Mar 15 2023.views 169
The Box Office is now open at the Lionel Wendt Theatre for the World Premiere of the new musical, ‘Venus United’ by Jehan Aloysius.
CentreStage Productions celebrates 22 years of original theatre with this hilarious and poignant musical which will delight audiences on the 17th & 18th of March at 7.30 p.m. at the Lionel Wendt Theatre. The show is suitable for adult audiences.
The story revolves around three women in their mid to late 30s who attend a drama therapy workshop - a singer, a dancer and a performance therapist. During the drama workshop, these women discover more about themselves and grapple with their past relationships and vulnerabilities.
The musical score is an eclectic mix of musical theatre ballads, jazz, Latino rhythms and even the blues. The show’s creator, Jehan Aloysius reveals that the show was originally intended to be a song cycle exploring the theme of women’s relationships and sisterhood. Jehan hopes the show will inspire audiences to discuss and debate some of the show’s themes after the performance.
‘Venus United’ written and composed by Jehan Aloysius, features catchy, meaningful songs with witty lyrics and a generous dose of comedy. The talented all-female cast of ‘triple threats’ features Shehara Liyanage, Ayushka Nugaliyadda & Nadine Ollegasegrem. Jehan’s musical compositions are performed by his long-time musical partner, Avanti Perera. The fairytale costume designs are by Vishan Gunawardana. The show’s cast and director are thrilled to be able to perform for live audiences once more and hope that theatre lovers will support the performing arts with their presence.