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27 April

27 April

Sounds of Musical Theatre


Based on the 1990 cult-classic John Waters (Hairspray) film, CRY-BABY The Musical will be presented in the Opera Houses Drama Theatre from 22 July 15 August, . Highly subversive and proudly irreverent, CRY-BABY The Musical, which won four 2018 Sydney Theatre Awards during its season at the Hayes Theatre Co, is a tongue-in-cheek homage to the teen rebel genre. Writer and Director of the 1990 film CRY-BABY, John Waters, says: CRY-BABY celebrates the joy all bad little teenage boys and girls feel the first time they hear music that causes trouble in their own homes.

Parents hate the new sound but the kids love it. Finally, the soundtrack of their young lives can begin. Arent all Australians secretly juvenile delinquents at heart? CRY-BABY, Hairsprays bad little brother is coming to Sydney Opera House so look out.

There might be a musical riot. Sydney Opera House Head of Contemporary Performance, Ebony Bott, says: Fuelled by teenage hormones and the rhythms of rock and roll, CRY-BABY The Musical, is a hilarious visual feast. This wildly sarcastic musical is a quirky exploration of class, the nuclear family and beauty myths an ultimate John Waters cult classic.

Set during the fall of moral meritocracy in 1954 Baltimore, America, CRY-BABY The Musical tells the tale of a rock n roll romance of hilariously absurd proportions. Wade Cry-Baby Walker, leader of the Drapes and Square rich girl, Allison, are the two star-crossed lovers in the centre of the provocative satirical comedy. The musical shines a light on a war against classism that shuns the values entrenched in the 50s and portrays a city divided.

Returning from the highly successful 2018 Hayes Theatre Co is Director, Alexander Berlage (American Psycho The Musical), Christian Charisiou (Wedding Singer) as Wade Cry Baby Walker, Ashleigh Rubenach (Sound of Music, Muriels Wedding) as Allison, Joel Granger (Book of Mormon, Pippin) as Allisons boyfriend and King of the Squares, Baldwin, Beth Daly (Grey Gardens, Fiddler on the Roof) as Allisons protective grandmother, Alfie Gledhill (Griffins Replay) as Cry-Babys best friend Dupree, Laura Murphy (Muriels Wedding, Grease) as the Cry-Baby obsessed Lenora and Blake Erickson (Shrek). New to the CRY-BABY The Musical cast is Melissa Russo (Fan Girls) as Wanda, Stacey Thomsett (RENT) as Mona/ HatchetFace, Zoe Ioannou (West Side Story), Shay Debney (Wizard of Oz), Morgan Palmer (The Book of Mormon) as the doo wop band Whiffles, and Chiara Assetta (West Side Story), and Jordan Tomljenovic (Mamma Mia) in the ensemble. Book by Mark ODonnell & Thomas Meehan Songs by David Javerbaum & Adam Schlesinger Based on the Universal Pictures film written and directed by John Waters NUTSHELLS: Insiders pre-sale Tuesday 27 April 9am Tickets to the general public Friday 30 April 9am When: 22 July 15 August, Where: Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House Tickets $55 + booking fee More info & bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/musical-theatre//cry-baby-the-musical.html.

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