Titanic the musical

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Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book

Majestically depicted, this epic story of grandeur captures the essence of lives lost and memories everlasting.

This stunning chamber musical tells the stories of the people on board and the men and women who determined their fate. In the final hour of April 14th, 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic events of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.

The London Chamber Revival production will have its Australian premiere from Thursday 7 July to Sunday 24 July 2016 at Chapel off Chapel.

Based on actual characters, this hauntingly beautiful musical focuses on their hopes and aspirations. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, the third class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the newly liberated second class aspire to attain a more grand lifestyle of the rich and famous, while the millionaire aristocrats of the first class believe their wealth and power will last forever.

Director James Cutler (In The Heights, Parade) has created a beautiful production featuring a cast of 20 accomplished musical theatre and operatic singers and will be accompanied by a live six-piece chamber ensemble.  Each actor will portray three different roles – a first class, second class and third class passenger.

The principal cast includes:  Don Winsor (Sam, Mamma Mia – Broadway, Billy Flynn, Chicago – North Carolina Tour, Little Women – Kansas Tour, Andrews, Titanic – RAM Productions, Javert, Les Miserable – Hong Kong);  Greta Sheriff(Hugh Jackman: Broadway to Oz – Ensemble Dainty Group, Anything Goes – GFO / Opera Australia, La Cage Aux Folles – The Production Company, Wicked – GFO, My Fair Lady – Opera Australia); Paul Batey (Sweeney Todd – Victoria Opera, Don Carlos – Opera Australia, The Merry Widow – Opera Australia);  David Irvine (Bobby Fox’s Four Seasons, National Tour, Chris – Miss Saigon – Footlight Productions, Connect Four – Hayward Theatre); and Joel Granger (Sweeney Todd – New Zealand Opera, Dogfight – Doorstep Arts, 2015 WAAPA graduate); The full cast list follows this media release.

StageArt are proud to present this semi biographical Tony Award winning musical.   Executive Producer Katherine Armstrong says, ‘This West End revival of Titanic The Musical is a true depiction of a musical at its best. Breathtaking music and an operatic score gives life to a truly elegant story of hope, heart, heroism and heartache.’

StageArt is a dynamic production company lead by Katherine Armstrong and Robbie Carmellotti.

The creative team and cast are all available for interview.

StageArt presents Titanic The Musical, 7 – 24 July; Tuesday – Sunday, 7.30pm; Saturday & Sunday, 1.30pm matinee at Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran.  Bookings:  8290 7000. www.chapeloffchapel.com.au

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