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.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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/

2020 Green Room Awards

 

ONLINE BROADCASTS

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.

 

POSTPONED

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

Tim Minchin

Wellness, Voldemort & the Teenage Hogwarts & Jungle Bungle- Theatre Works

 

CANCELLED

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

 

CAST RECORDINGS

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.

 

PERFORMANCES

LIVE: From Your Living 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.
The first performance will be held on Saturday, March 28th 2020.
Further information can be found at https://livefromyourlivingroom.com.au/
 
Courtney Monsma
Star of SIX the Musical and Anna in the upcoming Australian production of Frozen, Courtney Monsma recently released a cover of I See The Light from Tangled. Head to www.instagram.com/courtneymonsma to hear it!

Courtney Monsma

Joel Granger and Patrick Whitbread
If you need a good laugh at this time, Book of Mormon‘s Joel Granger and Patrick Whitbread have been re- creating scenes from a variety of musicals, plays and movies during their time in Self Isolation. To view them head to http://www.intagram.com/joelgranger_
 

Joel Granger

 

Patrick Whitbread

Zoy Frangos, Elisa Colla, Michaela Powell, Joel Granger & Patrick Whitbread
Zoy Frangos (Evita, Les Miserables), Elisa Colla (My Fair Lady, Les Miserables), Michaela Powell (School of Rock, Les Miserables), Joel Granger (Book of Mormon, Brigadoon) and Patrick Whitbread (Book of Mormon, Matilda) have also been using their time in self isolation to be creative. Their creations can be viewed at http://www.instagram.com/zoyfrangos

Zoy Frangos

 

Michaela Powell

 

Elisa Colla

 
 
GRANTS

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:

https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/news-and-media/Pages/Grants-open-for-businesses-affected-by-COVID-19.aspx

 

BABY NEWS

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!

George Richard Pollard

 

AUSSIES ABROAD

Josh Piterman

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.

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