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Iconic Musicals Playing at Wales Millennium Centre

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of musical theater at the Wales Millennium Centre, where iconic performances come to life on stage.

Hamilton

26 November 2024 – 25 January 2025

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s critically acclaimed and multi award-winning cultural sensation, “Hamilton,” is embarking on its inaugural UK tour and will grace the stage at Wales Millennium Centre for Christmas 2024.

Immerse yourself in the compelling narrative of “Hamilton,” which chronicles the life of America’s Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton. Hailing from the West Indies, Hamilton rose from being an immigrant to becoming George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War, playing a pivotal role in shaping the very foundations of the America we recognize today. The musical’s groundbreaking score seamlessly blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, presenting the story of America’s past as articulated by the voices of contemporary America. Don’t miss the chance to witness this historical and musical masterpiece as it graces the stage in Wales for the first time this Christmas.

Dear Evan Hansen

29 April – 3 May 2025

Featuring some of the most iconic musical theatre compositions from the past decade, Dear Evan Hansen boasts a remarkable score by the acclaimed duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Oscar-winning composers renowned for their work on The Greatest Showman. The compelling narrative is crafted by Steven Levenson, and the musical has garnered an impressive array of awards, including the prestigious Tony® Award for Best Musical, the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, and the Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theatre Score, among others.

Under the direction of Adam Penford, the Artistic Director at Nottingham Playhouse, this brand-new production signifies a historic moment as Dear Evan Hansen embarks on its inaugural UK & Ireland tour. The Broadway and West End phenomenon is set to captivate audiences nationwide, promising an unforgettable experience that has resonated with theatregoers globally. Join them in Cardiff in 2025, and wherever you may be, anticipate the uplifting assurance that #YouWillBeFound, as Dear Evan Hansen takes centre stage on its remarkable tour.

Grease

2 – 7 September 2024

The world’s best-loved musical makes a triumphant return, now grittier and more glamorous than ever before. Boasting a phenomenal score, filled with timeless hits like “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” and “You’re the One That I Want,” this exhilarating new rendition comes to life through the vibrant energy and passion of a fresh young cast.

Directed by Curve’s Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster, this production promises to reignite the audience’s passion and deliver an explosive celebration of summer loving. So, gather your Burger Palace Boys, join the Pink Ladies, and rediscover why Grease truly is the one that captures your heart this season!

Hairspray

29 July – 3 August 2024

Step into the vibrant world of the 60s, where a new sound is captivating everyone! Meet Tracy Turnblad, a spirited individual with an abundance of hair, heart, and dreams, determined to dance her way onto national TV. As Tracy strives for acceptance, she forms bonds with Link Larkin, the teenage idol, as well as Seaweed, Little Innez, and Motormouth Maybelle. Together, they confront intolerance, bigotry, and racism, aiming to foster unity in the city of Baltimore. Can the new girl in town help achieve equality and capture Link Larkin’s heart?

This exuberant and uplifting show is a joyous celebration filled with show-stopping numbers, dazzling costumes, and infectious dance routines that will undoubtedly get you shimmying along!

Featuring some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs, such as “Welcome To The 60s,” “You Can’t Stop The Beat,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” and many more, Hairspray emerges as a hilarious, feel-good musical that promises to uplift and entertain audiences of all ages!

Wicked

24 October – 23 November 2024

Derived from the celebrated novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked envisions a captivating narrative that explores the origins and potential destinies of L. Frank Baum’s cherished characters from ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.’ The musical unveils the pivotal decisions and events that mould the fates of two improbable university friends as they evolve into Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Returning to Cardiff, this award-winning musical brings with it all the spectacle and magic that has earned it the acclaim of being a “truly outstanding production” (South Wales Evening Post). Prepare for an unforgettable and essential experience that transcends the ordinary.

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