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The legendary John Waters stopped by Wednesday to chat with Michael and Dean to talk about ‘PARIS – A Rock Odyssey’ In Tribute to Jon English.

Music Theatre Melbourne has announced the full cast for its exciting new concert production of Australian rock musical PARIS, which pays homage to one of Australia’s great performers, Jon English.

John Waters, Ben Mingay. The Whitlams’ Tim Freedman and ‘80s rock sensation Brian Mannix head a stunning cast that will bring this epic show, co-written by Jon English and music producer David Mackay, to life for just four performances from 13-15 July 2017 at Melbourne Recital Centre.

The short season will write a new chapter in the story of the rock opera that was one of English’s most cherished works during his successful career in music, theatre and television.

PARIS, a love story drawn from Greek mythology, began as a soundtrack before its amateur theatre debut in Sydney in 2003 and Melbourne in 2004 when English released the musical’s amateur rights to Stella Entertainment, now Music Theatre Melbourne.

It was a love affair that sparked the Trojan Wars and inspired the fiendishly brilliant idea of creating a giant wooden horse full of warriors to infiltrate the city of Troy.

The story captured the imagination of a young Jonathan Sora- English when his father read him bedtime stories of Greek mythology.

English developed the musical PARIS over three years with David Mackay, who produced English’s album Some People … (1983). Among its pop rock tracks was Oh Paris, English’s first foray into giving the Greek myth a stage life.

Being performed at the Melbourne Recital Centre from July 13th -15th, don’t miss out on this amazing production, get your tickets here.

 

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