Over the last year we’ve been working with a brilliant creative team to realise a stage adaptation of Antonia Pesenti and Hilary Bell’s best-selling children’s book Alphabetical Sydney. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that the production is a recipient of almost $200k in RISE Funding, ensuring the final development and premiere season of this big, bright, beautiful, new musical.
Alphabetical Sydney will premiere at Riverside Theatres in 2022 and go on to tour to audiences nationally in 2023.
“This is tremendously good news to receive, especially at this challenging time for the arts sector. This financial support will mean that we are now able to move forward with plans to produce the world premiere season of Alphabetical Sydney: All Aboard in 2022.
It’s an incredibly fun new musical for families which I just can’t wait to share with audiences! The songs from Greta Gertler Gold are just glorious, and we have a phenomenal creative team ready to get to work.” Chris Bendall, CEO & Director, Critical Stages Touring.
The Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund is one of the ways the Australian Government is supporting the arts and entertainment sector to reinvigorate. For more information about the fund visit arts.gov.au or visit the link below for the media release.
And a huge congrats to the other arts orgs, artists, and projects who will be celebrating similar news today!