Stage Briefs

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella Moved To 2022

Lyndon Terracini for Opera Australia and John Frost for Crossroads Live today (September 14, 2021) announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, they have made the difficult decision to move the Tony® Award-winning Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella into 2022. 

Sydney Theatres to Re-Open

The New South Government has unveiled a roadmap for when theatres can re-open in COVID-19 hotspots.

Restrictions will ease on the Monday after the state achieves 70 percent of the eligible population with a double vaccination - which is expected to be in October.

Theatres will be allowed to have a maxmium capacity of 75%, so long as they comply with the one person per four square metre rule.

Outdoor venues will will be able to have up to 500 people at an event.

Magic Mike Live Australian Tour Cancelled

Media Release - Monday August 30, 2021

Grants for Performing Artists

The charity Support Act invites performing arts workers to apply for short term financial support as part of their Crisis Relief program funded by the Australian Government through the Office for the Arts.

Professional artists eligible for the grants are:

Lockdown Forces Further Changes to STC 2021 Season

As the restrictions for Greater Sydney continue, Sydney Theatre Company has made further changes to its performance schedule with the announcement that Shake & Stir Theatre Co’s adaptation of Roald Dahl classic Fantastic Mr Fox will not be going ahead in 2021 and the upcoming

Opera Australia Announces New CEO

Opera Australia has announced that international performing arts leader Fiona Allan has been appointed as the Company’s next Chief Executive Officer.

Six The Musical Rescheduled

As a result of the ongoing disruptions created by the Sydney lockdown and the consequential measures put in place by state governments around border closures, the producers of SIX THE MUSICAL have confirmed the previously announced Brisbane season has now been rescheduled to commence in January 2023.

The Australian tour was due to start rehearsals in Sydney this September 2021 followed by performances in Brisbane this November 2021, however the delay will now see the tour commencing in Sydney this December 2021.

Jagged Little Pill The Musical Postponed

Producers have today announced the postponement of the Australian premiere of JAGGED LITTLE PILL from September as a result of the current COVID-19 situation in Greater Sydney and NSW and uncertainty about future gathering and movement restrictions affecting the operation of theatres.

The health, safety and well-being of staff, performers, crew and audiences is paramount, and producers respect the NSW Health advice and Public Health Orders in place due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Theatre Companies Celebrate Grants

Eighty-two private and public arts organisations across the country have been awarded  $40 million under the fourth batch of grants from the $200 million Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund.

Lloyd Webber's Cinderella Makes It To The Ball

David Spicer reports.

Andrew Lloyd Webber has had his first critical success in many a year, following the triumphant opening of his new musical adaptation of Cinderella.

As the Times reviewer noted, "We’ve reached the point where the making of this on-off show could almost be material for another musical. The postponements and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s increasingly anguished pronouncements have threatened to upstage his revamped version of the fairytale."