When Baz Luhrmann launched the iconic Australian film Strictly Ballroom in 1992, our screens were filled with the swish of feathers and the sparkle of sequins as we disappeared into the magical world of ballroom dancing. This heart-warming story of a young man (Scott Hastings) who desperately wanted to break free from traditional ballroom steps, whilst falling in love with an unknown beginner (Fran), finally arrived as a musical onto some of the biggest stages across Australia in 2014 with new and original songs such as Time after Time and Love is in the Air.
Strictly Ballroom the Musical will make it’s Hunter Valley debut at Newcastle’s Civic Theatre for six shows only between June 20 and 22, being staged by Newcastle’s St Philip’s Christian College (SPCC) Senior School based in Waratah. St Philip’s has a long and successful track record of bringing brilliant musical theatre to Newcastle with their last Civic Theatre Production of Mary Poppins in 2017 attracting over 7000 happy audience members and winning five City of Newcastle Drama Association (CONDA) Awards, including ‘Best Musical’.
For the last five months, 98 skilled actors, dancers and singers from the SPCC Senior School (and a few special surprise guests from younger years) have been immersing themselves in the 1980’s world of the ballroom era. The talented cast will bring not only traditional ballroom dancing to the stage but also contemporary, jazz and a bit of Broadway to help make Strictly Ballroom the Musical one of the most exciting shows to hit the Civic Theatre stage this year.
With an incredible live orchestra, massive moving sets, lavish costumes, over 80 wigs, hundreds of light beams and some of the most outrageous make-up designs ever seen, this show is suitable for the whole family who will want to dance in the aisles and come back for more!
Tickets for Strictly Ballroom the Musical start at only $19 and can be purchased from Ticketek either online, over the phone (4929 1977) or at the box office located in Hunter Street, Newcastle.
WHAT Strictly Ballroom the Musical
WHERE Civic Theatre Newcastle
WHEN Thursday, June 20 at 10.30am and 7pm; Friday, June 21 at 10.30am and 7pm; Saturday, June 22 at 2pm and 7pm
TICKETS www.ticketek.com.au or phone the box office on 4929 1977
MORE INFO Phone 4960 6600, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.facebook.com/spccmusicals