Strictly Sydney for Baz Luhrmann’s    STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL

Strictly Sydney for Baz Luhrmann’s     STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL

2George Souris, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, has congratulated the

producers

George Souris, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, has congratulated the

producers and participants in Australia’s largest ever outdoor dancing event today,

celebrating Sydney’s upcoming world premiere Strictly Ballroom The Musical.

 

Mr Souris joined Baz Luhrman and Catherine Martin to launch hundreds of ballroom

dancers in glittering, colourful costumes who performed the samba around the

Sydney Opera House.

The public event, called Strictly Sydney, celebrates the fact that the Harbour City is

the venue of the world premiere of Strictly Ballroom The Musical which was secured

by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination

NSW.

 

Strictly Sydney also featured a special performance by the winner of last season’s

The Voice, Harrison Craig, who performed John Paul Young’s song ‘Love Is In The

Air’.

“It was a huge coup to secure the world premiere of Strictly Ballroom The Musical, so

it’s wonderful to be showcasing our ballroom dancers, including the musical’s leads,

Thomas Lacey and Pheobe Panaretos at the largest outdoor ballroom dancing event

in Australia,” Mr Souris said.

 

“Strictly Ballroom The Musical is expected to generate more than $20 million in

visitor expenditure for NSW over a six month run.”

The director, Baz Luhrmann said: “Most people know Strictly Ballroom as a movie

but it began, as a piece of theatre and now it is an all-singing, all-dancing, live, stage

musical. But it is more than that.

 

“As a show it reaches out not only to the audience but also to the community to

become involved.

 

“That’s what dancing does. It allows everybody to participate so it seemed like a fun

and a fitting idea for us all to meet on the forecourt of the Opera House and create a

scene together from Strictly Ballroom”.

 

Destination NSW CEO, Sandra Chipchase, said: “Strictly Sydney is a wonderful

way to showcase Sydney’s magnificent Sydney Harbour and world famous Sydney

Opera House, to entice people from around Australia and the globe to come and visit

Sydney and see this spectacular musical.”

 

Strictly Ballroom The Musical, previews at the Sydney Lyric at The Star from 25

March 2014. Opening night 12 April 2014..

and participants in Australia’s largest ever outdoor dancing event today,

celebrating Sydney’s upcoming world premiere Strictly Ballroom The Musical.

 

Mr Souris joined Baz Luhrman and Catherine Martin to launch hundreds of ballroom

dancers in glittering, colourful costumes who performed the samba around the

Sydney Opera House.

The public event, called Strictly Sydney, celebrates the fact that the Harbour City is

the venue of the world premiere of Strictly Ballroom The Musical which was secured

by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination

NSW.

 

Strictly Sydney also featured a special performance by the winner of last season’s

The Voice, Harrison Craig, who performed John Paul Young’s song ‘Love Is In The

Air’.

“It was a huge coup to secure the world premiere of Strictly Ballroom The Musical, so

it’s wonderful to be showcasing our ballroom dancers, including the musical’s leads,

Thomas Lacey and Pheobe Panaretos at the largest outdoor ballroom dancing event

in Australia,” Mr Souris said.

 

“Strictly Ballroom The Musical is expected to generate more than $20 million in

visitor expenditure for NSW over a six month run.”

The director, Baz Luhrmann said: “Most people know Strictly Ballroom as a movie

but it began, as a piece of theatre and now it is an all-singing, all-dancing, live, stage

musical. But it is more than that.

 

“As a show it reaches out not only to the audience but also to the community to

become involved.

 

“That’s what dancing does. It allows everybody to participate so it seemed like a fun

and a fitting idea for us all to meet on the forecourt of the Opera House and create a

scene together from Strictly Ballroom”.

 

Destination NSW CEO, Sandra Chipchase, said: “Strictly Sydney is a wonderful

way to showcase Sydney’s magnificent Sydney Harbour and world famous Sydney

Opera House, to entice people from around Australia and the globe to come and visit

Sydney and see this spectacular musical.”

 

Strictly Ballroom The Musical, previews at the Sydney Lyric at The Star from 25

March 2014. Opening night 12 April 2014..

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