“Muriel’s Wedding” Becomes A Stage Musical

Only a few days after word came of “Moulin Rouge” becoming a stage musical, another famed Australian film is getting the same treatment – “Muriel’s Wedding”.

Global Creatures will partner with Sydney Theatre Company to produce the world premiere of “Muriel’s Wedding The Musical” which will run through November and December next year at Sydney’s Roslyn Packer Theatre.

Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths starred in the original PJ Hogan-directed 1994 indie about socially awkward Muriel whose ambition is to have a glamorous wedding and improve her personal life by moving from her dead-end home town.

Simon Phillips (“Priscilla,” “Love Never Dies”) is directing the stage show which Hogan is adapting for the stage, and original music is being written by singer-songwriters Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall.

Source: Deadline