Can-Can is a musical by Abe Burrows with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and tells the story of the showgirls of the Montmartre dance halls during the 1890s.
Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera returns to the Adelaide stage in September/October in an exciting production for the G&S Society at the Arts Theatre.
Rules for Living is a dark comedy about family dysfunction and societal norms by Sam Holcroft. The play follows a family preparing for Christmas lunch and tensions begin to rise as they deal with family issues. Holcroft uses the psychological theory that people reinforce negative behaviour traits each time they fall back on them as coping strategies (“rules for living”) at stressful times.
This play is usually performed closer to the day it commemorates in April, but Therry Dramatic Society have decided to make it part of the celebrations of their 75th year. Written in 1958 it is a play of its time, set in the 50’s but showcasing many of the problems that still beset our society today.
The greatest hits from Queen are hitting South Australia in We Will Rock You, the latest production from Matt Byrne to take to the stage in Adelaide.
Bill makes a big mistake at his stag party and wakes up in the honeymoon suite, on the morning of his wedding, with a mysterious woman, Judy. With the help of his best man, Tom, Bill tries to cover up the fact that he cheated on his fiancée. Unfortunately for Bill, but luckily for the audience, hilarious chaos occurs.
Break out the Veuve Clicquot! We’re in Oyster Bay, Long Island, it’s 1938, and Tracy Lord is getting married to her fiancé, George Kittredge. No expense spared.
Premiered in 1973, A Little Night Music is still regarded by many as the jewel in Stephen Sondheim’s considerable crown. Based loosely on Bergman’s classic Smiles of a Summer Night, this musical follows the complicated love lives of bourgeois Swedes at the turn of the 20th century.
The ever-popular Annie, based on Little Orphan Annie, has been shortened and lost some of its text to allow to be performed by a youth cast and in Pelican Productions recent effort at the Arts Theatre it worked rather well.
Adelaide Youth Theatre enchants with their first production of 2018, Shrek the Musical. Directed by Thomas Phillips, the fairy-tale features two alternating casts with both adult and youth performers.
Many will know the story of Buddy, the elf who grows up to realise he's really human.
With Palace of Varieties the Adelaide Rep provides the audience with a wonderful evening at an old time music hall.
Based loosely on the phenomenon of Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957, Bye Bye Birdie explores the pop music scene and mania of the 1950’s.
Distilled from a 19th century novel written by Victor Hugo, with music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, book and lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jeanmarc Natel, 'Les Miserable' has become a world-wide musical theatre phenomenon.
Our Boys is a play by Jonathan Lewis set in a military hospital in London in 1984.
Charlotte Bronte's classic English novel, 'Jane Eyre' is brought to the stage by a dedicated cast in Therry's latest production.
'Saturday Night Fever' made it to cinema screens in 1977, with John Travolta starring as Tony Manero. The film was adapted to the stage in 1998 by Adelaide-born Robert Stigwood. Matt Byrne Media’s production is the show's first appearance in Stigwood’s hometown.
This is a whodunit, murder mystery that produces a somewhat psychologically disturbing twist no-one saw coming, with a few laughs along the way.
Marie Clark has made a name for itself by bringing exciting contemporary musicals to Adelaide and their latest offering is Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse’s Jekyll and Hyde.
In the capable hands of director Barry Hill, the fun comedy, 'My Friend Miss Flint' becomes another Therry Dramatic Society success.