WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES
Green Room Awards- Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 37th Annual Green Room Awards which took place on Monday, April 6th 2020. Leading the charge in the Musical Theatre category was Come From Away with five awards including Best Production and Best Ensemble.
A full list of winners and nominees can be found at https://www.theatrepeople.com.au/37th-green-room-award-winners/
Featuring Luisa Scrofani, Andrew Coshan, Natalie O’Donnell, Anne Wood, James Millar, Alister Kingsley, Melanie Bird and Jerome Javier, the cast recording of new Australian musical My Brilliant Career is available now Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify.
My Brilliant Career takes us into the world of fiery misfit Sybylla as she wrestles against the restricted life on offer for a young woman in rural Australia a hundred years ago.
We follow wannabe-writer Syb from her drought-struck farm to the paradise of her grandmother’s estate, where she grows into her looks and her mind, fighting and flirting with the local aristocrats. An offer of marriage forces the ultimate choice; will she become just another wife or risk it all in hopes of a ‘brilliant career’?
To cheer our readers up, we have collated a number of videos for you to watch:
The international casts of the Carole King musical Beautiful have united to record a quarantine version of King’s 1971 hit ‘You’ve Got A Friend’. Enjoy!
Jesus Christ Superstar
Starring Tim Minchin as Judas Iscariot, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar will be available on YouTube for 48 hours this weekend. The link is https://youtu.be/GpO4ohqx3os
Argentinian cast of Come From Away
The Argentinian cast of Come From Away have recorded their version of ‘Prayer’ in Spanish and English. To listen to this beautiful piece, head to https://www.instagram.com/p/B-klCjiAe_c/
April 21st: The (M)other Life by Amity Dry
April 23rd: Tickets Please by Paul Morrison & Jacob Nicholls
April 28th: Gold by Jess Newman & Richard Lindenfelzer
April 30th: Beau wants to be a Billionaire by Neylon & Peele
Live From Your Lounge Room
With a stellar cast of local and international professional performers, from theatre stars to comedians and musicians, LIVE: From Your Living Room is an unprecedented spectacle of high-quality entertainment, delivered to you from the comfort of your very own living room.
Performers for the second week of shows include musical theatre performers Mahalia Bowles (Into the Woods), Kelsi Boyden (RENT), Bianca Bruce (Memphis), Tahra Cannon (Sweet Charity), Anthony Craig (Bright Star), Sian Crowe (Vivid White), Amy Fortnum (Mimma: A Musical of War and Friendship), Laura Frances (Mickey and the Magician), Courtney Glass (Camelot), Hilary Harrison (RENT), Lauren Jimmieson (Singin’ in the Rain), Tayla Muir (Spring Awakening), Conor Neylon (Company), Isaac Saunders (Sound of Music), Joseph Spanti (Jack Frost: The Musical), Alec Steedman (The Secret Garden) and special guest Hayden Tee (Matilda, Les Miserables).
The show will be held on Saturday, April 11th at 7:30pm with more information available from https://livefromyourlivingroom.com.au
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Congratulations to Emma Delmenico- Smith (Book of Mormon, CATS) and her husband JD Smith (The Ten Tenors, WICKED) on the birth of their son Levi Lesley on April 3rd, 2020. Emma, Levi, JD and big brother Morrison are all doing well. Welcome to the theatre family Levi!