Before the advent of television and the growth of televangelist greats like Pat Robertson and Joel Osteen, Evangelist preachers would tour all over the United States, spreading the word of God and performing miracle cures that garnered even more attention for their preaching. Just as televised fame was taking over the performance of prayer, a young woman sought out a miracle healer to take away her pain and make her future bright again.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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!
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.
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.