After months of auditions, Director Baz Luhrmann has announced that the search to find the perfect children to play the roles of ‘Kylie Hastings’ (Scott Hastings’ little sister) and ‘Luke’ will be played by eight extremely talented young people. Four pairs of children have been chosen who will alternate at various performances.
To play Kylie Hastings Baz Luhrmann has chosen Regina Fosse and Jordan Lazarus both aged 12, Jessica Percy aged 10 and Annabel Wolfe aged 11. The role of Luke will be played by Cody Ettingshausen, Connor Griffith, Flynn Henry all aged 11 and Jack Reason aged 10. All the children selected hail from NSW.
STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL is the inspiring story of a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules to follow his heart. This uplifting and courageous tale will tango, sashay and bogo pogo its way onto the Sydney Lyric stage from March 2014.
This brand new theatrical production will be brought to the stage by the original creative team behind the classic 1992 film, including director and co-writer Baz Luhrmann, set and costume designer Catherine Martin, choreographer John “Cha Cha” O’Connell and co-writer Craig Pearce.
Venue: Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star
Dates: Previews from Tuesday 25 March, 2014
Opening Night Saturday 12 April
Performance Times: Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday at 1pm & 8pm
Thursday at 8pm
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday at 3pm
Prices: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Evenings, tickets $60 – $135
Wednesday Matinee, tickets $55 – $125
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, tickets $70 – $145