- Love Is In The Air | John Paul Young | (Vanda & Young)
“Strictly Ballroom The Musical” official worldwide premiere
Posted on 14 Apr 2014
From the original film and soundtrack, through to “Strictly Ballroom The Musical”, the longstanding relationship between Alberts and Strictly Ballroom continues.
Launched officially at the Lyric Theatre Sydney, the Baz Lurhmann-directed musical brings this iconic story to life, featuring beloved music from the original film as well as new compositions.
Included in The Musical are Alberts songs “LOVE IS IN THE AIR”, “YESTERDAY’S HERO”, and “LA CUMPARSITA”, all featured in the original movie about the inspiring story of a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules to follow his heart.
In 1988, Ted Albert (MD) collaborated with a young Baz Luhrmann to adapt his stage play Strictly Ballroom for the screen. Although Ted died suddenly before filming was complete the success of the film helped launch Luhrmann’s career and won the film numerous awards and accolades around the globe.
With the success of the film, a remake of John Paul Young's 1977 evergreen "Love Is In The Air' (Vanda/Young) became a hit all over again in the early 90's.