Steel Magnolias | Lane Cove Theatre Company

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Truvy’s Beauty Spot is a sanctuary for the local women residents. They come to here to celebrate good news, seek comfort for bad, and generally relax to some pampering, letting the rest of their worries roll away. Over the course of about two years, the regulars don’t expect quite so much change but Truvy’s is always there to hear all about it.

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Jekyll & Hyde: the Musical | Lane Cove Theatre Company

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson is a classic Victorian gothic story that played into contemporary concerns about good and evil, science and religion, and the conundrum of man v God. Steve Cuden and Frank Wildhorn’s musical adaptation with book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse maintains the story’s sordid details but with an added interest in society’s facade.

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) | Lane Cove Theatre Company

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He’s the biggest name in theatre and one of the biggest in literature. Nearly everyone who went to an English-speaking school studied him and many more who didn’t. To celebrate the opening of the 25th anniversary season for Lane Cove Theatre Company, William Shakespeare’s work takes pride of place with his 37 attributed plays and a sonnet or two.

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The Wondrous Wizard of Oz | Lane Cove Theatre Company

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It’s a well-known story of imagination and heart full of beloved characters and classic songs. In this adaptation, Cameron Farnham injects the community theatre spirit into The Wondrous Wizard of Oz with references to the Lane Cove area, some Australian cultural gags, and a few additional hit songs.

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In a Nutshell | Lane Cove Theatre Company

As Lane Cove Theatre Company’s inaugural short play competition, In a Nutshell presented ten plays of ten minutes as an opportunity for local theatre makers to showcase their work to the Lane Cove community. Ten playwrights, eight directors, and more than a dozen actors offered brief pieces on love, death, veganism, technology, sport, and more!

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Managing Carmen | Lane Cove Theatre Company

Brent Lyle is a footy star on the up and up. His performance on the field is at its peak and his manager is finding excellent opportunities to make more money off the field, too, but something is holding Brent back. A secret he’s been keeping for years that just might ruin the future laid out in front of him.

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Bare: a pop opera | Lane Cove Theatre Company

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High school is a difficult time for most people as you try to navigate forced proximity to your peers’ and your own raging hormones. Pop culture classics like The Breakfast Club, Heathers, and Mean Girls all exemplify the last effects of high school but the musical Bare by Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere, Jr. adds the difference of figuring out your sexuality in the oppressive atmosphere of Catholic boarding school.

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The Female of the Species | Lane Cove Theatre Company

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Based on the real events of a student invading the home of Germaine Greer, The Female of the Species sets past, present, and future feminists against each other to find the reckoning point between theory and practise.

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Seussical Jr | Lane Cove Theatre Company

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Closing out their 2018 season, the Lane Cove Theatre Company brought the world of Dr Seuss to the stage for a fun-filled production appealing to kids and adults alike. The most beloved childhood characters of the Cat in the Hat, Horton, the Grinch, Yertle the Turtle, and all their friends are brought alive for a musical extravaganza.

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Next to Normal | Lane Cove Theatre Company

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They look like any other normal family: a father as breadwinner, a mother as caretaker, a deadbeat son, and an overachieving daughter. But this family is working hard to hide their grief and gain control over their mother’s spiralling mental health. Next to Normal is a musical about coming to terms with the past and finding a middle ground everyone can feel steady on.

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