Producer David Venn Enterprises has announced new cast members are joining Cruel Intentions: the ’90s Musical as it extends its Australian tour following standing ovations across the country.

Musical theatre superstar Kirby Burgess (10th Anniversary Tour of Dirty Dancing, The Wedding Singer, Bring It On: The Musical) makes her return as the scheming seductress Kathryn, alongside hallmark heartthrob Drew Weston (Grease, MTC’s Hay Fever, Dream Lover, Mary Poppins) as Sebastian. Kelsey Halge returns to her breakout role as the virtuous Annette Hargrove.

Sarah Krndija (Class of ‘07, Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis) joins the trio of principal roles as the naive Cecile. In addition to her exciting on-screen credits, Sarah appeared as Rachel in the Australian tour of Friends! The Musical Parody, and Margaret in the Australian tour of 9 to 5 The Musical.

WAAPA graduate Ross Chisari (West Side Story, Disney Theatrical’s Aladdin) joins the party in the role of Blaine, Sebastian’s friend. Ross recently returned to Australia following his performance as Eddie/Dr. Scott in the number 1 UK Tour of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and has just wrapped up a sell-out season as Frankie Valli in The Very Popular Theater Company’s production of Jersey Boys.

Talented QUT graduate Rishab Kern reprises his role as Ronald, alongside Joseph Spanti (Friends! The Musical Parody, Netflix’s Dive Club) as Greg, and Green Room Award Nominee Fem Belling (Hairspray, Fame, Footloose, Cats, The Boy From Oz) as Mrs. Caldwell. The talented ensemble includes Mia Dabkowski-Chandler, Tom New, Lily Baulderstone, Etuate Lutui, Daniel Erbacher and Morgan Heynes.

Producer David Venn is thrilled the show is continuing after receiving such resounding, audience acclaim during the initial national tour. Cruel Intentions: the ‘90s Musical made its Gold Coast premiere at HOTA, Home of the Arts from 20 to 28 January. The ultimate throwback experience returned to Sydney in collaboration with Riverside Theatres, Parramatta from 2 to 12 February, before making its triumphant return to Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre from 16 February.

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