Australian Musical Theatre Festival cancelled

Today, the Australian Musical Theatre Festival announced its cancellation. The festival was set to run in late May in Tasmania.

Read a statement from the festival below:

In response to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the upcoming Australian Musical Theatre Festival, scheduled for May 21 – 24 in Launceston, Tasmania.

Our Festival partners, patrons, artists, supporters and champions mean the world to us and we will work together to ensure a 2021 Festival that includes a diverse program with opportunities to teach, collaborate, engage, perform, learn and – of course – enjoy.

The Australian Musical Theatre Festival is a national event, supported by the Tasmanian Government through Events Tasmania and is held annually to benefit the musical theatre industry.

The 2021 Festival will be held from 19 – 23 May with the potential of offering something to instil hope and keep our musical theatre passion going, later in 2020.

For those who have purchased tickets to this year’s Festival, a full refund will be provided.

Thank you for your support as we navigate this difficult time.

Gabi Bergman

Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer and educator. She holds a Double Arts degree in Theatre Studies and Film/Screen Studies and a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education). Gabi has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

Gabi Bergman

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