Based on Baz Luhrmann’s award-winning worldwide film phenomenon, Strictly Ballroom The Musical comes to Perth’s coolest new theatre for it’s much anticipated live-performance season from 31 May 2023.
Strictly Ballroom the Musical is the inspiring story of a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules to follow his heart. This uplifting and courageous tale originated as a stage play that Baz Luhrmann devised with a group of students at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) back in 1984.
Ballroom Dance Champion and long-term cast member of the internationally acclaimed productiuon Burn The Floor, Kallyanne Brown is working hard to turn this talented cast of musical theatre performers into credible Ballroom dancers.
Produced and directed by Drew Anthony, in the pivotal roles of ‘Scott Hastings’ and ‘Fran’ is Ethan Churchill and Kate Sisley who lead a stellar Perth-based cast including Jamie Rolton as Doug Hastings, Lisa Adam as Shirley Hastings, Hannah Lucas as Abuela, Alex Graciano as Les Kendall and Robert Hofmann as Barry Fife. Music Supervisor is Joe Louis Robinson, with Musical Direction by Jarrad Van Dort.
“With a stellar cast of Perth-based performers and an entirely Perth creative team this much-anticipated production promises to ‘burn the floor’, dazzle, entertain Perth’s musical theatre audiences, said Drew Anthony.
Choreographer Kallyanne Brown added “If day one of rehearsals is any indication audiences will be impressed by the talent and just how hard the dancers have worked to evoke the style and elegance inherent with Ballroom dancing.”
Strictly Ballroom The Musical features smash hit songs Love is in the Air, Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps and Time after Time and all new music written by internationally acclaimed artists Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect, this beloved Australian classic is an unforgettable theatrical experience full of tinsel, glitter, hairspray and mirror balls!
Strictly Ballroom The Musical
The Royale Theatre at Planet Royale, 12 Lake Street, Northbridge (Perth)
Season: 31 May – 25 June 2023
For more information, visit: www.drewanthonycreative.com.au for details.
Image: Strictly Ballroom The Musical (supplied)