Drew Anthony is a director and choreographer from Drew Anthony Creative,  an award winning theatrical company based here in Perth. Drew has worked on productions such as Hairspray, The Chorus Line, Grease and Chicago. He’ll be joining Bec and Asa every fortnight to give us a rundown of the Perth musical scene.

Mary Poppins has just finished at Crown Theatre. The story was adapted from the beloved books by PL Travers and the original film. “I managed to go see it on opening night. It was just wonderful. It was actually better than the original Mary Poppins that came out like 10 years ago. I think this was a stronger cast and audiences just really loved it.” 

Chicago is the longest-running musical in Broadway history. It was originally produced in the early 70s but wasn’t embraced by audiences until it was given a revival in 1996. It stars Anthony Warlow as Billy Flynn, Zoë Ventoura as Velma Kelly, Lucy Maunder as Roxie Hart, Peter Rowsthorn as Amos Hart and Asabi Goodman as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton. Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and the legendary choreographer Bob Fosse. Chicago will be coming to Crown Theatre this November.

& Juliet flips the script on Shakespeare in a hilarious story of self-discovery and second chances. Rob Mills, Casey Donovan and Amy Lehpamer lead this extraordinary Australian cast alongside rising star Lorinda May Merrypor in the title role of Juliet. “What if Romeo’s ending was Juliet’s beginning? They’ve taken Shakespeare and flipped it around. But it’s also set to the music of Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Ariana Grande. It’s a show that’s really been taking the musical theatre world by storm.”

Listen to the full chat below to learn more!