A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Shakespeare in the Park
Directed by Andrew CP

The Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens
22nd-25th of July, 2021
 

Love is love is love is love. Determined to be together, Hermia and Lysander escape to a moonlit forest, with plans to elope. In pursuit is one Demetrius and a lovesick Helenus. But the young lovers are not alone in the forest. The local amateur community theatre are beginning rehearsals for a new play whilst, in the dead of night; the monarchs of the magical realm are at war. The three worlds collide in this electric explosion of chaos, magic and romance under the stars in this new adaptation presented at the Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens in July.

PINOCCHIO

An Australian Premiere
Directed by Andrew CP
The Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens
30th of September - 3rd of October, 2021
 

Geppetto the toymaker tosses aside a piece of wood; it’s only good for the fire. To his amazement, a voice answers him back. Geppetto picks up the wood and begins to carve – and a small wooden boy is revealed. A puppet, which he names Pinocchio. And that’s when the mayhem begins. Pinocchio can’t stop getting into trouble, despite the best efforts of the Blue Fairy and the Cricket to keep him on track. His intentions may be good – but the temptation to discover the wonders of the world and make his fortune keep getting in the way.

GODSPELL

A Musical
Directed by Emma-June Curik
Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre
7th-10th of October, 2021

Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All for the Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side." A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

AN AMATEUR PRODUCTION BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH LTD 

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