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MOULIN ROUGE! More than a musical


Moulin Rouge! The Musical is coming to 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. Produced by Global Creatures, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the first Australian-produced musical to originate on Broadway.

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

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

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers with a book by Tony Award winner John Logan, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tony Award winner Justin Levine, and choreography by Emmy nominee and Tony Award winner Sonya Tayeh, costumes designed by Olivier and Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical celebrates over 160 years of music from Offenbach to Lady Gaga. Featuring over 70 songs, the production includes many of the iconic hits from the movie as well as new additions from Adele, Katy Perry, Sia, Beyonce, Rihanna and more.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical hits Crown Theatre in February 2023. Tickets are on sale Thursday, July 28 from moulinrougemusical.com

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