Featuring a stunning lineup of some of Australia’s most beloved Television and Musical Theatre stars, singing songs originally written for the opposite gender, Twisted Broadway is the thrilling one-night-only charity concert in support of the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) & Oz Showbiz Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Rob Mills, one of Australia’s most versatile performers, has forged a very successful career within the musical theatre world and himself has participated and hosted the event in previous years. Joining him as co-host this year will be Australia’s crown prince of comedy Joel Creasey ensuring lots of laughter and fun will be had by the audience.
Directed by Chris Parker, performers for this year’s event include Paulini, Rhonda Burchmore, Michael Cormick, Casey Donovan, Paul Capsis, Bert LaBonte, Emily Williams, Jacqui Dark as well as various cast members from The Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia!, Aladdin, The Bodyguard and Kinky Boots. View the full cast here!
Musical Director is Trevor Jones with contributing choreographers including Yvette Lee, Michael Ralph, Amy Campbell, Maxwell Trengove and Adrian Ricks. Twisted Broadway will be presented on the set of The Bodyguard – which is currently playing at the Regent Theatre and kindly donated by the Gordon Frost Organisation.
From its humble beginnings at Red Bennies in 2010, this year Twisted Broadway will take over the glorious Regent Theatre for the very first time and promises a one-off night of show-stopping, gender-bending entertainment with hosts and performers to be announced shortly.
Twisted Broadway (based on the Broadway Cares fundraiser, Broadway Backwards) was first staged 7 years ago and has since grown to a major event in Australia’s Musical Theatre calendar. The charity event has so far raised over $110,000 for those living with and touched by HIV/AIDS and has engaged over 300 artists, crew, designers, venue staff and administrators within the performing arts industry.
Twisted Broadway is a proud supporter of the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) & Oz Showbiz Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. VAC leads the fight against HIV in Victoria by providing care and support for people living with HIV (PLHIV), health promotion, and advocacy. VAC continues to lead the response by providing a range of services which include prevention education, treatment and care of PLHIV and counselling services.
“We are blown away by the outpouring of support we’ve had for Twisted Broadway since announcing our 2017 concert,” said producer, Kate Macdonald. For a diverse range of theatrical professionals to come together for the greater good has an uplifting knock on effect for our industry, and our audiences get to see the absolute best of the best strut their stuff and help to promote the wonderful shows playing Australia wide” she continued.
You will not find another event that brings together such an eclectic mix of Aussie talent on the one stage! If you love Musical Theatre, this is one night you simply cannot miss!
Regent Theatre, 191 Collins Street, Melbourne
Performance: Monday 2 October 2017 – 8.00pm
For more information, visit: www.twistedbroadway.com.au for details.
Image: Joel Creasey and Rob Mills (supplied)