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Tina – The Tina Turner Musical Headed to Sydney Next Year

Aisha Jawando (Tina Turner) Photo by Manuel Harlan

First premiering in London’s West End back in 2018, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is slated to receive its major Australian debut at Theatre Royal Sydney in May 2023. This new Australian production is being produced by TEG Dainty in collaboration with Stage Entertainment, Tali Pelman and Tina Turner, and sets out to present “a comeback story like no other, of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race to become the global Queen of Rock n’ Roll”, and of course, with many of Tina Turner’s hits to back the narrative up. This follows up on the musical’s North American tour, due to commence in September this year.

Written by Tony Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize winner Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is directed by Tony Award nominee Phyllida Lloyd with choreography by Tony Award nominee Anthony van Laast, set and costume designs by Tony Award nominee Mark Thompson, musical supervision, additional music and arrangements by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Tony Award nominee Bruno Poet, sound by Tony Award nominee Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Tony Award nominee Jeff Sugg, orchestrations by Tony Award nominee Ethan Popp and wigs, hair and makeup design by Drama Desk Award winner Campbell Young Associates.

Specifics on ticketing and casting are set to be announced in due course. However in the interim, those interested in attending TINA – The Tina Turner Musical are encouraged to visit the production’s official website and register for the booking waitlist. As of writing, there is no confirmation on whether this musical is locked to Sydney, or will tour the country. Those interested in auditioning for a role are encouraged to view the brief available HERE and express their interest no later than 19 August 2022.

Hello Sydney! I am so excited to be announcing that TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL will be opening in Sydney next year. Australia has always shared abundant love with me, going back to my early concerts in the late 70’s through the uplifting partnership with the National Rugby League. It is very special for me that we will be reunited. The joy, passion and message of resilience in my musical is so important now as ever. Thank you from the bottom my heart for welcoming me with open arms once again.

Tina Turner

Tina Turner is a global icon of music, her songs are timeless classics and her personal life story is one that resonates with so many people. TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is a critically-acclaimed global sensation that will appeal to a variety of audiences, from young fans to seasoned theatregoers, to people who just love great live music. This universal appeal is why the NSW Government has secured its Australian premiere for Sydney.

It will be a major drawcard for visiting and local audiences, cementing Sydney’s position as the nation’s capital of live theatre and providing a significant boost to the state’s visitor economy. TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is another fantastic addition to the calendar of world-class Australian premiere productions the NSW Government is building to deliver on our goal of making Sydney and NSW the major events capital and premier visitor economy of the Asia Pacific.

Stuart Ayres – NSW Minister for Tourism

We are thrilled to be bringing TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL to Australia!   TINA will delight fans of musical theatre, but will also appeal to a much broader cross-section of the market due to Tina’s association with and love for Australia, and her long-held icon status in this part of the world.

Geoff Jones – CEO of TEG Group

I first heard about the possibility of a stage musical portraying Tina’s life 7 years ago and I immediately reached out to Tali Pelman at Stage Entertainment.  At that point there was no script and no book however I was hooked on the idea of it.  We have been on that journey ever since, and here we are today launching the Australian premiere in Sydney! Australians will love this theatrical masterpiece which tells the story of Tina’s life, of empowerment and success, and is ultimately the best music industry comeback story of all time.

Paul Dainty AM – President and CEO of TEG Dainty

I know Australia is very close to Tina’s heart, so we are especially excited to announce our opening in Sydney.  Our musical is about how Tina became not only the music icon we adore, but the woman who continues to motivate and inspire us today. Everything about Tina is unique – her heart, her story and of course her voice – and we can’t wait for Australians to experience her journey and her triumph through our show.

Tali Pelman – Producer of TINA – The Tina Turner Musical
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