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37th Annual Green Room Awards

With the onslaught of COVID-19 and the mass shutdown of public events across Australia, including Melbourne's planned Green Room Awards Ceremony on the 30th of March, the Green Room Awards Association held its first-ever Online Awards Presentation on the 6th of April, 2020. 

2020 Helpmann Awards Cancelled

Live Performance Australia (LPA) has today announced with deep regret the annual Helpmann Awards will not be presented in 2020.

The decision to cancel this year’s presentation is in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its impact on live performance venues and productions across the country.

“Due to restrictions on public gatherings, it was simply not feasible to proceed with our planning for the 2020 Helpmann Awards,” said LPA Chief Executive Evelyn Richardson.

Green Room Awards Ceremony Goes Ahead Online

With the onslaught of COVID-19 and the mass shutdown of public events across Victoria and the country, including the planned Green Room Awards Ceremony on the 30th of March, the Green Room Awards Association has announced details of its first-ever Online Awards Presentation from 7pm on the 6th of April, 2020. 

Don’t Call Us …

Coral Drouyn looks at the dreaded audition process which all performers face at some time in their careers.

“God I hope I get it.

I hope I get it.

How many people does he need?”

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2020 Cancelled

Media Release

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2020 has been cancelled, following the South Australian Government’s declaration of a public health emergency, and ban on non-essential gatherings of 100 people or more at indoor premises including Adelaide Festival Centre. There are also travel bans in force which affect artists coming from interstate and overseas to South Australia. 

Morning Melodies to go on at Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne will start to broadcast upcoming Arts Centre Melbourne performances online where possible.

Mass Theatre Closures

New restrictions announced yesterday by the Prime Minister limit the number of people allowed to congregate indoors for non-essential activities indoor to 100 -  forcing almost all professional and amateur theatre companies to close their doors.

The restrictions could be in place for six months - more or less.

The limit of 100 includes all people in the building needed to service the performing arts activity.

Federal Cabinet is meeting Friday to consider even more stringent limits on public gatherings.

West End Closes

The Society of London Theatres has announced the immediate closure of all West End Theatres. Here is the statement in full:

Victorian Opera Announces Tommy Cast

Victorian Opera is has announced the cast for its production of five-time Tony Award musical, The Who’s Tommy. Based on The Who’s legendary 1969 concept album Tommy, which sold over 20 million copies, the rock musical is set to supercharge Melbourne’s Palais Theatre from 14 – 22 August.

Opera Australia Cancels La Traviata - Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2020

Media Release from Opera Australia

Opera Australia has regretfully cancelled the upcoming Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, La Traviata, in line with the government ban on static public gatherings of more than 500 people to try to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The season of La Traviata on Sydney Harbour was scheduled to run from Friday 27 March until Sunday 26 April at Mrs Macquarie’s Point.

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