With live events returning to stages and venues around Australia, fan excitement couldn’t be higher.

Coming to Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from August 2021, Moulin Rouge! The Musical – brought together by Australian producers Global Creatures – welcomed a record-breaking on sale period.

After much preparation and planning with top tips from our experts, fans swarmed to Ticketmaster to secure their seats for Moulin Rouge! The Musical‘s debut Australian season.

Less than two hours into its first presale, Moulin Rouge! The Musical had sold more tickets in a single presale day than any other show in the Regent Theatre’s history.

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Extraordinary demand throughout the remainder of the presale period saw four additional weeks of performances added on sale for the general public, taking Moulin Rouge! The Musical‘s upcoming Australian season to early December 2021.

I am blown away by the enthusiasm people have shown for Moulin Rouge! The Musical coming home to Melbourne. Bringing Moulin Rouge! The Musical to the stage has been a decade long journey for Global Creatures, and this record result is a heartening display of community faith in the Australian theatre industry.

Carmen Pavlovic, Global Creatures CEO and Producer of Moulin Rouge! The Musical 

Australians are craving live theatre right now, and this week’s support of Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a sign of just how important these shared cultural experiences are to all of us, now more than ever.

Carmen Pavlovic, Global Creatures CEO and Producer of Moulin Rouge! The Musical 

The theatre adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary 2001 film is the first Australian-produced musical to originate on Broadway and celebrates over 160 years of music from Offenbach to Lady Gaga.

As well as including many of the iconic hits from the movie, its soundtrack spans over 70 songs including new additions from Adele, Katy Perry, Sia, Beyonce, and Rihanna.

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In October 2020, Moulin Rouge! The Musical was honoured with 14 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical will open at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from Friday 13 August 2021. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.