Two Weddings, One Bride
Witness a medley of all of your beloved songs, polkas and operetta waltzes by legendary composers such as Lehar, Strauss, Kalman, and Offenbach in this musical comedy. The brainchild of Robert Andrew Greene, this is a show that has been inspired by some of the greatest names in operetta.
Why You Should Watch Two Weddings, One Bride
Two Weddings, One Bride is a hilarious operetta. Operas, operettas, and musicals roughly fall under the same umbrella of entertainment. They are typically tales that have been set to music and are performed on a stage. An operetta can be thought of as a ‘little opera’, just like the name suggests. They are usually brief, have light-hearted stories, and jolly music. They do not try and mimic real life and never do they present somber tragedies. This operetta is an absolute roar with over-the-top comedy and a delightful selection of songs that are ideal for an operetta. It features some of the best young talents of Australia joining hands with the famous Geraldine Turner and John Bolton Wood. During the prime years of operetta in Europe, the world was showered with polkas, songs, waltzes, and memorable tunes. Today, however, the beautifully composed music is often let down by a weak story. Two Weddings, One Bride is certainly not one of those operettas. Here is a ridiculous French story by Charles Lecocq that has been reimagined by Robert Greene. It has a well-crafted plot that flows quickly, allowing the cast to showcase a wonderful collection of costumes by Tim Chappel from the Priscilla fame. Featuring the most popular songs by great composers, the operetta is like a jukebox musical.
The story revolves around the wedding of Girofle and Girofla, a pair of identical twins. When Girofla is kidnapped by pirates, Girofle and her parents have no choice but to get involved in a comical sequence of schemes and plots designed to keep the waiting grooms blissfully ignorant. Full of wholesome melodies, ornate costumes, and stunning sets, ready yourself to be taken on a journey all the way to French Morocco in this lovely operetta!
Fans of Comedy
“An affectionate "jukebox operetta" featuring some sparkling music and performances.”
– Limelight Magazine
Know Before You Go
Suitable for ages 12 and up. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Arts Centre Playhouse has a seating capacity of 884.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out the Arts Centre's wide range of bars, restaurants and cafes.
Moderate Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for groups lesser than 8.
You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly. Your tickets will be available at the Box Office of the Arts Centre Melbourne about one hour before the performance. You will need to display a photo ID to collect your tickets.