Muriel's Wedding Musical to Release World Premiere Cast Album
The cult hit comedy is now making its stage debut at the Sydney Theatre Company.
The world premiere musical stage adaptation of Muriel's Wedding, now running at the Sydney Theatre Company, will release an original cast recording early this year. According to iTunes, the expected release date for the album is January 12.
Muriel's Wedding opened on November 18, 2017, and will run through January 27. Maggie McKenna stars as Muriel alongside Madeleine Jones as Muriel's best friend Rhonda, Justine Clarke as Betty, Briallen Clarke as Joanie, Michael Whalley as Perry, Connor Sweeney as Malcolm, and Helen Dallimore as Deidre Chambers.
The musical is based on the 1994 Australian comedy film, which famously starred Toni Collette as the title character. The production is described as follows: "Muriel Heslop is back! And this time she's singing. Stuck in a dead-end life in Porpoise Spit, Muriel dreams of the perfect wedding: the white dress, the church, the attention. Unfortunately, there's one thing missing. A groom. Following her dreams to Sydney, Muriel ends up with everything she ever wanted: a man, a fortune, and a million Twitter followers. That's when things start to go really wrong."
P.J. Hogan, who penned the motion picture's screenplay, writes the book for the stage musical. New songs written by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall join the film's classic tunes by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Stig Anderson of ABBA. Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) directs, Andrew Hallsworth choreographs, and Gabriela Tylesova designs the sets and costumes.