The cast of the hilarious New York and Las Vegas hit, ‘Friends! The Musical Parody’ has been announced.
Taking on the much-loved and iconic roles are Belinda Jenkin (‘50 Shades! The Musical Parody’, ‘Top Gun the Musical’) as Phoebe, acclaimed musical theatre performer Stefanie Jones (‘Muriel’s Wedding’, ‘The Sound of Music’) as Monica, and Sarah Krndija (‘As You Like It’, ‘Sunday In The Park With George’) will be Rachel. Recent VCA Graduate Joseph Spanti (‘Spring Awakening’, Netflix’ ‘Dive Club’) will play Joey, Tyran Stig makes his professional debut in the role of Ross, and award-winning actor Rowan Witt (‘The Book of Mormon’, ‘South Pacific’) will play Chandler. Shakespearean actor Chris Huntly-Turner (‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Merchant of Venice’ at Pop-up Globe) will play Gunther.
SK Entertainment Producer, Sam Klingner, spoke of the cast and the excitement of returning back to the rehearsal room.
“After auditioning hundreds of performers for these iconic roles we couldn’t be more thrilled with this incredibly talented cast who will be bringing our favourite friends to life on stage,” said Klingner.
“It’s almost a year since we started auditioning, so the cast, creatives and I simply cannot wait to get into the rehearsal room and take a trip back to the 90’s.”
The Australian premiere of ‘Friends! The Musical Parody’ will take place at The Star Gold Coast on Thursday, 11 February 2021. Seasons will follow in Melbourne in June, Brisbane in August, Sydney and Adelaide in September, and Perth in October 2021.
The production lovingly lampoons with beloved NBC sitcom, and celebrates the misadventures of our favourite group of 20-something pals as the pivot the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan.
‘Friends! The Musical Parody’ is directed by Dash Kruck, with choreography by Cameron Mitchell, set and costume design by Frances Hannaway, lighting design by Jason Glenwright and musical direction by Steven Kreamer.
The recent cast announcement will certainly make many ‘Friends’ fans’ day, month and even their year!
For show information and tickets, please visit the ‘Friends! The Musical Parody’ official website.