Elvis: A Musical Revolution is ready to rock ‘n’ roll

David Venn Enterprises (DVE), the powerhouse behind hit productions like Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical, The Wedding Singer, and Bring It On: The Musical, is gearing up for the professional premiere of Elvis: A Musical Revolution tomorrow.

It’s an enthralling bio-musical exploring the life of the legendary rock ‘n’ roll icon, Elvis Presley.

Penned by acclaimed international writers David Abbinanti and Sean Cercone, Elvis: A Musical Revolution promises to take audiences on an unforgettable journey through pivotal moments in the life of the cultural icon, from his humble beginnings in Tupelo, Mississippi, to the triumph of the ’68 Comeback Special.

The musical features over 40 iconic Elvis Presley hits, offering a chance for audiences of all ages to connect with the music that continues to have an enduring cultural impact.

Following an extensive nationwide talent search, theatre and television star Rob Mallett has been chosen to embody the iconic role of Elvis.

Growing up in Tasmania’s Huon Valley, Mallett initially considered a career in the Defence Force before realising his true passion for performing.

With an impressive resume that includes roles in main stage musicals like Disney’s Aladdin, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Les Misérables, as well as appearances on Australian television programs like Home & Away and House Husbands, Mallett brings a wealth of talent to the portrayal of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

“I have been influenced by people who have been influenced by Elvis, and I didn’t even know it. He is so deeply ingrained in the fabric of our culture. It is an absolute honor to have the opportunity to play him,” Mallett said.

Presented in partnership with Authentic Brands Group (Authentic), the owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises, the musical has already enjoyed a smash-hit season at Sydney’s State Theatre and is set to take Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre by storm from October 6.

DVE is bringing back a dream team of Australian creatives for Elvis: A Musical Revolution, with Alister Smith as Director, Michael Ralph as Choreographer, and Daniel Puckey as Musical Director.

The creative team also includes renowned professionals such as Dan Potra (Set Designer), Isaac Lummis (Costume Designer), Declan O’Neill (Lighting Designer), David McKinnon (Video Designer), and Greg Ginger (Sound Designer).

Mark Andrew, an Elvis tribute artist with a global presence, joins as an Elvis consultant, adding a touch of authenticity to the production.

The cast boasts an impressive lineup, with Noni McCallum, Ian Stenlake, Annie Chiswell, and Kirby Burgess playing key roles.

Sienna Embrey, Matt Heyward, and Ben Hall round out the ensemble, while Aidan O Cleirigh, Hanlon Innocent, Connor Morel, Zuleika Khan, Jo-Anne Jackson, Charly Williams, and Joti Gore bring additional depth to the production.

DVE founders David Venn and Sean Cercone express their excitement at tackling the life of one of the world’s greatest icons through the medium of a Broadway musical.

The musical’s writers, Abbinanti and Cercone, known for their work on internationally touring hits like Saturday Night Fever: The Musical and Ghost: The Musical, are honored to bring Elvis’s fascinating journey to the stage.

As the musical gears up for its Melbourne debut, audiences can expect an all-out spectacle featuring over 40 of Elvis’s most loved songs performed by an outstanding all-Australian cast.

The production aims to provide an unforgettable theatre experience, offering a glimpse into the life of a boy from humble beginnings who became the greatest icon of all time.

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