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Hairspray is Streaming FREE This Weekend

This weekend’s FREE musical theatre screening (May 30 and 31, 2020) at 'The Shows Must Go On'  YouTube channel is Hairspray.

The made-for-television production Hairspray Live! - first aired in the US on NBC in December 2016 - was directed by Tony Award®-winner Kenny Leon and features choreography from Tony Award®-winner Jerry Mitchell. The all-star cast includes Kristin Chenoweth, Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson and Martin Short.

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.

Human Nature, Christie Whelan Browne and Rohan Browne, and Courtney Act for Big Night In Episode 5

Australian pop icons and ARIA Hall Of Fame inductees, Human Nature, drag performer Courtney Act and musical theatre power couple 

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.

The Sound of Music is Streaming Free This Weekend

This weekend’s FREE musical theatre screening (May 23 and 24, 2020) at 'The Shows Must Go On'  YouTube channel is The Sound of Music.

in a departure from the recent screenings of Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals, this weekend's production is the 2013 made for television version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, starring Carrie Underwood, Audra McDonald and Christian Borle.

Young Vic’s A Streetcar Named Desire FREE Online

National Theatre At Home’s latest FREE online offering is the Young Vic’s production of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire, with Gillian Anderson, Vanessa Kirby and Ben Foster.

As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski.

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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