Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical - David Venn Productions

‘Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical’ announces national tour dates

David Venn Enterprises (‘The Wedding Singer’, ‘Bring It On: The Musical’) is thrilled to announce national tour dates for the Australian professional premiere of ‘Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical’, with tickets on sale now for Melbourne and Sydney, and new seasons announced in Brisbane and Adelaide.

Featuring a smash hit ‘90s soundtrack, this story of romance and seduction is based on the acclaimed cult 1999 film of the same name, making it the ultimate ‘90s throwback experience.

‘Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical’ will sass its way around Australia, opening in Melbourne at The Athenaeum Theatre from 25 May. From there, the show heads to Sydney’s State Theatre from 30 June. Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall from 27 July, and the party will hit Adelaide’s Her Majesty’s Theatre from 8 September.

Following the recent success of their national tour of ‘The Wedding Singer’, including an encore season in Melbourne, David Venn Enterprises is becoming known for presenting fun-loving screen-to-stage musicals that are fan favourites with audiences across Australia. Venn spoke about their latest production being the ultimate ’90s night out.

“’Cruel Intentions’ is the ultimate night out,” says Venn. “Whether you’re a fan of the movie, or just like iconic music, you’ll find something to love in this devilishly fun, new high-octane production.”

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Auditions are now underway for ‘Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical’. Actors Tom Dray and Kahli Williams look the part. Photography by Nicole Cleary.

Auditions are now underway for ‘Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical’. Actors Tom Dray and Kahli Williams look the part. Photography by Nicole Cleary.Auditions are now underway, which is causing excitement amongst actors such as Tom Dray and Kahli Williams (pictured).

Helming DVE’s stellar creative team is multi-Green Room Award-nominated Alister Smith, who achieved widespread critical acclaim for the national tour of ‘The Wedding Singer’, and sellout seasons of ‘Bring It On: The Musical’.

“I’m very excited to be continuing this journey of nostalgia-filled hit musicals with David Venn,” says Smith. “It’s been heartwarming to see the fun-filled escapism that audiences experience, it makes everything so worthwhile.”

The talented Daniel Puckey (‘Muriel’s Wedding The Musical’, ‘The Book of Mormon’) takes on the role as Musical Director, interlacing more than 21 iconic songs from powerhouse ballads to rock anthems. Dynamic choreographer Freya List (‘Chess’, ‘Next To Normal’, ‘RENT’) was recently nominated for the Green Room Awards’ Betty Pounder Award for Excellence in Choreography for her work on Bright Star and will bring a whole new, athletic edge to movement in the show.

Multi-Green Room Award nominee Costume Designer Isaac Lummis (‘Hello Dolly’, ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder’) is preparing to unleash the best of ‘90s fashion while paying homage to the original film with school uniforms contrasted by seductive satin bustiers. The moody world of Manhattan’s seductive elite will be brought to life by prolific international Set Designer James Browne (‘Ghost the Musical’, ‘Velvet’, ‘Cabaret’) and accomplished Lighting Designer Declan O’Neill (‘The Wedding Singer’, ‘Bring It On: The Musical’), with video design by Craig Wilkinson and the team at Optikal Bloc.

Penned by the writer and director of the film, Roger Kumble, along with Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin, ‘Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical’ received rave reviews from Hollywood royalty and original film cast members Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Selma Blair and Ryan Phillippe during its USA and UK tours.

‘Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical’ draws you deep into the intoxicating world of Manhattan’s most tempting liaisons. Sebastian and Kathryn are seduced by revenge and fuelled by passion. Set out to ravage the virtuous Annette Hargrove and anyone who gets in their way, the siblings find themselves entangled in a web of secrets, temptation and the cruellest game of all: love.

Laced with back-to-back hits include ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ (The Verve), ‘Every You and Every Me’ (Placebo), ‘Bye Bye Bye’ (*NSYNC), ‘Sometimes’ (Britney Spears), ‘Just A Girl’ (No Doubt), ‘Foolish Games’ (Jewel), ‘Genie In A Bottle’ (Christina Aguilera), ‘Candy’ (Mandy Moore), ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ (Deep Blue Something), ‘Kiss Me’ (Sixpence None the Richer), ‘Iris’ (The Goo Goo Dolls), ‘I’ll Make Love To You’ (Boyz II Men), and more.

The national tour is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

Be quick to snap up the best seats via the official ‘Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical’ website. Also, join the waitlist now to get priority access to recently announced tour location tickets from 29 March.

Media Release supplied. 

Photography by Nicole Cleary. 

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