A handpicked group of Australia’s best music theatre performers will join previously announced Ben Gerrard (Open Slather, Molly) for the return of acclaimed American Psycho – The Musical. After a sell-out season at the Hayes Theatre Co which won nine 2019 Sydney Theatre Awards, American Psycho – The Musical will be presented in the Sydney Opera House’s Playhouse from 3 – 27 June, 2021.
Returning from the 2018 season is Shannon Dooley (Packed to the Rafters, Diana, Poster Girl) as Bateman’s girlfriend Evelyn Williams, Erin Clare (Home and Away, The Phantom of the Opera) playing Evelyn’s best friend Courtney Lawrence, Amy Hack (First Love is the Revolution) as Sabrina, Daniel Raso (Jersey Boys, Matilda) as David Van Patten, Liam Nunan (Orphans, Miracle City) as Bateman’s fellow Wall Street banker and Luis Carruthers and Kristina McNamara (West Side Story, The Faust) as Christine.
Newcomers to the American Psycho – The Musical cast are Jason Winston (Assassins) in the role of Patrick’s antagonist Paul Owen, Helpmann nominated Mark Hill (West Side Story) as Tim Price, Tom Sharah (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Craig McDermott and Angelique Cassimatis (Saturday Night Fever, HAIR) as Patrick’s affable secretary Jean.
American Psycho – The Musical boasts an impressive Australian creative team comprising Director Alexander Berlage (Cry-Baby), Musical Director Andrew Worboys (RENT, Sweet Charity, Assassins), Choreographer Yvette Lee (Moonshadow), recipient of multiple Sydney Theatre Awards for Best Set Design Isabel Hudson (Cry-Baby), Costume Designer Mason Browne (Cry Baby), and Sound Designer Nicholas Walker (Assassins, Blood Brothers). This musical is produced by BB-Arts Entertainment & Two Doors Productions and presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 famed novel American Psycho and the 2000 film of the same name, the chilling yet wickedly comedic social satire delivers poignant insight into a society driven by capitalism, self-image and wealth. Starring Ben Gerrard as Patrick Bateman, the pitch black musical tells the story of a young and handsome member of Manhattan’s elite who indulges in sadistic sex and murder. The book is written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale), music and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and features classic ‘80s hits from Phil Collins, Tears for Fears, New Order and Huey Lewis and the News.
American Psycho – The Musical
Dates: Thursday 3 June – Sunday 27 June 2021
From: From $45.00 plus booking fee
Tickets: Sydney Opera House
Opening night: Tuesday 8 June, 2021
Photo Credit: Claire Hawley