Moulin Rouge! The Musical heads to Perth in 2023

Global Creatures has announced that Moulin Rouge! The Musical will commence performances at Perth’s Crown Theatre in February 2023.

The 10-time Tony Award-winning musical sees Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film come to life onstage remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza that is currently wowing audiences across the globe, from Broadway, to the West End and Perth is next!

“We are so proud to bring this mammoth show with an all-Australian cast to Perth in 2023!” said Global Creatures CEO and Producer of Moulin Rouge! The Musical Carmen Pavlovic.

We have been so overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of Australian audiences and we look forward to seeing Perth’s Crown Theatre ravishing in rouge when the production arrives there in February.”

Newcomer Des Flanagan stars opposite the sparkling diamond Alinta Chidzey as bohemian dreamer Christian, Simon Burke AO plays legendary club impresario Harold Zidler and Andrew Cook will play The Duke. Montmartre’s resident artistes include Tim Omaji as Toulouse-Lautrec and Ryan Gonzalez as Santiago.

The club’s famed entertainers known as the ‘Lady M’s’ will be played by Samantha Dodemaide as Nini, Olivia Vásquez as Arabia, Ruva Ngwenya as La Chocolat, and Christopher J Scalzo as Babydoll.

Directed by Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom and – above all – Love. With a book by John Logan, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine, and choreography by Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical; it is a state of mind.

Bringing Moulin Rouge! The Musical to the stage was a decade-long journey spanning 3 continents, encompassing 75 songs credited to 165 songwriters, administered by 31 publishers, representing over 160 years of music.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is produced by Carmen Pavlovic and Gerry Ryan OAM for Global Creatures and Bill Damaschke. The Executive Producer of the Australian production is Angela Dalton, Global Creatures.

Tickets for the Perth season of the first Australian produced musical to win the Tony Award for Best Musical, go on sale to the general public on Thursday 28 July, with pre-sale tickets available to waitlist members from Monday 25 July. To join the waitlist for priority access to Perth tickets, click here!

Image: The Australian Cast of Moulin Rouge! The Musical – photo by Michelle Grace Hunder