Set to make its Australian Premiere at The Star Gold Coast in February 2021, the Producers of the hilarious New York and Las Vegas hit Friends! The Musical Parody have announced the stellar cast who will be playing these much-loved and iconic roles.
Belinda Jenkin (50 Shades! The Musical Parody, Top Gun the Musical) will play Phoebe, acclaimed musical theatre performer Stefanie Jones (Muriel’s Wedding, The Sound of Music) has won the role of Monica, and Sarah Krndija (As You Like It, Sunday In The Park With George) will be Rachel.
Recent VCA Graduate Joseph Spanti (Spring Awakening, Netflix’ Dive Club) will play Joey, Tyran Stig makes his professional debut in the role of Ross, and award-winning actor Rowan Witt (The Book of Mormon, South Pacific) will play Chandler. Shakespearean actor Chris Huntly-Turner (A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Merchant of Venice at Pop-up Globe) will play Gunther.
“After auditioning hundreds of performers for these iconic roles we couldn’t be more thrilled with this incredibly talented cast who will be bringing our favourite friends to life on stage,” said producer Sam Klingner. “It’s almost a year since we started auditioning, so the cast, creatives and I simply cannot wait to get into the rehearsal room and take a trip back to the 90s.”
Join your six favourite friends at their favourite café for a night of unstoppable laughs with a new musical that lovingly lampoons the beloved NBC sitcom. Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates the misadventures of our favourite group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan.
It’s a seemingly typical day in New York coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected Follow Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe as they navigate life and friendship, all the while reliving favourite moments from the smash hit TV show. Friends! The Musical Parody plucks the best moments from the show’s decade long run and recreates the moments through an uncensored, fast-paced, music-filled romp.
Friends! The Musical Parody will be directed by Dash Kruck, with choreography by Cameron Mitchell, set and costume design by Frances Hannaway, lighting design by Jason Glenwright and musical direction by Steven Kreamer.
The Australian Premiere of Friends! The Musical Parody will take place at The Star Gold Coast on 11 February 2021 – with seasons in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth following. For more information, visit: www.friendsmusical.com.au for details.
Image: Sarah Krndija, Rowan Witt, Joseph Spanti, Stefanie Jones, Tyran Stig, Belinda Jenkin and Chris Huntly-Turner to star in Friends! The Musical Parody (supplied)