Iconic rock music, trial by jury and feline feats headline a packed season for Bendigo Theatre Company next year.
The company launched its season on Monday night with the news its major musical would be We Will Rock You.
Featuring the music and lyrics of Queen, this Ben Elton-written musical will feature at Ulumbarra in July.
BTC president Abe Watson said it was difficult to pick a musical to follow the success of Wicked.
"We wanted to pick something that was different and not in the same vein (as Wicked)," he said.
"(We also) wanted something that appealed to an older demographic. This was well timed with the Bohemian Rhapsody movie coming out and the hype around it.
"So we thought it would be great to follow on from Wicked with a show that wouldn't necessarily be comparable."
Next year will see BTC present a drama and a comedy at the shed.
Legal drama Beyond Reasonable Doubt will feature in July. Written by Jeffery Archer was performed more than 600 times in its first London run. It is on at the BTC Arts Shed between April and May.
In August, 1970s comedy Two & Two Make Sex will feature at the BTC Arts Shed in what will be the company's 200th production.
"(Next year) 2020 is quite reflective for us and we want to look back on the past through the lens of now," Mr Watson said.
"That's why a lot of the productions are period dramas and comedies to look at what life was like in the mid 20th century.
"Both the comedy and drama are exceptional works of theatre. They skew to older (ages) in casting but appeal to people who aren't necessarily interested in the big musicals."
From the start of the year BTC will present pantomime Little Red Riding Hood in January followed by its annual TENx10 short play season in March.
Mr Watson said 2020 will be a milestone year for Bendigo Theatre Company.
"Existing in the local artistic landscape for 68 years now, 2020 will see Bendigo Theatre Company perform our 200th production," he said.
"BTC has become indelibly imprinted into the fabric of our city. We are proud of our work in telling stories, creating experiences, and working together to help build a stronger, more aware, accepting, and empathetic local community."
This year's TENx10 has an extended season and will include eight performances, with the second weekend coinciding with the Bendigo Pride Festival.
"We are a volunteer-run community theatre group with big ambitions," Mr Watson said.
"We are passionate about creating vibrant theatre for the local community, and we are determined to create a safe, all-inclusive, and welcoming environment for all."
Closing out BTC's 2020 season, Tribe will present famed Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats in September and October.
BTC's youth theatre group Tribe will also develop one-act plays with the intent of touring them to other one-act play festival in the latter half of 2020.
"BTC has done one-act play festivals before but it has been a long time (since we last did)," Mr Watson said. "So we thought it was time to get out there with something for younger people to be involved in."