PARIS – A ROCK ODYSSEY MELBOURNE SEASON HAS CLOSED
Paris – A Rock Odyssey tells one of the world’s great love stories – between Paris, Prince of Troy, and Helen, the Greek queen. Their forbidden passion sparked the Trojan Wars, left thousands dead – and inspired this spectacular and unforgettable Australian rock musical, by the late, great, Jon English.
Music Theatre Melbourne’s concert production in Melbourne in July 2017 paid homage to Jon’s memory and legacy, while presenting his beloved PARIS in a new and exciting form; drawing together the talents of some of the country’s most admired performers and some stars of tomorrow, in a story that is as old as time – but also a story of ours, and every, time.
John Waters (Ulysses) and Ben Mingay (Achilles) lead a stunning cast including Tim Freedman (Agamemnon), Brian Mannix (Sinon), Kerrie Anne Greenland (Cassandra), Matthew Manahan (Paris) and Madeleine Featherby (Helen) that brought Jon English’s epic show to life for just four performances in July 2017. It was season that will wrote a new chapter in the story of the Australian musical.
“Right at the curtain rise the audience broke into spontaneous applause.” The Age, Melbourne
“Every song is bold and powerful.” Herald Sun.
“Irresistible – engaging and exciting the audience throughout – and leaving heaving chests and racing hearts as it draws to its tragic conclusion.” Aussie Theatre.com
“The enduring theme of this production of Paris was love. “Love has power” after all and there was a lot of love in the Recital Centre, not only for the man so passionate to see this production on a professional stage, but for the musical theatre community, for producing Australian made musicals, and for embracing the wealth of talent at our very doorstep.” Australian Stage