NEW SHOW AWAITS: A Chap (Bernard Wheaton), the Divas (D’Arne Sleaman and Elizabeth Hood) and a Piano (Mark Leung) are back on the Coast in March.
NEW SHOW AWAITS: A Chap (Bernard Wheaton), the Divas (D’Arne Sleaman and Elizabeth Hood) and a Piano (Mark Leung) are back on the Coast in March. CONTRIBUTED

Diverse range of shows planned for 2016

LAST Sunday wound up the Sherwood Forest fun at Buderim.

This week The Independent Theatre is back at Palmwoods. In light of the weekend temperatures, it was a wise move presenting Robin Hood in air-conditioned comfort over the three-week season.

The Indee's thanks go to the Buderim Memorial Hall Committee and to BATS Theatre Company for smoothing the path.

So it's back into it and The Indee Kids' Theatre starts its gradual search for the cast for its 2017 pantomime - Peter Pan. Right now it's a blank canvas, so any aspiring young actors should be in touch early for consideration. Classes resume from this Monday.

The most immediate cab off the rank for The Indee is West End to Broadway - the sparkling new show from immensely talented group A Chap, Three Divas and a Piano. This act has opened annual proceedings for the Indee for the past four years and to great acclaim.

With their background in Australian and Queensland Opera and the Australian concert stage, they take the audience on a scintillating journey along the highways of the great musicals.

Bookings for West End to Broadway are open for the one show on Sunday, March 13, at 2pm. Tickets are $26, concessions $24 and members $20. Call 5472 8200.

April will see another tilt at The Lux Radio Theatre and The Thin Man: a show that had to be postponed from last year, due to cast sickness.

The Indee is hoping for better luck this time around in its restaging of the golden era of live radio plays.

The final show for the first half of the year will be the May production of Don't I Know You From Somewhere? It's scheduled over two weekends: May 6,7, 8, 13, 14 and 15. Don't I Know You From Somewhere? auditions will be announced next month.