Since being forced to close down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arts Centre Melbourne has arranged a plethora of digital-exclusive content through their Together with You program. Over the past ten weeks, a highlight of their digital program has been Arts Centre Melbourne’s Big Night In with John Foreman, which over ten episodes employed 109 artists (including the 54-strong Australian Pops Orchestra) at a time when performing arts opportunities have been slim.
However, all good things must come to an end. This week’s episode, taking place at 7.00pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020, is due to be the series’ finale. According to Arts Centre Melbourne, this episode will include:
“A playlist of the spectacular musical finales, where a headline performer is accompanied by the wonderful Aussie Pops Orchestra. Highlights have included Casey Donovan performing ‘Over the Rainbow’, Lior performing ‘Mad World’, Ricki-Lee performing ‘What the World Needs Now is Love’, Marina Prior, Aled Jones, Mirusia, Josh Piterman, and Meghan Picerno performing ‘You Raise Me Up’ and Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows performing ‘Hold Onto Me’.
The episode will also consist of a highlight reel of bloopers and gags from across the first ten episodes. Haven’t watched any of the episodes yet? You can catch up with recordings available via the official Arts Centre Melbourne website.
Arts Centre Melbourne was due to commence its first stage of reopening on 27 June 2020, however, due to the additional cases of COVID-19 across the state of Victoria, the venue remains indefinitely closed.