The Princess Theatre Stage will show something for everybody in 2019, after Theatre North’s new subscription season launch on Wednesday night outlined a year filled with everything from opera to comedy.
Revealed alongside the upcoming schedule was a new subscriber system featuring three tiered options and benefits.
The new year will also bring changes to Theatre North itself, with artistic director Greg Leong announcing he would retire at the end of the year.
The event, held at the Princess Theatre with a crowd including members of Launceston’s performing art community and fans, featured a number of performances from artists set to take the stage in 2019.
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Candy B gave the audience a glimpse of what to expect with her “very adult” cabaret Australian Booty – greeted with hearty laughter.
Mandi Lodge, who appeared last on the Princess stage in 2016’s Always… Patsy Cline, also had the crowd in stitches reading lines from the upcoming My Brilliant Divorce by HIT Productions.
Other productions slated for the new season include The Sapphires – starring Lorinda Merrypor – an edgy new Circus Oz offering called Rock Bang, stage adaptations of Roald Dahl and Mem Fox children's classics, and much more.
Changes to the subscription system are set to cater to a wide range of audiences.
Gold, Silver and Bronze categories will be introduced and allow theatre-goers to gain benefits like discounted tickets the more shows they attend.
Taking the stage for Theatre North in 2019:
- Australian Booty by Black Honey Company’s Candy B
- HIT Production’s My Brilliant Divorce by Geraldine Aron
- The Sapphires by HIT Productions
- Cinderella by the Victorian State Ballet
- The Barber of Seville from Victorian Opera, accompanied by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
- Rock Bang by Circus Oz
- Picasso and His Dog by Lemony S Puppet Theatre
- Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts by shake & stir theatre co.
- Possum Magic from Monkey Baa Theatre Company
- The Imperial Russian Ballet’s 10th anniversary performance of Swan Lake
- The Nutcracker from Melbourne City Ballet – “just in time for Christmas”
- The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Road Show
- Two inaugural Australian Musical Theatre Festival shows
- A MOFO show
- Even more local productions
Details on Theatre North’s 2019 subscription season can be found on their website.
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