In what is definitely one of the most anticipated musical theatre openings for 2022, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is gearing up to make a grand entrance at the Capitol Theatre from May 28. And you can expect all the drama, fireworks, glitz, glamour and everything in between as this mesmerising transformation of Baz Luhrmann’s original film hits the stage.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical!
Interestingly, the much loved film starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan Mcgregor was shot in Sydney back in 1999. 20 years later, the stage version of the movie is finally come back to grace our shores. It has won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical and also received eight Academy Award nominations.
The Australian production stars Alinta Chidzey as Satine, Des Flanagan as Christian, Simon Burke as Harold Zidler and Andrew Cook as The Duke; it is directed by Alex Timbers. This OTT and exuberant Parisian tale follows Christian, a young poet who falls in love with the star of the Moulin Rouge, cabaret actress and courtesan Satine.
Moulin Rouge! is produced by Global Creatures, and is the first Australian-produced musical to originate on Broadway. Expect the show to feature all the songs you know and love, as well as more contemporary renditions of hits from Adele, Katy Perry, Sia, Rihanna, Beyoncé and more.
Meanwhile, the incredible costumes and fabulous set design will keep you endlessly entertained. We’re talking over 2km of hand painted red festoon lighting, 3,500 glittering light bulbs, that iconic blue elephant, giant chandeliers and more. Are you excited yet? We sure are!
Tickets are selling fast, grab yours here.