Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Perth, Brisbane, and Melbourne
Moulin Rouge! The Musical is thrilled to announce three principal cast promotions and the six new performers who are joining the glittering world of bohemians and aristocrats for the upcoming Perth season.
WAAPA graduate James Bryers will step into the role of The Duke, a role he knows intimately as the principal cover of Duke/Zidler during the Melbourne and Sydney seasons. One of Montmartre’s resident artistes will be played by another WAAPA alumni, Jarrod Draper as Toulouse-Lautrec, who steps into the role from the orginal Australian cast ensemble. Original Australian cast ensemble member, Chaska Halliday will now play the role of La Chocolat, one of the “Lady M’s”.
New company members include Adam-Jon Fiorentino joining as the principal cover of Duke/Zidler, Alfie Gledhill as Lautrec’s cover and ensemble member, and Adam Lyon as another cover for Zidler and member of the ensemble. Nat Foti, Danielle Gibson, and Bree Christine Stephens will also join the ensemble rounding out the company.
These new cast members will perform alongside the esteemed original Australian cast who have just completed a sold out Sydney season. Alinta Chidzey stars as the sparkling diamond, Satine, opposite Des Flanagan as bohemian dreamer Christian, with Simon Burke AO playing legendary club impresario Harold Zidler. Ryan Gonzalez plays Argentinian Tango dancer Santiago, while the club’s famed entertainers known as the ‘Lady M’s’ will be played by Samantha Dodemaide as Nini, Olivia Vásquez as Arabia and Christopher J Scalzo as Babydoll.
The Perth season of Moulin Rouge! The Musical commences on Tuesday 21st February, 2023, after travelling from Sydney, where Luhrmann’s film was made at Fox Studios, 22 years ago.
Tickets are on sale now for the Perth, Brisbane and Return Melbourne seasons via moulinrougemusical.com
ABOUT MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL
Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the winner of ten 2021 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, an Olivier Award, two Drama League Awards including Outstanding Production of a Musical, five Drama Desk Awards and ten Outer Critics Circle Award Honor citations including New Broadway Musical.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical is directed by Tony Award® winner Alex Timbers (other credits include Here Lies Love, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Peter and the Starcatcher) with a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan (also three-time Academy Award nominee including for Gladiator and The Aviator), choreography by Tony Award® winner Sonya Tayeh (also Lucille Lortel Award for Kung Fu and Emmy winner) and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tony Award® winner Justin Levine (other credits include Here Lies Love, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson).
The design team for Moulin Rouge! The Musical includes Tony Award® winner Derek McLane (sets; other credits include Beautiful – The Carole King Musical), Tony Award® and Olivier Award winner Catherine Zuber (costumes; other credits include The King and I, My Fair Lady), Tony Award® winner Justin Townsend (lighting), Tony Award® winner Peter Hylenski (sound), Drama Desk Award winner David Brian Brown (wig and hair design; other credits include Come From Away), Sarah Cimino (make-up design) and Tony Award® winner Matt Stine (Music Producer). Australian casting is by Lisa Campbell and Jim Carnahan.
Enter a world of splendour and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular… Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
Baz Luhrmann’s iconic film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and – above all – Love. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is more than a musical; it is a state of mind.
Released by 20th Century Studios, Baz Luhrmann’s MOULIN ROUGE! premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. At the 74th Academy Awards® the film was nominated for eight Oscars®, including Best Picture, and won two.
As in the film, Moulin Rouge! The Musical celebrates over 160 years of music – from Offenbach to Lady Gaga. The stage musical features many of the iconic songs from the movie and also includes recent hits released since the movie premiered over 20 years ago.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical is produced by Carmen Pavlovic and Gerry Ryan OAM for Global Creatures and Bill Damaschke, and is currently playing on Broadway, the West End, and is touring North America and Australia. The production opened in Cologne, Germany and Seoul, South Korea in late 2022 and will open in Tokyo, Japan in mid-2023. The Executive Producer of the Australian production is Angela Dalton, Global Creatures.