Zoe Iannou, Genevieve Lemon, Luke Leong-Tay, Noni McCallum, Terry Serio, Justin Smith, Aaron Tsindos, and Bishanyia Vincent.
Rehearsals were held over the past three weeks with the actors having to learn how to wrestle while they sing, act and dance.
Co-Writer Daniel Cullen:
At the end of the third week of rehearsals and I’m on the floor laughing on a daily basis, Sheridan’s assembled a crack team of actors who are elevating the jokes and finding laughs we didn’t even know were there.
There is not a spare seat in the Dubbo Dome, Ozzy the Aussie Battler flicks his cape and steps into the ring, and the crowd go troppo. This is Dubbo Championship Wrestling, the hilarious new Aussie rock musical that will change everything you thought you knew about professional wrestling, regional Australia, and musical theatre itself.
Rose, a young girl who grew up in Dubbo with wrestling in her blood, has long ago turned her back on the family business and Dubbo’s stifling small town ways. When circumstances lead to her returning to her hometown on the eve of Dubbomaina, the biggest wrestling tournament of the year, Rose is drawn into a monumental battle over family and identity, featuring capes, choreography, and some of the most colourful characters you’ll ever meet.
Dubbo Championship Wrestling has been in development for several years under the helm of Sheridan Harbridge.
Director Sheridan Harbridge:
It’s been a monumental effort from everyone involved in Dubbo Championship Wrestling, We can’t wait to show everyone this raucous and joyful new rock musical.
Dubbo Championship Wrestling is full of amazing character and stars musical theatre greats alongside a few newcomers that we have been dying for audiences to meet.
Dubbo Championship Wrestling proudly makes FULL use of our filthy national lingo. Language may offend others
The Concept Studio Album
During 2020 the Dubbo Championship Wrestling music team Joe Accaria & Glenn Moorhouse assembled an inspired group of established pop, country and musical theatre singers to record a Studio Concept Album. The recording is available through all streaming services.
Musical Supervisor Joe Accaria:
A few decades ago, there was a great tradition of concept and studio albums for new musicals in order to get the music out there, We are bringing it back with this great music by recording a few songs from the musical with a slight tilt on the arrangements recorded by some of the best voices in the business.
We recorded vocalists and musicians during the first lock down across three states and we can’t wait for people to hear these great songs from an exciting new Australian musical to rock living rooms and theatres in synchronicity.
The Concept / Studio Album features (in order of appearance on the recording)
iOTA, Vidya Makan, Lara Mulcahy, Genevieve Lemon, Eddie Perfect, Ryan Gonzalez, Amber Lawrence, Loren Hunter, Lucy Durack and David Campbell.
Venue: Hayes Theatre
Date: From 13 May 2022
Venue: Riverside Theatre
Date: From 16 June 2022
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