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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE! From the creator of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 and based on true events, Preludes is a breathtaking musical fantasia set in the hypnotised mind of Russian composer, Sergei Rachmaninoff.
After the disastrous premiere of his first symphony, the young Rachmaninoff suffers from writer's block. He begins daily sessions with a therapeutic hypnotist in an effort to overcome depression and return to composing.
Inspired by the music of Rachmaninoff, triple Tony Award nominee Dave Malloy's rapturous score features a hybrid of musical styles, from classical and folk to electronica and soaring pop arias.
With a stellar Australian cast and helmed by a high-octane creative team, Preludes will take you on an unforgettable, head-tripping journey into the psyche of the artist.
Acclaim for the New York and London productions…
"Rachmaninoff's pain is our pleasure for the two phantasmagorical hours of this wallbursting chamber work. The best musical about art's agonies since Sondheim and Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George." The New York Times
"An utterly unique experience. You will find yourself lost in its feverish rhythm." Time Out
"A spectacular assault on the senses that transcends space and time and leaves you mentally sand-blasted. This is like nothing that you’ll have seen or heard before." Musical Theatre Review
"Hypnotic and dazzling… thrillingly unlike anything else musical theatre has seen."The Stage
Music, Lyrics, Book and Orchestrations Dave Malloy
Director Tyran Parke
Musical Director Brad Miller
Choreographer Penny Martin
Set and Costume Designer Dann Barber
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Sound Designer Dean Lovell
Producer Brad Miller
|Fri 13 Nov||7:30pm|
|Sat 14 Nov||2pm|
|Sat 14 Nov||7:30pm|
|Mon 16 Nov||7:30pm|
|Tue 17 Nov||7:30pm|
|Wed 18 Nov||7:30pm|
|Thu 19 Nov||7:30pm|
|Fri 20 Nov||7:30pm|
|Sat 21 Nov||2pm, 7:30pm|
|Mon 23 Nov||7:30pm|
|Tue 24 Nov||7:30pm|
|Wed 25 Nov||7:30pm|
|Thu 26 Nov||7:30pm|
|Fri 27 Nov||7:30pm|
|Sat 28 Nov||2pm, 7:30pm|
|Mon 30 Nov||7:30pm|
|Tue 1 Dec||7:30pm|
|Wed 2 Dec||7:30pm|
|Thu 3 Dec||7:30pm|
|Fri 4 Dec||7:30pm|
|Sat 5 Dec||2pm, 7:30pm|
140 mins (including interval). Lockouts apply.
$6 transaction fee applies.
Please note concession discounts are available strictly upon presentation of an eligible Australian Government-issued Seniors Card or a full time Student Card.
For ages 16+. Contains adult themes and coarse language. Photography and filming prohibited.
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