THE 90S MUSICAL - AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Produced by David Venn Enterprises
Australian Premiere, Australian Tour 2022 - 2023
Revisit the '90s with "Cruel Intentions," based on the film starring Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Michelle Gellar. This ultimate throwback features a lineup of iconic songs including hits by *NSYNC, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and more. The production delves into the manipulative world of Sebastian and Kathryn, consumed by revenge and passion, as they entangle themselves in a complex web of secrets and love's cruel games. Set in Manhattan, the story follows their tempting liaisons and pursuit of Annette Hargrove. Join this provocative journey into desire, temptation, and scandal, where reputation is on the line.
Production Photography by Nicole Cleary
Director - Alister Smith
Choreographer -Freya List
Music Director - Daniel Puckey
Scenic Design - James Browne
Video Design - Craig Wilkinson, optikal bloc
Costume Design - Isaac Lummis
Lighting Design - Declan O'Neill
Sound Designer - Greg Ginger
Wig Design - Trent Whitmore
Associate Video Designer - Jake Lodder
Associate Video Producer - Hannah Barr
Video Production - optikal bloc
Video Supplier - CVP
Kirby Burgess, Drew Weston, Kelsey Halge, Francine Cain, Euan Fistrovic Doidge, Joseph Spanti, Rishab Kern, Fem Belling, Etuate Lutui, Daniel Erbacher, Sheridan Adams, Morgan Heynes, Darcey Eagle
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN Will deliver you back to the time of butterfly hairclips and baby tees quicker than the speed of internet dial-up, bringing this classic story of reputation and revenge to life in a fresh and oh-so-fun way.
When you combine jaw-dropping performances from a brilliant Australian cast with fabulous production values, and a hit soundtrack from the Nineties, you are guaranteed a solid gold success…
"Credits must be given to stunningly morphing set design by James Browne alongside the video and lighting by Craig Wilkinson and Declan O’Neill respectively"
"Under Alister Smith’s direction, the plot is made efficiently accessible. This is aided by Craig Wilkinson’s striking video design which serves to emphasise the main take-aways from character interactions and allows for a final focus on the damming text of Valmont’s journal"
BLUE CURTAINS BRISBANE
"the video design by Craig Wilkinson was excellent. It added a depth to the numbers in the show... with the combination of the projection and lighting designs, it gave each number a ‘90s music video’ vibe."
"Clever use of video projections (design Craig Wilkinson) and an inventive set (design James Browne) lift the production"
"Handwritten words from Sebastian’s telltale journal appear across the stage, along with lyrics from the songs, like a mashup of a tribute to Mean Girls' Burn Book and karaoke prompts. Craig Wilkinson’s video design pushes the kitsch aesthetic even further"
"Craig Wilkinson’s Video Design is a triumph and James Brown’s Set Design complements it…or rather, they complement each other. This isn’t a huge show with massive special effects, but these two giants have made it seem that way and there were constant murmurs of delight from the audience."
"Huge, moveable set pieces (and a very versatile couch) designed by James Browne and projections designed by Craig Wilkinson worked in conjunction with lighting design by Declan O’Neill to effectively set and change the scene, as well as adding to the emotion and action unfolding onstage."
"The simple set design is greatly enhanced by the effusive, ever changing video offering (a steady stream of words and images), projected upon it, along with mood lighting."