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'Friends! The Musical Parody' Is Touring Australia to Make Your Day, Week, Month and Even Your Year

This song-filled satirical stage version of the hit 90s sitcom will be there for Australian fans in 2022.
By Sarah Ward
February 08, 2022
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By Sarah Ward
February 08, 2022
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Call this 'The One with Familiar But Still Exciting News': Friends! The Musical Parody is bringing its comedic, song-filled take on a certain 90s sitcom to Australia in 2022. Yes, this announcement has been made before, and more than once. The show has even opened its umbrellas in some parts of the country already. But we all know how the past two years have turned out — so the fact that the production is doing the rounds again should still make your day, week, month and even your year.

This time around, Friends! The Musical Parody will kick off its tour in Adelaide in May, before being there for audiences in Hobart, Wollongong, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne. So, wherever you live, get ready to spend time with the show's versions of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe — hanging out at their beloved Central Perk, of course, and sitting on an orange couch, no doubt.

The musical starts with caffeinated catch-ups, but then a runaway bride shakes up the gang's day. From there, you'll get to giggle through a loving, laugh-filled lampoon that both makes good-natured fun of and celebrates the iconic sitcom.

Yes, no one told you that being obsessed with the Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer-starring show about six New Yorkers would turn out this way — with on-stage skits and gags, recreations of some of the series' best-known moments, and songs with titles such as 'How you Doin?' and 'We'll Always Be There For You'.

And no, no one told us that being a Friends aficionado would continue to serve up so many chances to indulge our fandom 17 years after it finished airing, either.

FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2022:

  • May 4–15: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide
  • May 20–21: Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart
  • May 26–28: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong
  • June 10–18: Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
  • July 13–15: The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra
  • July 20–24: The Tivoli, Brisbane
  • September 9–11: Regal Theatre, Perth
  • November 23–December 17: Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

Friends! The Musical Parody tours the country from May–December 2022. For further details, and to buy tickets, visit the production's website.

Published on February 08, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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