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Event Venue

Earl Arts Centre

Event Dates & Times

  • Fri, May 20 2022 7:00pm

Running Time

2 hours


  • $25 - All Tickets
  • $10 - Student


“I’ve come to Sing a Song about Hope”
Jason Robert Brown

The HOPE Concert will start at the Earl Arts Centre

Thrill to a liberating opportunity for Musicals to leave the footlights of the theatre, for you to follow the beat of your own inspiration and to reconnect in an exclusive, unique performance, in a surprising venue.

‘The Hope Concert’, is just that; a concert of music, text and dance that connects community through the idea of a positive future. 

This specially curated concert celebrates the three elements of musical theatre; as we sing dance and speak our way into tomorrow.

The first act consists of established stars and local talent mingling together, sharing wine and great texts from Shakespeare to Sondheim to Dr Suess and all accompanied by improvised music. The second act welcomes Melbourne community dance-based event, ‘Playing Field’, to engage local musicians, performers and movers in a format that is inclusive for anyone wanting to express how they hear music.

As a musical theatre song is performed live, a predetermined mover improvises a story, and the audience are invited into the act of creation.  The connection between live music and the physical response is explored, communicated, and celebrated. Playing Field thrives through the collaboration of musicians, movers, and audience to create a story that exists in one fleeting, shared moment. 

This event takes the elements of Music Theatre and fuses them in new, unexpected, and unconventional ways. 

Featuring; Freya List, Philip Quast, Robin McLeavy, Lisa Gormley, Tyran Parke and more

Supported by Events Tasmania and City of Launceston. 


  • $25 - All Tickets
  • $10 - Student

Performance contains haze and smoke effects.

Recommended for ages 14+

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

Mask Wearing 

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.

Access Seating: Please call the box office on 6331 0052 to discuss options. For More information click here

Processing Fee Info: A processing fee of $6 applies to tickets purchased online. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket fee, which will be applied at the end of your purchase.