Australian stage and TV stars Rob Mills and Jemma Rix will headline the first ever Australian Musical
Theatre Festival in Tasmania.
Festival organisers revealed today that both Rob and Jemma will be the celebrity guests at the hotly-
anticipated festival which will happen in Launceston from 23-26 May this year.
John X joins Dave to share Rob is a household name as a regular on Neighbours and an Australian Idol finalist. His stellar musical theatre career has included lead roles in Jesus Christ Superstar, Ghost the Musical and the
original Australian cast of Wicked The Musical.
Jemma is one of Australian musical theatre’s most prominent leading ladies, best known for her
unforgettable portrayal of Elphaba in Wicked The Musical. She also received rave reviews for her
stunning performance in The Wizard of Oz and is now the Eva Peron Alternate to Tina Arena in Evita.
Rob and Jemma will star in the Sound of Musicals at the magnificent Princess Theatre in Launceston
on Saturday 25 May, as well as other exciting events to be announced later this month.
“Australian musical theatre fans have waited a very long time to have their own festival and now it is
happening with two of our most amazing performers to headline the event.
“Stars will be born at this wonderful, welcoming event.
“Everyone who loves musical theatre or who wants a career in musical theatre will be at this festival,
so I’d encourage fans and performers to book early.
“This festival will draw musical theatre fans from across the country which will be amazing for the
Australian musical theatre scene and deliver real economic benefits for Tasmania.”
The Festival includes a packed program of workshops, masterclasses, performances, events and a
The full program will be announced in coming weeks.
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To book tickets for the Sound of Musicals visit the Festival website on http://www.amtf.org.au/