New Cat Stevens Musical Moonshadow to Open in Melbourne in 2012
The much loved songs of Cat Stevens/Yusuf take you on an incredible journey in a new musical full of heart and soul – a magical story of love, hope and the search for a better world.
Embarking as a young singer-songwriter in the sixties and with 60 million records sold worldwide, Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) has enjoyed one of the most unique careers in pop music history. With an incredible fan base in both East and West, appealing to audiences from all walks of life - young and old, worldly or spiritual.
At a time where our fragile world seems on the verge of political-economic collapse and devastation and the youthful sixties’ spirit is back onstage again, Moonshadow is the musical we need right now. With Cat’s message songs of love and the search for universal happiness and understanding, the story is destined to enchant everyone who sees it.
Moonshadow is a beautiful musical, weaving together exciting new songs with most famous and beloved classics from Cat Stevens’ expansive back catalogue. With hits around every corner, such as "Father and Son," "Wild World," "Morning Has Broken," "Peace Train," and "First Cut is the Deepest," this musical will not fail to send audiences out happily singing or whistling along to themselves.
Most excitingly, Yusuf has created a magical world as the backdrop for his story. A young boy, Stormy, lives in a realm locked in endless night. When he is visited by his mysterious Moonshadow, he is inspired to set off on a quest for the lost land of the sun. Danger lurks around every corner. As Stormy ventures closer and closer to the end of the world, even the moon begins to die... This is a story full of inspiration, soul, and hope.
The roles of Stormy, Moonshadow (A 'shadow' who can only be seen and heard by Stormy), Lisa, Mr Hojja (Stormy's father) have already been cast with further auditions occurring in February and March next year. Opening night is currently penciled for May 31 in Melbourne with previews from May 20.