From the award winning visionary Baz Luhrmann, creator of Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet and The Great Gatsby, comes a brand new musical inspired by his much loved film. STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL will tango, sashay and bogo pogo its way into your hearts from October 12th 2017.

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring story of Scott Hastings, a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules and follows his heart, not only to find his true calling but also his true love.

The musical features songs from the hit 1992 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.

Early bird tickets for this Canberra premiere production are on sale now for a limited time only. Excitement is high and tickets will sell quickly – book now to secure the best seats for this spectacular Australian fairy tale!

Created by Baz Luhrmann. Book by Baz Lurhmann and Craig Pearce. Adapted by Terry Johnson. Introducing new musical numbers by David Foster, Sia Furler, Isaac Hasson, Bernie Herms, Baz Lurhmann, Mozella, Neff-U, Craig Pearce, Eddie Perfect, Linda Thompson, Elliot Wheeler. Orchestrations by Simon Hale. By arrangement with Origin Theatrical on behalf of the Global Creatures Holdings Pty Ltd.

Thursday 12 October, 8 pm
Friday 13 October, 8 pm
Saturday 14 October, 8 pm

Wednesday 18 October, 8 pm
Thursday 19 October, 8 pm
Friday 20 October, 8 pm
Saturday 21 October, 2 pm Matinee
Saturday 21 October, 8 pm

Wednesday 25 October, 8 pm
Thursday 26 October, 8 pm
Friday 27 October, 8 pm
Saturday 28 October, 2 pm Matinee
Saturday 28 October, 8 pm

Each performance will run for approximately 2.5 hours, including a 20 minute interval.

Buy Tickets

Type Price Notes
Adult $55
Concession           . $45              . Full time student, pensioner, seniors, health care card holders
Group $50 Group of 10 or more
Child $25 17 years and under
Family $35* 2 adults, 2 children under 18. 4 tickets required at $35 each.


Principal Roles

Scott Hastings: Joel Hutchings

Fran: Ylaria Rogers

Shirley Hastings: Tracy Noble

Doug Hastings: Ian Croker

Rico: Tomás Dietz

Abuela: Kirrily Cornwell

Barry Fife: Pat Gallagher

JJ Silver: Berin Denham

Les Kendle: Paul Sweeney

Tina Sparkle: Emma Nichols

Ken Railings: Peter Karmel

Wayne Burns: Liam Downing

Liz Holt: Courtney Whitcombe

Vanessa Cronin: Charlotte Gearside

Luke: Callum Doherty, Jake Keen

Kylie: Katy Larkin, Isabella Fraser

Ensemble & Supporting Roles

Madeleine Betts
Mikayla Brady
Tegan Braithwaite
Laura Evans
Amelia Green
Chelsea Heaney
Karina Hudson
Ingrid Jansen-Moltmann
Breanna Macey
Samantha Marceddo
Zara McCann
Jadziah Oakes
Angela Sullivan
Zoe Swan
Sarah Tulley
Maddy White

Mackinley Brown
Tony Falla
Patrick Galen-Mules
Zach Johnson
Andrew MacMillan (Clarry)
Garrett Kelly
Kristofer Patston-Gill
David Santolin
Alex Thorpe
Hugo Walker
Jake Willis

 Creative Team

Director: Chris Baldock
Choreographers: Emma Nikolic and Karen Brock
Music Director: Rhys Madigan

Early bird discounts are available for a limited time when selecting performances in the first two weeks.

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