It is with heavy hearts that StageArt announce they will not be continuing in 2019.

“It has been a difficult decision to make as we reflect upon the past seven years which has seen us boldly stage productions which many said could never be done, while fighting hard for equality in casting and creative endeavours. The time has come where we can no longer keep up with the ever increasing costs and demands associated with running a viable independent theatre company, in its current incarnation,” said Executive Producers Katherine Armstrong and Robbie Carmellotti.

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StageArt has always been fiercely independent and solely funded by Executive Producers Katherine Armstrong and Robbie Carmellotti, a conscious decision that gave the company the autonomy and power to take risks that commercial producers would not.

“This gave us the ability to achieve our mission of equality amongst performers, creatives, band and crew, while being lucky enough to present outstanding, and ground-breaking theatre to our audiences.”

StageArt has always been fiercely independent and solely funded by Executive Producers Katherine Armstrong and Robbie Carmellotti, a conscious decision that gave the company the autonomy and power to take risks that commercial producers would not. “This gave us the ability to achieve our mission of equality amongst performers, creatives, band and crew, while being lucky enough to present outstanding, and ground-breaking theatre to our audiences.”

“Audiences and reviewers alike regularly commented, ‘Where do they find these people?’ – the answer was simple, we auditioned with an open call policy and a dedication to take a risk with the best talent, not a ‘name’.”

“From humble beginnings of a self-devised play at Gasworks in 2011, StageArt soon grew into a trail blazing company producing 31 productions with The Color Purple, Memphis, Titanic and In The Heights, all standing out as remarkable moments within our history.”

“StageArt will continue to assess future possibilities – in the meantime, we would love to see everyone experience the genius creation which is NINE The Musical. Brilliantly directed by Michael Ralph and Musical Direction by Nathan Firmin, the show is receiving glowing reviews from all over town. We adore that a show of this calibre will be our last and we would love to share it with you.”

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“Finally – to our subscribers, audience members, volunteers, casts, crews and everyone in the StageArt family, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this incredible experience which has shaped and changed our lives. And as ‘Sonny’ from In The Heights would say ‘It’s the end of an era!’,” said Executive Producers Katherine Armstrong and Robbie Carmellotti.

 

Nine The Musical

StageArt’s final production, currently playing at Chapel Off Chapel until November 3.

Bookings via: http://bit.ly/NINEtickets or 03 8290 7000

Tickets $49 – $69

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

2018

Nine The Musical – Chapel Off Chapel

StageArtXposed – Songs For Swingin’ Lovers – Chapel Off Chapel

Bare The Musical – Chapel Off Chapel

Garfield The Musical – Chapel Off Chapel Falsettos – Chapel Off Chapel

 

2017

Memphis The Musical – Chapel Off Chapel

StageArtXposed – Beautiful Things and Lay Down Sally – Chapel Off Chapel

Spring Awakening – Chapel Off Chapel

The Full Monty – The National Theatre

 

2016 The Colour Purple – Chapel Off Chapel

Titanic The Musical – Chapel Off Chapel

In The Heights Return Season – The National Theatre

Saturday Night Fever – Chapel Off Chapel

 

2015

Dreamgirls at The Red Ball starring Hugh Jackman, Fight Cancer Foundation – The Grand Hyatt

A Super Brady Cabaret – Chapel Off Chapel

Dreamgirls – Chapel Off Chapel

In The Heights – Chapel Off Chapel

 

2014

Hair at The Red Ball – Crown Palladium

King Of The World with Josh Piterman & Laura Fitzpatrick – Chapel Off Chapel

Hair Regional Tour – Warrnambool, Geelong, Warragul, Melbourne, Shepparton and Ballarat.

StageArtXposed Arts FestivalSugartown, Flying High, Wild Eagles Fly Along, Girls Uninterrupted, Melba, Rumour Has It, Life Of Piaf and Swan Dive – Chapel Off Chapel

 

2013

Hair Summer Of Love – Chapel Off Chapel

 

2012

Grease 2 Live In Concert Return Season – Chapel Off Chapel

Màtalor A Hard Rock Dance Opera – Chapel Off Chapel

 

2011

Grease 2 Live In Concert – Gasworks Theatre

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