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The Australian Musical Theatre Festival has announced its Festival Headline Artists for 2021. Simon Gleeson, Natalie O’Donnell and Callum Francis will be heading south for the festival, which is held in Launceston, Tasmania, in May.

Simon Gleeson Simon Gleeson. Photo courtesy of Australian Musical Theatre Festival

“To have just one of these names is a coup but to have all three performing and collaborating together in Launceston is nothing short of a miracle,” said Festival Executive Producer, Tyran Parke. “Each are wonderful singers who are rarely seen outside of big commercial musicals in Melbourne and Sydney, each are passionate educators, and each are committed to finding new ways of exploring Musical Theatre in Australia, while celebrating the rich history of what has been.”

“The Festival will be a meeting place to develop new work, celebrate the classics and engage in local Launceston culture, through the elements...