Melbourne comes alive with the sound of musicals

Strictly Ballroom the Musical

Strictly Ballroom the Musical

Melbourne’s theatre scene is literally a “full house” at the moment, with every one of the city’s heritage stages hosting a major musical theatre production. Musical fans can see a show every night of the week with acclaimed Les Misérables, Wicked, The Rocky Horror Show and The King and I simultaneously playing across Melbourne.

The music will continue to play on throughout spring and summer, with a stellar line up of productions set to waltz into town over the coming months. Upcoming shows include;

Once
Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Once will make its Australian debut at the Princess Theatre 26 September. Performed by an all-Australian cast and directed by its original Broadway and West End director John Tiffany, Once tells the story of a struggling Irish busker who falls in love with a piano-playing Czech immigrant. Tickets are on sale now. For media inquiries, contact Peter Bridges, Bridges PR, bridges@bridgespr.com or +61 417 390 180 or +61 3 9534 0585.

Strictly Ballroom the Musical
Directed by Baz Luhrmann, and adapted from his award winning film, Strictly Ballroom the Musical, will open at Her Majesty’s Theatre 17  January 2015. Thomas Lacey and Phoebe Panaretos lead a cast of 42 who, with their glittery costumes, rapturous dances and classic tunes, will have the audience dancing down the aisles. Tickets go on sale 21 July . For media inquiries, contact Kerry O’Brien Publicity, publicity2@kob.com.au or +61 3 9523 6600.

The Lion King
Returning to Melbourne for a strictly limited season at The Regent Theatre from February 2015, The Lion King will captivate children and adults alike. Transformed from a classic Disney animation into a stage extravaganza by acclaimed director, Julie Taymor. The scene of the Serengeti Plains will be set with explosions of colour, incredible costumes and sensational music. Tickets will be released here. For media inquiries, contact Peter Bridges, Bridges PR, bridges@bridgespr.com or +61 417 390 180 or +61 3 9534 0585.

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