To Wong Foo The Musical reveals first listen to opening number Feel The Light

A remix dance track of Feel The Light, the opening number from To Wong Foo The Musical, has been released.

The world premiere of the musical is set to open at Hope Mill Theatre on 21 October, running for a limited 9-week period.

The track, composed by Lewis Flinn, features the soulful vocals of Biti Strauchn and is produced by Electropoint. If you can’t wait to get into the groove, you can already listen to the track on iTunes.

To Wong Foo The Musical is based on the beloved 1995 cult-classic film “To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar,” which boasted an impressive all-star cast including Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing, Robin Williams and RuPaul.

The musical adaptation has a book and direction by Douglas Carter Beane, the original film screenplay writer, with a score from Lewis Flinn. Casting is by by Sarah Leung CDG, and the artwork for the production is created by Feast Creative.

Casting and full creatives are to be announced.

Douglas Carter Beane said: “When I wrote this story back in the 90’s, it was always a theatre show in my mind, and fortunately for me, Steven Spielberg and Beeban Kidron thought it would make a great movie. But, for me it was always the ambition to bring it to the stage and I’m so happy its finally happening.

“Although the musical continues to be an homage to Drag, 90s New York and the amazing individuals who made it such a vibrant place to be, it is even more politically relevant today than ever before as censorship and condemnation of drag is unfortunately on the rise in the United States. I hope this show connects with new audiences as it did way back then… come along for the ride!”

For more information and tickets, visit hopemilltheatre.co.uk

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.