The Best of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Titanic The Musical

The five-time Tony Award winning production Titanic The Musical played an exclusive and limited season In Concert in Melbourne this weekend. This special event featured a 26-piece orchestra alongside a brilliant Australian cast gracing the stage at the landmark Melbourne Town Hall. This stunning concert production celebrated the 110th anniversary of the Titanic.

Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical: In Concert was a stunning and stirring production, focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own.

All innocently unaware of the fate awaiting them, the Third-Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the Second Class imagine they too can join the lifestyles of the rich and famous, whilst the millionaire Barons of the First Class anticipate legacies lasting forever.

Titanic The Musical: In Concert was proudly produced in Melbourne by The Marrollo Project. An inspiring and talented cast was assembled playing characters who existed in real life on the ill-fated journey. The legendary Anthony Warlow played Captain E.J Smith and joining him was Juan Jackson as ship designer and builder Thomas Andrews and Kane Alexander as owner of the ship J. Bruce Ismay. This trio were a real powerhouse and created some truly spinetingling moments when they sung together during the performance. The musical itself though is one that is very ensemble focused and the ensemble did a remarkable job bringing the songs and stories to life with their incredible voices. The orchestra led by Musical Director Stephen Gray were sublime and the benefit of being staged in concert meant that their talent was on full display, on the stage with the performers.

110 years ago, in the final hours of 14th April 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives. This show, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine) and a book by Peter Stone (Woman of the Year and 1776), pays tribute to their stories and ensures that they will continue to live on in future.

 

Written by: Michael Kent

Photography: Paul Mulligan