Music Theatre

Strictly Ballroom Cast in Rehearsal [Melbourne]

The cast of Strictly Ballroom the Musical has been hard at work in the rehearsal room as they prepare for next week’s Melbourne opening. Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Melbourne

Associate Director Kelley Abbey introduced the cast and the two numbers to be performed. Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Melbourne Thomas Lacey (Scott Hastings), Phoebe Panaretos (Fran) and ensemble members performed a gentle version of the classic ballad “Love is in the Air.” Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Melbourne . Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Melbourne . Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Melbourne . Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Melbourne . SONY DSC . Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Melbourne .

Natalie Gamsu (Abuela) and Rico (Fernando Mira) joined Lacey, Panaretos and company members for “Love is a Leap of Faith,” one of the stage musical’s original songs by Sia Furler (with Neff-U, Isaac Hanson and Baz Luhrmann). Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Melbourne . SONY DSC . Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Melbourne . SONY DSC . SONY DSC .

Following its Sydney season, Strictly Ballroom the Musical has been tweaked and re-rehearsed, with twenty minutes reportedly trimmed from its running time. Hopes are high that these amendments will allow Strictly Ballroom to reach its potential to be a smash hit. Next stop Melbourne, then the rest of the world!

Strictly Ballroom begins previews at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne on 14 January 2015 before the official opening night on 17 January 2015.

Man in Chair reviewed the Sydney season of Strictly Ballroom.

Stay tuned for production photos from the theatre next week, as well as the review of the Melbourne season of Strictly Ballroom. Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Melbourne Photos: Simon Parris

4 replies »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s