Opera and dance collide as part of Geelong Seniors Festival at Drysdale this month in From Broadway to Ballroom.
Seasoned opera performers Liza Beamish and Lachlan Baker star alongside World Dance Council Champions Emma and Rhett Salmon in this combination of ballroom, opera and classic melodies.
From Broadway to Ballroom is a fusion of ballroom dancing and song, complete with evocative lighting, star cloth, mirror ball, smoke machines and sparkling costumes and gowns.
Together, Liza, Lachlan, Emma and Rhett will deliver a vibrant performance for 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 All I Ask of You, Bring Him Home from Les Miserables, Merry Widow Waltz by Franz Lehar, Puccini’s Nessun Dorma from Turandot, My Fair Lady’s I Could have Danced All Night, You Raise Me Up and operatic arias from Rigoletto and La Traviata by Verdi.
Emma’s 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 the romantic atmospheric beginning to the light-hearted ending tribute to Australia’s favourite dance movie, Strictly From Broadway to Ballroom will take audience members to new heights and keep them on the edge of their seats, according to promoters.
The show had sold out at theatres and entertainment centres across NSW and Queensland, promoters said.
From Broadway to Ballroom comes to the Potato Shed at 2pm on Sunday 27 October.