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Treat Your Mum, On Us!
18 Apr

Take your Mum to a show, and let us take care of the flowers. 
Take a photo of you with your Mum at an ORiGiN™ play or musical this month, and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #origintheatrical. The winner's Mum will receive a bouquet of flowers. 

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Funny Money - Maitland Repertory Society
24/04 - 14/05
Henry A. Perkins, a mild mannered C.P.A., accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase... One full of money. Henry assumes it is illicit cash and he decides to keep it. 

Maitland Repertory Theatre
244 High Street, Maitland, NSW

Dad's Army - Launceston Players
28/04 - 07/05
The classic BBC TV comedy series of the Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea who battle daily against the Germans and local ARP Warden Hodges, comes to the stage complete with all the well-loved characters.

Earl Arts Centre
10 Earl St, Launceston, TAS

Uncle Vanya - Canberra Repertory Society
28/04 - 14/05
This classic imparts an idelible picture of Chekhov's Russia and of his rich, bittersweet and deeply human characters.

Theatre 3
3 Repertory Lane, Acton, ACT

Cash on Delivery - Newcastle Gilbert & Sullivan Players
29/04 - 14/05
Eric Swan (aided by his Uncle George and unbeknown to his wife, Linda) has pocketed thousands of pounds through fraudulent DSS claims. When Norman Bassett (the lodger) opens the door to Mr Jenkins, the DSS Inspector, deceptive mayhem follows.

St Matthews Hall
Wentworth St, Georgetown, NSW

Twelve Angry Men - Heidelberg Theatre Co.
29/04 - 14/05
A young delinquent is on trial for the murder of his aggressive father. The judge has directed the jury to find the boy guilty if there is no reasonable doubt. Eleven of the jurors declare there is no reasonable doubt, but one of them, while far from convinced of the boy's innocence, feels that some of the evidence against him has been ambiguous.

Heidelberg Theatre
36 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna, VIC

Lend Me A Tenor - Mount Cotton Drama Group
29/04 - 14/05
Lend Me a Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello.

Mount Cotton Community Hall
Corner Mount Cotton and Seaview Roads, Mount Cotton, QLD 

Grease - Numurkah Singers
29/04 - 07/05
Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950’s in this rollicking musical.

Numurkah Town Hall
99 Melville St, Numurkah, VIC

Blithe Spirit - Mousetrap Theatre Company Inc
29/04 - 14/05
This much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantakerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting "happy medium", one Madame Arcati.

Mousetrap Theatre
Redcliffe Showgrounds off Lamington Drive, Redcliffe, QLD

The Wizard of Oz - Geelong Lyric Theatre Society
29/04 - 07/05
Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination.

GPAC Playhouse
50 Little Malop St, Geelong, VIC

Jesus Christ Superstar - Harlequin Musical Theatre
30/04 - 14/05
It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent '60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. 

Harlequin Musical Theatre
563 Pakuranga Rd, Howick, Auckland, NZ

Are You Being Served? - Brisbane Arts Theatre
30/04 - 04/06
Lovers of innuendo and British humor, Flying Circus fans and seekers of laughs – look no further than this uproarious play.To the delight of fans everywhere, this popular British television comedy is now a stage show that revels in nonstop double entendres. 

Brisbane Arts Theatre
210 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace, QLD

The Glass Menagerie - Ipswich Little Theatre 
07/05 - 21/05
Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating.

ILT Incinerator Theatre
Burley Griffin Drive, Ipswich, QLD

Moon Over Buffalo – Arts Theatre Cronulla
06/05 - 11/06
In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950's. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with 5 actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Arts Theatre Cronulla
6 Surf Road, Cronulla, NSW

Something's Afoot - Mildura Theatre Company Inc.
05/05 - 14/05
Ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm. One by one they're picked off by cleverly fiendish devices. As the bodies pile up in the library, the survivors frantically race to uncover the identity and motivation of the cunning culprit.

Coomealla Sporting Memorial Club
42 Kookaburra Dr, Dareton, NSW 

Steel Magnolias - Tweed Theatre Co. Inc
06/05 - 22/05
The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. 

Tweed Civic and Cultural Centre
Brett St, Tweed Heads, NSW

Private Lives - Act One Theatre Company
06/05 - 21/05
Elyot and Amanda, once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel, meet by chance, reignite the old spark and impulsively elope. After days of being reunited, they again find their fiery romance alternating between passions of love and anger.

Act One Theatre
Gympie Road, Strathpine QLD

Death and the Maiden - Melville Theatre Co. Inc.
06/05 - 21/05
Set in an unnamed country that is, like the author's native Chile, emerging from a totalitarian dictatorship, the play explores the after effects of repression on hearts and souls. 

Melville Theatre Company
Corner Stock Rd and Canning Highway, Palmyra, WA

London Suite – Glenbrook Players
06/05 - 14/05
Neil Simon, America's premier comic playwright crosses the Atlantic for a suite of hilarious comedies set in a deluxe London hotel; a sedate place until these characters check in.

School of Arts
Great Western Highway, Glenbrook, NSW

Spamalot - Albany Light Opera & Theatre Company
06/05 - 28/05
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?

Albany Light Opera & Theatre CO
Princess Royal Dr, Albany, WA

The Sound of Music – Richmond Players
06/05 - 04/06
When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain. 

Richmond School of Arts
26 West Market St, Richmond, NSW

Blithe Spirit - North West Theatre Co.
07/05 - 15/05
This much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantakerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting "happy medium", one Madame Arcati.

The Roxy Theatre
Maitland St, Bingara, NSW

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead - Furies Theatre
08/05 - 21/05
Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play.

Blood Moon Theatre, The World Bar
Kings Cross, NSW

Play On! - Queanbeyan City Council
10/05 - 21/05
This is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. 

The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, Rear of 253
Crawford Street, Queanbeyan, ACT

Vital Signs - Bare Productions
11/05 - 20/05
The two men in the cast are optional foils for the six compelling women who perform a collage about contemporary woman in all her warmth and majesty, her fear and frustration, her joy and sadness.

The Craftsman, Exchange Hotel
Balmain, NSW

Love and Information - Underground Productions
11/05 - 21/05
Someone sneezes. Someone can't get get a signal. Someone won't answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs.

Schonell Theatre,
22 Union Rd, St Lucia, QLD

Habeaus Corpus - Hobart Repertory Theatre
13/05 - 28/05
The antics at the Wicksteed home are a satirical merry-go-round. Family, friends and the sexual satisfaction of the "corpus" (body) are the ruling passions in this farcical comedy of ill-manners.

The Playhouse
106 Bathurst St, Hobart, TAS

The Addams Family – Devonport Choral Society
13/05 - 28/05
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. 

Devonport Entertainment Centre
141-151 Rooke St, Devonport, TAS

Competition ends on 15th May, 2016. One winner will be judged on creativity and style. Photo must have been taken and posted between 19th April - 15th May 2016, and must have been tagged with #origintheatrical. Competition is open to residents in Australia and New Zealand.

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