Published on April 26th, 2023 | by Andrew Bistak
New songs by John Foreman, Anthony Costanzo and Kate Miller-Heidke revealed for major Broadway-style musical MIDNIGHT
The team behind the upcoming highly-anticipated new musical MIDNIGHT have released a sneak preview of five new songs written for the new Broadway-style production which opens at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne in June.
Music and lyrics for MIDNIGHT range from Broadway-style showstoppers to sweet ballads and have been created by John Foreman & Anthony Costanzo with an exclusive song by the much-loved Kate Miller-Heidke also being written exclusively for the production.
The songs released include Kate Miller Heidke’s WITHOUT YOU performed by Brianna Bishop with BEING THE KING by Shane Jacobson hitting all the right comic notes. Thomas McGuane delivers a soaring rendition of I WILL FIND YOU and the romantic ballad YOU ARE THE ONE will be sung in the musical by one of Australia’s favourite musical theatre stars, Lucy Durack.
Previews of these songs, as well as the previously released recording of WHY CANT I? performed by Brianna Bishop, can be found here on the Midnight website – www.midnightmusical.com.au
MIDNIGHT- The Cinderella Musical premieres at the Comedy Theatre in June for a strictly limited season. With music/lyrics by John Foreman (Aussie Pops Orchestra, Carols By Candlelight) and Anthony Costanzo (Life’s A Circus, Cross Roads) and featuring an exclusive song by Kate Miller-Heidke (Muriel’s Wedding), MIDNIGHT is a magical romantic comedy that will delight audiences young and old.
This enchanting new tale features Ella, played by Brianna Bishop, a feisty, funny and passionate young heroine who doesn’t want or need a so-called Prince Charming. The Prince, enchanted by this alluring stranger, suddenly finds himself in uncharted territory and quickly learns that Ella is like no other. Can he prove his worth? Can she ignite his desire for change? Can all be achieved before the magical stroke of MIDNIGHT?
The creative team for this reimagined tale includes Direction/Book by Dean Murphy (Charlie & Boots, The Divorce) and Pip Mushin (Resident: Book of Mormon, Fiddler on the Roof) Choreography by Kelly Aykers (So You Think You Can Dance, The Wizard of Oz, Barnum) with Musical Direction by Anthony Barnhill (Evita, Phantom of the Opera). Set design is by James Browne (Ghost the musical, Cabaret) costumes by Harriet Oxley (Into the Woods, The Flying Dutchman) and lighting by Helpmann Award winner Trudy Dalgleish (Hairspray, Saturday Night Fever) rounding out this magical offering.
MIDNIGHT is produced by Spencer McLaren (Dive Club, Puffs the Play, Mother & Son), Dean Murphy (Charlie & Boots,The Divorce, Strange Bedfellows) and Craig Donnell (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Grease – The Musical, The Sound of Music).
Starring Brianna Bishop, Shane Jacobson, Thomas McGuane, Lucy Durack, Verity Hunt-Ballard, Raphael Wong, Kristie Nguy, Melanie Bird – with Matt Lee and more.
Presented by Aspect Entertainment, Sounds Write & Impresario Productions
STRICTLY LIMITED SEASON from June 2023
Comedy Theatre, Melbourne
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