Love Is In The Air for Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical this July as Matt Byrne Media brings the dance classic to Adelaide and Elizabeth.
The SA premiere of this scintillating show will play the Arts Theatre from 4 to 13 July and Elizabeth’s Shedley Theatre from 18 to 27 July 2019.
Strictly Ballroom tells the story of maverick dancer Scott Hastings whose wish to find new steps, earns him the disdain of his more conventionally-minded colleagues and the all powerful Federation.
When he pairs with a shy, left-footed local girl called Fran they confound the critics and the rules to challenge for the National Championship.
The 1992 film was a massive hit, making stars of Paul Mercurio and Tara Morice. Creator Baz Luhrmann finally brought the much-loved story he had created at NIDA, back to the stage in 2014.
This new production features a book by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, adapted by Terry Johnston, and new musical numbers by David Foster, Sia Furler, Isaac Hasson, Bernie Herms, Baz Luhrmann, Mozella, Theron Feemster, Craig Pearce, Eddie Perfect, Linda Thompson and Elliott Wheeler, with orchestrations by Simon Hale.
It also has the classic songs from the film, including Time After Time, Perhaps Perhaps, and of course Love Is In The Air, which will have the crowd on their feet for the finale!
Producer/director Byrne said he was “thrilled to get such a fabulous all-Adelaide cast to deliver the SA stage premiere of this wonderful Australian musical.”
“Strictly Ballroom is Baz Luhrmanns’ appeal for self-expression and not living a life in fear, but putting your best foot forward to chase your dreams,” Byrne said.
Dates & Venues
Arts Theatre | 53 Angas Street, Adelaide
Thursday 4 to Saturday 13 July 2019
Shedley Theatre | 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
Thursday 18 to Saturday 27 July 2019
Price Range: $38.00 – $45.00