Monthly Archives: August 2012

Hornsby Musical Society presents ‘Into the Woods’

Hornsby Musical Society is pleased and excited to announce it’s upcoming musical will take an adventure into the world of “once upon a time” with Stephen Sondheims’s Into the Woods.

This fractured fairy tale combines the well known children’s stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Ridinghoood with the story of the Baker and his wife who desperately want a child. as each of the characters ventures into the woods searching for their happy ever after they encounter princes, runaway brides, wolves, and witches along the way … but will they find their happy ever after?

The production will be Directed & Musically Directed by talented local musician Steven Kreamer, assisted by Dave Morgan, and Jess Grimmold.

The show will feature the talents of many Hornsby regulars and some new faces from around Hornsby, and all over Sydney.
Performance dates for Into the Woods at the Hornsby RSL will be Friday 24th August @ 8pm, Saturday 25th August @ 8pm, Sunday 26th August @ 2pm, Friday 31st August @ 8pm and Saturday 1st September @ 2pm and 8pm.

Family tickets are available. booking can be made through Hornsby RSL on 9477 7777 or visit the Hornsby RSL website or directly from

For more information on Hornsby Musical Society visit https://www.hornsbyms.orgor find us on facebook to stay up to date with all the news.

Pirates take to the Zenith this weekend!

Gilbert & Sullivan’s perennial favourite "The Pirates of Penzance" opens this Friday at the Zenith Theatre in Chatswood!
Take a rollicking band of orphan-friendly pirates, a bumbling force of policemen, a Scottish pattering Major-General, a lovesick piratical nurserymaid and a gaggle of beautiful maidens, mix them with a leap year paradox and some of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most endearing music and you have the makings of a great night out!
With a cast including many professional performers, this show marks Savoy Arts’s 27th year.
The traditional ‘out-of-town’ performance at Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands last weekend was a complete sell-out! Standing room only and the biggest audience the venue had ever had!

Sydney Performances are:

Friday Aug 24th 8pm
Saturday Aug 25th 8pm
Sunday Aug 26th 3pm

Friday Aug 31st 8pm
Saturday Sept 1st 2pm
Saturday Sept 1st 8pm.

Venue: The Zenith Theatre, Cnr McIntosh & Railway Sts, Chatswood

Online bookings:
Box office & enquiries: 02 9777 7547

Ticket prices: Adult $36 | Concession $30 | Child $20 | Groups (10+ adults) $30 each
N.B. Theatre booking fee of $3 applies to each booking (irrespective of number of tickets purchased).


Last performances of Coup d’Etat… don’t miss it!

Last 3 chances tonight, Fri and Sat to see bAKEHOUSE theatre’s "Coup d’Etat" at the Bondi Pavilion.

Brilliantly directed by Suzanne Millar, it features the stellar cast of Monroe Reimers, Renee Lim, Shingo Usami, Cat Martin and Donald Sword.

Here’s a
few of the reviews it’s received:

"This is a riveting political thrille … an explosively powerful play… under the scintillating direction of Suzanne Millar" – Sydney Arts Guide

"Coup d’Etat is one of the year’s most pleasant surprises… deeply compelling human drama and electrifying philosophical debate… the entire cast does a superb job." – The Samesame

"Textured, rich and immediate. It is bright, fast-paced and colourful, conveying the beauty of Malaysia through effective staging and a beautifully simple set design… Coup d’Etat is a very important play" –


Great shows this month, free ticket offers and more!

Further to the earlier posting re freebies for other shows (and btw multiple ticket claims are fine!),
there are still double passes available to this Thursday’s 7pm performance of Murder Most Funny! at the Tap Gallery in Sydney.

To win, be among the first to email win giving your name and stating which show/performance you prefer.

AMERICAN DIALECT – Don’t Rely On Your Ear.



don’t rely on your ear!

SCREENWISE has created an extraordinary dialect workshop uniquely designed to give the actor that edge when auditioning for American Film and TV Productions. incorporating phonetics and camera that will run over two hours per class, one class per week for 6 weeks – making it the hottest U.S. Dialect Workshop around.


Perform on camera in standard American dialect. Standard American is the most popular when it comes to our overseas productions, so this workshop works exclusively on Standard American. Should you wish to record your work in progress please bring a blank DVD -R to record your work in progress.

Commences: May 15 2012 and Concludes: June 19 2012
Schedule: One night per week for 6 weeks from 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Price: $499 (Early Bird $460) Must be paid in full by May 1 2012

Payment can be made online, phone or internet transfer.
Should you wish to pay by Internet please see details below:-

Screenwise Pty Ltd
BSB 112 879
A/C No. 041 675 805

Please record your ‘surname’ and ‘US Dial’ in the customer reference to ensure that we allocate your payment correctly. Please email your receipt to Anne in the office info
Contact the Screenwise to book – places are limited info |

BTCo Presents Mark Harvey Levine

Blacktown Theatre Company’s popular Short Play season presents an evening of Mark Harvey Levine classics – it’s like playing one our favourite albums just for you! We love his comedies and feature them regularly, so we have put them together in one show and think we’ve got it covered with romance, friendship, time travel and crayons!

We promise to tickle your funny bone and tug at your heart strings. Bring a drink, a snack, your sense of humour and get a table of friends together.. Let us do the rest!

Our cafe will also be open if you don’t have time to shop!

One weekend only – ’cause good things come in small packages, right? Don’t miss out on some of our most popular plays this decade!

Friday September 14th – 8pm

Saturday September 15th – 2pm

Saturday September 15th – 8pm

Sunday September 16th – 6pm

All tix are just $15.

Bookings can be made via or 0432 477 777

For further information please visit

Review: Murder Most Funny at Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst

Get ready for some Wiggly Giggly Fun

By Sarah Trethewy

Tucked away in the heart of Darlinghurst, the Tap Gallery was buzzing on the opening night of Murder Most Funny and there was not a spare seat in the theatre as the crowd enjoyed an original work that had the audience as engrossed as a group of five year olds at a Wiggle’s concert.

Murder Most Funny follows the story of the ‘Giggles’ who are an all singing, all dancing children’s entertainment group who are taking their final bow after ten years of wowing the nation’s children. But before their final concert the band ends up in a pickle, as something terrible has happened in their bathroom…

This play combines the intrigue of a murder mystery and the fun and corniness of children’s entertainment. The cameras are off and the audience go backstage with one of the world’s most famous bands, the ‘Giggles’. The backstage drama is a funny insight into what might go on in a children’s band and as the investigation takes place, secrets are revealed.

Playwright and director Tony Laumberg greeted the audience as the houselights went down, and shared the inspiration for the play; his own love of the Wiggles, and he set the scene with his own performance of ‘Hot Potato’.

The trio of children’s entertainers Jasmin Certoma, Nick Hunter and Seaton Kay-Smith as Jade, Corey and Kevin had big shoes to fill but did the skivvied man band proud. The trio worked well together, and they managed to maintain their zany energy throughout. Seaton Kay-Smith’s as ‘Kevin’, with his random ‘great nanna stories’ and musical outbursts made him a stand out performer with some hilarious one-liners. Tricia Youlden as Felicity, the ‘Giggle’s’ publicist, also added humour to the situation by adding a cynical media spin to the investigation process.

Murder Most Funny is a fun and entertaining original work by an Australian comedy playwright with an impressive body of work. The play is an interesting take on the Australian icons and what it means to be a children’s entertainer, and if you have ever found yourself singing along to a Wiggle’s song, or engrossed in a murder mystery, then this is a play for you.


Murder Most Funny is playing at the Tap Gallery in Darlinghurst until 9 September. Click here for booking information.