Omicron hits the performing arts

As the Omicron variant spreads, major performing arts productions are struggling with cast outbreaks and hesitant audiences.
three perfumers on stage singing under spotlights

As case numbers of the Omicron variant peak in Sydney and Melbourne, major performing arts productions are facing some of their biggest challenges yet.

Torben Brookman is the Director of GWB Entertainment and is presenting blockbuster musicals across the country including Jagged Little Pill, Girl from the North Country, and An American in Paris.

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).