Thomas Lacey (Scott Hastings), Phoebe Panaretos (Fran) and Darren Gilshenan (Doug Hastings), chat with Damien Lee about this Multi Million dollar spectacular.
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 devised with a group of students at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) back in 1984.
Playing the pivotal roles of ‘Scott Hastings’ and ‘Fran’ is Thomas Lacey and Phoebe Panaretos who lead an outstanding Australian cast of 43 including Bob Baines as Les Kendall, Darren Gilshenan as Doug Hastings,Natalie Gamsu as Abuela, Robert Grubb as Barry Fife, Fernando Mira as Rico, Heather Mitchell as Shirley Hastings and Mark Owen-Taylor as JJ Silvers.
STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL features classic songs from the film, Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps, and Time After Time as well as some wonderful new songs by artists such as Eddie Perfect and Sia.
This uplifting and courageous tale will tango, sashay and bogo pogo its way onto QPAC’s Lyric Theatre Stage from 9 September to 17 October 2015. Tickets are now on sale via qpac.com.au or call 136 246.