A glittering fusion of musical theatre, opera and dance.
From Broadway to Ballroom stars seasoned opera performers Liza Beamish and Lachlan Baker and the recently awarded 2015 World Dance Council Champions Emma and Rhett Salmon.
Atmospheric dappled lighting, gently billowing mist and flowing white gowns set the mood for From Broadway to Ballroom’s spectacular opening number of Everything I Do, I Do it For You. Rhett and Emma’s graceful dancing perfectly complements the sweeping orchestral version of the classic ballad. As Liza and Lachlan’s voices rise into the climactic final verse in true Italian operatic style, Rhett sweeps Emma into an exhilarating spinning lift……….
From Broadway to Ballroom’s is a stunningly beautiful show with a spectacular fusion of ballroom dancing and song complete with evocative lighting, star cloth, mirror ball, smoke machine and Liza’s and Emma’s multitude of sparkling and glamorous costumes and gowns. Together, Liza, Lachlan, Emma and Rhett will deliver an unforgettable and vibrant performance, captivating audiences both young and old with their beautiful voices and spectacular dance routines. Songs include Crazy Little Thing Called Love, The Phantom of the Opera’s beautiful All I Ask of You, the haunting Bring Him Home from Les Miserables, the romantic Merry Widow Waltz by Franz Lehar, the exhilarating Puccini’s Nessun Dorma from Turandot, My Fair Lady’s I Could have Danced All Night, the stirring You Raise Me Up and operatic arias from Rigoletto and La Traviata by Verdi. Emma and Rhett’s world class dancing includes jive, tango quickstep, waltz and more, both as featured solos and as a visual accompaniment for the singers. From its romantic atmospheric beginning to its light-hearted ending tribute to Australia’s favourite dance movie: Strictly Ballroom’s Love is in the Air – this is a show not to be missed. The stunning combination of ballroom, opera and classic favourite melodies in From Broadway to Ballroom will take the audience to new heights and keep them on the edge of their seats.
Liza Beamish and Lachlan Baker initially performed together with the Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra over ten years ago – the chemistry and the blend of these two operatic voices proved to be instantly popular and they have been singing together ever since. A member of the original cast of Cameron McIntosh’s The Phantom of the Opera in Melbourne, Liza has performed with the Grand Opera at the Sydney Opera House and toured England as an operatic soloist. Lachlan too has been much in demand as an operatic event singer, having performed in Germany, China, Malaysia, Singapore and every state and major city in Australia including a role of Jean val Jean in Les Miserables.
$28 Adult / $22 Friend of MANPAC – includes morning tea from 10am
If you book 4 or more Morning Melodies discounts apply (Box Office sales only.)