If you can’t help falling in love with the king of rock ‘n’ roll, we’ve got some good news for you. Elvis: A Musical Revolution is coming to Melbourne, after a successful season in Sydney’s State Theatre. The new bio-musical explores the life of the cultural icon and rock and roll royalty Elvis Presley. It will rock Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre from Friday October 6.
Elvis: A Musical Revolution
The show comes to town courtesy of David Venn Enterprises, the same team behind Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical.
The production explores the early moments of Presley’s life from his childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi to his ‘68 Comeback Special, which marked his triumphant return to live performance after a seven-year break.
Eager fans will get a chance to sing along to 40 of his most iconic songs including Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, Heartbreak Hotel, Burning Love and Good Rockin’ Tonight.
“I hope our production helps audiences see the man behind the myth and discover how a boy from humble beginnings can become the greatest icon of all time,” said Alister Smith, Director.
After a nation-wide search with over 700 applicants, Rob Mallett will play the titular role. Meanwhile, Noni McCallum will play Elvis’ mother Gladys, Ian Stenlake will be his manager Colonel Parker, Annie Chiswell will play the role of Priscilla Presley, and Kirby Burgess will play Hollywood actress Ann-Margaret.
“We are honoured to be tackling one of the world’s greatest icons through a Broadway musical. Elvis’ life is such fervent ground for this medium from his epic concerts to his unprecedented meteoric rise to fame,” said writers David Abbinanti and Sean Cercone.
Get ready to inject your soul, with some sweet rock ‘n’ roll and find your tickets here.