Some of the finest stars from Broadway are packing their bags for a trip of a lifetime as they prepare to open The Book of Mormon in Melbourne.
Yep, the cast for 2017’s most anticipated production are locked in and looking spectacular.
Here’s everyone you can expect to see when The Book of Mormon opens at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre in January 2017.
Ryan Bondy (Elder Price)
“Ryan is so excited to be making his overseas debut!” his bio reads. “Growing up in Ontario, Canada, he never imagined getting the chance to perform in Australia.” Ryan is a graduate of Toronto’s top rated George Brown Theatre School and has performed in many shows across Canada, as well as all three US companies of The Book of Mormon.
A.J. Holmes (Elder Cunningham)
According to his bio, the role of Elder Cunningham is AJ’s favourite but explains, “As AJ himself is an exceedingly suave and handsome individual—with no social anxieties to speak of—one can only wonder just how he connects to the awkwardness of Arnold. This paradox is not only the greatest acting challenge of AJ’s lifetime, it is also the subject of many serious ongoing academic studies.” So it makes sense that AJ has portrayed Arnold Cunningham in every company of The Book of Mormon thus far, including London’s West End, on tour in the U.S., and on Broadway. Impressive.
Zahra Newman (Nabulungi)
Zahra is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. Her theatre credits include Miss Julie, The Effect, The Mountaintop, The Cherry Orchard, Clybourne Park, The Drowsy Chaperone, Richard III, and loads more.
Bert Labonté (Mafala)
One of Australia’s leading men of Stage, Ben was recently nominated Green Room nominated for his “Body of Work”. “Bert is very excited to be part of the Australian premiere of this incredible show,” reads his show bio.
Rowan Witt (Elder McKinley)
No stranger to stage or screen, Rowan is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and is said to be ‘pumped to be working with this incredible team on a bucket-list production’.
Andrew Broadbent (Missionary Training Centre Voice, Price’s Dad, Joseph Smith, Mission President)
The most multi-tasking member of the production? We’d say so! Andrew is a graduate of both Music Education from The University of Melbourne and Music Theatre from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He recently appeared in Julie Andrews’ production of My Fair Lady at the Sydney Opera House.
Augustin Aziz Tchantcho (General)
Augustin, or Augie as his show bio affectionately writes, has heaps of stage experience ranging from Shakespeare roles to high-energy musicals. His theatre credits include The Lion King, Dreamgirls, Annie and Oliver.
The ensemble will star: Camille Eanga-Selenge (also dance captain), Daniel Assetta, Donell James Foreman, Eddie Grey, Phyre Hawkins, Matt Holly, Todd Jacobsson, Mitchell Mahony, Loredo Malcolm, Joshua Mulheran, Elenoa Rokobaro, Joshua Russell, Timothy Springs, Cessalee Stovall, Teddy Trice and Jamaal Wilson. The Swing is made up of: Brinie Wallace, Coco Smith, Morgan Palmer, Justin Lonesome, Antwaun Holley and Ryan Sheppard (also dance captain).
The Book of Mormon will open at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre next month.
With January performances already sold out, February tickets for The Book of Mormon are selling fast. We recommend booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Head to Ticketmaster.com.au/thebookofmormon to secure your seats today.