The king of rock and roll, Elvis: A Musical Revolution, is returning to Sydney’s State Theatre this February 2024!
From the entertainment group that brought us Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical, The Wedding Singer and Bring It On: The Musical, David Venn Enterprises announces the return of hit production Elvis: A Musical Revolution to Sydney this February.
Following its three-time season extension in Melbourne, Elvis: A Musical Revolution will be jailhouse rocking its way in Sydney’s State Theatre with additional chart-topping hits, new dance numbers plus, a more streamlined runtime ensuring a faster-paced show.
The bio-musical, which has been described as a “good tribute show” with “excellent choreography”, explores the extraordinary life of the late, award-winning cultural icon and superstar, Elvis Presley.
Headlining the State Theatre just in time for the 2024 film Priscilla, Elvis: A Musical Revolution is a feel-good adaptation which explores the most pivotal moments in Elvis’ life including his childhood in Mississippi to his triumphant ’68 Comeback Special.
After undergoing an extensive nation-wide talent search with over 700 applicants for the main role of Elvis himself, theatre and television star Rob Mallett (Home & Away and House Husbands) was selected to play the heart throb king of rock and roll.
Similar to real deal, Rob’s career started off with the initial intention to join the Australian Defence Force. However, after realising his passion was in performing, he set to the stage to secure roles in productions such as Disney’s Aladdin, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Singin’ In The Rain and Les Misérables.
“I have been influenced by people who have been influenced by Elvis and I didn’t even know it, he is so deeply ingrained in the fabric of our culture. It is an absolute honour to have the opportunity to play him,” says Rob.
Joined by what can only be described as an Australian dream team, Elvis: A Musical Revolution is led by director Alister Smith (The Wedding Singer and Cruel Intentions), choreographer Michael Ralph and, musical director, Daniel Puckey.
“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. It’s such a fascinating and inspiring story, and I couldn’t be more excited about our star (Rob)!” says Alister.
Featuring over 40 of Elvis’ most loved songs including Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes, Can’t Help Falling In Love and more, Elvis: A Musical Revolution is set to be an all-out spectacle of a show with a knockout, all Australian cast. Perfect for an audience of all ages, for an unforgettable theatre experience, spend a little less on conversation and a little more on action!
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