April 2012 will mark the official launch of Spoonful Productions, Melbourne’s newest non-professional Musical Theatre company.

Created in late 2011 by Founder and Producer Catherine Langley, Spoonful Productions is based in the inner-eastern suburbs of Hawthorn East and Kew.

Placing an emphasis on putting the ‘community’ back into ‘community theatre’, Spoonful Productions encourages a friendly and nurturing environment, where the theatrical process is always enjoyable and accessible for everyone.

Spoonful Productions is therefore very excited to announce its inaugural production will be Forbidden Broadway

Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits is a revue-style selection of songs from the Off-Broadway favourite, running for 2,332 performances over 22 years. It lovingly parodies a wide range of Musical Theatre favourites, including Wicked, Les Miserables, Chicago, Hairspray, Rent and Into The Woods. With hilarious songs such as Defying Subtlety, Into the Words, Seasons of Hype, You Can’t Stop The Camp & On My Phone, Forbidden Broadway is the ultimate show for any Musical Theatre enthusiast. 

The show will run for 8 performances in late August/early September, at the newly reopened Kew Court House Arts Association. Auditions will be held in mid April 2012. Traditionally done with a cast of 4, we are expanding this number to approximately 15-20. As well as generic characters, there are quite a few specific ‘people’ required for this show, including Liza Minnelli, Carol Channing, Mandy Patinkin, Barbra Streisand and Ethel Merman. Please head to our website for more casting information.

As a brand new company, this is the perfect opportunity to get involved in theatre. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and musical theatre obsessed director, please see our Audition listing for more information.

We are also looking for volunteers to participate in the areas of choreography, basic sets, costuming, props, marketing, social media and event management & organisation.  If you would like to be involved in Forbidden Broadway in any way, please send us an email.

We will also be hosting a wide range of other ‘industry’ events prior to Forbidden Broadway, including a series of Musical Theatre Open-Mic nights and ‘gameshow’ evenings. 

Please email us at [email protected] or head to www.SpoonfulProductions.com for more information.