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The World of Musicals in Concert

GET EXCITED MUSICAL theatre fanatics and Broadway buffs, as globetrotting extravaganza The World of Musicals in Concert returns to light up the Darwin Entertainment Centre stage.

By Kate Conway

The performance last sashayed through the Territory on their sold-out Aussie tour in 2022, but this year’s production is all-new without sacrificing any crowd favourites. From toe-tapping classics to soaring ballads, the musical mega mix weaves together beloved tunes from iconic shows including Guys and Dolls, The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables.

Irish singer and musician Ciaran Olohan is lead performer in the show and says the high-energy production packs a punch.

“From the get-go it’s very bright, energetic and colourful. We try to showcase as many musicals and songs as we can in the two-hour show … We’ve got beautiful classical singers, musical theatre singers, and rock and roll singers with lovely dancers, and even some acrobats. It’s always moving and most importantly it’s lots of fun,” he says.

There’s no denying there’s a certain magic about musical theatre. The artform’s ability to evoke emotion and transport audiences to different worlds through spectacular storytelling and dynamic choreography can captivate even the staunchest of critics. For Olohan and the cast, it’s about reconnecting with their audience and sharing the nostalgia with a new generation.

“Something that we love about Australian audiences is that you get a wide spectrum of ages coming to the show. From young kids who are experiencing it for the first time, to some older members of the audience, who might remember performing some of these songs when they were in high school or with a local theatre group,” he says.

“We experienced it in Darwin last time when we met lovely audience members after the show, who were very forthcoming with sharing their experiences of musical theatre.”

Crowd participation is encouraged, so buckle up and step-ball-change into the dazzling world of musical theatre.

The World of Musicals in Concert
WHEN TUE 23 APR | 7.30PM
COST $84.90 | $79.90 CONC | $64.90 CHILD

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