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Inflamed Maladies: A Sick Story

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Perform Australia's Advanced Diploma of Performance students present Inflamed Maladies: A Sick Story at the Mill Theatre this July.

Exploring plagues past and present through scene, song and dance, this original work has been devised in its entirety by the students themselves. Inspired by living with COVID, but moving beyond it in so many ways, the actors challenge how we think about illness in all its forms.

Be prepared for a laugh and even poignant reflection in this unique look at a topic which continues to afflict societies around the world.

Directed by Rachel Robertson. 

WHEN: 4-6 July

WHERE: The Mill Theatre, Building 3.3, Dairy Road, Fyshwick

TICKETS: $25

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Past Shows & Screenings

Dags

Dags logo with young people in jeans

DAGS by DEBRA OSWALD

Directed by Mirjana Ristevski

Gillian is sixteen, suffers from the occasional ‘ack-attack’, and is worried about not having a boyfriend. She loves chocolate and is infatuated with the best-looking boy in school...

Directed by Mirjana Ristevski and performed by Perform Australia's Certificate IV in Acting students, ‘Dags’ is an Australian classic offering a funny and compassionate look at adolescence.

WHEN: 20-22 June, 2024

WHERE: The Mill Theatre, Building 3.3, Dairy Road, Fyshwick ACT

TICKETS: $25 General Admission


Into the Woods

Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favourite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.


Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).


All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
www.mtishows.com.au

WHEN: 15 & 16 June
Where: Canberra College Performing Arts Centre, 40 Launceston St, Phillip ACT


Trifecta for Four

Perform Australia presents ‘Trifecta For Four’, three short plays directed by Daniel Kirkby.

Finding Gladys Farquhar by Scott Hunt

Unthinkable Timescales by Zachary Sheridan Opportunity by Vivienne Glance

'Trifecta For Four’ is performed by Perform Australia’s Certificate IV in Acting students in Brisbane, Georgia Lane, Kate Paganin, Santhi Rajendran and Lidia Teitzel.

When: 14 & 15 June, 2024

Where: Big Fork Theatre, Level 2, 252 St Pauls Terrace Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006


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Abra Cadaver

Written by John Mattera

Directed by Rachel Robertson

Performed by an ensemble of Perform Australia's 10915NAT Certificate IV in Acting students, ‘Abra Cadaver’, will have you twisting in your seat!

It all begins with a love triangle: Jack and Christine plan to kill Jack's wife, Marie, to get her out of the way. What could possibly go wrong?

This one-act rollercoaster ride of a play will keep you laughing, and surprise you along the way.

An Amateur Production By Arrangement With Origin Theatrical On Behalf Of Rights Holder. 

When: 24-25 May, 2024

Where: The Mill Theatre, Building 3.3, Dairy Road, Fyshwick


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Perform Australia's Academy Program presents “Stupid Is Just 4 2Day” by Lindsay Price, and directed by James Scott, performed by our Year 8-10 students.

We all have moments of earth-shattering, mind-numbing, crawl-into-a-hole-and-die stupidity. It's inevitable and impossible to avoid. You will connect and commiserate with these characters, who crash into displays, cheat on tests though they know it's wrong, do things they were explicitly told not to, fart in front of the whole school, and shave their heads to impress a girl…

Following the play performance, the students will also present some song and dance from their choral and movement programs. 

Venue: Mill Theatre, Dairy Road Fyshwick

Dates: 9th-11th May 2024


Impro Show

The Don't Look Now Impro Show

The ‘Don’t Look Now' Impro Show is presented by Perform Australia's Advanced Diploma of Performance students. 

Featuring a series of popular improvisation games and scenes, this show may leave you laughing or crying - who knows? There's no script! 

The premise of "Don't Look Now!" is simple yet tantalizing: the audience dictates the course of the performance. With nothing but a suggestion thrown into the air, the actors dive headfirst into a whirlwind of creativity, weaving together scenes and characters on the spot, guided only by their instincts and the energy.

When: 3-5 April, 2024

Where: Belconnen Community Theatre


The Sound of Music Youth Edition

Music by RICHARD RODGERS

Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II

Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE

Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta

Trapp Adaptation by TOM BRIGGS and TIMOTHY ALLEN McDONALD

Orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett

Musical Preparation by John Higgins

Adaptation and support materials developed by iTheatrics under the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald

Director Sarah McDowall

Musical Director Leo Scott

Choreographer Sarah McDowall

PERFORMANCES:

23rd and 24th March at Tuggeranong Arts Centre


Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Directed by James Scott
Performed by Perform Australia’s Advanced Diploma of Performance students

A delightful Shakespearean comedy of mistaken identity and romance. Shipwrecked Viola disguises herself as a man to serve Count Orsino. Orsino sends Viola to woo Lady Olivia on his behalf, but Olivia falls for Viola, disguised as a boy. Meanwhile, Olivia’s drunken uncle, Sir Toby, conspires with his friends to dupe Olivia’s steward, Malvolio into believing Oliva has fallen in love with him...

PERFORMANCES

6th, 7th, 8th December


Sweet and Sour Poetry Night

Directed by James Scott

Join us for a night of poetry around the theme of ‘Sweet and Sour’, performed by our Advanced Diploma of Performance students.

You’ll hear poems from a range of contemporary and classical poets, and be elevated to explore both the sweeter and sourer sides of human nature.

PERFORMANCES

7:30pm Wednesday 8th November


Charleston Musical

Charleston!

Musical Theatre Show

BOOK BY TIM KELLY
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY BILL FRANCOEUR
Directed by Nathan Rutups 

It’s the vibrant 1920s, complete with Ziegfeld girls, raccoon coats, ukuleles, goldfish swallowers, and gangsters!  Polly Pepper, a young flapper, is about to turn 18 years old and will then inherit an extraordinary diamond necklace.  She is planning a wacky birthday party and is inviting all her friends.  Buck Wayne, Polly’s new boyfriend, wouldn’t miss the birthday celebration for anything, even if he has to land his private plane on the lawn of the polo grounds.  But watch out, trouble’s in the air!  Mobsters are about! 


Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak 

Music and New Lyrics 

by Stephen Schwartz

Originally Produced on the

New York Stage by Edgar Lansbury / Stuart Duncan / 

Joseph Beruh 

Licensed exclusively by

Music Theatre International (Australasia) 

All performance materials supplied 

by Hal Leonard Australia

 

Directed by James Scott

The Mill Theatre, 19-21 September 2023.


Performathon Canberra

Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 11-16th September, 2023


Performathon Brisbane

Perform Australia

Sandgate Town Hall Cliff and Seymour St, Sandgate QLD 4017


9th September 2023


Frozen Jr

Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez. Book by Jennifer Lee. Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

Directed by Samuel Farr and Sarah McDowall

Belconnen Community Theatre 23 Swanson Court, BELCONNEN act 2617


9th & 10th September 2023


The Getting of Wisdom

Written by Elizabeth Avery Scott

Based on the novel by Henry Handel Richardson

Directed by Samuel Farr

Tuggeranong Arts Centre 137 Reed Street, Greenway Australian Capital Territory 2901


17th, 18th, 19th August 2023


Blabbermouth

Blabbermouth

Directed by Caroline Simone Obrien

Performed at Belconnen Community Theatre - 23 Swanson Court, Belconnen ACT 2617

19th, 20th June, 2023

Performance rights for BLABBERMOUTH exclusively licenced by HLA Management Pty Ltd, P.O.Box 1536, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 (hla@hlamgt.com.au)


Radio and boy

Two Short Plays

Directed by Daniel Kirkby

Performed at EC Venue, 17 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley QLD

10th June, 2023


The Lion King Jr.
Directed by James Scott

Performed at Courtyard Studio Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Cct ACT 2601

17th - 18th June, 2023


The Rainbow Fish Musical

Directed by Christie Eckersley

Performed at Redcliffe CWA Hall, 189 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe QLD 4020

10th June, 2023


High School Musical Jr.
Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie Written by Peter Barsocchini

25th - 26th March, 2023

Belconnen Community Theatre

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia)

All performance paterials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia


Performathon Canberra 2022

Live Streamed Performance


10th December, 2022


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Trespass

Advanced Diploma Devised Show
Directed by Clare Moss


7th - 9th December, 2022

Promenade Theatre Piece at Hotel Mottainai, Canberra


Oliver Canberra

Oliver Jr.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart


3rd - 4th December, 2022

Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia)

All performance paterials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia


The Story of Hansel and Gretel
Book by Vera Morris
Music and Lyrics by Pat Lyderson
Directed by Christie Eckersley


26th November, 2022

Clontarf Baptist Church, Brisbane QLD

Adapted and dramatised from the Stories Of The Brothers Grimm

Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Denver, Colorado


An Experiment

Written by Brent Holland
Directed by James Scott


11th - 13rd November, 2022

Perform Australia Theatre, Canberra

Produced by special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing Company


Xanadu Jr.
Directed by James Scott


4th - 5th November, 2022

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia)

All performance paterials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia


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The Improv Show
Directed by Caroline Simone O'Brien


21st - 23rd September, 2022

Perform Australia Theatre, Canberra


Adventures of a Comic Book Artist
Book and Lyrics by Pat Lyderson
Directed by Jena Prince


10th - 11th September, 2022

Perform Australia Theatre, Canberra

Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Denver, Colorado


So... What Are We Doing Tonight?

Written by Ian McWethy

Directed by Frances Foo

August 6 & 13, 2022


St Lucia Uniting Church, Queensland

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.


The Rainbow Fish Musical

Script, music, and lyrics by Austin Zumbro

Directed by James Scott

July 1-3, 2022

Perform Australia Theatre, Canberra

Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver, Colorado


The Music Man

Story by Meredith Willson & Franklin Lacey

Directed by Jena Prince

June 25-26, 2022

Perform Australia Theatre, Canberra

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia)

All performance paterials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia


Hamlet Thrill-Ma-Geddon

Hamlet Thrill-Ma-Geddon
by Don Zolidis

Directed by Caroline O'Brien

June 15-17, 2022

Perform Australia Theatre, Canberra

An Amateur Production By Arrangement with ORiGiN Theatrical, on behalf of Playscripts, Inc.


Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure

Book by Craig Sodaro

Directed by Christie Eckersley

June 17-18, 2022

Rivers Baptist Church, Queensland

Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver, Colorado


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Presented by special arrangement with David Spicer

Directed by Charles Allen

June 18, 2022

Big Fork Theatre, Queensland

Presenting by special arrangement with David Spicer Productions representing Stage Rights


Help Wanted

Directed by Goldele Rayment

May 20-21, 2022

Perform Australia Theatre, Canberra


Perform Australia's 13th Birthday Gala

May 14th, 2022

Perform Australia Theatre, Canberra


Henry Five

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by James Scott

April 6-8, 2022

Perform Australia Theatre, Canberra


Beauty and the Beast

Book by Linda Woolverton

Directed by Jena Prince

April 2-3, 2022

Perform Australia Theatre, Canberra

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia)

All performance paterials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia


That Good Night

Directed by James Scott

March 4, 2022

Perform Australia Theatre, Canberra