Amongst the turmoil and uncertainty during this time, the Australian Arts Community have banded together to create an array of experiences for artists and theatre fans. We aim to keep you updated on what is happening during this time.
In exciting news, today is the 4th birthday of Theatre People’s Weekly Wrap. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed and all of you who continue to read the column every week.
Green Room Awards
Out of adversity comes innovation.
The Green Room Awards is proud to announce details of our first-ever Online Awards Presentation.
Hosted by Otto & Astrid, Berlin’s (self-appointed) Prince and Princess of Art Rock and Europop, the nominees and winners will be announced by esteemed actor Rob Meldrum via a series of YouTube clips. Join us at the Green Room Awards website from 7:00 pm on April 6th, 2020.
We hope you will join us to celebrate and collectively applaud the outstanding work created in 2019.
Further news can be found at https://www.greenroom.org.au/awards/ceremony2020/
Arts Centre Melbourne
Thank you to the Arts Centre Melbourne who will be live streaming many of their performances during this period. This morning saw the broadcast of Exposing Edith. Created and performed by Helpmann Award nominees Michaela Burger and Greg Wain it can be viewed at https://youtu.be/clzed_sIS0I
To keep up to date with what is happening at the Arts Centre, Melbourne head to https://www.facebook.com/artscentremelbourne/
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
We have made the decision to pause our live stream concerts in their current format to ensure the health and safety of our musicians, staff and broader community.
Instead, as we work to #KeepTheMusicGoing, we are proud to invite you to be part of our new online concert series where we will broadcast a performance from the MSO archives!
Join us each Thursday at 7.30pm via our YouTube channel https://youtu.be/Xy1pA4NHhqU
Tonight’s performance is from 2016 and features Australian Chamber Orchestra‘s Richard Tognetti!
SHOW POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
Theatre performances have been either postponed or cancelled out of concern for the well-being of the audience, cast, crew and theatre staff. We aim to keep you updated. Below is a list of theatre performances that have either been postponed or cancelled. If you have any queries, please contact the ticket retailer or theatre directly.
We aim to keep this list updated as much as possible.
9 to 5- Sydney & Melbourne Seasons
Berlin, Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes, The Heartbreak Choir, Fun Home & True West- Melbourne Theatre Company
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory- Brisbane Season
Do You Hear The People Sing?
New Melbourne Festival- 2021
Single Ladies- Red Stitch Theatre
Six– Melbourne, Adelaide & Wellington Seasons
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs- Sydney Season
Wellness, Voldemort & the Teenage Hogwarts & Jungle Bungle- Theatre Works
Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Amity Dry- 39 Forever– Melbourne
Australian Musical Theatre Festival
Bran Nue Dae– Sydney Season
Menopause the Musical– Sydney Season
School of Rock– Adelaide Season
Shrek– Brisbane Season
Spamalot– Wyong & Paramatta Seasons
The Book of Mormon – NZ Season
My Brilliant Career
The amazing voices of the cast of Australian musical, My Brilliant Career have been recorded ahead of the upcoming release later this year.
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’?
For a sneak peak, head to https://www.instagram.com/mybrilliantcareer/ to hear leading lady Luisa Scrofani sing the show’s opening number Life As We Know It.
In this time of uncertainty, many state arts and councils have created support through the form of grants. If you are interested in applying, further information is available below:
George Richard Pollard
Congratulations to Kerrie- Anne Greenland (Side Show, Les Miserables) and her partner Rainer Pollard (Impromptunes) on the birth of their son George on Thursday, March 19th 2020. Welcome to the theatre family George!
Starting Friday, March 27th, Josh Piterman (Phantom of the Opera) will be travelling around the world of music, singing songs from all corners of the globe. Tune into his instagram live ( http://www.instagram.com/joshpiterman ) at 12:00 pm London time (10:00 pm Brisbane time) on the dates below. Special international guest artists will join Piterman from their homes.