Moulin Rouge! The Musical is thrilled to announce three principal cast promotions and the six new performers who are joining the glittering world of bohemians and aristocrats for the upcoming Perth season.
WAAPA graduate James Bryers will step into the role of The Duke, a role he knows intimately as the principal cover of Duke/Zidler during the Melbourne and Sydney seasons.
One of Montmartre’s resident artistes will be played by another WAAPA alumni, Jarrod Draper as Toulouse-Lautrec, who steps into the role from the orginal Australian cast ensemble.
Original Australian cast ensemble member, Chaska Halliday will now play the role of La Chocolat – one of the Lady M’s.
New company members include Adam-Jon Fiorentino joining as the principal cover of Duke/Zidler, Joshua Russell as a Christian cover and ensemble member, and Alfie Gledhill as Lautrec’s cover and ensemble member.
Natalie Foti, Danielle Gibson and Bree Stephens will also join the ensemble, with Adam Lyon joining as another cover for Zidler and member of the ensemble for our Brisbane season rounding out the company.
These new cast members will perform alongside the esteemed original Australian cast who have just completed a sold out Sydney season.
Alinta Chidzey stars as the sparkling diamond, Satine, opposite Des Flanagan as bohemian dreamer Christian, with Simon Burke AO playing legendary club impresario Harold Zidler.
Ryan Gonzalez plays Argentinian Tango dancer Santiago, while the club’s famed entertainers known as the Lady M’s will be played by Samantha Dodemaide as Nini, Olivia Vásquez as Arabia and Christopher J Scalzo as Babydoll.
The Perth season of Moulin Rouge! The Musical commences on Tuesday 21 February, 2023 after travelling from Sydney, where Luhrmann’s film was made at Fox Studios, 22 years ago.
Tickets are on sale now for the Perth, Brisbane and the return Melbourne seasons. For more information, visit: www.moulinrougemusical.com for details.
Image: Jarrod Draper, Chaska Halliday and James Bryers – photo by Gaye Gerard