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Keeping the Curtain Up | Supporting the Australian theatre community

Theatre lovers everywhere have been logging on and tuning in to digital content to stay connected to the theatre community over the past few months – and now we are in for a real treat.

On Saturday 18 July, the Keeping The Curtain Up is giving fans another way to support the Australian performing arts and theatre community with an evening dedicated to musical theatre. 

The evening, which will be hosted by Shane Jacobson at Arts Centre Melbourne, will take a look at some of the best moments from musicals produced in Australia over the last decade-plus, with special guests Lisa McCune, Lucy Durack, Alinta Chidzey, and Verity Hunt-Ballard revisiting much-loved shows including Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliott, My Fair Lady, and The Rocky Horror Show.

Viewers will have the opportunity to see performances from stars of the Australian stage including Reg Livermore AO, Jemma Rix, Hayden Tee, iOTA, Paul Capsis, Esther Hannaford, Eddie Perfect, Kate Ceberano AM, and Genevieve Lemon, entertaining you as only these icons can.

The Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW is welcoming donations to support actors, singers, dancers, creatives, and technicians with financial assistance during this difficult time. All donations will be distributed across the Actors and Entertainers Benevolent Funds, Trusts and organisations around Australia.

“Over the years the performers generously gave their time and talent to make the Helpmann Awards the success they have become. This is one small way we can help those that have found themselves in great difficulty during this insidious pandemic,” says co-producer Jon Nicholls OAM.

Keeping The Curtain Up promises to be a fun-filled night that will have you singing along to your favourite show tunes.

The program was devised and produced by David Mitchell and Jon Nicholls OAM, and directed by Martin Croft.

Keeping The Curtain Up will air on Saturday 18 July from 7pm AEST. You can tune in right here, by heading to the link above.

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