Moulin Rouge – The Musical at William H. Mortensen Hall

moulin rouge william mortensen hallGet ready to experience Baz Luhrmann’s masterpiece unfold with the amazing Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Step into a world where glitz, glamor, and grandeur excites all of your senses! In an unlikely world where Bohemians and aristocrats alike come together to bask in life’s many delights. Uncork the bubbly and witness the award-winning Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the amazing William H. Mortensen Hall in Hartford, Connecticut. This is your unique opportunity to experience theater like it’s never been seen before! Secure your seats now and prepare for a musical extravaganza that’s overflowing with glamor, freedom, and romance. PURE BLISS!

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“Yes they can-can! ‘Moulin Rouge!’ has a battery that never runs down.” – Variety by Bob Verini

“Smart, shameless and extravagantly entertaining.” – The New York Times by Ben Brantley

“Moulin Rouge! The Musical brings the film to life onstage in new ways.” – London Theatre

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical is set in Paris in 1899 and follows a young poet from England that goes by the name of Christian. The Englishman is infatuated by Satine, a cabaret actress and courtesan, who dances at the well known Moulin Rouge club, famed as the dazzling venue “where all your dreams come true.” 

As the story develops, Christian, alongside his like-minded Bohemians: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and the Argentinean Santiago, enters the Moulin Rouge club. But they’re not the only characters to step foot into the glamorous club, as, at the same time, the show introduces the wealthy Duke of Monroth.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a romantic tale that is centered around two lovers who are kept apart by society. Although Satine is madly in love with Christian, she is also bound to the Duke. The manager at the Moulin Rouge club has promised her hand in marriage in return for funding the next cabaret show. As the young lovers meet up in secret, Satine’s big day draws ever closer. But, the dancer is keeping something from both Christian and the aristocratic Duke.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical, much like the movie, features a score that seamlessly blends original hits with famous chart-toppers, including songs that have been released over more than two decades that have passed since the movie hit the silver screen.

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Creative team

The creative team is comprised of: John Logan (Bookwright), Alex Timbers (Director), Sonya Tayeh (Choreographer), Justin Levine (Music Supervisor, Orchestrator, and Arranger), Matt Stine (Music Producer), Derek McLane (Set Design), Catherine Zuber (Costume Design), Justin Townsend (Lighting Design), Peter Hylenski (Sound Design), and David Brian Brown (Wig and Hair Design).

Oyoyo Joi takes the lead role of Satine, while David Harris is the Duke of Monroth. The ensemble cast consists of: Eric Anderson, Jacqueline B. Arnold, Sarah Bowden, Maya Bowles, Cameron Burke, Sophie Carmen-Jones, Olivia Cece, Lauren Celentano, Patrick Clanton, Raúl Contreras, Casey Cott, Alexander Gil Cruz, Bobby Daye, Tilly Evans-Krueger, Taurean Everett, Aaron C. Finley, Stephen Hernandez, Bahiyah Hibah, Nathaniel Hunt, Tasia Jungbauer, Adam J. Levy, Nick Martinez, Kara Menendez, David Merino, Kaitlin Mesh, Fred Odgaard, Kelsey Orem, Dylan Paul, Amy Quanbeck, Courtney Reed, Clay Rice-Thomson, Ricky Rojas, Arianna Rosario, Julius Anthony Rubio, Brandon Stonestreet, Alec Varcas, Cole Wachman, Michael Bryan Wang, Andre Ward, and Bria Jene Williams.

History and Awards

For the week ending on October 13, 2019, Moulin Rouge! The Musical grossed $2.2 million in revenue. And, in May 2022, the production was crowned the fifth highest-grossing Broadway production ever, getting a staggering $1.4 million at box office sales just for that week! Fast forward to September 2022 and this Broadway smash hit had earned a whopping $135.5 million at box office, bringing in as many as 371,285 spectators across 260 award-winning shows. 

At the IRNE awards, Moulin Rouge! The Musical earned 7 awards for its 2018 Boston production. The original Broadway show was nominated for 32 awards, winning as many as 17 of the categories. This included 10 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, and Best Sound Design of a Musical. What’s more, Moulin Rouge! The Musical also earned Honoree recognition in 11 different categories at the 2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards. l)

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“This is the best of what a jukebox musical can be; a thrilling burst of color and chorus and nostalgia and bold reimagining.” – Mashable by Erin Strecker

“The use of recent pop songs actually improves upon the source material, helping flesh out characters’ motivations and deepen the central romance.” – USA Today by Patrick Ryan