A special and important concert is coming to Australian homes this May 2020.
‘Lights Up on The Arts [Home Delivery]’ will spotlight the local performing arts industry and support performers whose livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID-19 venue shut down.
Presented and created by James Cutler and Joshua Robson Productions, this one-night-only special will take a live audience into the living rooms of performers from shows such as ‘Shrek: The Musical’, ‘School of Rock: The Musical’, and ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Australia’ – all of which were cancelled in light of coronavirus restrictions.
Acclaimed Broadway composer, Stephen Schwartz has granted the concert express permission to his vast catalogue of musical hits. Known for his work in ‘Wicked’, ‘Pippin’, ‘Godspell’, ‘The Prince of Egypt’, ‘Children of Eden’ and ‘The Baker’s Wife’, Schwartz has a rich collection of songs. With many important and relevant themes in his music, the concert will feature a through-line message of connection, togetherness, unity, a second chance, the joys of a simple life and hope.
Producer, Joshua Robson, indicated on his website that the event aims to remind audiences why the arts matter.
“It is our hope that the optimistic and uplifting nature of his music, together with our program, will remind Australia and beyond that the Arts matter, that we are a source of joy in the world, and, failing all else, the Arts will sustain our world even through the toughest of situations. We think that’s worth celebrating,” Robson stated.
Hosted by ‘School of Rock’ performer James Cutler, the concert will feature performances from musical talents like Johanna Allen (‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’), Michelle Brasier (Melbourne International Comedy Festival), Andrew Cook (‘A Chorus Line’), Ryan Gonzalez (‘Merrily We Roll Along’), Doug Hansell (‘Come From Away’), Glenn Hill (‘A Chorus Line’), Georgina Hopson (‘The Secret Garden’), Loren Hunter (‘Six’), Joe Kosky (‘School of Rock’), Andrew Kroenert (‘School of Rock’), Lucy Maunder (‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’), Todd McKenney (‘Shrek’), Ben Mingay (‘Shrek’), Cle Morgan (‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’), Sarah Murr (‘Shrek’), John O’Hara (‘School of Rock’), Monique Salle (‘Shrek’), Jamie Rogers (‘Billy Elliot’), Justin Smith (‘Billy Elliot’), Alana Tranter (‘Come From Away’), Lyndon Watts (‘A Chorus Line’), Chloe Zuel (‘Six’) and more.
‘Lights Up on The Arts [Home Delivery]’ will take place on Monday, 11 May 2020 at 7:00 PM via a live Facebook stream.
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