The company returns with a socially distanced season of Angus Cerini’s new play Wonnangatta, starring Wayne Blair and Hugo Weaving.
Tickets have gone on sale for the Sydney season, which will open in June 2021. Producer Rodney Rigby explains why he feels optimistic about bringing the heartwarming musical back to Australian stages.
The prestigious musical theatre scholarship has come under fire after announcing an almost entirely white cohort of semi-finalists – and again for its “jawdropping” response to criticism.
The company returns to the stage, adhering to strict COVID-Safe guidelines, with Anita Hegh in A Room of One’s Own.
Artistic Director Brett Sheehy has described the decision as the “the dreaded conclusion to an incomprehensible year for MTC".
It will be the first commercial musical staged in Australia since theatres were shuttered in March, with a comprehensive Covid Safe Plan currently being put in place.
MacDonald will finish his tenure as Artistic Director and CEO at the end of his current contract, while the Brisbane company looks to revise its leadership model.
Currently starring in The Phantom of the Opera in Seoul, Lyon has established a business to manufacture fun, eco-friendly masks. Meanwhile, Todd McKenney’s platform has already sold over 3000 face coverings.
Four Winds, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Gondwana Choirs and Sydney Chamber Opera are among the 58 small to medium arts organisations who will receive funding for up to four years.
Louise Bezzina has recast her first program for Brisbane Festival to focus on local voices and outdoor events.
The popular entertainer has founded a website where costume designers can sell masks directly to the public. It will also auction one-off masks to support The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
The Australian Musical is a rigorously researched, definitive history of Australian musical theatre. A labour of love for its authors, it will be treasured by musical fans.
One in four have returned to cultural events, and 42 per cent plan to return. However, 22 per cent said their long-term attendance will be negatively affected by COVID-19.