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‘Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical’ announces premiere and return seasons

Following standing ovations across the country, David Venn Enterprises is excited to announce ‘Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical’ will extend its Australian tour.

The nostalgic 90s hit will now make its Gold Coast premiere, perform a new season in Sydney’s Parramatta and return for an encore season in Melbourne, from January 2023.

Producer David Venn shared their excitement regarding the show’s continuation, especially after receiving such resounding, audience acclaim during the initial national tour.

“We can’t wait to bring this deliciously fun musical to new audiences in the Gold Coast and Parramatta. Melbourne has already shown so much enthusiasm, so our encore season is sure to be one to remember,” said Venn.

“Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the movie or can’t wait to relive the ‘90s through the smash hit soundtrack, our stellar cast will have you up and dancing, living your best life!”

Cruel Intentions - David Venn Productions
‘Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical’ continues its Australian tour.

Based on the acclaimed Hollywood film of the same name, which was re-released to cinemas in 2019 and currently has a new TV series in development, this hit ‘90s musical sets a scandalous tone for romance and seduction, with hilariously fun scenes and exhilarating performances that will have you singing and dancing in the aisles.

Audiences will be able to sing along to the killer lineup of back-to-back hits including ‘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 many more.

‘Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical’ will get the new year party started at Gold Coast’s Home of the Arts (HOTA) from 19-29 January. The ultimate throwback experience will then return to Sydney in collaboration with Riverside Theatres, Parramatta from 2-12 February, before making its triumphant return to Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre from 16 February.

Penned by 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 during its USA and UK tours.

Leading the Australian 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’. The talented Daniel Puckey (‘Muriel’s Wedding The Musical’, ‘The Book of Mormon’) is Musical Director, with dynamic choreographer Freya List (‘Chess’, ‘Next To Normal’, ‘RENT’) bringing fresh ‘90s energy to the 21 iconic songs which range from powerhouse ballads to rock anthems.

Accomplished Lighting Designer Declan O’Neill (‘The Wedding Singer’, ‘Bring It On: The Musical’) brings the moody world of Manhattan’s seductive elite to life while Craig Wilkinson and the team at Optikal Bloc transform the set with video design. Multi Green Room Award nominee Costume Designer Isaac Lummis (‘Hello Dolly’, ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder’) unleashes the best of ‘90s fashion.

Finally, international Set Designer James Browne (‘Ghost the Musical’, ‘Velvet’, ‘Cabaret’) has created a contemporary set design with moving pieces to reveal everything from elegant artwork to a rock concert, while paying homage to the original source material with a sense of Renaissance-level opulence.

Tickets for Gold Coast and Melbourne are on sale now, with Parramatta on sale from Tuesday 11 October.

Playing for strictly limited seasons, missing this nostalgia fuelled experience might ruin your reputation! Don’t miss your chance to be living in your ’90s dream quicker than the speed of dial-up internet.

For more information, visit the official ‘Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical’ website.

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