After an overwhelmingly positive response to their first online concert, Joshua Robson Productions and host/director James Cutler will return to continue to shine that light on the Australian musical theatre industry and support artists in their next production, LIGHTS UP ON THE ARTS not done yet. It can be watched via Facebook on Friday 19 June from 7pm. We will cross live to the homes of Australia’s finest theatrical talent. However, this time audiences can also look forward to high definition lighting, set and broadcasting from our studio in Melbourne generously supplied by our friends at PRG Australia, who, like the rest of our industry, are eager to create theatre again. In addition to them, JPJ Audio have also joined the team to ensure that not only are audiences seeing professional theatre, but hearing it too. We are so lucky to have such a collaborative and supportive industry, all donating time and resources to reimagining the present-day theatrical experience.
The stellar musical theatre talent on display in LIGHTS UP ON THE ARTS not done yet includes Natalie Abbott (Muriel’s Wedding), Rohan Browne (Singin’ in the Rain), Zane Blumeris (School of Rock), Ella Burns (Six), Barry Conrad (Beautiful), Kala Gare (Six), Simon Gleeson (Les Misérables), Joel Granger (The Book of Mormon), Jayme Lee Hanekom (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Caroline O'Connor (Chicago), Rob Mills (Wicked), Matilda Moran (The Secret Garden), Nat O'Donnell (Mamma Mia!), Tom Sharah (Shrek), Mat Verevis (Beautiful) and Christie Whelan Browne (Muriel’s Wedding the Musical).
On top of our wonderful cast, the Jack Earle Trio will be accompanying all our artists live and we will be treated to a special performance from comedy group, Impromptunes (Melbourne International Comedy Festival).
A little about me...
My name is Josh Robson from Joshua Robson Productions in Australia.
I am the producer of this online concert that will be raising money for artists who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and I have the hope that more of these concerts will eventually go toward building our Arts industry in Australia back up into its full glory. In the meantime I intend to support performers, crew, musicians and our industry personnel through this tough time in any way I can
All donations will be split evenly amongst our entire company involved in putting on this concert, that is the tech team and performers included, and once donations are received I will transfer the equal amount to each of our company members, each company member has then agreed to donate 5% of their cut to Ilbijerri Theatre Company and the work they do for Indigenous Australian Theatre
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