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&JULIET – THE MUSICAL is now playing @ the SYDNEY LYRIC THEATRE


&JULIET – THE MUSICAL is now playing at the SYDNEY LYRIC THEATRE until 12th July 2024. Laugh-out-loud and clever heart-warming love story, of self-discovery, and is highly entertaining. This addictive coming-of-age jukebox musical, is set in London, Verona, Paris, in the year 1595, and comes with a superb show-tunes playlist of hit songs. Award Winning musical, with concert-like atmosphere, is based on the William Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet. Music from Pink, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Ellie Goulding, Demi Lovato, Jessie J, Ke$ha, Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, NSync, The Backstreet Boys, etc.

William Shakespeare meets his perfect cast, at the first production of Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway, is visiting from Stratford-upon-Avon, to see the new play. Anne Hathaway insists that The Bard must change the ending. This is unique storytelling, with William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway, both writing and starring in this musical version of Romeo and Juliet, and also containing a brand new ending. So what if Romeo’s ending, was Juliet’s beginning? Highly Recommended. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

From Goulding to Grande, Britney to Backstreet, Perry to Bon Jovi, the Swedish songwriter, Max Martin has written no less than 22 “Billboard 100” number one songs for some of the biggest names in pop, over the past three decades. ANACHRONISMS GALORE – with just so many items that did not exist in 1595, including pedal tri-cycle, viewfinder 35mm film camera usage, battery-powered Wrist Watch, helium balloons, Paris Metropolitan Railway (METRO), Paris Eiffel Tower, Paris Moulin Rouge Windmill, red coloured tattoos, blue jeans, Adidas branded clothing, indoor toilets with attendants, time-zones, 2B N2B VR, etc. William Shakespeare’s real name at his baptism in 1564, was recorded as “Gulielmus Shakspere”, which has the Latin word for his first name, William.

Extraordinary Australian cast, starring Rob Mills, Casey Donovan, Amy Lehpamer PLUS Lorinda May Merrypor in the title role of Juliet. Also starring Hayden Tee and Blake Appelqvist, and newcomers Jesse Dutlow and Yashith Fernando. Huge fan of &JULIET – THE MUSICAL, and have seen this show, every week.

& JULIET – THE MUSICAL is directed by Luke Sheppard, choreography from Jennifer Weber and set design from Soutra Gilmour.

Lyrics by legendary songwriter Max Martin and others – pop music’s #1 hitmaker.

Book by David West Read, the Emmy-Winning writer from Schitt’s Creek.

&JULIET – THE MUSICAL world première from 10th September 2019 until 12th October 2019, at the Manchester Opera House, United Kingdom.

Book by David West Read.
Lyrics by Max Martin and others.
Music by Max Martin and others.
Music Arranged by Bill Sherman.

Photographs by Michael Cassel Group/Daniel Boud

Run time of 2hrs 30mins (incl. one interval)
Start date 27th February 2024

WEBSITE – https://andjuliet.com.au/

VENUE – https://www.sydneylyric.com.au/and-juliet/

PRODUCERS – https://michaelcassel.com/shows/australia/juliet/

TICKETS – https://www.ticketmaster.com.au/juliet-tickets/artist/2594925

“4x TICKET OFFER” on Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Sundays – Buy 4 Tickets and Save – https://www.ticketmaster.com.au/venueartist/156432/2594925?calendar_view=1

Sydney Lyric Theatre AT The Star, Sydney
Street Address – 55 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont NSW 2009
2,000 Seating Capacity – Opened in September 1997

SYDNEY LIGHT RAIL TRAM L1 from CENTRAL RAILWAY TERMINAL STATION CONCOURSE, direct to THE STAR Tram Stop. Exit via the TRAM PLATFORM ONE escalators/lift onto the ground floor level of THE STAR.

MUSIC PLAYLIST –
1 Larger Than Life
2 I Want It That Way
3 . . . Baby One More Time
4 Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely
5 Domino
6 Show Me Love
7 Blow
8 I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman
9 Overprotected
10 Confident
11 Teenage Dream / Break Free
12 Oops! . . . I Did it Again
13 I Kissed A Girl
14 It’s My Life
15 Love Me Like You Do
16 Since U Been Gone
17 Whataya Want from Me
18 One More Try
19 Problem / Can’t Feel My Face
20 That’s the Way It Is
21 Everybody
22 As Long as You Love Me
23 It’s Gonna Be Me
24 Stronger
25 Shape of My Heart
26 Fuckin’ Perfect
27 Roar
28 I Want It That Way (Reprise)
29 CAN’T STOP THE FEELING
30 Since U Been Gone (Juliet’s Version)

EXPECT – Unusual in 2024 but &JULIET – THE MUSICAL plays to prompt, and of course everyone has a wireless mic – but the director has insisted that during a three-way dialogue with singing, that one of the three actors MUST display all their emotions to the rear of the stage. The director has also insisted that actors are required to be facing at 90 degrees towards each other, instead of standing at the preferred 45 degrees towards the audience. Recommended Age is 8+ years and please do carefully note that this production includes, loud noises, loud music, dangerous sound levels with multiple exposures to 90 and 95 and 100 decibels, flashing/strobe lighting, smoke-filled-bubbles, confetti drop-boxes and confetti cannons, plus pyrotechnics throughout. Bright xenon lights are used, and often pointed towards the audience. Theatrical Smoke Haze is used throughout.

WARNING the seating in STALLS Row BBB is very severe restricted view, simply because the entire stage floor is not seen. Of course when down-stage, the actors are only visible from their waist up. The new revolves have increased the stage-height with an extra 30cm, that is far above the accepted and usual 95cm stage-height.

 

 

Presented by Michael Cassel Group in association with MTM/LeyLine

Never any guarantee that a particular cast member will be on stage for every single performance.

Juliet Capulet: Lorinda May Merrypor

Anne Hathaway / April: Amy Lehpamer UNDERSTUDY == Sarah Murr, Romy Vuksan

William Shakespeare: Rob Mills

Angèlique (Juliet’s Nurse): Casey Donovan UNDERSTUDY == Jade Delmiguez, Sarah Murr

Romeo Montague: Blake Appelqvist UNDERSTUDY == Jordan Koulos, Clay Roberts

May: Jesse Dutlow UNDERSTUDY == Jake O’Brien, Jacob Rozario

Francois: Yashith Fernando UNDERSTUDY == Jordan Koulos, Jacob Rozario

Susanna: Georgia Anderson

Eleanor: Jade Delmiguez

Kempe: James Elmer

Imogen / Benvolio: Riley Gill

Thomas: Jerome Javier

Judith: Giorgia Kennedy

Richard: Jordan Koulos

Lady Capulet / Nell: Sarah Murr (Gloria Capulet = Juliet’s mother) UNDERSTUDY == Romy Vuksan UNDERSTUDY == Aadhya Wijegoonawardena

Lord Capulet / Sly: Sean Sinclair (Fulgencio Capulet = Juliet’s father) UNDERSTUDY ==

Augustine: Coby Njoroge

Fletcher: Jake O’Brien

Henry: Clay Roberts

Gregory: Jacob Rozario

Gwynne: Selina Salgadoe

Cuthbert: Nathan James Tamati

Margaret: Romy Vuksan

Viola: Aadhya Wijegoonawardena

Lucy: Imani Williams

Production images by Dan Boud.

 

 

&JULIET Principals (In order of appearance)

Lorinda May Merrypor as Juliet
Amy Lehpamer as Anne
Rob Mills as Shakespeare
Hayden Tee as Lance
Jesse Dutlow as May
Blake Appelqvist as Romeo
Casey Donovan as Angelique
Yashith Fernando as Francois

&JULIET The Company of Players are – Georgia Anderson, Jade Delmiguez, James Elmer, Riley Gill, Giorgia Kennedy, Jordan Koulos, Sarah Murr, Coby Njoroge, Clay Roberts, Jacob Rozario, Sean Sinclair, Imani Williams.

&JULIET The Understudies are –
For Juliet – Giorgia Kennedy, Imani Williams.
For Anne – Sarah Murr, Romy Vuksan.
For Shakespeare – James Elmer, Sean Sinclair.
For Lance – James Elmer, Sean Sinclair.
For May – Jake O’Brien, Jacob Rozario.
For Romeo – Jordan Koulos, Clay Roberts.
For Angelique – Jade Delmiguez, Sarah Murr.
For Francois – Jordan Koulos, Jacob Rozario.

&JULIET The Swings are – Jerome Javier, Nathan James Tamati, Selina Salgadoe, Aadhya Wijegoonawardena. Dance Captain/Swing: Romy Vuksan. Asst. Dance Captain/Swing: Jake O’Brien.

 

 

 

 

31st March 2024 – ATTENTION – The Council of The City of Sydney.

Sydney Lyric Theatre Emergency Exit Signs are NOT compliant. Sydney Lyric Theatre Emergency Exit Signs have NO battery backup. During performances at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, all Emergency Exit Signs are switched OFF when their HOUSE LIGHTS are switched OFF. During performances at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, the 2000 person audience can NOT see any Emergency Exit Signs.

WORSE CASE SCENARIO OH&S – so when Ausgrid has an electricity blackout in Pyrmont, the 2000 person audience can NOT see any Sydney Lyric Theatre Emergency Exit Signs.

2024 Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS) for Sydney Lyric Theatre AT The Star, Pyrmont, was due for delivery to The Council of The City of Sydney, before 1st March 2024.

 

 

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