Karaoke The Musical is set to dock at The Factory Theatre this September for six performances.

This latest comedy to hit the stage tells an updated Cinderella story, set in and around a singing bar in Sydney.

There’s a great cast of 10 characters including the three good-looking boys who run the bar -” Jack, Darren and Flynn -” and two drop-dead gorgeous nasty sisters Shania and Twain, director Guy Noble told Sydney Star Observer.

Add a live band, a selection of great pop tunes, some new original songs and John Paul Young singing Yesterday’s Hero and Love Is in the Air and there you have it.

Musicals are always camp -” we’ve got a Eurasian boy with a fondness for interpretive dancing, a big-haired stage mother from hell and line-dancing.

The 90-minute production features songs such as Like A Virgin, Absolutely Everybody, Suspicious Minds and Physical, which is surely going to go down well in the GLBT community.

Noble said there are many difficulties when directing a show like this.

I think comedy is always the hardest form of entertainment to direct. A depressing show with multiple murders would be easy by comparison, he said.

I have a short attention span, so I want a show to be fast, fun, energetic and send the audience out feeling better than when they came in. When you achieve that, it is worth all the effort.

Karaoke The Musical launches on Thursday 4 September. Preview the musical here on YouTube. Tickets start at $49. Booking on 9550 3666 or www.factorytheatre.com.au.

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