The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber National Tour 2011


“... for now, if not forever, Lloyd Webber is a genuine phenomenon...” THE NEW YOR K TIMES

A new theatrical event featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most timeless songs performed by the current stars of Australian musical theatre…Blake Bowden, Alinta Chidzey, Andrew Conaghan, Michael Cormick, Trisha Crowe, Delia Hannah, Kirsten Hobbs, Shaun Rennie, directed by Stuart Maunder with musical supervision by Guy Noble.

He’s been described as the master of musical theatre, the maestro of musicals, and a theatrical force to be reckoned with. His musicals have been seen by hundreds of millions around the world, translated into dozens of languages and won every major entertainment award.

Now Australia is set to fall in love once more with THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER in a stunning new theatrical event that will tour Australia in 2011.

After more than 40 years, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music continues to have the extraordinary ability to touch an audience, lifting them to new heights of exhilaration and emotion after just a few bars of music. THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, which will feature a sensational cast of Australian musical theatre talent, celebrates the master composer with a four month Australian tour, beginning in Melbourne on 19 March 2011 before touring to Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Canberra.

Directed by one of Australia’s leading directors, Stuart Maunder, this theatrical event will feature some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most timeless songs from Eva Peron’s passionate ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’, to the
classical masterpiece ‘Pie Jesu’, from the rock favourite ‘Superstar’ to the breathtaking new ‘Love Never Dies.’

Internationally respected and ever-popular Musical Supervisor, Guy Noble, will lead live musicians and some of Australia’s most acclaimed performers – Blake Bowden, Alinta Chidzey, Andrew Conaghan, Michael Cormick, Trisha Crowe, Delia Hannah, Kirsten Hobbs and Shaun Rennie – taking the audience on an unforgettable journey through the vast array of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s memorable repertoire. Having starred in recent productions of Cats, West Side Story and Mamma Mia!, the multi-talented cast will perform numerous Lloyd Webber classics.

Director Stuart Maunder said, “The emotional force of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s songs is undisputed. We want to celebrate the extraordinary variety of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s output and the emotional force of his songs by presenting an intimate affair with all the emotion, all the tunes whilst taking you on a musical journey – one that is stylish, inventive and surprising and also offers some rare insights into the mind of this genius creator.”

Through state-of–the-art technology, audiences will be swept from the avenues of Broadway to the magnificence of Eva Peron’s Argentina, to the speedways of Starlight Express, in a dazzling journey through the many settings of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s greatest works. All the ‘big’ moments from Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sunset Boulevard, Woman in White to the current Love Never Dies will be there.

Lloyd Webber has been referred to as “…one of the most prolific-ever composers of musicals…” (The UK Daily Mail). He has composed 16 musicals, several film scores, a Latin Requiem Mass and continues to compose every day. His musical Cats was the longest-running musical on Broadway, only to be overtaken by another of his hit musicals The Phantom of the Opera. Lloyd Webber was knighted in 1992, and his awards include seven Tony’s, three Grammys including Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, seven Olivier’s, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, two International Emmys, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre and The Kennedy Center Honor.

He was knighted in 1992 and created an honorary life peer in 1997.

Tickets on sale 9am Monday 15 November

SEASON DETAILS

MELBOURNE
VENUE Regent Theatre, Melbourne
SEASON Saturday 19 March – Sunday 27 March 2011
TIMES* Tuesday 8pm
Wednesday 1pm & 8pm, Thursday 8pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 5pm (Week 1) and Sunday 3pm (Week 2)
* Performance times may be subject to change without notice.
BOOKINGS 1300 111 011 or ticketmaster.com.au
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ADELAIDE
VENUE Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre
SEASON Wednesday 30 March – Sunday 3 April 2011
TIMES* Wednesday 8pm, Thursday 1pm & 8pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm, Sunday 1pm & 6pm
* Performance times may be subject to change without notice.
BOOKINGS 1300 795 012 or www.ticketek.com.au
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BRISBANE

VENUE Lyric Theatre, QPAC
SEASON Wednesday 6 April – Sunday 10 April 2011
TIMES* Wednesday 7.30pm, Thursday 1.30pm & 7.30pm, Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 1.30pm & 7.30pm,
Sunday 1pm & 6pm
* Performance times may be subject to change without notice.
BOOKINGS 136 246 or qpac.com.au
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PERTH
VENUE Burswood Theatre
SEASON Saturday 16 April – Sunday 24 April 2011
TIMES* Tuesday 8pm, Wednesday 1pm & 8pm, Thursday 8pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 3pm
* Performance times may be subject to change without notice.
BOOKINGS 1300 795 012 or ticketek.com.au
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SYDNEY
VENUE Lyric Theatre, Star City
SEASON Wednesday 25 May – Sunday 29 May 2011
TIMES* Wednesday 8pm, Thursday 1pm & 8pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm, Sunday 1pm & 6pm
* Performance times may be subject to change without notice.
BOOKINGS 1300 795 267 or ticketmaster.com.au
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Telephone Group Bookings on (02) 8512 9020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CANBERRA
VENUE Canberra Theatre, Canberra Theatre Centre
SEASON Wednesday 1 June – Sunday 5 June 2011
TIMES* Wednesday 7.30pm, Thursday 1pm & 7.30pm, Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 1.30pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 1pm & 6pm
* Performance times may be subject to change without notice.
BOOKINGS 02 6275 2700 or canberratheatrecentre.com.au
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