Spanning over 10 years, CROSSxROADS follows the relationship of Amy and Rick; from their graduation at the start of a new millennium, to a day in Paris that might be the best or the worst of their lives. It’s a story of finding love and losing it. A story that is uniquely theirs, but also one that belongs to us all.
This dynamic new work invites audiences on a journey into a world of sliding doors – where every path takes a very different turn. Sometimes starting again can change everything… It’s a powerful exploration that answers the eternal, whispered question we all ask ourselves, “What if…?”
This world premiere season features striking new music and lyrics by Anthony Costanzo (Life’s a Circus – Green Room Award Nominated), book by Peter Fitzpatrick (flowerchildren: the Mamas and Papas Story – Green Room Award Winner), and is performed by a phenomenal cast of Australian musical theatre’s brightest stars.
Writer Peter Fitzpatrick talks about the evolution of the work, “I thought about the crossroads in my life – some that I didn’t even know at the time that I was standing at… and I wanted to write about two relatively ordinary youngish people on that journey. I wanted to make people care about them, and the things that make them unique; but also to think what all of us might have in common on the rocky road of love.”
With the calibre of work in the Australian musical theatre sector widely recognised as being some of the best in the world, this premiere season is not to be missed.
Director: Tyran Parke Featuring: Bianca Baykara, Fem Belling, Alinta Chidzey, Bronte Florian, Ed Grey, Ryan Gonzalez, Joe Kosky, Stephen Mahy Choreography: Michael Ralph Musical Direction: David Wisken Costume Design: Kim Bishop
Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Season: 16 – 30 April 2016 (preview: 15 April)
Bookings: (03) 8290 7000 or online at: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au
For more information, visit: www.rlproductions.com.au for details.
Image: Stephen Mahy and Alinta Chidzey feature in CROSSxROADS – photo by Kayzar Bhathawalla