Australian Musical Theatre Festival


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Event Venue

Princess Theatre

Event Dates & Times

  • Thu, May 19 2022 8:00pm

Running Time

2 hours (inc interval)


Contains haze effects.

Recommended for ages 10+

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

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As the world emerges from lockdown, we listen for the … 

Songs for a New World 

Long before Jason Robert Brown positioned himself as one of Broadway’s finest composers, he took a trunk of abandoned, individual songs and tied them together with a theme, a significant moment of change. 

Originally written as a chamber piece for four performers, ‘Songs for a New World’ has been a cult hit for more than 30 years but has never felt more relevant. Now, through exclusive permission from the composer, Australian Musical Theatre Festival is proud to present an ambitious celebration of this work, featuring a dazzling mix of our greatest stars and emerging local talent. 

This will be the festival’s first presentation of a musical and will be performed in concert with an eight-piece band, under the musical direction of Hobart’s Amanda Hodder, twenty-one years after she first conducted the Australian premiere. 

Featuring guest stars Paulini, Chloe Dallimore, John X, Jennifer Peers, John O’Hara, Tyran Parke and many more 

Directed by Tyran Parke and Jack Lark

Musically Directed by Amanda Hodder

“In desperate need of a restorative evening? Here’s one.”
New York Times, 2018.

Supported by Events Tasmania and City of Launceston. 


  • $50 - Full
  • $40 - Concession
  • $35 - Friends Full
  • $30 - Student

Reserved seating 

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