September – October

What’s On

Malvern Theatre Company – LADIES IN BLACK – An alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama set in Sydney in the 1950s. The original music by superstar Tim Finn will have you singing long after you leave the theatre.
30 August – 14 September  
29a Burke Rd, East Malvern  1300 131 552

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

Mordialloc Theatre Company – THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE – A funny, honest and moving account of family life in the suburbs
6 – 21 September  Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd., Parkdale  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  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    Bookings:  5225 1200

Leongatha Lyric Theatre – JASPER JONES based on Craig Silvey ‘s novel adapted by Kate Mulvany
13 – 21 September   Mesley Hall, Leongatha   0490 525 482

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  9437 1574

Wonthaggi Theatrical Group – CABARET FESTIVAL – with plays
21 September – 6 October  WTG Rooms, State Coal Mine, Garden St.

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

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   0422 0100 830  

Eighteen Twelve Theatre – GHOSTS – 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  9758 3964

Babirra Music Theatre – THE PRODUCERS
– Mel Brooks’ hilarious very Broadway musical
11 – 19 October  Whitehorse Centre, Nunawading  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

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

CLOC Music Theatre – MAMMA MIA! Abba tunes & Greek Islands
Director/Choreographer: Craig Wiltshire
11 – 26 October   National Theatre, 20 Carlisle Street, St Kilda  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  1300 739 099

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

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  0499 442 839