In a thrilling announcement that is sure to delight fans of the 2010 feature film “Burlesque,” a stage adaptation of the beloved musical drama is set to premiere in Manchester next summer.
The show is the brainchild of the multi-talented Christina Aguilera, who not only stars in the original film but also serves as an executive producer for the upcoming stage production.
With a star-studded cast and an impressive creative team, “Burlesque: The Musical” promises to transport audiences into a dazzling underground world filled with unusual characters and unforgettable performances.
A Star-Studded Lineup
The original “Burlesque” film boasted a cast that included Christina Aguilera, Cher, Kristen Bell, and Stanley Tucci.
For the stage adaptation, Aguilera is returning to her role, but this time as a producer and songwriter.
She has teamed up with renowned artists such as Sia, Diane Warren, Todrick Hall, and Jess Folley to compose the music and lyrics, ensuring that the musical’s soundtrack will be nothing short of spectacular.
Steve Antin, the mastermind behind the original film, has written the book for the stage version, with additional material by Kate Wetherhead.
Unveiling the Story
“Burlesque” is a captivating tale that follows the journey of Ali, portrayed by Christina Aguilera in the movie.
Ali is a small-town singer with grand aspirations who heads to New York in search of her long-lost mother.
Little does she know that her quest will lead her to a vibrant and enigmatic underground world, brimming with an assortment of eccentric characters.
The official logline for the show describes this world as “an unlikely family of misfits, dreamers, and schemers.”
It is within this unconventional family that Ali will inadvertently uncover her true voice, recognize her exceptional talent, and discover where she genuinely belongs.
The highly-anticipated stage adaptation of “Burlesque” is slated to make its debut in the summer of next year at the prestigious Manchester Opera House.
Manchester has a long-standing tradition of hosting remarkable theatrical productions, and “Burlesque: The Musical” is sure to be a fitting addition to this legacy.
Behind the Scenes
Nick Winston takes on the roles of director and choreographer for the stage adaptation, adding his creative touch to the production.
The team of dedicated producers behind this exciting project includes Adam Paulden, Sue Gilad, Larry Rogowsky, Steven Antin, and Christina Aguilera.
The management of the production is expertly handled by Adama Entertainment, ensuring that the show runs seamlessly from start to finish.
For Christina Aguilera, “Burlesque” holds a special place in her heart.
She not only starred in the film but also co-wrote the music, marking a significant milestone in her career.
Speaking about her involvement in the stage adaptation, Aguilera expressed her enthusiasm, saying, “‘Burlesque’ was my first feature film, and creating the role of Ali along with co-writing the music was a part of my career that I will always cherish.
“I am so happy to be reunited with Steven, this time behind the scenes as an executive producer and contributing songwriter for our new stage version.
“Recreating ‘Burlesque’ as a live theatre experience is something I always hoped would happen, and here we are!”
Steven Antin’s Ambition
Steven Antin, the creative force behind “Burlesque,” is equally thrilled about the stage adaptation.
He shared, “To say that I’m excited is an understatement. ‘Peel me off the ceiling’ is more accurate. Getting ‘Burlesque the Musical’ to the stage has been an ambition and a dream of mine for over 10 years.
“I’m working with the best creative and producing team in the world, and we are all beyond thrilled that Christina has chosen to come on board as executive producer.
“It’s a privilege to be working with her again.
“Her unrivalled experience, intuition, and artistry continue to elevate everything. So exciting to be on this new journey with Xtina.”
An Unforgettable Experience
“Burlesque: The Musical” is set to be a theatrical experience like no other.
With the combined talents of Christina Aguilera, the all-star creative team, and a phenomenal cast, the stage adaptation promises to capture the magic and allure of the original film while adding its unique flair.
As the production prepares to come to the Manchester Opera House stage next summer, audiences can anticipate a world of dazzling performances, memorable music, and a captivating narrative that will leave them spellbound.
Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this extraordinary journey into the underground world of “Burlesque” when it arrives in Manchester.
Stay tuned for further updates on ticket sales and additional details about “Burlesque: The Musical” as the premiere date approaches.