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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

SHOWBIZ: Hogwarts Parody


Salty Theatre presents Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody from July 6-9 at the George Jenkins Theatre, Frankston.
The musical comedy aims to bring pop culture to the fore with humour, grit and some spice. Before Voldemort was He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle, another moody teen who couldn’t talk to girls.
Tom and his Hogwarts classmates learn the ways of love, proper snake maintenance, the Unforgivable Curses and how to sever his soul through rock and roll.
Following two successful back-to-back seasons at The Edinburgh Fringe, sold-out performances at The King’s Head in London and a five-week sold out Melbourne season, Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody is ready to hit Frankston for the first time.
Created by Los Angeles based comedians Zach Reino (A.P. Bio, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Brew Brothers) and Chris Grace (Superstore, A-Typical, This Is Us) this hour-long pop rock musical invites audiences to experience the World of Hogwarts as never seen before.
Teen angst, hormones and young love fill the magical halls, along with a few familiar and much-loved characters as they sing about Cutting Your Soul, Care of Magical Creatures, and Love That Must Not Be Named.
Salty Theatre Co-Founder Ashley Taylor Tickell explains: “As a Potterhead, the opportunity to introduce this hilarious, off-centre and brand-new look at the World of Potter that we love so much was one that we couldn’t miss. “We’re thrilled that it offers all of the diehard fans a glorious taste of the Wizarding World they adore but in a more adult way. It’s a ridiculous Voldemort Origin Story that blends everything fans embrace with humour that wizarding fans and muggles alike can relate to.”
Directed and choreographed by Miranda Middleton, Musical Direction by Natalie Calia and Music Supervision by David Youings. Performed by Alex Donnelly, Ellis Dolan, Jay Haggett, Emily Hansford, Stephanie John, Jess Ridler and Jonathon Shilling.
Performance Details: July 6 – 9
Times: July 6 at 7.30pm, July 7 at 7.30pm, July 8 at 7.00pm and 9.30pm, July 9 at 4.30pm and 7.00pm
Tickets: $49 Full, $44 Concession, Students/Teachers $35
Venue: George Jenkins Theatre, Monash University Peninsula Campus, 47-49 Moorooduc Highway, Frankston
Bookings: www.monash.edu/performing-arts-centres/event/voldemort-and-the-teenage-hogwarts-musical-parody/