David Venn Enterprises (Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical, The Wedding Singer, Bring It On: The Musical) is thrilled to announce the professional premiere of Elvis: A Musical Revolution set to tour Australia in 2023. Presented in partnership with Authentic Brands Group (Authentic), owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises.
Penned by acclaimed international writers, Elvis: A Musical Revolution is a new bio-musical exploring the extraordinary life of the award-winning cultural icon and rock 'n roll superstar, Elvis Presley.
The Australian premiere will open at Sydney's State Theatre from July 2023, before rocking into Melbourne's Athenaeum Theatre from September 2023.
Led by award-winning producer David Venn, this brand-new production will explore pivotal moments in Elvis' life from his childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi through to his triumphant '68 Comeback Special. Featuring over 40 iconic Elvis Presley hit songs, audiences of all ages will have the chance to connect with the music of a generation that continues to have an undeniable cultural impact.
"Elvis' unique voice, legendary hip swing and good humour have inspired many, as did the humility he is known for. With over one billion records sold worldwide, and a name that needs no introduction, Elvis is regarded as one of the most important figures of twentieth century popular culture. It's incredibly exciting to bring new life to his story and celebrate the man, the icon, - the King of Rock 'n Roll and the impact he made. We can't wait to welcome audiences to the theatre to have a great time and get all shook up in their blue suede shoes!" says producer David Venn.
This production will be brought to life by a soon to be announced Australian creative team, providing employment opportunities for home-grown arts workers. Set to feature dazzling choreography, incredible costumes and sing-along songs, this sensational new show will provide audiences with an unforgettable theatre experience.
Additionally, a national talent search will commence to cast the most iconic music legend of our time. Applicants with a suspicious mind can find out more information on the official website.
The music catalogue includes Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, That's All Right, All Shook Up, Suspicious Minds, Heartbreak Hotel, Burning Love, Blue Suede Shoes, Good Rockin' Tonight, Earth Angel, Don't Be Cruel, Are You Lonesome, Blue Moon of Kentucky, See See Rider, Can't Help Falling In Love, A Little Less Conversation and more.