Salty Theatre is introducing Top Gun! The Musical to Australia for the first time ever!
Following hugely successful runs by the original Canadian company in both Toronto and New York , the Australian company of Top Gun! The Musical is flying in to Chapel Off Chapel for a raucous and revved up night of theatre!
Singing. Satire. Subtext. All at Mach 3! If you see only one musical comedy about mounting a mega-musical based on the movie Top Gun, make it Top Gun! The Musical. Writer Billy Palmer is about to crash and burn. His musical adaptation of Top Gun is going off the rails and he really needs a hit... especially after the debacle of Apocalypse Wow! Instead, he's saddled with a quarrelling cast, a shady military producer, and a bit of bad luck. Now if only everyone would stop singing!
For anyone who's ever cringed through Cats, felt the need for speed, or wondered "who thought that would be a good idea?", comes this new satirical musical. You'll laugh. You'll hum. You'll believe a jet can fly!
Warning: Contains mild coarse language
“Top Gun! The Musical has the right stuff to go the distance ... Denis McGrath (book and lyrics) and Scott White (music) have come up with a happy, zappy, sexy show about the perils of putting on a musical based on a movie... " - Toronto Star
"Top Notch! ... an unabashedly cliche-ridden script, enlivened by plenty of laughs and a score that ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous, although it is, in the main, just sublimely ridiculous." - Toronto Sun
"Set backstage during the disastrous rehearsals for an adaptation of that 1986 Tom Cruise movie, Top Gun! is a satire of the mega-musical that has its target firmly in its sights." - The Globe and Mail
"A truly zany look at the military mentality, the commercialization of theater, and the general numbing of the sensibilities of the western world." - Texas Triangle