By Renee Bogatko, Image Credits - supplied
One of Australia’s most-loved films comes to life on stage right here in Canberra, starting tonight!
Strictly Ballroom the Musical tells the story of a championship ballroom dancer who defies the rules and follows his heart, to end up finding his true calling and his true love.
The Aussie fairytale, directed by Chris Baldock, features classic songs like “Love is in the Air”, “Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps” and “Time After Time”, as well as a host of new compositions.
The stellar local cast from the Canberra Philharmonic Society’s been working tirelessly to put the production together, which is sure to make audiences fall in love with Baz Luhrmann’s classic story all over again.
The Society’s well-known for putting on spectacular shows like Chicago (2017), Rock of Ages (2016), Anything Goes (2016) and Evita (2015).
Local actors Joel Hutchings and Ylaria Rogers star as Scott and Fran, alongside a host of other impressive cast and crew members.
There’s also a special treat for audiences – listen carefully and you’ll hear a surprise cameo by one of the film’s original stars!
Tickets are expected to sell quickly, so book now!
What: Strictly Ballroom the Musical
When: October 12 – October 28
Where: Erindale Theatre, McBryde Cres, Wanniassa
Tickets: $25 - $55
Visit the Canberra Philharmonic Society’s website to secure your spot, or call 6257 1950!