September – October

What’s On

CPAC (Cardinia Performing Arts Company) – KINKY BOOTS with songs by Cindy Lauper
Charlie Price suddenly inherited his father’s ailing shoe factoryand now has to decide whether to pursue a new life in London or return to his home town..
24 August – 7 September  8pm Fridays & Saturdays  2pm Sundays
Cranbourne Community Centre, Brunt Street
www.cardiniaperformingarts.com/bookings  0407 090 354 or a/h 9587 4228

Malvern Theatre Company – LADIES IN BLACK
Writers: Carolyn Burns & Tim Finn  Director: Alan Burrows
An alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama set in Sydney in the 1950s.
30 August – 14 September  
29a Burke Rd, East Malvern
www.malverntheatre.com.au  1300 131 552

Williamstown Little Theatre – STRAWBERRY – World premiere, a look at the spectrum of parental love. 3 intertwined stories by local writer Kerry Drumm told with warmth, humour and love.
4 – 21 September  2-4 Albert Street, Williamstown  * VDL Awards Entry *
www.wlt.org.au  9885 9678

Essendon Theatre Company – SUMMER OF THE ALIENS
Writer: Louis Nowra   Director: David Runnalls
In 1962 the world is worrying about the Cuban missile crisis, except for Lewis, on the cusp of manhood growing up in a Melbourne housing commission suburb. He is preoccupied with flying saucers.
5 – 14 September   8pm Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays  2pm Sunday
West Essendon Community Centre, 9 Bradshaw St, Essendon (Entry off Buckley St)
www.essendontheatrecompany.com.au

Phoenix Theatre Company – JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Andrew Lloyd Webber /Tim Rice)
Musical retelling of the story of the last seven days of Jesus Christ’s life.
6 -14 September  Doncaster Playhouse    www.phoenixtheatrecompany.org/

Mordialloc Theatre Company – PROOF – by David Auburn. It won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play
6 – 21 September  Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd., Parkdale
www.mordialloctheatre.com  9587 5141

Heidelberg Theatre Company – THE DRAWER BOY – two middle-aged dairy farmers live harmoniously on an isolated farm. A young actor from the city offers to stay and work for them so he can research rural life for a Toronto theatrical production. This funny, poignant and beautifully written play is an award-winning modern classic.
6 – 21 September  36 Turnham Ave, Rosanna
www.htc.org.au  9457 4117

Geelong Repertory Theatre Company AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
Written by Agatha Christie  Directed by Greg Shawcross
Ten strangers are invited to a dinner party on a remote island off the coast of Devon . .
6 – 21 September  Woodbin Theatre, 15 Coronation Street, Geelong West
www.geelongrep.com.au    Bookings: www.gpac.org.au  5225 1200

Leongatha Lyric Theatre – JASPER JONES Kate Mulvany’s adaptation of Craig Silvey‘s novel
13 – 21 September   Mesley Hall, Leongatha
www.lyrictheatre.net.au   0490 525 482

Wonthaggi Theatrical Group – WHEN THE LIGHT LEAVES
A poignant play by Rory Godbold
20 – 21 September    8pm Friday, 2pm & 8pm Saturday
The Shed, Wonthaggi State Coal Mine, Garden St.  wtg.org.au

Eltham Little Theatre – ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST – leaving an indelible mark on literature, theatre and film, a boisterous, ribald and ultimately devastating story of a mental hospital and its inhabitants
20 September – 5 October
  Eltham Performing Arts Centre, Main Rd Research
www.elthamlittletheatre.org.au  9437 1574

Wonthaggi Theatrical Group – CABARET FESTIVAL
4 – 5 October  WTG Rooms, State Coal Mine, Garden St.
www.wtg.org.au

SPX Waterdale Players  – THE WIZARD OF OZ
Colourful musical with a Yellow brick road, Ruby slippers and an Emerald city
26 September – 5 October  7:30 Fridays & Saturdays  5pm Sunday
Rivergum Theatre, Parade College, Bundoora
www.waterdale.org.au

Hartwell Players – CORIOLANUS – Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge is put under the lens in this subversive interpretation
26 September – 6 October
Ashwood Secondary College Performing Arts Centre, Vannam Drive, Ashwood
www.hartwellplayers.org.au   0422 0100 830  

Eighteen Twelve Theatre – GHOSTS by Henrik Ibsen
Mrs Alving has spent her entire life keeping secrets about her late husband. As she prepares to open an orphanage in his honour, truths she thought long-buried suddenly return to haunt her
3 – 26 October  bakery@1812, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully
www.1812theatre.com.au  9758 3964

Babirra Music Theatre – THE PRODUCERS
– Mel Brooks’ hilarious very Broadway musical
11 – 19 October  Whitehorse Centre, Nunawading
babirra.org.au  9262 6555

Off the Leash Theatre – THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES
Writer: Joanna Murray-Smith
Based on a 2000 real life incident, a 2006 satire about celebrity feminists
11 – 19 October -West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul

Powderkeg Players – GOD OF CARNAGE
11 – 19 October  82 Phoenix St., Sunshine North

MLOC Productions – ROCK OF AGES
Jukebox musical built around classic rock songs from the 1980s
11 – 19 October  8pm Fridays, Saturdays & Thursday   5pm Sunday & 2pm last Saturday
Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkers Road, Parkdale
www.mloc.org.au

CLOC Music Theatre – MAMMA MIA! Abba tunes & Greek Islands
Director/Choreographer: Craig Wiltshire
11 – 26 October   National Theatre, 20 Carlisle Street, St Kilda
cloc.org.au  1300 362 547

Encore Theatre – ALMOST, MAINE Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect. Almost, Maine’s charm is real. It packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you
11 – 26 October  Clayton Community Centre Theatrette, Cooke St., Clayton
www.encoretheatre.com.au  1300 739 099

Bairnsdale Production Line Theatre – FUNNY MONEY – A Ray Cooney farce
Four friends gather for a party and the police arrive looking for a briefcase full of money
17 – 20 October Forge Theatre & Arts Hub, 80 McKean St.  5624 2456

OSMaD (Old Scotch Music and Drama) – MISS SAIGON
The creators of Les Misérables bring the Madam Butterfly story to life in a Vietnamese setting
17 – 26 October   Geoffrey McComas Theatre, Scotch College, Hawthorn
osmad.com.au

Fab Nobs Theatre – HEATHERS – Based on the cult 80’s black comedy film, by the writers of Reefer Madness and Legally Blonde The Musical, guarantees tears of laughter with a meaningful message. Think Mean Girls but more blood and explosives
25 October – 9 November  8pm Thurs – Sats & Mon 28 Oct, 5pm Sunday 3 Nov
The Fab Factory, 33 Industry Place, Bayswater
fabnobstheatre.com.au  0499 442 839