Whatson Notices


2016 2017 2018
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 

Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc.

17-Mar-2017 to 01-Apr-2017




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Steel Magnolias



Agent: BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Author: Robert Harling

Director: Dexter Bourke

Theatre: Doncaster Playhouse
679 Doncaster Road
Doncaster Vic 3108

Performances: March 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 & April 1 - 8pm
March 19 & 26 - 2pm

Prices: Adults - $28
Concession - $25
Groups of 10 or more - $24
Subscribers - $22

Bookings: 1300 650 209

Company Email: birdtony50@gmail.com

Company Website: http://www.sherbrooketc.org.au/

Synopsis: The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in
Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody"
come to have their hair done. Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play combines beautiful writing with wit, pathos & tragedy.
 

Encore Theatre Inc.

17-Mar-2017 to 01-Apr-2017




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Shakespeare in Saigon

Agent: Fox Plays

Author: Cenarth Fox

Director: Cenarth Fox

Theatre: 9-15 Cooke Street
Clayton VIC 3168

Melways Reference: 79 C3

Performances: SEASON DATES: 17 MARCH TO 1 APRIL 2017
Opening Night: March 17 at 8pm
Gala Night: March 25 at 8pm
Matinees: March 19 and 26, and April 1 at 2.15pm
Evenings: March 17, 18, 24, 25, 30, 31 and April 1 at 8pm

Prices: TICKET PRICES:
Singles $25 – Seniors/Concessions $23
Groups (10 or more) $21 per person
Gala Night $4 extra per person

Bookings: 1300 739 099

Company Website: http://www.encoretheatre.com.au/

Synopsis: Encore Theatre proudly presents “SHAKESPEARE IN SAIGON", written and directed by Cenarth Fox.

“Shakespeare in Saigon” is a modern Australian love story with a difference.

David is about to retire as a high school English teacher, but faces major problems. His retirement plans are ruined when his family and fortune suffer, and he falls on hard times.

He moves to a new world in working-class Footscray, living alone in a rented flat. David meets his neighbour, Thanh – a young Vietnamese woman who has recently arrived in Australia. Thanh speaks no English, makes clothes for a pittance, and lives with her Vietnamese grandparents. David's salvation comes when he decides to teach Thanh to speak English using the language of Shakespeare.

A love story where communication is a mixture of mirth and misunderstanding, Shakespeare in Saigon rejoices in the beauty of a language that has stood the test of time.
 

Essendon Theatre Co.

30-Mar-2017 to 08-Apr-2017




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Madagascar



Agent: Hal Leonard Australia PTY LTD on behalf of Dramatists Play Services Inc, New York

Author: J.T. Rogers

Director: Stephanie Gonelli

Theatre: Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon VIC 3040



Melways Reference: Melways 28B3

Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

Prices: $20 Adult $18 Concession

Bookings: Phone/SMS 0422 029 483 or book online at www.essendontheatrecompany.com.au

Company Email: essendontheatrecompany@gmail.com

Company Website: http://www.essendontheatrecompany.com.au

Synopsis: Madagascar is the haunting story of a mysterious disappearance that changes three lives forever. At three different periods in time, three Americans find themselves alone, in the same hotel room overlooking the Spanish Steps in Rome: June, a young woman who works as a tour guide of the city’s ancient ruins; Lilian, her wealthy and elegant jet-setting mother; and Nathan, a rumpled university economist and the best friend of Lilian’s famous deceased husband. They each tell their individual story of how and why they are here. Their relationship to each other, what this room means to them, and why they have been called to it slowly reveal themselves. Their stories spill out, weave back and forth – each contradicting, clarifying, deepening what the others say – becoming strands of one gripping and disquieting tale.
 

Frankston Theatre Group Inc.

31-Mar-2017 to 09-Apr-2017




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The Importance of Being Earnest.



Agent: out of copywright

Author: Oscar Wilde

Director: Chris Davies

Theatre: Mt Eliza Community Centre
Canadian Bay Road
Mt Eliza

Performances: Fridays & Saturdays......7-30 for 8-00pm

Sunday matinee...........1-30 for 2-00pm

Prices: Full price $28
Concession $26
Tables of ten $26

Bookings: Rob Davies on 1300 665 377

Company Email: secretary@frankstontheatregroup.org.au

Company Website: http://www.frankstontheatregroup.org.au

Synopsis: This is a wonderful comedy by Oscar Wilde, and is a send up of the accepted etiquette of the upper class society of the 19th century.

Other Information: This is a cabaret setting with tables of ten available.
Complimentary sherry, BYO drinks and nibbles.
 

ARK THEATRE

01-Apr-2017 to 08-Apr-2017



 

JAKES WOMEN



Agent: Samuel French Inc.,

Author: Neil Simon

Director: Lisa McNiven

Theatre: LHC Performing Arts Centre
17 Nelson Rd., LILYDALE (enter via Gate 2) 3140

Melways Reference: Melway: 38 C1

Performances: Saturday 1st April - 8pm
Sunday 2nd April - 4pm
Thursday 6th April - 8pm
Friday 7th April - 8pm
Saturday 8th April 2pm and 8pm

Prices: $20
$18 Group Booking of 10+
On-line bookings preferred
www.arktheatremelb.com

Bookings: 0491 151 340

Company Email: ark_theatre@yahoo.com.au

Company Website: http://www.arktheatremelb.com/

Synopsis: Jake is a writer. Jake is dealing in his own way with the women in his life both past and present. Often tortured by his own frustration at his failure to connect with the ones he loves the most. Often confused with the past. With the present. He can\'t live with them, he can\'t live without them...
 

Hartwell Players Inc.

06-Apr-2017 to 09-Apr-2017




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LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE

Author: Written by Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron

Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman


Director: Bruce Cochrane

Theatre: Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre,
Vannam Drive, Ashwood

Performances: Thurs 6th, Fri 7th, Sat 8th April @ 8pm

Sunday 9th April @ 5pm

Prices: $20 Adults
$15 Concession
Groups (10 or more to same session) $15

Bookings: 9513 9581 or bookings@hartwellplayers.org.au

Company Email: info@hartwellplayers.org.au

Company Website: http://www.hartwellplayers.org.au/

Synopsis: Have you ever had a favourite piece of clothing that you couldn’t quite let go? Even though it was old, or frayed or far too small?

Every time you go to throw it out, you remember wearing it for your first kiss; the birth of your child; your High School dance; your mother’s funeral …

Meet some of the women of "Love, Loss and What I Wore" –

* Pam, who lost her very favourite shirt. The one that went with everything, that always felt comfortable; so much so that losing it felt like the death of a close friend.

* Lynne, who still has the first ever gift her husband gave her. Something to hold onto while he was in prison.

* Nora, who stands for all women who hate their handbags.

* Geralyn, whose make-up remained immaculate even through her breast cancer surgery.

And Gingy, whose clothes become stepping stones through a life so varied and surprising that we need several visits just to see it all!

Other Information: CAST -
Kellie Tweeddale
Alison Campbell Rate
Clare Hayes
Susan Rundle
Amy Coutts
Anoushka Klaus
Ana Della Rocca
Gabby Llewelyn Salter
Kat Elliott
Kate Spruce
Jodi Sanders

Perfect for a Girl's Night Out - why not get a group of friends together and take advantage of the Group Ticket discount!

4 shows only - don't miss out. Book your tickets now!
 

Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.

20-Apr-2017 to 06-May-2017




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When I Was Five

Agent: Jeff Baron

Author: Jeff Baron

Director: Brett Turner

Theatre: 2 Albert Street
Williamstown 3016

Melways Reference: 56B7

Performances: Tues-Sat 8.15pm; Sundays 5 pm

Prices: $25/22

Bookings: www.wlt.org.au/tickets

Company Website: http://www.wlt.org.au/

Synopsis: From the author of the acclaimed 'Visiting Mr. Green' comes another humorous, emotional journey of discovery and self-acceptance. An Australian Premiere.

Will, a screenwriter in his 30's goes to see Ellen, a slightly unconventional therapist, to figure out why he's never had a successful relationship. She helps him realise that he's never really dealt with a childhood tragedy. Using a creative technique, she shows Will the way this affected him as a boy and unlocks barriers that help him see a better future.

 

The 1812 Theatre

20-Apr-2017 to 13-May-2017



 

STRANDS

Agent: Peta Brady

Author: Peta Brady

Director: John Bishop

Theatre: bakery@1812
3-5 Rose Street
Upper Ferntree Gully 3156

Melways Reference: 74 F6

Performances: Evenings 8pm
Matinee 4pm

Prices: $27.00

Bookings: 97583964

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

Company Website: http://www.1812theatre.com.au

Synopsis: Playwright Peta Brady fuses together the poignant,
wryly funny and private world of two adult sisters;
one of whom is intellectually challenged and the
other who is personally damaged by their
childhood experiences.
A beautifully crafted and enduring play that will be
warmly remembered long after the the audience
has left the theatre.

Other Information: The 1812 Theatre In association with Swampfox Productions
 

Malvern Theatre Company Inc.

21-Apr-2017 to 06-May-2017




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HIGH SOCIETY

Agent: Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd

Author: Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Arthur Kopit. Additional Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead.

Director: Alan Burrows

Theatre: 29 Burke Road, East Malvern

Performances: Tuesday (except 25th April) to Saturday at 8:15 pm
Matinees: Saturday 22nd April and Sunday 30th April at 2:00 pm.
Gala Night: Saturday 29th April at 8:15 pm.

Prices: $22.00 (No Concessions).
Groups (10 or more): $20.00 per person.
Gala Night: $8.00 extra per person.

Bookings: 1300 131 552 or online at www.malverntheatre.com.au

Company Email: home@malverntheatre.com.au

Company Website: http://www.malverntheatre.com.au

Synopsis: Tracy Samantha Lord is about to marry her second husband, George Kittredge, the dullest man on earth. Her ex-husband, Dexter C. K. Haven, is blackmailed into allowing two reporters, Liz Imbrie and Mike Connor, posing as guests, to cover the wedding for Spy, a scandal magazine. However, they find much more than they’d anticipated among this niche of high society. Based on the 1939 romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry, High Society is not only the show’s title but the show’s first song, in which the Lord family’s amazing staff sets the scene on a waterfront estate in Oyster Bay. Come join the Lords for a weekend of fun and games and music. If you enjoyed the play, you’ll love the musical!
 

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.

21-Apr-2017 to 06-May-2017




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The One Day of the Year

Author: Alan Seymour

Director: Judy Corderoy

Theatre: Shirley Burke Theatre
64 Parkers Road
Parkdale

Performances: Evenings: 8 pm
Matinees: Sunday 23, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April at 2.30 pm

Prices: Adults: $25.00
VIPs and concessions: $23.00
Groups (10 or more) and children $21.00

Bookings: 9587 5141 or online at www.mordialloctheatre.com

Company Email: mordialloctheatre@gmail.com

Company Website: http://www.mordialloctheatre.com

Synopsis: Written in 1960, and undoubtedly one of Australia’s favourite plays, THE ONE DAY OF THE YEAR explores the universal theme of father–son conflict against the background of the beery haze and the heady, nostalgic sentimentality of Anzac Day. It is a play to make us question a standard institution – Anzac Day, the sacred cow among Australian annual celebrations – but it is the likeability and genuineness of the characters that give the play its memorable qualities: Alf, the nobody who becomes a somebody on this day of days; Mum, the anchor of the family; Hughie, their son, with all the uncertainties and rebelliousness of youth; and Wacka, the Anzac, with his simple, healing wisdom.
 

Peridot Theatre Inc.

27-Apr-2017 to 30-Apr-2017



 

One Act Play Season: The Stanley Parkers, Captain Jester's, Pop


Agent: Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd; by arrangement with authors

Author: Geraldine Aron, Hayley Lawson-Smith, Cerise de Gelder

Director: Robyn Kelly, Hayley Lawson-Smith, Amy Jenkins

Theatre: Unicorn Theatre, Mt Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mt Waverley 3149.

Melways Reference: 61 F11

Performances: April 27,28,29 at 8pm
April 29,30 at 2.15 pm

Prices: $15

Bookings: 9808 0770

Company Email: peridotboxoffice@yahoo.com.au

Company Website: http://www.peridot.com.au

Synopsis: The Stanley Parkers:The tender love story of Stanley and Dimitri, a gay couple who have lived together and loved each other over many years.
Captain Jester's: A dark but humorous snippet of life working in the fast food industry.
Pop: Jessie receives some very distressing news. Her best friends attempt to help her in unexpected ways.


Other Information: tickets@peridot.com.au
http://www.peridot.com.au/bookings
 

Sunshine Community Theatre Inc.

28-Apr-2017 to 13-May-2017



 

Veronica's Room



Author: Ira Levin

Director: David Prince

Company Email: sctmail@zoho.com

Company Website: http://www.sunshinecommunitytheatre.com.au/
 

Heidelberg Theatre Co.

28-Apr-2017 to 13-May-2017



 

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Agent: Berlin Associates

Author: Simon Reade, based on the novel by Jane Austen

Director: Tim Scott

Theatre: 36 Turnham Ave.
Rosanna
VIC 3084

Melways Reference: 32A1

Performances: Weeknights and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays and final Saturday at 2:00 pm

Prices: $27.00 Adult
$24.00 Concession Card Holders and Members
$22.00 Groups of 10+

Bookings: www.htc.org.au OR (03)9457-4117

Company Email: htc@htc.org.au

Company Website: http://www.htc.org.au

Synopsis: Handsome Mr Darcy meets engaging Elizabeth Bennet and is as much drawn by her charms as he is put off by her family’s lower social standing.

Jane Austen’s much-loved classic love story is brought vividly to life in this new stage adaptation, where dances abound, marriages are sought and made, and pride is finally overcome. Pride and Prejudice, the play, is replete with all the familiar, comical characters of the novel. It boasts period costumes, music and witty dialogue, where the deserving are rewarded, the self-serving are put in their place and love is triumphant.
 

Geelong Repertory Theatre Co.

28-Apr-2017 to 13-May-2017



 

The Savages of Wirramai

Agent: "Dogged Little Theatre' on behalf of Author Sandy Fairthorne

Author: Sandy Fairthorne

Director: Iris Walshe-Howling

Theatre: 15 Coronation Street,
Geelong West, Vic 3218

Melways Reference: 401 C3

Performances: Evening 7.30 pm
Matinees 2 pm (30th April and May 7th)

Prices: Adults $30
Concession $28
Students $24

Bookings: GPAC 52251200

Company Email: geelong.repertory@gmail.com

Company Website: http://www.geelongrep.com/

Synopsis: Every year the Savage family gathers at their Wirramai farm to celebrate Anzac Day - a day considered the lowlight for everyone except bullying patriarch and Vietnam veteran, Ron Savage. Devoted middle child Angel still clings to the wreck of their family home. Oldest daughter Devina plays being happily married to an absent husband.Youngest daughter, Cassie, uses drugs, alcohol and a vicious wit to cope with a family determined not to address a childhood secret.
 

Off The Leash Theatre Inc.

29-Apr-2017 to 13-May-2017



 

Checklist for an Armed Robber



Author: Vanessa Bates

Director: Cameron Gray

Theatre: Richmond Theatrette
Old Drouin Butter Factory
Traralgon VRI Hall
Stratford Courthouse Theatre


Performances: Saturday 29 April Richmond Theatrette 8PM
Friday 5 May Old Drouin Butter Factory 8PM
Saturday 6 May Old Drouin Butter Factory 8PM
Sunday 7 May Old Drouin Butter Factory 5PM
Friday 12 May Traralgon VRI Hall 8PM
Saturday 13 May Stratford Courthouse Theatre 8PM


Prices: $30 FULL
$25 CONC.

Bookings: http://www.offtheleashtheatre.com.au/checklist-for-an-armed-robber

Company Email: offtheleashtheatre@gmail.com

Company Website: http://www.offtheleashtheatre.com.au

Synopsis: A young man holds up a bookshop in Newcastle. Chechen rebels storm a Russian theatre. Two seemingly unrelated events. But what brings them together. Delve beneath the black and white headlines to learn that behind every act of violence there is a lot of grey. How do we really know who is good, who is bad, what is right and what is wrong?
 

Off The Leash Theatre Inc.

29-Apr-2017 to 13-May-2017



 

Checklist for an Armed Robber



Author: Vanessa Bates

Director: Cameron Gray

Theatre: Richmond Theatrette
Old Drouin Butter Factory
Traralgon VRI Hall
Stratford Courthouse Theatre


Performances: Saturday 29 April Richmond Theatrette 8PM
Friday 5 May Old Drouin Butter Factory 8PM
Saturday 6 May Old Drouin Butter Factory 8PM
Sunday 7 May Old Drouin Butter Factory 5PM
Friday 12 May Traralgon VRI Hall 8PM
Saturday 13 May Stratford Courthouse Theatre 8PM


Prices: $30 FULL
$25 CONC.

Bookings: http://www.offtheleashtheatre.com.au/checklist-for-an-armed-robber

Company Email: offtheleashtheatre@gmail.com

Company Website: http://www.offtheleashtheatre.com.au

Synopsis: A young man holds up a bookshop in Newcastle. Chechen rebels storm a Russian theatre. Two seemingly unrelated events. But what brings them together. Delve beneath the black and white headlines to learn that behind every act of violence there is a lot of grey. How do we really know who is good, who is bad, what is right and what is wrong?