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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Theatre, Musicals Regent Theatre , Melbourne Friday November 12 2021 - Sunday March 27 2022
The Regent Theatre transformed into the Moulin Rouge, with a giant windmill and blue elephant on the sides of the stage
Photograph: Michelle Grace Hunder

Time Out says

Can can can your way over to the opulently transformed Regent Theatre to see Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Do you believe in freedom, beauty, truth and love? Yes? Good.

After being delayed several months, the spectacular Moulin Rouge! The Musical opens at the transformed Regent Theatre on November 12, 2021

The stage version is closely based on the film and features (almost) all of the songs you know and love, including 'Lady Marmalade', 'Come What May', 'Your Song' and a whole new version of the 'Elephant Love Medley'. There are also a whole bunch of songs in there that were released in the years following the film's 2001 release date (for example, Katy Perry's 'Firework' is in place of 'One Day I'll Fly Away').

The show has been getting rave reviews. Time Out New York said, in a four-star review: "Moulin Rouge! may turn out to be the jukebox musical to end all jukebox musicals – if only because, among its particular type of jukebox musical at least, it’s hard to imagine how it can be topped."

Alongside the choreography, direction and impressive song list, critics have been particularly dazzled by the set design, which has transformed Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre into a slice of Paris at the turn of the century. It's set to do the same at the Regent, where the major Melbourne theatre has been turned into the opulent French nightclub, complete with its very own giant windmill and huge blue elephant. 

The Australian production's cast is led by Alinta Chidzey (ChicagoWest Side Story) as Satine and the relatively new Des Flanagan as Christian. The role of Moulin Rouge proprietor, Harold Zidler, will be filled by Simon Burke while the villainous Duke of Monroth is played by Andrew Cook. The artists Toulouse-Lautrec and Santiago will be played by Tim Omaji (who you might know as Timomatic) and Ryan Gonzalez, while the Moulin Rouge's performers of Nini, La Chocolat, Arabia and Babydoll will be filled by Samantha Dodemaide, Ruva Ngwenya, Elenoa Rokobaro and Christopher J Scalzo.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical opens at the Regent Theatre November 12. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster, and are covered by a flexible exchange policy. All guests must be fully vaccinated to attend, and masks are mandatory in the theatre unless eating or drinking. 


Venue name: Regent Theatre
Address: 191 Collins St
Transport: Nearby stations: Flinders Street
Price: $59-$254

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