300 King Street, Toronto, ON M5V 1J2

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Strictly Ballroom

Closed June 25, 2017

A dizzying ballroom love story

Why See Strictly Ballroom?

North American Premiere

Shimmy on down to Toronto for the North American premiere of Strictly Ballroom. A gorgeously choreographed tale of romance on the dancefloor, this musical is based on the cult 1992 movie directed by Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet, The Great Gatsby), who helped to create this stage version. Featuring classic pop songs like 'Time After Time' and 'Love Is In the Air' as well as original compositions by Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect, Strictly Ballroom proved a smash hit when it debuted at Sydney Lyric Theatre in 2014.

What is Strictly Ballroom About?

Australian ballroom dancer Scott Hastings's style is unconventional to say the least. Following the latest fiasco of a competition when Scott started introducing his own steps, his dance partner leaves him, leaving him high and dry with only weeks before the big Grand Prix Dancing Championship. Desperate for a new partner, Scott picks the equally unconventional newcomer Fran, and over the course of their practise sessions, a romance begins to blossom. But can this unusual pair prove the doubters wrong and triumph at the Grand Prix?

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Opening night: 26 April 2017

Run time

Around two and a half hours long with one intermission

Cast and Creative


Sam Lips as Scott
Gemma Sutton as Fran
Tamsin Carrol
Richard Dempsey
Julius D'Silva
Charlotte Gooch
Richard Grieve
Liam Marcellino
Stephen Matthews
Fernando Mira
Eve Polycarpou
Lauren Stroud
Gary Watson
Jade Albertsen
Michelle Bishop
Zak Nemorin
Freya Rowley
Luke Jackson
Courtney-Mae Briggs
Javier Santos
Alexzandra Sarmiento
James Bennett
Selina Hamilton
George Hinson
Chris Bennett
Rebecca Lisewski
Lindsay McAllister
Dale White
Aiden Bushey
Megan Dunn
Evlyn O'Toole
Willem Sadler

What you thought

2 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

5.0 star rating

Anita Benson: “Fabulous show”

Saw this twice in one week in Leeds, UK. Loved loved loved it. It was... more

Shirley Davies: “Strictly Ballroom”

I saw this at the UK premier 10 days ago. It buzzed from start to finish.... more

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