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  • Full Length Musical
  • Drama, Australian

  • Time Period: Contemporary

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre
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 originated as a stage play that Baz Luhrmann created as a student at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Sydney back in 1984.

FEATURING SONGS FROM THE 1992 HIT FILM including "Love is in the Air", "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" and "Time After Time", as well as new songs from internationally acclaimed artists and composers such as Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect.

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"It is a rare treat to be working on a show where our cast aren't portraying beggars on the streets of Paris or farmers in the cornfields of Oklahoma!, but are creating something truly Australian. The enormous success of this show with our audiences has been a huge thrill and surprise, and I think the key to that success is in the show's 'Australian-ness', if you will. It resonates with audiences, and allows us to laugh at ourselves and love ourselves in equal measure. The show's tagline is 'Love is in the Air' and for our company and theatre-goers alike, it certainly has been a funny and totally joyous ride."

 Belinda King, Encore Theatre Company

Premiere Production:

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL had its Global Premiere on 12 April 2014 at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, followed by seasons at Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne and the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre in 2015. The first UK staging premiered at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds in November 2016 directed and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie. The UK production will open in Toronto, Canada in April 2017 as part of the Mirvish Theatre Season.

  • Casting: 9M, 7F
  • Casting Notes: Plus 2 Children (1 female, 1 male)
  • Chorus Size: Plus ensemble

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1 x Script/Vocal Score

Pre-Production Pack Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This is optional.

1 x Script/Vocal Score
1 x Piano Conductor Score

Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

20 x Libretto/Vocal Scores
2 x Director's Scripts
2 x Piano/Conductor Scores

$550.00 +$135.00/pm
Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

1 x Full Score
1 x Keyboard I/MD
1 x Keyboard II
1 x Drums
1 x Percussion
1 x Bass Guitar/Double Bass
1 x Guitar
1 x Trumpet/Flugel
1 x Violin
1 x Reed I (Flute, Alto Sax, Clarinet, Piccolo)
1 x Reed II (Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet)

$350.00 +$135.00/pm
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