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Bat Out Of Hell Rescheduled for 2021

TEG Dainty have to announced the rescheduled dates for Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Rock Musical.  TheArena Rock Musical, featuring an international cast, scheduled to take place this June will now tour Australia in May 2021.

 

 

 

 

Online Musical: Who’s Your Bagdaddy

During the current Covid-19 restriction, the arts community has been compelled to move their creativity online due to the inability of people to attend theatre productions. Now comes the first season of a stage musical reimagined to be performed online - Who’s Your Bagdaddy (Or How I Started The Iraq War) will be performed online from 24 to 28 June, 2020 for five performances only.

Darlo Red Carpet Cabaret Line-up

Darlinghurst Theatre Company has revealed the lineup of its new Red Carpet Cabaret season, opening on Friday 12 June. Over three weeks, some of Australia’s best cabaret and musical theatre performers will entertain an intimate gathering of diners in the theatre’s Two Trout restaurant.

New Sydney Festival Director Announced.

The board of Sydney Festival has announced the appointment of their new Festival Director for 2022, Australian curator and producer Olivia Ansell.

National Theatre At Home - This House - FREE Online

National Theatre At Home’s latest FREE online offering is This House by James Graham.

It’s 1974, and Britain has a hung Parliament. The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backstabbing as the political parties battle to change the future of the nation.

This Houseis a timely, moving and funny insight into the workings of British politics by James Graham (Ink, ITV's Quiz) and directed by Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things).

The late, great IsoLate Late Show: Last (online) live performance.

For the last 10 weeks, The Little Red Company has been surviving and thriving in these crazy times by producing a weekly online show. Company founder/producer/performer, Naomi Price, and her talented friends have put together a power-packed mix of pop songs, cabaret, variety, music and comedy, broadcast live every Friday night at 8pm on Facebook.

The Reservoir Room - New Virtual Venue

Award-winning Australian entertainer Catherine Alcorn has not been idle during the COVID-19 isolation period having joined forces with Sydney TV/Film producer Brian Cobb.

Lights Up On The Arts Returns

After a positive response to their first online concert, Joshua Robson Productions and host/director James Cutler will return to shining that light on the Australian musical theatre industry and support artists in their next production, LIGHTS UP ON THE ARTS not done yet. This will be broadcast again via Facebook on Friday 19 June from 7pm.

When Will Theatres Re-open?

Even with Australia’s infection rates from COVID-19 the envy of the world, the obstacles to turning the lights back on and filling large capacity theatres anytime soon are immense. Leading Musical Theatre Producer John Frost does not think that he’ll be able to open a big new professional musical until mid-2021.  Smaller producers are hopeful of returning late this year at best. David Spicer reports.

A Toast to The Production Company

Sadly,The Production Company’s big final show was cancelled due to the Coronavirus. In place of a standing ovation, Simon Parris celebrates ten of the Melbourne company’s landmark musicals.

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