Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced that legendary performer Marcia Hines will be joining the cast of the iconic hit musical Saturday Night Fever, which will premiere in Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 29 March 2019.
Australia’s original disco diva, Marcia Hines, will play the role of The Diva, who performs at Disco Odyssey 2001, the nightclub where Tony Manero dances every Saturday night. Marcia joins Paulini, Natalie Conway and Nana Matapule who have already been revealed as three of the ensemble of singers who will give voice to the much-loved disco Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, alongside a cast of incredible dancers. The rest of the cast will be revealed on 3 February.
Marcia Hines made her stage debut at the age of 16, in the Australian production of the musical Hair and followed with the role of Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar. She went on to perform in many other stage productions including GFO’s Big River and Jerry’s Girls, and most recently the national tour of Velvet. She is currently performing for Sydney Festival in the cabaret Pigalle. A major recording artist with several hit singles during the 1970s and 80s, Marcia was voted Queen of Pop for three consecutive years from 1976 and was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007. She also gained popularity as one of the judges on Australian Idol for several seasons from 2003.
“The sensational Marcia Hines is Australia’s original disco diva and an electric presence on stage. Marcia is sure to bring the audience to their feet with the incredible classic songs in Saturday Night Fever,” said John Frost. “I know Sydney audiences want to forget their troubles and have a good time, so it’s sure to be a party every night at the Sydney Lyric, with the mix of those immortal disco tunes, incredible singers and the hottest dancing you’ll ever see.”