The countdown is on for the exclusive Melbourne season of ‘Titanic The Musical: In Concert’, which celebrates the 110th anniversary of the Titanic.
The five-time Tony Award-winning production ‘Titanic The Musical’ will play a limited season in Melbourne this November and will feature a 26-piece orchestra alongside a brilliant Australian cast.
Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, ‘Titanic The Musical: In Concert’ is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own.
All innocently unaware of the fate awaiting them, the Third-Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the Second Class imagines they too can join the lifestyles of the rich and famous, whilst the millionaire Barons of the First Class anticipate legacies lasting forever.
The inspiring and talented cast who will portray the characters who existed in real life on the ill-fated journey include Anthony Warlow as Captain E.J Smith, Juan Jackson as ship designer and builder Thomas Andrews, and Kane Alexander as the owner of the ship J. Bruce Ismay.
Also joining them for the voyage is Johanna Allen, Shannon Cheong, Martin Croft, Marissa Economo, Amy Fortnum, Natalie Gamsu, Madison Green, Jonathan Hickey, Martin Lane, James MacAlpine, Ava Madon, Alessandra Merlo, John O’Hara, Lisa-Marie Parker, Shanul Sharma, Samuel Skuthorp, Glaston Toft, Daisy Valerio, Samuel Ward, and Callum Warrender.
The musicians making up the stunning orchestra include Susan Batten, Ian Bell, Stuart Byrne, Luke Carbon, Florence Cappler – Shillington, John Clark, Karen Columbine, Kieran Conrau, Lachlan Davidson, Natalia Edwards, Callum G’Froerer, Tony Hicks, Lauren Jennings, Edwina Kayser, Matt Laing, Michelle Nguyen, David Piper, Katie Pryce, Ariel Postmus, Lynette Rayner, Tristan Rebien, Lisa Reynolds, Ben Spiers, Jo To, Lara Wilson, Paul Zabrowarny.
An all-Australian creative team have assembled for ‘Titanic The Musical: In Concert’ including Director Theresa Borg, Musical Director Stephen Gray, Choreographer Katie Ditchburn and Lighting Design by Jason Bovaird. ‘Titanic The Musical: In Concert’ is proudly produced in Melbourne by The Marrollo Project, of which Paul Marrollo commented his excitement.
“I am so excited to be announcing this incredibly talented cast to our audiences. Their diverse talent and powerful voices will make ‘Titanic The Musical: In Concert’ an evening at the theatre you simply do not want to miss,” said Marrollo.
“Joining previously announced stalwart of the stage, Anthony Warlow, this amazing, 23 strong cast will live out the warm and heartfelt story that is the sinking of the Titanic. I simply cannot wait for audiences to join us at Melbourne Town Hall for what is shaping up to be a theatrical event not to be missed.”
It was 110 years ago, in the final hours of 14th April 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.
With music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (‘Nine’) and a book by Peter Stone (‘Woman of the Year’ and ‘1776)’, the pair have collectively won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, an Olivier Award and three Tony awards.
‘Titanic The Musical: In Concert’ plays for an exclusive season at Melbourne’s Town Hall on Friday 4 November, Saturday 5 November and Sunday 6 November.
For information about the show and to purchase tickets, visit the official ‘Titanic The Musical: In Concert’ website.
Photography by Paul Mulligan.