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It’s Spectacular, Spectacular!

Moulin Rouge! The Musical makes its Dallas premiere. Tickets on sale now for this seductive world of splendor and romance.
Photo by Matthew Murphy

Calling all proletariats and aristocrats, artistes and courtesans…Moulin Rouge! The Musical has made its way to Broadway Dallas (finally)! Now is the time to secure your tickets to experience “Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love” up close.

Sensual. Edgy. Welcoming. Moulin Rouge! The Musical, based on the iconic 2001 film by Baz Luhrmann, comes to jaw-dropping colorful life March 15 – April 2, 2023, at the Music Hall at Fair Park. Presented by Broadway Dallas, the decadent musical is everything you remember about the hit movie but better and remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. With eye-popping excess throughout, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a state of mind—not just a show.

The winner of 10 2021 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and numerous other industry awards, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers and celebrates more than 160 years of music, from Offenbach to Lady Gaga. You’ll hear many music favorites from the movie with some recent hits added in. Wildly immersive, the musical is a hypnotic dance loop, and the music feels like it is coming from 360 degrees. An elephant perched beyond the proscenium, the movie’s signature windmill, and hues of seductive reds, purples, and blues set the tone before the show even begins. The Tony Award-winning lighting designer says he purposefully placed a lightbulb on every reliable surface of the set to pulse and animate throughout the show. The opulent Tony Award-winning set, combined with bespoke Tony Award-winning costumes mixing Parisian silhouettes and edgy, contemporary couture, make this musical a delight for the senses.

It has been a few years since 2001, so let’s refresh the plot: Paris, France, 1899. Christian a young American, arrives in Paris hoping to start a successful writing career. While in Paris, he meets the bohemians who tell him he should write a musical, later named “Spectacular, Spectacular,” so they can showcase it at the famous nightclub, the Moulin Rouge. Upon arriving at the nightclub, Christian sets his eyes on Satine, Paris’ most beautiful star and entertainer/courtesan at the Moulin Rouge. They fall deeply in love. Meanwhile, Moulin Rouge’s owner asks a wealthy Duke to invest to pay off the nightclub’s debts and transform Moulin Rouge to its former glory. The Duke agrees–only if he can lay claim to Christian’s beloved Satine. A tricky love triangle ensues. It’s a world where bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment.

While awaiting your turn to see the musical, take note of these interesting facts about Moulin Rouge! The Musical tells its story, by the numbers, about how much sparkly detail goes into a show of this magnitude.

5,100 – Number of lightbulbs used on stage, front of stage, overhead, and on the side walls

75 – Songwriters and artists represented in the show

6,000 – Crystals on Satine’s Elm Blue dress

4,000 – Preciosa crystals embellish Satine’s corset, gloves, and top hat worn in “The Sparkling Diamond”

1,000 – Crystals on Satine’s gloves

20 – Yards of feather trim on Satine’s boas

960 – Hours it took 19 artisans to create Satine’s opening look

45 – Wigs worn nightly

12 – Handmade can-can skirts and corsets featured in the production

20 – Yards of custom-made feather trim that lines Satine’s corset

37 – Top hats appear in the show every night

72 – Number of times Zidler says “can” or “can-can” in the show

It all adds up to be “Spectacular, Spectacular,” indeed!

Broadway Dallas is presenting the first North American tour of Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Musical Hall at Fair Park from March 15 to April 2, 2023 as part of the 2022-2023 Germania Insurance Broadway Series presented by Broadway Dallas. Tickets are available at and group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 214.426.4768 or emailing [email protected].

To elevate your experience at the theatre, don’t miss two Moulin Rouge! The Musical extra events. On March 23, 2023, join Broadway Dallas’ young professionals group, the Associate Producers, for a pre-show mixer, complimentary with your ticket purchase. More information can be found at or on the @broadwaydallasap Facebook and Instagram pages.

Make plans now to attend Broadway Dallas Gala After Hours Fete’ April 1, 2023, at Broadway Dallas. Following the show, attend a “magnificent, opulent, tremendous, stupendous” after-hours event at the Moulin Rouge! party, befitting of the show, from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sumptuous crepes, a full and flowing open bar, a visit from Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs truck, and lively dancing to the music of DJ Sheka await as you continue your night of Parisian fun following the curtain’s close. For more information about the Broadway Dallas Gala After Hours Fete’, visit


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