What's On

Saturday Night Fever
 

Based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta, this is the story of 19-year-old Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local discotheque, where life lights up on the disco floor. There, Tony luxuriates in the admiration of the crowd and a growing relationship with Stephanie Mangano, and where he can temporarily forget the realities of his life, including a dead-end job in a paint store and his gang of deadbeat friends.

The coveted lead role of Tony Manero has gone to rising star Euan Doidge, Helpmann Award nominated for his role in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, after performing in Les Miserables, A Chorus Line and the Gordon Frost Organisation’s Grease and Legally Blonde. As Stephanie Mangano, the best dancer at the nightclub, will be Melanie Hawkins. Melanie has previously appeared in Singin’ In The Rain, Strictly Ballroom the Musical, King Kong Live on Stage and Rock of Ages.

Tim “Timomatic” Omaji will join the cast of Saturday Night Fever as Monty, the MC at Disco Odyssey 2001, the nightclub where Tony Manero dances every Saturday night. Tim has starred in the musicals Fame, In the Heights and Madiba the Musical. Tony's older brother, Frank Jr., will be played by Stephen Mahy, recently seen in Mamma Mia!, as well as in Miss Saigon and as Kenicke in Grease. Angelique Cassimatis (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Mack & Mabel, Strictly Ballroom) will play Annette, a neighbourhood girl who longs for a closer relationship with Tony. The troubled Bobby C will be played by Ryan Morgan, a recent NIDA graduate who has appeared on stage in A Town Named War Boy and Ironbound.

Australia’s original disco diva, Marcia Hines, will play the role of The Diva, who performs at Disco Odyssey 2001. Bobby Fox joins the cast as part of the star vocalists alongside Paulini, Natalie Conway and Nana Matapule. Together they will give voice to the much-loved disco Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.

The cast also includes the best dancers working in Australia today - Justin Anderson, Giuliana Carniato, Lachlan Dearing, Lauren Elton, Mitchell Fistrovic, Gaynor Hicks, Elysha Manik, Kiara McGowan, Coby Njoroge, Maddie Peat, Stephen Perez, Erica Stubbs, Lola Thompson, Benjamin Turland and Chris Van Doren.

 

Venue: Sydney Lyric Theatre, 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Dates: Friday 26 April 2019 – Tuesday 09 July 2019
Bookings: ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 795 267 Groups 12+ call 1300 889 278

Wed-Thurs 7.30pm, Fri-Sat 8pm, Matinees Wed 1pm & Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm

 

 

Most read Sydney reviews

Diplomacy | Ensemble Theatre

Cyril Gély’s script is an engrossing choice of material for such fine actors to showcase their...


Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts | shake & stir theatre co

shake & stir theatre co have risen to the challenge in a spectacular way and deliver Revolting...


360 Allstars | Onyx Productions

360 Allstars is a truly all star show that will knock your socks off.


2019 Bello Winter Music Festival

Not only do we look forward to the music on offer at Bello WM, we commit to the whole ‘journey’...


Between Tiny Cities | Nick Power and Intimate Spectacle

Standing in a large circle at the Sydney Opera House, there are moments when the battle lines...


Sign up for our newsletter

* indicates required