Global Creatures and Sony Music Australia are delighted to announce the Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures’ production of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical original cast recording is out now through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
The cast recording features 21 songs with music and lyrics by Australian award winning songwriters Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall with additional songs by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson written for ABBA.
Carmen Pavlovic, Global Creatures CEO, said “We are so excited to partner with Sony Music to release the cast recording of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical. This soundtrack reaffirms the vast reservoir of talent that has come together to make this all-Australian musical possible. Congratulations to all of the recording contributors including Kate and Keir for their ingenious music and lyrics, and to the cast and music producing team for their tireless work. We owe a debt of gratitude to Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson for all of their support in helping us realise Muriel’s Wedding for the stage and now this subsequent soundtrack.”
Denis Handlin AO, Chairman and CEO of Australia & New Zealand and President Asia Sony Music Entertainment, said “We are delighted to partner with the Global Creatures team on the release of the Muriel’s Wedding The Musical Cast Recording. The quality of the recording is outstanding and is an excellent addition to this brilliant stage show.”
Muriel’s Wedding The Musical is a theatrical version of PJ Hogan’s iconic hit film, updated to today by the writer himself. The production celebrated its’ world premiere in Sydney on November 18, 2017 and closes on January 27, 2018.
This big, brash and very cheeky new musical took Sydney by storm with critics raving:
“You’re incredible Muriel!” Sydney Morning Herald
“Extraordinary” The Australian
“It isn’t just as good as an ABBA song – it’s better” Limelight
“Will leave you smiling for days” Time Out
“This is a show with heart” The Guardian
The 28-strong cast who feature on the cast recording includes Maggie McKenna as Muriel, Madeleine Jones as Rhonda, Gary Sweet as Bill, Justine Clarke as the long suffering Betty, with other members of the Heslop clan played by Briallen Clarke (Joanie), Michael Whalley (Perry) and Connor Sweeney (Malcolm), while Helen Dallimore plays the strangely ever-present beauty consultant, Deidre Chambers.
The cast also includes Aaron Tsindos as Chook, Christie Whelan Browne as bridezilla Tania Degano, accompanied by a posse of bridesmaids, played by Manon Gunderson-Briggs, Hilary Cole and Laura Murphy. Brice Nobes, the first guy to ever ask Muriel on a date, is played by Ben Bennett and Stephen Madsen is Olympic swimming hopeful Alexander Shkuratov as well as Annie Aitken, Prue Bell, Jaime Hadwen, Dave Eastgate, Sheridan Harbridge, Mark Hill, Kaeng Chan, Tony Cogin, Caroline Kaspar, Adrian Li Donni, Luigi Lucente, Kenneth Moraleda, David Ouch and Tom Sharah.
The dream theatre director/designer team of Simon Phillips and Gabriela Tylesova lead a stellar creative team which also includes choreographer Andrew Hallsworth, lighting designer Trent Suidgeest, sound designer Michael Waters, musical supervisor Guy Simpson and musical director Isaac Hayward.