Australia is all shook up about the smash hit stage experience, Elvis: A Musical Revolution, with a return season at Sydney’s State Theatre from 4 February 2024, followed by a national tour to Adelaide, Perth and Gold Coast.
Penned by acclaimed international writers, Elvis: A Musical Revolution is an all new bio-musical authorised by Elvis Presley Enterprises, featuring dazzling choreography and over 40 iconic songs.
Tickets go on sale today for the season at Gold Coast’s Home of the Arts (HOTA) from 22 June. Secure the best seats by booking via Ticketmaster.
The season at Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide also goes on sale today, where the hottest seats can be found via Ticketek.
Tickets are already selling like gold records for seasons in Sydney and Perth, as well as the final seats for Melbourne’s three-time extended season, which must close at the end of the year. All three cities are selling via Ticketmaster.
Sydney audiences will be in for a treat when the show returns, with the show now featuring multiple new number #1 hit Elvis songs, scenes and dance numbers that weren’t seen the first time.
“Sydney hasn’t seen the show like this and we can’t wait to hear responses to these new updates that Melbourne audiences are loving!” says Producer David Venn.
The Australian premiere production also features an all Australian cast from across the country.
Gold Coast talent Jo-Anne Jackson (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) is thrilled to be bringing the show home to where she began a music career that saw her perform on festival stages and support major international acts. Jo-Anne plays real life gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Ian Stenlake (Stingers, Sea Patrol, Mamma Mia) performs the role of Elvis’ manager Colonel Parker, and grew up in the outback Queensland town of Barcaldine before moving to Sydney to start his illustrious career on the Australian screen and stage.
Beautiful Adelaide performer Annie Chiswell (Friends The Musical Parody, The Wedding Singer) performs the role of Priscilla Presley. She is also due to appear as a series regular in upcoming TV series High Country, opposite Leah Purcell.
Performing the role of Memphis record producer Sam Phillips is Ben Hall (Devil’s Playground, Love Child, Neighbours), who is originally from Perth. Captivating ensemble member Moniquewa Williams also hails from the West Australian capital
Triple threat ensemble members Lauren Jimmieson and William Motunuu both originally came from Brisbane, and cannot wait to have their families see them perform a variety of roles in the show. Meanwhile, electric ensemble member Callum Marshall grew up in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
The performers who share the principal role of Young Elvis might be the smallest, but their triple-threat talents do not go unnoticed. A talent search will commence to cast ‘Young Elvis’ in each city on the tour. Young Elvis performs song and dance numbers, as well as a number of dialogue scenes.
Mainstage and television star Rob Mallett will continue to shine in the iconic role of Elvis Presley after receiving rave reviews and securing the role from over 700 applicants. He is based in Maroubra Sydney, and grew up in an apple orchard in Tasmania’s Huon Valley.
Presented in partnership with Authentic Brands Group (Authentic), owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises, the musical explores pivotal moments in Elvis’ life from his childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi through to his triumphant ’68 Comeback Special.
The musical features over 40 iconic Elvis Presley hits, such as Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, That’s All Right, All Shook Up, Suspicious Minds, Heartbreak Hotel, Burning Love, Blue Suede Shoes, Good Rockin’ Tonight, Don’t Be Cruel, Are You Lonesome, Return to Sender, Teddy Bear, A Big Hunk O’ Love, See See Rider, Can’t Help Falling In Love, A Little Less Conversation, Guitar Man and more.
Audiences of all ages will have the chance to connect with the music of a generation that continues to have an undeniable cultural impact.
David Abbinanti and Sean Cercone have written the book for the musical, with David composing the Orchestrations, Arrangements and Additional Music & Lyrics. Together they have worked on a slew of hit internationally touring musicals such as Saturday Night Fever: The Musical and Ghost: The Musical, collaborating with Oscar and Grammy winners.
A little less conversation and little more action – get your tickets now.