Studio Theatre Perth 2017/2018 Playbill
The Studio Theatre’s productions are more than just funny, dramatic, romantic plays by some of the world’s greatest playwrights. They’re also a wonderful reasons to get out of the house, take in dinner with friends, and enjoy a fantastic theatre experience right here in Perth.
Here’s what is happening in 2018.
The new year begins February 1st with Norm Foster’s On A First Name Basis, the delightful story of a successful but cantankerous novelist who suddenly discovers that he knows nothing about his maid of 20 years. She, on the other hand, knows absolutely everything about him! It’s a love story wrapped in witty dialogue and vivid imagery, with revelations that are surprising, funny, and moving. Veteran director Jeremy Dutton helms this charming comedy by Canada’s most-produced playwright.
Next, premiering April 5th, it’s Michael Healey’s The Drawer Boy. This poignant and often humorous drama replays the adventures of a young Toronto actor who visits the rural Ontario home of two elderly bachelor farmers, Morgan and Angus, to “research” farm life for a new play. Along the way, art becomes life as the young actor’s play awakens Angus’s memories of the past. Roberta Peets directs this play about the power of storytelling to transform lives.
And finally, since providing our audiences with the most exciting, high energy entertainment possible is a high priority to the Studio Theatre, we have updated our Spring show. We are thrilled to announce that the our 6th annual musical will be
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Sister Act – The Musical, premiering May 24th, directed by C. Lee Bates, with the book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glen Slater.
This feel-good comedy smash has audiences jumping to their feet! Based on the hit 1992 film, it tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she hides out in a convent after witnessing a crime. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with the rigid lifestyle. But using her unique disco moves and sensational musical talent, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their inner voices while unexpectedly rediscovering her own.
Filled with original, glorious, soulful music by Tony and eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors) this hilarious yet inspiring musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Mark these great shows on your calendar, and enjoy a new year of quality live theatre at Perth’s Studio Theatre!