May – June

Williamstown Little Theatre – STONES IN HIS POCKETS – a poignant Irish tale underlies this beautiful comedy and asks ‘Is imagination a curse?’
19 April – 5 May  2 – 4 Albert Street, Williamstown
wlt.org.au  9885 9678

Mordialloc Theatre Company – ALL THINGS CONSIDERED – a professor of philosophy wants to control the timing and manner of his death but plans for ‘self-deliverance’ are disturbed by the earthly demands of people around him
20 April – 5 May  Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale
mordialloctheatre.com  9587 5141

Malvern Theatre Company – OUR TOWN – Small town life1901 – universal truths about what it means to be human, told with humour, wit and powerful storytelling.
20 April – 5 May  29a Burke Rd, East Malvern
malverntheatre.com.au  1300 131 552

Geelong Repertory Theatre Company – THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI – In 1930’s Chicago a down on his luck gangster dreams of making it to the top of the vegetable trade  * VDL Awards Entry *
20 April – 5 May  Woodbin Theatre, 15 Coronation St., Geelong West
geelongrep.com  Bookings: gpac.org.au  5225 1200

Encore Theatre – AWAY – one of the most widely produced Australian plays with three families holidaying on the coast for Christmas 1968.
20 April – 5 May  Clayton Community Centre Theaterette, Cooke Street
encoretheatre.com.au  1300 739 099

FAMDA – THE WEB –  a whodunit for the modern age
27 April – 5 May   Foster War Memorial Arts Centre

Heidelberg Theatre Company – THE HOUSE OF BERNARDO ALBA – Five daughters, a tyrannical mother and a cynical marriage advanced with tragic consequences for the whole family
27 April – 12 May  36 Turnham Ave, Rosanna 
htc.org.au
  9457 4117

Eltham Little Theatre – ONE ACT PLAY SEASONRed Hot in Amsterdam, A Fete Worse than Death, Home is the Hunted & Roses are Red, My Love
27 April
12 May  Eltham Performing Arts Centre, 1603 Main Rd., Research
elthamlittletheatre.org.au  9437 1574

ARK Theatre – NEXT TO NORMAL – 2008 American rock musical centered around a mother’s struggle with worsening bipolar disorder and its effects on her family
April  Lilydale Heights Performing Arts Centre, 17 Nelson Rd, Lilydale
arktheatremelb.com

Powderkeg Players  – AGNES OF GOD – A hit on Broadway and later on film, set in a convent with a novice accused of murdering her newborn
4 – 12 May  Dempster Park Hall, 82 Phoenix St, North Sunshine
0407 802 165  * VDL Awards Entry *

Wyndham Theatre Co – CALENDAR GIRLS – Based on the true story of eleven Women’s Institute members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund  * VDL Awards Entry *
4 – 19 May   Crossroads Theatre, Cnr. Duncans Rd & Synnot St, Werribee
wyndhamtheatrecompany.org.au

Bairnsdale Production Line Theatre – THE WEDDING SINGER – back when hair was big, greed was good and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room
4 – 20 May  Forge Theatre & Arts Hub, McKean St.
bairnsdaleproductionline.org   5152 1482

Geelong Lyric Theatre Society – SONG CONTEST – the Almost Eurovision Experience
10 – 19 May  7:30 Wednesday – Saturdays  plus 1:30 both Saturdays
Playhouse Theatre, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, 50 Little Malop Street
glts.asn.au  Bookings: www.gpac.org.au   5225 1200

Mornington Players Theatre Company – BLOOD BROTHERS – musical by Willy Russell, creator of Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine
11 – 19 May   Cranbourne Community Centre, Brunt Street, Cranbourne
www.morningtonplayers.com.au     8399 9499

Phoenix Theatre Company – GHOST – musical adapted from the hit film with a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after the husband’s untimely death
11 – 19 May  Doncaster Playhouse, 679 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster
phoenixtheatrecompany.org  9012 5897

CLOC Music Theatre – STRICTLY BALLROOM – Baz Luhrmann musical based on his 1992 movie
11 – 26 May  National Theatre, 20 Carlisle Street, St Kilda
cloc.org.au  1300 362 547

The Mount Players – LOVE LETTERS – a tender, tragi-comic and nuanced examination of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities and deep closeness of two lifelong friends
11 – 27 May  Mountview Theatre, 56 Smith St., Macedon
themountplayers.com  5426 1892

Nova Music Theatre – GUYS AND DOLLS – Frank Loesser’s musical masterpiece with Damon Runyan’s gamblers in New York
12 – 26 May  Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading
novamusictheatre.com.au   1300 304 433 or  9262 6555

Torquay Theatre Troupe – STRANGERS ON A TRAIN – an adaption of Patricia Highsmith’s psychological thriller about two men whose lives become entangled when one of them proposes that they trade murders
14 – 26 May   16 Price Street, Torquay
www.ttt.org.au

Brighton Theatre Company – FORGET ME NOT – An Australian drama as a 60 year old man goes to meet his mother for the first time since he was three. The old lady lives somewhere in the UK – according to the records.
17 May – 2 June  Bayside Cultural Centre, Carpenter St., Brighton
brightontheatreco.com  1300 752 126

Eighteen Twelve Theatre – CHAIM’S LOVE SONG – Chaim’s life story takes us on a journey to discover what and who are valuable in life
17 May – 9 June  1812 Theatre, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully
1812theatre.com.au  9758 3964

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company – HOT MIKADO – Gilbert & Sullivan with a jazzy score
18 – 26 May  Centenary Theatre, Williamstown High School
wmtc.org.au

The Basin Theatre Group – ‘NIGHT MOTHER – Emotions ebb and flow as a mother and daughter exchange past grievances, struggles and misunderstandings, while time trickles down relentlessly to the play’s climax.
18 May – 9 June  Cnr Simpson & Doongalla Roads, The Basin
thebasintheatre.org.au  1300 784 668  * VDL Awards Entry *

Strathmore Theatre Arts Group (STAG) – PLAY IT AGAIN SAM – Woody Allen’s tale of a neurotic movie critic seeking solace in classic movies like Casablanca. He begins to have conversations with the ghost of Humphrey Bogart, who provides advice on romance and masculinity.
24 May – 3 June  Strathmore Community Hall, Loeman Street, Strathmore
stagtheatre.org  9382 6284

Lilydale Athenæum Theatre Company – THE ELEPHANT MAN – the true story of a sensitive and intelligent orphan whose hideous deformities forced him to display himself as a “sideshow freak”  * VDL Awards Entry *
24 May – 9 June  Athenæum Theatre, 39–41 Castella Street, Lilydale
lilydaletc.com  9735 1777

Beaumaris Theatre Inc. – THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP – a satire of several theatrical, literary and film genres, Victorian melodrama, farce, the penny dreadful, Wuthering Heights and the Alfred Hitchcock film Rebecca (1940)
25 May – 9 June  82 Wells Rd, Beaumaris
beaumaristheatre.com.au  9583 6896

Essendon Theatre Company – SEASON OF ONE ACT PLAYS – including plays directed by Hayley Lawson-Smith and Dawn Hinrichsen
31 May – 9 June  Bradshaw Street Hall, West Essendon
essendontheatrecompany.com.au  0422 029 483

Wonthaggi Theatrical Group – THE BOY FROM OZ – the Peter Allen story and his songs
27 May – 11 June  Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre
wtg.org.au

Babirra Music Theatre – SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN – Based on the MGM movie
1 – 16 June  Whitehorse Centre, Nunawading
babirra.org.au  9262 6555

Peridot Theatre – 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD – The charming true story of the business letters between a struggling young writer in New York and an antiquarian book store in London
8 – 23 June  Unicorn Theatre, Mt. Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Rd, Mt Waverley
peridot.com.au  9808 0770

Warrandyte Theatre Company – DOUBT – a parable which won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play
8– 23 June  Warrandyte Mechanics Institute, Corner Yarra St & Mitchell Ave, Warrandyte
warrandytehallarts.asn.au/theatre

Warragul Theatre Company – MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING – Shakespearian comedy
15 – 17 June  Exhibition Hall, 15 Howitt St., Warragul (next to show grounds)
warragultheatrecompany.org.au

Malvern Theatre Company – MORNING SACRIFICE – set over a three-day period in the staff room of a girls’ high school in Sydney, the play exposes the narrow-minded education system of the 1930s.
15 – 30 June  29a Burke Rd, East Malvern
malverntheatre.com.au  1300 131 552

Windmill Theatre – WE WILL ROCK YOU – songs by Queen, book by Ben Elton
June  Bunjil Place, Studio Theatre, 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
www.windmilltheatre.com.au  9705 5200

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

Frankston Theatre Group – THE TAMNG OF THE SHREW Shakespearian comedy that inspired Kiss Me Kate       
29 June – 8 July       * VDL Awards Entry *
www.frankstontheatregroup.org.au

Geelong Repertory Theatre Company BAREFOOT IN THE PARK – a Neil Simon comedy
29 June – 14 July  Woodbin Theatre, 15 Coronation Street, Geelong West
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
wlt.org.au  9885 9678