Who would you cast in an Australian production of Hadestown?

Hadestown is a musical that transports audiences to a mythological world inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. This hauntingly beautiful production has taken the theater world by storm, receiving critical acclaim and numerous awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2019.

Hadestown is a musical that tells the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. The story follows Orpheus, a musician and poet, on his journey to save his wife Eurydice from the underworld, where she has been taken by Hades, the god of the underworld. Along the way, Orpheus encounters a cast of intriguing characters, including Persephone, Hades’ wife, and other mythical creatures. The musical explores themes of love, sacrifice, and the power of hope in the face of adversity. The musical score blends traditional folk and blues music with elements of jazz and gospel, and the production design creates an immersive and atmospheric world that draws audiences in and keeps them captivated throughout the performance.

Another aspect of Hadestown that has received praise is the talented cast of actors, including Tony Award winner Reeve Carney as Orpheus, Amber Gray as Persephone, and Patrick Page as Hades. Each performer brings a unique energy and style to their role, creating a powerful and dynamic ensemble.

It received critical acclaim and numerous awards, including eight Tony Awards in 2019, including Best Musical. Hadestown has been praised for its powerful and haunting score, talented cast, and stunning production design, which has captivated audiences and made it one of the most popular and highly-regarded musicals on Broadway.

The musical is a testament to the power of music, storytelling, and the human spirit, and will leave audiences inspired and moved. Whether you’re a fan of musical theater or simply appreciate great storytelling, Hadestown is a must-see production that is sure to captivate and move audiences.

Australia has a long history of talented musical theatre performers. The country has produced many well-known and highly-regarded actors, singers, and dancers who have made their mark on the international stage. Australian performers are renowned for their versatility, athleticism, and artistic skills, and many have gone on to perform in leading roles on Broadway, in the West End, and in other international productions. The country also has a thriving musical theatre community, with numerous production companies, performing arts schools, and venues that support and showcase the talents of local performers.

Which Australian performers would you cast as Persephone, Orpheus, Hades and Eurydice?

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Sarah Johnson

Sarah is a British born Communication and Media Graduate from the University of Leeds. Sarah has written for a number of publications and has an avid interest in theatre and the arts in general.

Sarah Johnson

7 thoughts on “Who would you cast in an Australian production of Hadestown?

  • Blake Appelqvist as Orpheus, for sure!
    And Callum Slater in the ensemble 👌🏼

  • Montaigne would be incredible as Eurydice. I really hope the production comes to melbourne

    • I mean Persephone sorry

  • Orpheus – Joel Granger or Cameron Holmes or Jonathan Hickey
    Eurydice – Tigist Strode or Pheonix Jackson Mendoza
    Hermes – Casey Donovan
    Hades – Matu Ngaropo
    Persephone – Elenoa Rokobaro or Kiana Danielle

  • Hiya,
    I don’t think this is the most productive article. As much as we would love to see whomever cast in this wonderful show. By allowing the public to express their dream cast it can give a false impression to the public’s chosen actors and can also give a false impression to other actors of whom would love to be in the show. It can also start a comparison debate, which is not fair at all. A lot of the time, our industry is all about booking the gig or not booking the gig so we don’t need to foster any more environments for actors to potentially be ‘let down’ by a ‘dream casting’.

    I think there is a more positive way to celebrate this awesome show. E.g. Which theatre would you like to see it in? What’s your favourite song? Etc.

  • I LOVE this new content! I saw it on Broadway with Reeve Carney who was AMAZING!

  • Saw this at the National Theatre in London and Patrick Page was phenomenal!


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