Earl Arts Centre
“The Spirit of Tasmania is not a boat”
A Celebration of Australian Musical Theatre
After the success of the 2021 concert, this exhilarating tribute to the Great Australian Musicals returns in a new format celebrating our heritage, while looking to an exciting future.
Join us for this grand finale concert featuring the hits from our home-grown classics, as well as the most current writing, delivered by a mix of special guests and local talent.
A hilariously original addition to this year’s celebration will be a presentation of our very first musical, written entirely during the last festival. In 2021, Derek Rowe took on the challenge of ‘composer in residence’, sitting in various cafes and bars throughout the city, interviewing, interrogating, and eavesdropping on local life. Each day he took an article from the Mercury and captured it in the form of a song nightly. Over the five days of the Festival, a song cycle emerged capturing the humour and heart of a community and now is your chance to see it realised on stage!
‘Launceston the Musical’ will have its World Premiere within this concert alongside the celebrated works of Peter Allen, Tim Minchin, Nick Enright, Eddie Perfect and more.
Come see the characters from your own story immortalised on stage.
Supported by Events Tasmania and City of Launceston.
Contains haze effects.
Recommended for ages 7+
No filming or photography of this performance.
Please refrain from attending this event if you are feeling unwell or are carrying respiratory symptoms. For more information on Covid safety, please see Covid-Safe Visit
Masks are no longer mandatory at the theatre, however we strongly encourage patrons to wear one.
Our staff will be wearing facemasks to assist in keeping them healthy and to keep the show on the road.
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