Moulin Rouge – The Musical at Belk Theater

moulin rouge at belk theaterStep into a world of opulence and love, where you’ll be swept away by the glitz, glamor and grandeur of 1899 Paris! A world where Bohemians get together with aristocrats and revel in the many joys of life. Pop that champagne cork and experience the Broadway show of a lifetime… Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Sit back, unwind and witness Baz Luhrmann’s spectacular musical come to life onstage, reimagined in an thrilling musical hit. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is coming to the incredible Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, North Carolina!

“Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical; it is a state of mind,” cheered Broadway. At its very core, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a glittering tribute to beauty, liberty and romance. Prepare for a night on Broadway you’ll remember for years to come! Secure your seats now and step into an alternative universe with the amazing Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

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“Smart, shameless and extravagantly entertaining.” – The New York Times by Ben Brantley

“Moulin Rouge! The Musical brings the film to life onstage in new ways.” – London Theatre

‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Offers a Party, and a Playlist, for the Ages” – The New Yorker

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Set against the backdrop of Paris at the turn of the twentieth century in 1899, the tale follows a youthful English poet named Christian. He is in love with Satine, a cabaret actress and courtesan, who happens to be the shining star of the infamous Moulin Rouge club, “where all your dreams come true”.

As the story unfolds, Christian steps foot in the cabaret club with like minded bohemians: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Santiago the Argentinean. Simultaneously, the musical introduces the financially-driven Duke of Monroth.

Moulin Rouge is a romantic saga of two forbidden lovers. While Satine falls deeply in love with Christian, she has been promised to the Duke by her manager in exchange for financing the next cabaret show. As the young lovers rendezvous behind closed doors, Satine’s wedding day draws nearer and nearer. However, Satine harbors a devastating secret from both Christian and the Duke. What could possibly go wrong?! 

Much like the 2001 movie, Moulin Rouge! The Musical’s score blends original tracks with popular hits, including songs that have emerged over the 22 years since the movie’s release.

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Creative team

Baz Luhrmann assumes the role of the creator, while John Logan takes on the responsibility of screenwriter, with Alex Timbers directing and Sonya Tayeh choreographing the production. Justin Levine wears the hat of music supervisor, orchestrator, and arranger, with Matt Stine serving as the music producer, bringing beloved hits from the past five decades to the stage. The design team includes the likes of Derek McLane (Set Design), Catherine Zuber (Costume Design), Justin Townsend (Lighting Design), Peter Hylenski (Sound Design), and David Brian Brown (Wig and Hair Design).

The talented cast includes Oyoyo Joi playing Satine and David Harris in the role of the Duke of Monroth. The ensemble cast features an impressive lineup, including Eric Anderson, Jacqueline B. Arnold, Sarah Bowden, Maya Bowles, Cameron Burke, Sophie Carmen-Jones, Olivia Cece, Lauren Celentano, Patrick Clanton, Raúl Contreras, Casey Cott, Alexander Gil Cruz, Bobby Daye, Tilly Evans-Krueger, Taurean Everett, Aaron C. Finley, Stephen Hernandez, Bahiyah Hibah, Nathaniel Hunt, Tasia Jungbauer, Adam J. Levy, Nick Martinez, Kara Menendez, David Merino, Kaitlin Mesh, Fred Odgaard, Kelsey Orem, Dylan Paul, Amy Quanbeck, Courtney Reed, Clay Rice-Thomson, Ricky Rojas, Arianna Rosario, Julius Anthony Rubio, Brandon Stonestreet, Alec Varcas, Cole Wachman, Michael Bryan Wang, Andre Ward, and Bria Jene Williams.

History and Awards

As reported by Playbill, Moulin Rouge! The Musical grossed around $2.2 million for the week ending on October 13, 2019. On May 3, 2022, the musical became the fifth highest-grossing Broadway show, raking in an amazing $1.4 million at the box office for that week!! And, as of September 11, 2022, this Broadway sensation had amassed a staggering $135.5 million in earnings, drawing an audience of 371,285 attendees across 260 performances. 

Moulin Rouge! The musical secured 7 awards for its 2018 Boston show at the 2019 IRNE Awards. While, the original Broadway production was nominated for 32 awards, securing 17 awards such as 10 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, and Best Sound Design of a Musical. This sensational musical also received Honoree recognition in 11 categories at the 2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards. AMAZING!

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