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Stellar cast announced for Sydney production of Saturday Night Fever

By Krisinda Merhi February 5, 2019

Things are heating up! 

Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced the leading performers and the rest of the cast of the iconic hit musical Saturday Night Fever, which will premiere in Sydney in March 2019. 

The coveted lead role of Tony Manero has gone to rising star Euan Doidge, Helpmann Award nominated for his role in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, after performing in Les Miserables, A Chorus Line and the Gordon Frost Organisation’s Grease and Legally Blonde. 

As Stephanie Mangano, the best dancer at the nightclub, will be Melanie Hawkins. 

Melanie has previously appeared in Singin’ In The Rain, Strictly Ballroom the Musical, King Kong Live on Stage and Rock of Ages. 

Tim “Timomatic” Omaji will join the cast of Saturday Night Fever as Monty, the MC at Disco Odyssey 2001, the nightclub where Tony Manero dances every Saturday night. 

Tim has starred in the musicals Fame, In the Heights and Madiba the Musical. 

Playing Tony’s older brother, Frank Jr., is Stephen Mahy, recently seen in Mamma Mia!, as well as in Miss Saigon and as Kenicke in Grease. 

Angelique Cassimatis (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Mack & Mabel, Strictly Ballroom) will play Annette, a neighbourhood girl who longs for a closer relationship with Tony. 

The troubled Bobby C will be played by Ryan Morgan, a recent NIDA graduate who has appeared on stage in A Town Named War Boy and Ironbound.

It was also previously announced that Australia’s original disco diva, Marcia Hines, will play the role of The Diva, who performs at Disco Odyssey 2001.

“I’m sure we have the hottest cast that has ever played on Sydney stages. With the sensational Marcia Hines and our wonderful ensemble of singers pumping out those disco hits, and the most talented dancers in Australia strutting those moves, I know the audience will be on their feet every night,” producer John Frost said.

For those who have seen the original movie, these names and characters might spark a bit of nostalgia. 

But anyone who is a first time Saturday night groover, don’t worry if you don’t know the who’s who of the show. All you need to know is that this musical will definitely be a night to remember. 

With some of the best dancers in Australia, killer costumes (helloooo sequins and flare pants) and songs that are sure to get you up from your seat, you’ll be a fan in no time. 

“The incredible unforgettable, toe tapping songs in Saturday Night Fever are loved by all, young and old, so it’s sure to be a party every night at the Sydney Lyric,” John said. 

So dust off your disco balls and find your rhythm, because this show is one you won’t want to miss. 

Saturday Night Fever will be at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 29 March 2019. Book tickets at saturdaynightfever.com.au

Images: Saturday Night Fever Australia / Daniel Boud.