Simply the Best: TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is coming to Adelaide in 2024

The smash hit TINA - The Tina Turner Musical takes Australia by storm and has announced seasons in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne in 2024.

The electrifying musical sensation, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, has been setting Theatre Royal Sydney ablaze with its explosive performances, receiving standing ovations and rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. The producers have excitedly announced that the musical will be embarking on a journey across Australia, with upcoming seasons scheduled in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Melbourne in 2024.

Produced by Paul Dainty AO/TEG-Dainty in special collaboration with Stage Entertainment, Tali Pelman and the late Tina Turner, the musical reveals a comeback story like no other, of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race to become the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is a celebration of resilience and an inspiration of triumph over adversity.

Since its highly anticipated premiere at Theatre Royal Sydney, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical has captured the hearts of audiences with its powerful storytelling, incredible performances, and iconic music. Featuring 23 hit songs including, “Simply The Best,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Nutbush City Limits” and “Proud Mary”, this smash hit musical has received 37 prestigious award nominations including Best Musical (Tony Awards) and Best New Musical (Olivier Awards).

“I know Australia was very close to Tina’s heart, so we are especially excited to announce our show will be touring. Our musical is about how Tina became not only the music icon we adored, but the woman
who continues to motivate and inspire us today. Everything about Tina was unique – her heart, her story and of course her voice – and we can’t wait for all of Australia to experience her journey and her triumph through our show,” says Producer, Tali Pelman.

In Australia, the coveted role of Tina Turner is played by Ruva Ngwenya who has been gracing our stages since her early years with her first professional role in 2013 as Shenzi in The Lion King. Ruva has performed in a string of successful musicals; We Will Rock You, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Ragtime and Moulin Rouge The Musical, solidifying her as one of musical theatre’s most sought-after performers.

The role of Ike Turner is played by Australian triple threat and multi-platinum selling performer, Tim Omaji. Tim’s theatre credits include Toulouse-Lautrec, in the original Australian cast of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, the standout role of Benny in the critically acclaimed and sold-out season of the Hayes Theatre Company’s production of In The Heights and the lead role of Tyrone Jackson in Fame The Musical.

Written by Tony Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize winner Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is directed by Tony Award nominee Phyllida Lloyd with choreography by Tony Award nominee Anthony van Laast, and with set and costume designs by Tony Award nominee Mark Thompson.

This new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner received its world premiere in April 2018 in London’s West End, where it opened to five-star reviews and continues to break box office records at the Aldwych Theatre.

One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner won 12 Grammy Awards and her live shows were seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history. When she was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in October, 2021, Tina Turner became one of only three women in the institution’s history to be inducted twice (she was initially inducted in 1991, alongside Ike Turner).

Photo credit: Daniel Boud


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