As a Queensland based member of the theatre community, I have been lucky to see both West Side Story and Friends! the Musical Parody this last week. While I laughed and cried amongst the many other emotions that came over me during these shows, these were not the moments that affected me the most.
To hear fellow artists speak candidly of their emotions, and challenges surrounding the current uncertainties is emotional. Artists openly asking theatregoers to donate to various state benevolent funds and other organisations to assist their friends is heart-wrenching.
If you are able to, here are some organisations they mentioned:
We at Theatre People are sending much love to you all!
If you have any news that you want to be included, message me at @NicholeConolly (Twitter) or @nichole._.catherine (Instagram)
Tivoli Theatre: Friends! the Musical Parody
SHOW RUN UPDATES
A CHORUS LINE
A message from the Darlinghurst Theatre Company:
Our upcoming season of A Chorus Line was scheduled to run from 25 August 2021. It won’t come as a surprise that, due to the current NSW Government lockdown and uncertainty around restrictions easing this year, we’re forced to postpone the season to 2022 for the safety and wellbeing of our cast, creative team and audiences.
If you have a ticket to A Chorus Line we have emailed you with your options. If you did not receive an email, please click the link below to learn more and let us know your ticket preferences.
COME FROM AWAY
Following the announcement by the NSW Government, performances of Come From Away at the Capitol Theatre through to Thursday, September 30th will be rescheduled.
Customers holding tickets for performances from Saturday, August 28th – Thursday, September 30th will be contacted by Ticketmaster with further details.
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU SMILE
Yesterday, Adam Noviello (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) announced that they will be releasing their first music single later this year. Stay tuned for further information!
HAYES THEATRE SHOW DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY
A video from the cast of West Side Story who finished their tour on Sunday. We thank the company for its amazing resilience.
Sarah Bowden (Cabaret, West Side Story) will play Roxie Hart in The Muny’s production of Chicago. The St. Louis, Missouri based theatre is in its 103rd season of shows. Chicago opens on Monday, August 30th at 8:15 pm ( Tuesday, August 31st at 11:19 am QLD time). Chookas Sarah!
The team at Theatre People wish Michaela Powell (The School of Rock, Les Miserables) the best as she embarks on an epic road trip across the UK and Ireland. Michaela will take on the role of Dance Captain and Swing. The show opens in Hull (an approximate four-hour drive from London) on September 7th, 2021. We know you will totally rock in your new roles, Michaela!