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Strictly Ballroom

19 May - 3 June 2018
The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood

In May/June 2018 this classic Australian story returns to the Sydney stage. 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 and then turned it into a global movie sensation.

The show 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. Strictly Ballroom has become a much loved Australian musical that is about to take London’s West End by storm after successful productions in North America.

With a love story at its heart and a lot of ballroom dancing as its attraction, this return to Sydney of this beloved tale is not to be missed!

Created by BAZ LUHRMANN
Book by BAZ LUHRMANN & CRAIG PEARCE
Adapted by TERRY JOHNSON
Introducing new musical numbers by DAVID FOSTER, SIA FURLER, ISAAC HASSON, BERNIE HERMS, BAZ LUHRMANN, MOZELLA, NEFF-U, CRAIG PEARCE, EDDIE PERFECT, LINDA THOMPSON, ELLIOTT WHEELER
Orchestrations by SIMON HALE
BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL
ON BEHALF OF THE GLOBAL CREATURES HOLDINGS PTY LTD

Mame

Saturday 21 July 2018 1.30pm & 6pm
The Concourse, Concert Hall

This iconic Broadway musical by legendary songwriter Jerry Herman first graced the Broadway stage in 1966 - running for over 1500 performances.

It’s now back in Sydney!

Who is Mame? There's surely one in every community, often there's one in every family. Some of the wild, exploratory spirit of Mame bubbles in each and every human being who believes that "life is a banquet!". This notorious Auntie Mame is a swinger; a vogue-following, high-living friend to everyone. Together with her friend Vera, Auntie Mame opens everyone’s eyes to the wonders of the world.

The show features such musical hits as “Bosom Buddies”, “We Need a Little Christmas”, “Open A New Window”, and that show stopping ensemble number “Mame”. Join us in the beautiful surrounds of the Concourse Concert Hall for two spectacular concerts of this much loved musical - with principals, dancers, orchestra and choir.

Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the Novel by Patrick Dennis and the Play AUNTIE MAME by Lawrence and Lee
Original Choreography by Onna White
Original Direction by Gene Saks
Produced for the New York Stage by Fryer, Carr & Harris
“Mame” is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

Shrek

13 - 28 Oct 2018
The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood

Everyone’s favourite ogre is coming to the Concourse stage in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit film.

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty Princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand... and his name is Shrek.

This musical will continue the spectacular success of our recent large scale productions of Wicked and Mary Poppins. Featuring dazzling sets and costumes, it will run for 15 performances only, with plenty of matinees for kids both young and old at heart. Don’t miss what is set to be a joyous end to our 2018 season!

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia

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About WTC

Founded in 1957 from humble beginnings, Willoughby Theatre Company has a long and dynamic history in the arts life of Sydney. From presenting Australian premiere musicals such as Titanic, Zorba and the Scarlet Pimpernel, to the blockbusters such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Cats, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Grease, A Chorus Line and The Boy From Oz, Willoughby Theatre Company is the home of exceptional community theatre.

In September 2011, Willoughby Theatre Company launched a new and exciting stage in its development with the move into the Theatre on The Concourse at Chatswood. The inaugural production, The Boy From Oz, was overwhelmingly successful with a sold out season and brilliant reviews. We’ve backed up this success with stunning productions of Jekyll & Hyde, Sunset Boulevard, Les Misérables, 42nd Street, The Phantom of the Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar – now feeling right at home at The Concourse for our major productions.

The Concourse Chatswood

The Company is passionate about high quality theatre and is committed to entertain and excite its audiences. The 2015 season will be one of the biggest in our history, and we can’t wait for you to join us for the ride!

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