Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Elvis musical arrives in Adelaide for limited season

Get your Blue Suede shoes ready Adelaide – it’s time to shake, rattle and roll as Elvis: A Musical Revolution rolls into Her Majesty’s Theatre for 4 weeks only.

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The highly anticipated Elvis musical has arrived in Adelaide, promising audiences a thrilling journey through the life and music of the legendary rock ‘n’ roll icon.

Presented by David Venn Enterprises, known for their successful productions such as Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical and Bring It On: The Musical, Elvis: A Musical Revolution has landed at Her Majesty’s Theatre for a strictly limited four-week season.

With dazzling choreography and a repertoire boasting over 40 iconic songs including Burning Love, Jailhouse Rock, and more, this high-energy production is set to captivate audiences, celebrating the enduring legacy of Elvis Presley.

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Rob Mallett, a mainstage and television star, embodies the role of Elvis Presley, having secured the coveted position from over 700 applicants nationwide. Reflecting on the opportunity, Mallett expressed his deep appreciation for portraying a cultural icon.

“I have been influenced by people who have been influenced by Elvis and I didn’t even know it, he is so deeply ingrained in the fabric of our culture. It is an absolute honour to have the opportunity to play him,” he said.

Joining Mallett are seasoned performers 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. Annie Chiswell (Friends! The Musical Parody, Mamma Mia) performs the role of Priscilla Presley and Kirby Burgess (Dirty Dancing, Grease, The Wedding Singer) will play Hollywood actress Ann-Margaret, ensuring a stellar cast that brings the narrative to life.

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Elvis: A Musical Revolution is set to explore pivotal moments in Presley’s life, from his humble beginnings in Tupelo, Mississippi, to his triumphant ’68 Comeback Special. Audiences of all ages will have the chance to connect with the music of a generation and witness the journey of a cultural icon.

“I hope our production helps Adelaide audiences see the man behind the myth and discover how a boy from humble beginnings became the greatest icon of all time. It’s such a fascinating and inspiring story, and I couldn’t be more excited,” Director Alister Smith, says.

Image: Nicole Cleary

“This show is an all-out spectacle of a show with over 40 of Elvis’ most loved songs performed by a knockout all Australian cast! Audiences of all ages are in for an unforgettable theatre experience.”

The creative team behind the musical includes acclaimed Australian talents such as Michael Ralph as Choreographer, Daniel Puckey as Musical Director, and Alister Smith as Director. With a dream team of creatives at the helm, audiences can expect an unforgettable theatre experience.

As the curtain rises on Elvis: A Musical Revolution, audiences will be transported on a journey through the life and music of Elvis Presley, experiencing the magic of his iconic hits and the compelling narrative of his rise to stardom. Tickets are on sale now.

“Moving, Memorable, Magnificent”
-Sydney Scoop

“Rob Mallett shines as The King of Rock N’ Roll”
-Theatre Thoughts

“This new jukebox musical is primed to delight Elvis fans”
-The Age

Elvis: A Musical Revolution
Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide
When: From April 3 to April 28
Price: From $69
Tickets: Click here

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