Strictly Ballroom The Musical


Thanks to Nuffnang, I was able to go see Strictly Ballroom the Musical last Tuesday. I was not too familiar with the story. I own the Red Carpet Trilogy Boxset DVD (comes with Moulin Rouge and Romeo & Juliet) but I’d only watched Strictly Ballroom once, and it was a long time ago at best. Not that that mattered too much – I usually like going into a musical with little idea of where it’s going or what is to happen next.

Some minor spoilers under the cut – but mainly just my own thoughts and feelings.

31/1: I just re-watched the movie and have added some revisions down the bottom.

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Strictly Ballroom The Musical Sneak Peek

The cast with Director Baz Luhrmann and Set/Costume Designer Catherine Martin bottom centre. 
All photos by me.

If you haven’t seen the numerous posters, the sound of a song in the air or maybe you actually have been living under a rock for quite some time (I hear the rent is cheap this time of year) you would be unaware that Strictly Ballroom the Musical has landed in Melbourne. But in all seriousness, shame on you.

Based on Baz Luhrmann’s 1984 movie of the same name; the story tells of ballroom dancer Scott Hastings (played by Thomas Lacey) and novice Fran (played by Phoebe Panaretos) as they try to dance their way to becoming Pan-Pacific Grand Prix Dancing champions.

Thanks to Nuffnang, a group of bloggers were invited to attend see a three-song preview of the show presented by Baz Luhrmann himself. Details under the cut =D


 Originally posted at Cry Little Sister.

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