Brecht and Weill turned to John Gay’s 18th-century The Beggars’ Opera to fashion this savage, biting commentary on bourgeois capitalism and modern morality. Set in Victorian London, the bitter tale is told of the predatory outlaw known as Mack the Knife. He secretly marries the daughter of Soho’s underworld boss, but is soon betrayed by his sinister in-laws and sent to prison…
What fate awaits MacHeath? Will he escape death on the gallows?
Starring a young vibrant cast of up and coming West Australian performers and musicians this is one production not to be missed.
Showing at Perth Town Hall on January 23, 24 and 25.
Go to the Fringeworld website for more information.
When his parents get divorced and he’s forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, Evan Goldman just wants to make friends and survive the school year – easier said than done. The most popular guy in school is threatening to ruin his life and his only friend, Patrice, won’t talk to him. The school freak sees an opportunity for blackmail and someone is spreading the nastiest rumors.
With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, 13 is an hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages, about discovering that cool is where you where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it.
Showing February 4-14 at Playlovers Theatre. Visit the Fringeworld website for more information.
Seussical is a fantasy musical based on the Dr Seuss books, and many of his stories have been woven into this magical adventure. This family musical is based mainly on Horton Hears a Who!, Horton Hatches the Egg and The One Feather Tail of Gertrude McFuzz. There are numerous references to other stories such as Green Eggs and Ham, The Grinch and of course The Cat in the Hat.
Seussical explores universal themes of love, loyalty, perseverance and the keeping of promises, in a fun way through a range of musical genres. It is a wonderful show that will appeal to people of all ages.
Showing January 16-31 at Stirling Theatre, check out their website for more information.