A nostalgia-fuelled Cruel Intentions musical is coming to Melbourne for those in search of guilty pleasures
04.11.2021

A nostalgia-fuelled Cruel Intentions musical is coming to Melbourne for those in search of guilty pleasures

Cruel Intentions film.

The movie you love, laced with iconic ‘90s hits.

Based on the 1999 cult classic film of the same name, Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical is heading to Australia next year in what promises to be a nostalgia-fuelled ‘90s party.

Landing somewhere between a parody of the 1999 Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar movie and a jukebox adaptation of same, the musical perfectly combines everything audiences love about the original film, complete with a banging soundtrack of chart-topping hits including The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony and other throwback classics by Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys, Goo Goo Dolls, *NSYNC, and, of course, Britney Spears.

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Presented by David Venn Enterprises (The Wedding Singer, Bring It On: The Musical), Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical will stage its Australian premiere at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre from 25 May, followed by a season at Sydney’s State Theatre from 29 June, with more cities to be announced. The national tour is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

Having already hosted sell-out shows across the USA and the UK, the musical has been created by Roger Kumble, the original writer and director of the film, as well as Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin. The film was originally adapted from the acclaimed 1782 French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses.“We can’t wait to bring this fun-filled show to Australian audiences,” says producer David Venn.

Cruel Intentions’ story has intoxicated audiences since it was first released over 20 years ago. Prepare to be charmed all over again as this musical brings the film to life in a whole new way with ‘90s tunes offering the ultimate throwback experience.”

Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical draws you deep into the intoxicating world of Manhattan’s most tempting liaisons. Sebastian and Kathryn are seduced by revenge and fuelled by passion. Set out to ravage the virtuous Annette Hargrove and anyone who gets in their way, the siblings find themselves entangled in a web of secrets, temptation, and the cruelest game of all: love.

Featuring an all-Australian cast and creative team, expect back-to-back hits including Bye Bye Bye (NSYNC), Sometimes (Britney Spears), Just A Girl (No Doubt), Foolish Games (Jewel), Genie In A Bottle (Christina Aguilera), Breakfast At Tiffany’s (Deep Blue Something), Kiss Me (Sixpence None the Richer), Iris (Goo Goo Dolls), I’ll Make Love To You (Boyz II Men), Every You and Every Me (Placebo) and Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve).

Are you ready to make your wager?

Join the secret society waitlist at cruelintentions.com.au to get tickets first.