Normanhurst Uniting Church
Since its inception in 1975, NUCMS has presented an exciting range of operetta and musicals, usually one major fully staged musical theatre production each year. The society continues to support the community through donations to local charities and services including Hornsby Fusion and Normanhurst Christian Education Association.
In 2012 we are presenting "Blood Brothers" and "By Jeeves".
|A Midsummer Night's Dream: the rock musical (PRODUCTION)||10/05/2013 - 25/05/2013|
|By Jeeves||05/10/2012 - 20/10/2012|
|Blood Brothers||04/05/2012 - 19/05/2012|
|Man Of La Mancha||07/10/2011 - 22/10/2011|
|Beach Blanket Tempest||27/05/2011 - 11/06/2011|
|Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure||29/10/2010 - 06/11/2010|
|Little Women||07/05/2010 - 22/05/2010|
|Honk!||09/10/2009 - 24/10/2009|
|Dames At Sea||15/05/2009 - 30/05/2009|
|Into The Woods||10/10/2008 - 25/10/2008|
|Godspell||23/05/2008 - 07/06/2008|
|Urinetown The Musical||19/10/2007 - 27/10/2007|
|She Loves Me||19/05/2007 - 02/06/2007|
|You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown||06/10/2006 - 21/10/2006|
|Me and My Girl||20/05/2006 - 03/06/2006|
|Little Shop of Horrors||07/10/2005 - 22/10/2005|
|The Boy Friend||21/05/2005 - 04/06/2005|
|Anything Goes||22/05/2004 - 05/06/2004|
|Oliver!||14/06/2003 - 28/06/2003|
|The Music Man||17/05/2002 - 01/06/2002|
A play rehearsal is interrupted by the arrival of a divided family who have been abandoned by their creator and are seeking an author, ‘any author’, to give them a ‘definitive artistic form’ so their stories may be staged. While the first performance of Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author to a Rome audience in May 1921 was almost booed off the stage it has gone on to have many successful seasons and is still a major part of the theatrical repertoire. The play, in part, is Pirandello’s attack on the Italian theatre of the time, with its actor-managers and star-systems, its stock characterisations, and its standard repertoire of romantic melodramas. However, it is a play on many levels. It raises questions about the nature of reality, of what constitutes identity, and how we can gauge what is truth. On another level it is a hysterical romantic melodrama about a warring family who live out their emotions on the skin. And, it is also a deeply tragic revenge narrative – a tale of betrayal, adultery, suicide and death. Students enrolled in theatre studies at UWA present this very physical, at times comedic, and often provocatively philosophical play, virtually uncut and unlike many productions we choose not to attempt to modernise it into the contemporary world of electronic media.