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Two Fabulous Shows From One Great Event

A celebration of some the very best music theatre produced in Australia over the last ten years from the Helpmann Awards.  

STREAMING FROM SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE AND ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE  TO RAISE FUNDS TO ASSIST PERFORMING ARTISTS AROUND AUSTSTRLIA.

If you love musicals you must see these two shows.


First to air is Let’s Go On With The Show Sydney’s spectacular event hosted by Simon Burke with special guests Ainsley Melham (Aladdin), Callum Francis (Kinky Boots), Amy Lehpamer (The Sound of Music, Beautiful) and Lara Mulcahy (Mamma Mia, Les Misérables).

WHAT:  Let’s Go On With The Show
WHEN: 8pm, Saturday 11 July

WHERE:     Sydney Opera House web site- From Our House to Yours

RUNNING TIME:  One hour

DONATE HERE or follow the links on abfnsw.org/show



The following Saturday enjoy another great selection of Helpmann’s production numbers in Keeping The Curtain Up hosted by Shane Jacobson with guests Lisa McCune (The King and I, South Pacific), Lucy Durack (Wicked, Legally Blonde), Alinta Chidzey (West Side Story, Chicago), and Verity Hunt-Ballard (Mary Poppins, Sweet Charity). Streaming from Hamer Hall in the Arts Centre Melbourne.

WHAT: Keeping The Curtain Up

WHEN: 7pm, Saturday 18 July

WHERE: Arts Centre Melbourne Web Site.

RUNNING TIME: : 1 hour 30 minutes

DONATE HERE or follow the links on abfnsw.org/curtain


Between the two productions they revisit much-loved shows including Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Aladdin, Billy Elliott, My Fair Lady, The Rocky Horror Show and many more.

Sing along with your favourite 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.

The concept was devised and produced by David Mitchell and Helpmann’s producer Jon Nicholls to raise funds to support the many actors, dancers, singers, creatives and technicians who create the musicals we love. While the curtains in our theatres are closed our performing artists need financial assistance to help them survive this difficult time. The producers joined forces with the presenting Arts venues, Live Performance Australia, the Helpmann Awards, the Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance to support the cause.

The Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW is accepting donations to be shared with the Benevolent Funds, Trusts and organisations around Australia. You can show your appreciation by donating on the Actors Benevolent Fund Campaigns page now or at any time on our campaigns page.

Don’t miss these two great nights, each show is different but both celebrate music theatre and the many talented Australians who make possible the shows so loved by us all. 

Each live performance is streamed from the venue web site on the dates following and is then available on demand until December.



03 July 2020
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