After several weeks of preview performances, Baz Luhrmann’s dazzling production of Strictly Ballroom the Musical opened on 17 January 2015 and ran for 237 sequin filled performances.
Adapting his acclaimed 1992 film to the stage, Luhrmann brought his trademark glitz and glamour to the HMT stage in the uplifting story of a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules to follow his heart.
Audiences were treated to all new songs penned for the production by local artists such as Sia and Eddie Perfect, and left the theatre dancing in the aisles. The poor cleaners however had the difficult task clearing the mountains of confetti and glitter from the auditorium each morning, but it was all for a great cause!
The company of Strictly Ballroom also left us with one of the most spectacular additions to the backstage cast wall, putting their stamp on the history of the theatre.