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Elvis: A Musical Revolution arrives at Adelaide’s Her Majesty’s Theatre

Hit musical Elvis: A Musical Revolution, rocks into Adelaide’s Her Majesty’s Theatre today, after acclaimed seasons in Sydney and Melbourne. The new bio-musical will run at the iconic theatre until 28 April, before going to Perth’s Crown Theatre and Gold Coast’s HOTA.

Presented by David Venn Enterprises in partnership with Authentic Brands Group, owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Elvis: A Musical Revolution explores the extraordinary life of award-winning cultural icon and rock ‘n’ roll superstar, Elvis Presley, from his childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi through to his triumphant ’68 Comeback Special.

The musical features over 40 iconic hits, such as Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, That’s All Right, All Shook Up, Suspicious Minds, Heartbreak Hotel, Burning Love, Blue Suede Shoes, Good Rockin’ Tonight, Don’t Be Cruel, Are You Lonesome, Return to Sender, Teddy Bear, A Big Hunk O’ Love, See See Rider, Can’t Help Falling In Love, A Little Less Conversation, Guitar Man and more.

Producer David Venn: “We couldn’t be happier about the response from audiences so far and look forward to celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley at Adelaide’s Her Majesty’s Theatre.

“It’s a testament to the enduring legacy of The King, as well as our cast and creative team, that audiences can connect to the music of a generation which continues to have an undeniable cultural impact.”

Mainstage and television star Rob Mallett (Home and Away, Aladdin, Singin’ In The Rain) continues to shine in the role of Elvis Presley after receiving rave reviews and securing the role from over 700 applicants nation-wide, alongside Adelaide’s own Annie Chiswell in the role of Priscilla Presley.

Annie (Friends the Musical Parody, Shrek the Musical, High Country) graduated from Adelaide College of the Arts in 2014 with an Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts (Acting). From there, she moved to Melbourne to attend APO Arts Academy, and graduated with a Diploma of Music Theatre under a scholarship program in 2016.

Annie Chiswell: “We’re so excited to be bringing Elvis: A Musical Revolution to Adelaide. I love coming home to perform – there’s nothing like an Adelaide audience.”

Sharing the principal role of Young Elvis are newly cast South Australians, Nemanja Ilic, 9, and Harrison Thomas, 13 alongside Oscar Harrison, 12, from Perth.

Performing the role of Elvis Presley’s mother Gladys is Noni McCallum (Come From Away, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Muriel’s Wedding), with Ian Stenlake (Sea Patrol, Stingers, Mamma Mia) playing Elvis’ manager Colonel Parker. Kirby Burgess (Dirty Dancing, Grease, The Wedding Singer) plays Hollywood actress Ann- Margaret.

Further cast members include Sienna Embrey (Hairspray) who performs the role of Elvis’ close friend Dixie, with Matt Heyward (The Phantom of the Opera, My Fair Lady) playing Vernon Presley, Elvis’ father. Ben Hall (Devil’s Playground, Love Child, Neighbours) plays Memphis record producer Sam Phillips.

Rounding out the cast is Aidan O Cleirigh as Scotty Moore; Hanlon Innocent as Bill Black; Connor Morel as DJ Fontana; Zuleika Khan as Betty & Others; Jo-Anne Jackson as Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Others; Charly Williams as Jackie Brenston & Others; and Joti Gore as Roy Brown & Others.

The energetic ensemble features Nic Collins, Lauren Jimmieson, Callum Marshall, William Motunuu, James MacAlpine, Moniquewa Williams, Nicole Vella, and David Cuny as alternate Elvis for select performances.

Creative team members include Dan Potra as Set Designer, Isaac Lummis as Costume Designer, Declan O’Neill as Lighting Designer, David McKinnon as Video Designer, and Greg Ginger as Sound Designer. Mark Andrew joined the production as an Elvis consultant, having toured the world as an Elvis tribute artist and working with people who knew Elvis Presley himself.

David Abbinanti and Sean Cercone have written the book for the musical, with David composing the Orchestrations, Arrangements and Additional Music & Lyrics. Together they have worked on a slew of hit internationally touring musicals such as Saturday Night Fever: The Musical and Ghost: The Musical, collaborating with Oscar and Grammy winners.

Elvis: A Musical Revolution Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide From April 3, 2024

Tickets from just $69 – book now. or 131 246

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