Say goodbye to the traditional program launch for the Princess Theatre and say hello to a new way of setting the stage.
Theatre North has divided the annual program for the theatre into three seasons, with the Autumn Season launched Friday night - running from March until mid May.
Theatre North programs manager Stuart Loone said the theatre was thrilled to offer a season of performance in 2021, albeit with a few changes.
"We look forward to welcoming northern audiences to a season that is entertaining, rich and deeply satisfying," he said.
"To keep things really simple in this challenging landscape, we're putting our traditional subscription model to one side, and are instead inviting people to become a Friend of Theatre North to access really terrific benefits when engaging with the Theatre North program."
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One of the program events to look forward to is The Gospel According to Paul in which Jonathan Biggs will star in the comedy piece about a critical time in Australia's history and the man who shaped it.
Launceston's Mudlark Theatre will return to the Earl Arts Centre with Caravan Boat Treehouse, as the original run of the show was cut short in 2020 after just one dress show.
The performance will be brought back with a new cast and design this time around.
Good With Maps from Sydney's Siren Theatre Co will celebrate the power of literature to transport people to places, while being sad, confronting, funny, and thoughtful.
Ten Days on the Island of course finds a place in the Autumn Season program and the theatre will host the story of the Corrick family with the show The Marvellous Corricks - a one-night-only performance.
Jazz expert Vince Jones will play homage to Van Morrison in Van Morrison's Masterpieces, inviting a selection of Australia's best jazz and rock musicians to join him in the reinterpretation of two of Morrison's albums.
This year is also a special one for the theatre, marking 50 years of live performance.
The Golden Jubilee will be a night to celebrate the 50 years of memories and performance, as well as act as a fundraiser.
Love Letters to the Princess - a project where community members can write memories, notes and letters for a time capsule for future generations - will also run during 2021.
Grand Evenings Poetry will return this year as a continuation of Conversations with Friends.
"The Autumn calendar is absolutely chockas with excellent theatre. People will have to clear their diaries for March pronto," Mr Loone said.
The Winter Season and Spring Season programs will be announced at later dates, but some performances have already been released.
Visit theatrenorth.com.au for more information, with the Autumn Season to go on-sale February 15 at 10am.