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Welcome to MTG

Founded in 1978 by Arline & Tommy Myers, the Mooroolbark Theatre Group has always prided itself on entertaining audiences within a fun and social atmosphere. We specialise in comedy productions in a relaxed cabaret style setting, based at the Mooroolbark Community Centre.

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Productions

November 2019 Season

A Bad Year for Tomatoes

by John Patrick

Gracious, glamorous Myra Marlowe, fed up with fame after a very long career as a television actress, retreats to the small town of Beaver Haven, Vermont, planning to live quietly and anonymously, write her juicy autobiography, and grow her own tomatoes. The complaints of her faithful agent and less faithful lover, Tom Lamont, that she is throwing herself away on a backwards backwater of a town, fall on deaf ears, until she gets to know her neighbors: Reba and Cora, the Hospitality Ladies, full of rapid fire gossip and rapid fire questions; woodcutter Piney, impressively bearded and smelling of the great outdoors, who terrifies his victims with the force of...

2019 June Season

Key for Two

by John Chapman and David Freeman

Harriet, a divorcee living in an elegant flat in Brighton, solves her financial problems by entertaining two married gentlemen callers on different days of the week. The scheme faces collapse when her friend Anne, whose marriage is tottering, arrives at the flat hotly pursued by her husband. One of Harriet’s lovers is confined to Harriet’s bed with a sprained ankle, and the second lover turns up unexpectedly, closely followed by two irate wives in search of itinerant husbands! The indescribable confusion that ensues builds to a rich complexity of mistaken identity, splendidly farcical situations and a climax of comic wizardry.

2018 Season

Curtain Up!

by Peter Quilter

The hilarious story of five women who inherit equal shares in a dilapidated theatre and plan to bring it back to life again. They try various fund-raising schemes but their most ambitious is to hold a concert featuring local talent and a world-famous star who agrees to appear for no fee! However, their plans go awry and it's a race to keep their audience from guessing the truth of the matter.

2017 Season

The Savage Dilemma

by John Patrick

Depressed and world-weary, after extensive travels, the reputedly wealthy Mrs Ethel Savage returns to the sheltered precincts of the Cloisters (a home for the mentally ill), seeking refuge among fellow patients. But the Cloisters, is on the verge of closing down due to lack of funds, and as Mrs Savage's fortune is now in the hands of her greedy step children, she is powerless to help. Until, that is, a "hippy" couple storm in bent on robbery - and Mrs Savage persuades them to "kidnap" her, with her share of the ransom to go to the Cloisters. From there on the plot twists and turns delightfully as one hilarious event...

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Book Tickets

Tickets to any upcoming Mooroolbark Theatre Group performance can be purchased online, by phone, or direct from the box office (cash only). Seating is cabaret style table seating. The venue has heating / air conditioning and is wheelchair accessible. For further enquiries email tickets@mtg.org.au or call our ticket secretary (check back in February for number).

Prices

$25 Standard
$20 Concession
$20 per person Group Booking (10 or more people at a single performance)
$36 Season Ticket

Discounts apply to group bookings over 10.

Inclusions

Program

Sherry on arrival

Coffee, tea and cake at interval

Take the Stage

MTG holds both public readings and auditions by appointment for all upcoming plays. For enquiries and information please contact admin@mtg.org.au The next public reading will be held on Thursday, 7th February 2019 at 7:30pm at the Mooroolbark Community Centre.

A Bad Year for Tomatoes

Auditions:

18 Jul 2019
7-10pm

Make appointment via email
Call 0497366654