Cruisin’: The Musical

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21.06.2016

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Welcome to the official website of the stage musical, Cruisin’. This fun packed show has been performed on 4 continents, including Australia, New Zealand, The United Kingdom and Canada, and continues to delight audiences with its catchy songs and story. Written by Rod Christian and Peter Waterman in Perth, Western Australia, its story of post-war migration is indeed universal. The music is loads of fun, featuring a variety of rock ‘n roll’, big ballads, jive and Latin. Each original song is arranged for 14 piece band or simply available on a fully professional backing CD. A brand new edition of the show has been created with Baritone sax and keyboards added to the score. Feel free to use this site to browse photography and video taken from previous productions or listen to the songs. Most of all – feel free to join the Cruisin’ family and put on your very own show in your town.

Welcome to 2017. CRUISIN’ Knocks ’em Out: This past year has seen new productions of Cruisin’ being booked in Australia and faraway countries.A brand new script is now available with revised musical scores and a new logo. Added to productions already performed in the U.S.A, the UK, New Zealand, Canada, Cruisin’ is making its mark as an International icon in original musicals. St Mary’s Secondary College in Cairns Queensland produced a fantastic sold-out show at the Cairns State Theatre in April last year. The reviews validated the show’s appeal to audiences young and old.
The UK agent, David Waters has set up a fantastic link for European performances. We encourage you as a high school Head of Performing Arts to apply for a perusal from the agent, David Spicer Productions or, stagescriptsAbout Page and you can see  video footage of the songs featured during the Regal Theatre production in Perth in October 2007. Among the featured artists are Glenn Shorrock of Little River Band fame and Chris and Courtney Murphy from Australian Idol. Check out the testimonials/reviews and see what people all over the world are saying about Cruisin’. We are looking forward to another exciting year of productions in 2016/2017.
Please read the testimonials below.
From the US:
“Catchy music and comedy. I laughed and cried at this wonderful show” Joanne Fox. Sioux City Journal Nebraska U.S.A.
From Perth:
“Cruisin’ has tremendous potential because its story applies all around the world whenever modern life butts heads with traditional mores.”Ara Jansen. The West Australian.
From New Zealand:
“Cruisin has been great for our kids at Waitakere College. They love the fast pace, the great lines and, of course, the energetic music. All the ingredients are there for a great show.” Stephen Nightingale. Head of Music/Performing Arts, Waitakere College, New Zealand.
From Cairns:
“CRUISIN’ A ROCK ‘N ROLL SUCCESS
Cairns is buzzing after the spectacular success of ‘Cruisin’ – the Musical’ at the Civic Theatre last week. Audiences at all four performances were enthralled by our talented students. The swinging rock and roll tunes had everyone tapping their feet, while the dancers brought back memories of days gone by. Saturday night was a sell-out show as word spread of this amazing show. The College community extends its hearty congratulations to all involved in the production.”

Cruisin was staged in Sydney in January 2003. This was the first full-scale production of the show and agents and industry professionals were invited to attend the Castle Hill Entertainment Centre. The show was directed by Jane Miskovic, Musical Director of the live 8 piece band, Rod Christian, Choreographer Edward Rooke. Stars included Peter Ross, Jennifer White, Darren Beaumont, Hayley Law, Lincoln Stone, Luke Joslin, Megan Motto, Rachel Mirabito and Stephen Olivieri.The band: Musical Director Rod Christian, Piano/Keyboards Dave Skelton, Tenor Saxophone/Flute Graham Jessie, Alto Saxophone/Flute Tim Oram,Trumpet Pete Dilosa,Trombone Colin Philpott Drums Ron Lemke, Guitars Cliff Lynton, Bass Bob Hawker. Musical Arrangements Rod Christian/Paul Millard.

To book Cruisin, simply click on Contact and you will be linked to the agent, David Spicer Productions and follow the prompts. You will then be contacted and a perusal package will be sent to you containing a script, piano score and CD of the music.

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