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The hit musical is back! Re-written and re-booted reflecting today’s evolving LGBTQIA+ community! Centre Stage has worked closely with the right holders and author Tim Acito and we are thrilled to be giving this new version it’s European premiere!
Welcome to Heartsville High, set in a world where everyone is LGBTQI+… well almost everyone! The big-man-on-campus is the chess champion and the captain of the football team is only made cool by being cast in the school musical. The students write a controversial show called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” about straight people in the military, which becomes the catalyst for a young man and woman to fall in love. Knowing their love is forbidden, this straight couple face ‘heterophobia’ and try to hide their love until a spontaneous show of affection lets the cat out of the bag. Enter Zanna, a magical, musical pansexual hall monitor (and coolest guy in school) who, with a wave of his wand, helps his friends find respect, loyalty, acceptance and love.
Those who remember the original 2003 Zanna, Don’t! will find this new Rebooted version has the same basic story, with all the original characters but with new dialogue, four new songs and ten original songs substantially revised. This sparkling new Zanna has only had one production in the US since it’s revision in 2017 and by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Centre Stage London is extremely proud to be producing the European Premiere!
Author Tim Acito says, “I’m thrilled that Centre Stage will be presenting the UK premiere of the new version of Zanna, Don’t! In this rebooted version, instead of trying to make the show bigger and more current, I’ve tried to do the opposite – to return it to the humbler, vintage roots that spurred its original conception. Hopefully the characters and story have deepened without losing their innocence, playfulness, or ramshackle charm.”
Filled with infectious music, side-splitting dialogue and loveable characters, this is Zanna but not as you’ve seen it before!
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Director – Stuart James
Choreographer – Samantha Herriot
Musical Director – Ben Roberts
Producer – Peter Stonnell
Stage Manager – Ross Steinberg
Assistant Stage Manager – Tiago Caria
Wardrobe & Props – Kirsty Davide
Wardrobe & Props Asst. – Wayne Teixeira Morgan-Williams
Rehearsal Pianist – Dominic Bull
Graphic Designer – Jenna Rogers
Videographer - Will Garrood
Photographer – Steven Gregson
Lighting Designer – Stuart Gain
Lighting Programmer – James Shaw
Lighting Operator – Ella Farrow
Sound – DRN Theatre Productions