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Strictly Ballroom
26 May

30 years after Strictly Ballroom the film was first released, it has returned to the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.
The 1992 film by Baz Luhrmann has been digitally restored by the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) of Australia in partnership with Spectrum Films. It is this restoration which has been screened at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on 24 May 2022.
The worldwide box-office popularity of Strictly Ballroom makes it one of the most successful Australian films of all time.

Read More: NFSA restores Strictly Ballroom
Strictly Ballroom also screens at the Sydney Film Festival on 11 June 2022.

This year, Baz Luhrmann's latest biopic movie musical, ELVIS, has premiered at the Festival. Starring Austin Butler as Elvis Presley and Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, ELVIS follows The King's life from his early career and his rise to fame and unprecedented stardom.
Elvis is released in Australia 23 June 2022.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Opens in Australia at The Capitol Theatre in Sydney on 28 May 2022.
Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. A theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom, and - above all - love, Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical; it is a state of mind.

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL had its Global Premiere on 12 April 2014 at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, followed by seasons at Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne and the Lyric Theatre Queensland Performing Arts Centre in 2015.

The first UK staging premiered at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds in November 2016 directed and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie. The UK production then opened in Toronto, Canada in April 2017 as part of the Mirvish Theatre Season. The 2021/22 UK tour was rescheduled due to Covid and is due to start in September 2022 and continue into 2023.

Amateur performance rights are available in Australia and New Zealand and features songs from the hit 1992 film including "Love is in the Air", "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" and "Time After Time", as well as new songs from internationally acclaimed artists and composers such as Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect.

"It is a rare treat to be working on a show where our cast and crew are creating something truly Australian. The enormous success of this show with our audiences has been a huge thrill and surprise, and I think the key to that success is in the show's 'Australian-ness', if you will. It resonates with audiences and allows us to laugh at ourselves and love ourselves in equal measure. The show's tagline is 'Love is in the Air' and for our company and theatre-goers alike, it certainly has been a funny and totally joyous ride."
Belinda King, Encore Theatre Company


Allambie Amateurs - Allambie Heights, NSW - 26 May 2022
Ipswich Girls Grammar - Ipswich, QLD - 3 June 2022
St Hildas Anglican School for Girls - Mosman Park, WA - 16 June 2022
Girton Grammar School - Bendigo VIC - 22 June 2022
St Columba's College - Essendon West, VIC - 14 July 2022
St Mary MacKillop College - Wanniassa, ACT - 8 August 2022
Brentwood Secondary College - Glen Waverly VIC - 16 August 2022

Photos credit: Encore Theatre Company, Tasmania, March 2019

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