In Melbourne and Sydney, community theatres are custodians of historic venues which give audiences a unique experience. Our correspondents Simon Parris and Carol Wimmer describe what it’s like to attend a performance at the Lilydale Athenaeum and Genesian Theatres, respectively.
Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre
Not just a beautiful historic venue, the Athenaeum Theatre, Lilydale is surely one of the most generous and hospitable theatres in Australia.
For St Luke’s Theatre Society, 2020 meant many changes. Firstly, because of construction work on their home premises, they had to find alternate premises for the year. They negotiated with the Anglican Christ Church at Yeronga. The first play was set to be Oscar Wilde’s classicThe impo
Stage Whispers Perth correspondent Kimberley Shaw shares ways of making your audience and company as safe as possible during the outbreak of Covid 19.
Be aware that advice is changing very quickly, so little theatres (with an audience under 500) may NOT be able to perform next weekend, but these measures will also be helpful when we return to business after the worst of the outbreak.
Community Theatres across Australia are cancelling or postponing their seasons due to the Corona Virus pandemic.
In Victoria CentreStage Geelong announced that their planned programming of West Side Story has been postponed and not be onstage during the originally planned March 27th– April 4th season at the Geelong Arts Centre.
NOTE: Most Communuity Theatre productions have been postponed for the moment due to Covid19. All our advertisements have links back to the relevant theatre companies, so please click on the ads to go to their websites for the latest news. In the listings, the names of our subcriber groups have been hyperlinked, so you also can simply click on those links as well, to check out your local company.
Jukebox is set to provide the soundtrack for Community Musical Theatre in 2020.