Bursting onto the Hollywood sound stage of her new movie, Barbie encourages her co-star Teresa to believe in herself, communicating the importance of overcoming fear and the power of friendship. Barbie Live! transports audiences to inspirational scenes from Swan Lake, The Princess and the Popstar, and Mariposa & Fairy Princess based on the hit Mattel movies of the same name.
Director and choreographer Kobi Rozenfeld is one of the world’s most renowned, innovative choreographers who has worked with Beyonce, Macy Gray and Britney Spears, and was a judge on international TV show So You Think You Can Dance.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Barbie Live! The Musical to Australia! It has been amazing to work on such an inspiring story and to have our fresh cast bring so much talent and energy – every dance and song is larger than life!” says Kobi Rozenfeld.
Fresh-faced talent Chelsea Bernier plays Barbie not only in the musical but is the official Barbie at the mega Barbie’s Dreamhouse Experience installation in the USA. With Randy Dierkes as Ken and an entire cast of 19 highly skilled dancers and singers, Barbie Live! features high voltage urban dance routines, uplifting pop songs and universal themes for all ages.
The brightly coloured, fast paced show is performed against an impressive range of elaborate sets designed by the multi-award winning Stanley A. Meyer (Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida, Disney’s The Beauty and the Beast). Barbie Live! also features new music from acclaimed Broadway composer and music director Robbie Roth (Flashdance, Billboard charts).
A production that took 1000 litres of pink paint and 2 gazillion pieces of glitter to create also features Barbie undergoing more costume changes than a runway fashion show! The entire 90-minute production includes 230 flamboyant costumes designed by Aviad Arik Herman (Miss Universe).
The creative team also includes: Obie Award winning multi-disciplinary theatre artist Diane Rodriguez (The Book), award winning lighting designers Jesse Blevins and Peter Morse (lighting designers for New Kids on the Block, Lenny Kravitz, Barbara Streisand, Michael Jackson and many more); sound design by Kai Harada.
Barbie Live! The Musical has already played to roaring acclaim in packed theatres throughout Asia, and now arrives with dates in Melbourne (5 – 7 April), Brisbane (11 – 12 April), Sydney (17 – 19 April) and Perth (25 – 26 April), this is the only chance to see Barbie Live! The Musical in Australia! The production will continue its international tour after Australia.
For more information, visit: www.BarbieLive.com.au for details.
Image: Chelsea Bernier and Cast – courtesy of Mattel