Glen Street announces 2011 season

Glen Street Theatre’s 2011 Main Stage season was today unveiled by new Director Margot Woodward.

Glen Street Theatre’s 2011 Main Stage season was today unveiled by new Director Margot Woodward.

“We are thrilled to announce our 2011 season,” Woodward said.

“There’s a wonderful mix of comedy, drama, song and dance and even radio plays! With such a varied and eclectic programme, we trust that there is something for everyone at Glen Street next year.”

The season opens with the tender and uplifting comedy Tuesdays with Morrie, based on the best-selling memoir by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, and starring Glenn Hazeldine and Daniel Mitchell. The laughs continue with the hilarious play about staging a play, A Commercial Farce, which fuses physical humour, sexual innuendo and transgressive behaviour with an almighty bang. Following this, the legendary Nancye Hayes and Reg Livermore take to the stage in the world premiere of TURNS, especially created for these two Australian theatre icons from the pen and vivid imagination of Reg Livermore himself.

Audiences are then invited to join Dad, Dave, Mum, Mabel and the mob from Snake Gully in Dad and Dave: Live at the Glen, a rip snorter collection of original scripts from Australia’s most loved radio serial. Next, journey back to the 60s with Catholic School Girls, a hilarious yet poignant account of the experiences of four young girls. Steve Bisley and Patrick Harvey then star in the bitter sweet comedy The Sum of Us, which follows a widower and his homosexual son on their individual searches for a partner.

Be prepared to see Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream like you’ve never seen it before in a contemporary and energetic production by Arts Radar. Up next are the Underdogs led by Wayne Scott Kermond (a Glen Street favourite), who will entertain audiences as they dance and sing their way through a thoroughly enjoyable evening of vaudeville-esque buffoonery, fisticuffs, jive and tap dance. And finally, Motherhood: the Musical airs the dirty laundry on all of the joys and perils of being a Mum.

Subscribers of Glen Street’s 2011 season will enjoy a range of benefits, including a discount of up to 30% on tickets, priority seating, discounts at local restaurants and special offers throughout the year. People who subscribe by December 31 will automatically go in the draw to win a trip for two to New Zealand staying at the Rees Hotel on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, or a trip for two to tropical North Queensland, staying in a tower room at the Hotel Cairns.


Produced by: Ensemble Theatre, by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of Dramatist Play Service, Inc New York
Written by: Jeffrey Hatcher & Mitch Albom, based on the book by Mitch Albom
Directed by: Mark Kilmurry
With: Glenn Hazeldine and Daniel Mitchell
Season: 15 – 26 February 

Produced by: Malthouse Melbourne
Written by: Peter Houghton
Directed by: Aidan Fennessy
With: Peter Houghton, Tim Potter
Season: 1 – 12 March

Produced by: Christine Dunstan Productions
Written by: Reg Livermore
Directed by: Tom Healey
With: Nancye Hayes, Reg Livermore
Season: 15 – 26 March

Produced by: Q Theatre Company, by arrangement with Grace Gibson Productions
Directed by Katrina Douglas
Season: 5 – 16 April 

Produced by: Party Girl Productions
Written by: Casey Kurtti
Directed by: Kingston Anderson
With: Lucinda Armour, Helen O’Connor, Kim Lewis, Rhonda Doyle
Season: 17 – 28 May

Produced by: Christine Harris & HIT Productions
Written by: David Stevens
Directed by: Denis Moore
With: Steve Bisley, Patrick Harvey, Thomas Conroy, Nell Feeney                 
Season: 9 – 20 August

Produced by: Arts Radar
Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Eamon Flack
With: Elizabeth Blackmore, Kit Brookman, Katherine Cullen, Andrew Lees,
Anya Poukchanski, Tim Spencer, Tim Walter
Season: 23 – 28 August

Produced by: Kermond Creative and Underdogs
Written by: Wayne Scott Kermond and Tony Harvey
Directed by: Wayne Scott Kermond
Season: 6 – 17 September

Produced by: Christine Harris & HIT Productions, in association with Robert C Kelly
Written by: Sue Fabisch
Directed by: Terence O’Connell
With: Ziggy Clements, Jacqueline Hoy, Rebecca Moore
Season: 19 – 30 October

Venue Glen Street Theatre – Cnr. Glen Street and Blackbutts Road, Belrose
Performance Times Wed – Sat 8pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 5pm, plus some Wednesday matinees
Prices $31-$63
Bookings 02 9975 1455 | | [email protected]

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