The stars come out to honour Rob Guest.
The inaugural Rob Guest Endowment Concert in 2009 was acclaimed by the audience and the entertainment industry as a wonderfully successful evening to both honour Rob Guest OBE and judge the first year of the Rob Guest Endowment. The line up of stars was amazing and the live announcement of the winner was thrilling. Finalists performed one song in each half of the concert and audiences formed their own opinions of the talent at the same time as the judges.
On Monday October 4, 2010, at Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne, the second annual Rob Guest Endowment Concert will be held, hosted by Bert Newton.
Some of Australia’s biggest music theatre stars will perform, including:
· Lucy Durack and members of the cast of WICKED
· Rhonda Burchmore
· Cast members from Mary Poppins
· Amanda Harrison
· Chris Horsey
· Tom Burlinson
· Rachael Beck, Mandy Carnie and Danielle Barnes
· Danielle Matthews, Inaugural winner of the Rob Guest Endowment award.
They will share the spotlight with a new generation of talented young Australian music theatre performers: six finalists from around Australia competing to become the second winner of the ANZ Trustees Foundation: ANZ Rob Guest Endowment Award.
Tickets, priced at $80 (Premium), $60 (A Reserve) and $30 (students), go on sale to the general public on 11 August at 9am through Ticketek.
A national competition has been launched to find a talented young musical theatre perform who will benefit from the prize package and being recognized as a performer to watch in the coming years. The competition runs in three stages. All performers entering the competition are required to perform and record one song of their own choice onto a DVD. These tapes are viewed by the ANZ Rob Guest Endowment Committee who select 30 semi finalists to audition live. The 30 Semi-finalists performed two songs live in Sydney today, Monday August 9, and from this, six finalists have been selected to perform at the Rob Guest Endowment Concert on October 4, 2010. They will perform with a professional orchestra alongside some of Australia’s leading musical theatre artists with the winner being announced at the end of the night.
The 2010 winner of the ANZ Trustees Foundation: Rob Guest Endowment Award will receive a package worth $15,000, including: Return air fares and five nights accommodation in New York, $1000 cash, 10 hours of tuition in New York and 20 hours of tuition in Australia, media training, a guest performance at the 2011 Rob Guest Endowment concert, a guest performance at Stonnington Musical Melodies, a head shot package, a financial planning session with ANZ, and meetings with agents if required.