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Michael Falzon Farewell

Michael Falzon has been given a spectacular show business farewell with songs and tributes from family, friends and colleagues.

The much loved 48-year old tenor and producer died in June of a rare form of cancer.

A memorial service was streamed live from Sydney's Coliseum Theatre (Friday July 10) with a full orchestra.

Les Blancs Streaming Free - National Theatre at Home

National Theatre At Home’s latest FREE online offering is Les Blancs by Lorraine Hansberry, streaming until 7pm UK time on Thursday 9 July 2020.

An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future. Tshembe, returned home from England for his father’s funeral, finds himself in the eye of the storm.

A work that confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution. Les Blancs was filmed for the National Theatre Archive in 2016.

Me & My Shadow to Reopen Adelaide Festival Centre

Adelaide based children’s theatre company Patch Theatre will head back to the theatre for the first time since lockdown, raising the curtain on its multi-award-winning production Me & My Shadow.  

The Credeaux Canvas: Live Theatre Returns to Sydney

Lambert House Enterprises is presenting Sydney’s first play after lockdown, a season of Keith Bunin’s play The Credeaux Canvas at El Rocco Café and Theatre, Kings Cross from Thursday July 23rd.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: JULY / SEPTEMBER 2020 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

IN THIS EDITION

7 Stages of Lockdown

How theatres have engaged us during the pandemic

Hamilton Leads Screen Bonanza

Will streamed theatre boost live audiences?

Can Clean Theatres Save The Entertainment Industry?

How theatres will need to adapt to be safe and viable

Ghosts of Theatre Past

The stories behind theatre superstitions

Love in Lockdown

Aussie Who Conquered Broadway

With news that Broadway is officially closed until 2021, we speak with Carmen Pavlovic - the CEO of Global Creatures – producer of what was Broadway’s number two bestselling musical Moulin Rouge! In February Carmen was jet-setting to LA for the Grammys, back to Sydney to see her family, off to Bahamas for a conference, then New York and back to Sydney for her son’s birthday. Now we speak to Carmen again about how her life and the theatre world has changed.

 

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream Streaming Free - National Theatre at Home

National Theatre At Home’s latest FREE online offering is A Midsummer Night's Dream, streaming until July 2, 2020.

Watch the Bridge Theatre’s magical and immersive production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. ‘Are you sure that we are awake? It seems to me that yet we sleep, we dream.’

Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom, in Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy.

Arts Industry Package

The Federal Government has announced details of a $250 million dollar package for the arts and entertainment sector to boost live performance, film and television production, that has been shut down by COVID-19.

A range of new grant and loan programs will roll out over the next 12 months to different parts of the arts sector to support the $112 billion creative economy and the more than 600,000 Australians it employs.

Tony Winner Alan Cumming to Direct Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021

Adelaide Festival Centre has announced acclaimed cabaret and all-round performer, writer and social activist Alan Cumming as the Artistic Director for Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021. 

Alan Cumming will be the first-ever international Artistic Director in the festival’s history when Adelaide Cabaret Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary next year.  

His appointment was announced on the final night of Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2020: Bite-Sized & Home Delivered, the online offering in place of the 2020 festival.

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