Strictly Ballroom The Musical Media Announcement Presentation photos images story: MiSociety
Sydney 5 August 2013
Strictly Ballroom The Musical – Baz Luhrmann taking his ‘baby’ on stage
Strictly Ballroom began life as a small student play at NIDA in Sydney in 1984 later becoming the international hit movie for Baz Luhrmann. Now this Australian creation is about to explode as a full-blown theatrical stage musical with its Global Premier at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 25 March 2014.
Media assembled in huge numbers at Sydney’s Town Hall for the exclusive presentation by Baz Luhrmann and his team and it was likely one of the largest media call productions ever seen in Sydney. We were treated to a full blown costumed dance number, a massive screen showing some of Baz’s acclaimed successes and morning tea served in ‘Royal Albert’ china by the themed ladies from the Rooty Hill Women’s Association.
Baz Luhrmann, on stage, excitedly elaborated on the incredible history of the Strictly Ballroom story and its planned journey back to the Sydney stage proclaiming “The ideals of Strictly Ballroom, that a life lived in fear is a life half lived, and creativity triumphing over artistic oppression, are the ideals by which I live and create art to this day”.
Strictly Ballroom The Musical is a collaboration between Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin (BAZMARK.INQ) and Global Creatures, the group behind Walking With Dinosaurs, How To Train Your Dragon, Warhorse and King Kong.
Carmen Pavlovic, CEO, Global Creatures said “Global Creatures creates productions at home to take to the world. There isn’t a more perfect realisation of our ideals than to develop the world premiere season of Strictly Ballroom The Musical here in Sydney with the creative juggernaut that is Bazmark
Strictly Ballroom The Musical is now the subject of a world wide search for the cast and other creatives with Baz Luhrmann announcing that anyone interested can contact him through the Strictly Ballroom The Musical website.
Strictly Ballroom The Musical, according to the enthusiastic team on board, will be a show unlike anything audiences have ever seen before on stage and will involve audience participation. www.strictlyballroomthemusical.com
Strictly Ballroom The Musical tickets on sale Monday 12 August 2013
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