athenæum Theatre, 39–41 Castella Street, Lilydale
lilydaletc.com  9735 1777

Warragul Theatre Company – WICKED   A prequel to The Wizard of Oz
22 – 30 May    7:30 Fridays, Saturday & Thurs 28, 1:30 Saturdays & Sunday
West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul
wgac.com.au  5624 2456

Beaumaris Theatre Inc. – ANNE & GILBERT – THE MUSICAL
Adult Anne of Green Gables is in love with high school academic rival, Gilbert
22 May – 6 June
82 Wells Rd, Beaumaris
beaumaristheatre.com.au  9583 6896

Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria – THE GONDOLIERS
Set in Venice, and a balmy isle in the Mediterranean, the quintessential light opera of mixed up babies at birth, set to “the happiest music ever written by an Englishman”
29  – 31 May   8pm Friday & Saturday, 2pm & Sunday
Darebin Arts Centre, Cnr Bell St & St Georges Rd.,  Darebin
gsov.org.au    0490 465 009

Babirra Music Theatre – MAMMA MIA!
29 May – 14 June  Whitehorse Centre, Nunawading
babirra.org.au  9262 6555

Shepparton Theatre Arts Group – NOISES OFF
Cry with laughter and cringe with delight as you witness a company fray and fall apart in this very theatrical farce.
4 – 7 June 
7:30 Thursday – Saturday, 2pm Saturday& Sunday
Bakehouse Black Box Theatre, 17 Wheeler St., Shepparton
stagtheatre.com

Peridot Theatre – TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, a tale of prejudice, compassion and the courage to do what is right.
5 – 20 June  
Unicorn Theatre, Mt. Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road
peridot.com.au   0429 115 334   * VDL Awards Entry *

Mordialloc Theatre Company LADIES IN RETIREMENT
A period mystery-thriller with a former actress and her long term companion.
12 – 27 June  8pm Thursdays – Saturdays, 2:30 Sundays & Saturday 20 June
Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale
mordialloctheatre.com  9587 5141

Essendon Theatre Company – RUMORS
Neil Simon at his best
16  – 27 June   8pm Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays,  2pm Sunday
West Essendon Community Centre, 9 Bradshaw St, Essendon (Entry off Buckley St)
www.essendontheatrecompany.com.au  0400 576 747

1812 Centrestage Youth Theatre – FRANKENSTEIN
Based on Mary Shelley’s novel
16 – 27 June  1812 Theatre, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully
1812theatre.com.au  9758 3964

Windmill Theatre – BRING IT ON
Musical, loosely based on the 2000 film, focusing on the competitive world of cheerleading and over-the-top team rivalries
June  Bunjil Place Studio, 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
www.bunjilplace.com.au/next-next-big-thing   9709 9700

Brighton Theatre Company – BAKERSFIELD MIST
A desiccated art expert and an intuitively bright woman debate the authenticity of a painting.
19 June – 4 July 8pm Wednesdays – Saturdays, 2:15 Sundays & 2nd Saturday
Bayside Cultural Centre, Carpenter St., Brighton
brightontheatre.com.au   1300 752 126

Beaumaris Theatre Inc. – CLOSER THAN EVER
A musical revue by David Shire & Richard Maltby Jr. Each song is a story: about love, security and finding happiness in an increasingly complicated world.
20 – 27 June  82 Wells Rd, Beaumaris
beaumaristheatre.com.au  9583 6896

Malvern Theatre Company – NOBODY’S PERFECT
Comedy as a male author submits his writing under a female pseudonym to a feminist publishing house.
26 June – 11 July  29a Burke Rd, East Malvern
malverntheatre.com.au  1300 131 552

Warrandyte Theatre Company – LOVE / SICK
Hilarious play based on a true story about a fund raising effort
? June– ? July  8pm Fridays, Saturdays & last Thurs, 2:30 Saturday 28 March
Warrandyte Mechanics Institute, Cnr Yarra St & Mitchell Ave
warrandytehallarts.asn.au/theatre