After its planned season was impacted earlier this year due to COVID-19, the producers of Friends! The Musical Parody have rescheduled and spaced out the tour from 11 February 2021 until 16 October 2021. Today, they have moved one step closer to launch, announcing whom will be portraying the iconic characters of Phoebe, Monica, Rachel, Ross, Chandler, Joey and Gunther.
Belinda Jenkin (50 Shades! The Musical Parody, Top Gun the Musical) will play Phoebe, acclaimed musical theatre performer Stefanie Jones (Muriel’s Wedding, The Sound of Music) has won the role of Monica, and Sarah Krndija (As You Like It, Sunday In The Park With George) will be Rachel. Recent VCA Graduate Joseph Spanti (Spring Awakening, Netflix’ Dive Club) will play Joey, Tyran Stig makes his professional debut in the role of Ross, and award-winning actor Rowan Witt (The Book of Mormon, South Pacific) will play Chandler. Shakespearean actor Chris Huntly-Turner (A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Merchant of Venice at Pop-up Globe) will play Gunther.
Friends! The Musical Parody will be directed by Dash Kruck, with choreography by Cameron Mitchell, set and costume design by Frances Hannaway, lighting design by Jason Glenwright and musical direction by Steven Kreamer.
The Australian debut of Friends! The Musical Parody will commence at The Star Gold Coast on 11 February 2021 for a three day season, with seasons in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth to follow over subsequent months. Regardless of state, tickets are priced from $79.90, excluding any transaction fees that may apply.
For the latest venue and ticket purchasing information for each state, visit the show’s official website.