The Show Company is a Hobart-based production company which produces and presents entertaining theatre shows for our community as well as creating exciting opportunities for local performers and theatre makers to participate in quality productions.
Since staging its debut production in 2000 with the song and dance spectacular ONE!, The Show Company has presented a succession of highly successful musical theatre productions:
- ONE more!
- Secrets Every Smart Traveller Should Know, a musical comedy revue
- Stephen Sondheim’s Company
- the hilarious Eurobeat – Almost Eurovision
- the widely acclaimed I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change which garnered the Errol for Best Ensemble in 2016.
In 2017, The Show Company staged the Hobart premiere of Wicked at the Theatre Royal. Hailed as 'better than Broadway' and earning a record-breaking 10 Tasmanian Theatre Awards nominations in the Community Musical Theatre category, Wicked went on to win 'the Errols' for Best Production, Best Direction - Allan Jeffrey, Best Musical Direction - Petr Divis, Best Performance (Female) and Best Ensemble.
In 2018, we assembled the most practically perfect cast, creative and production team for Mary Poppins. 7,500 people shared in the jolly holiday enjoyment of many spoonfuls of sugar and took flight with Mary and Bert and stepped in time in this whimsical, glorious show. Mary Poppins won 2 Awards from 7 nominations, winning Best Lighting by Gareth Kays of GK Productions and Best Performance (Male) to Campbell Braithwaite in the Community Musical Theatre category.
WHAT’S NEXT? Our next production is 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE in May 2019 at the Moonah Arts Centre! As for our community musical blockbusters, we are patiently waiting while the Theatre Royal undergoes renovations to the new foyers, bar and amenities and look forward to bringing another wonderful large-scale musical to Hobart in January 2020!