Moulin Rouge! The Musical - Alinta Chidzey & Des Flanagan

Alinta Chidzey (Satine in Moulin Rouge! The Musical)

Alinta (She/Her) is one of Australia’s most captivating leading ladies. She recently starred as Velma Kelly in Chicago and Anita in West Side Story (2010), which saw her nominated for several awards, including a Helpmann, Green Room and Sydney Theatre Award, and won the Australian Dance Award for Most Outstanding Performance.

She performed alongside Hugh Jackman in his Broadway to Oz tour and was a fixture on The Production Company stage, playing Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Magnolia in Show Boat, Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain, Svetlana in Chess (Green Room Award), Niki Harris in Curtains and Sibella Hallward in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Other stage credits include; Petra in A Little Night Music for Victorian Opera, Mamma Mia!, Mickey in Leader of the Pack (Green Room Award), Dusty: The Original Pop Diva, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Demeter in Cats, Alice in Closer, Mary Poppins for Free Rain Theatre and the Netherlands season of Dirty Dancing.

Alinta is a concert performer and songwriter. She’s released the albums Jazz and the Silver Screen with Hook Turn Orchestra and her original music with Alinta and the Jazz Emperors, titled I Got You. She performed the national anthem at the Australia Open and the State of Origin. Screen credits include Wentworth, Winners and Losers, The Frontier, The Doctor Blake Mysteries and Neighbours.

Des Flanagan (Christian in Moulin Rouge! The Musical)

Des (He/Him) graduated from the VCA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre). Since then, he has performed in several musicals, a highlight being West Side Story for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour under the direction of Francesca Zambello.

Des most recently played Thomas in The Beautiful Game with Manilla Street Productions. Other credits include Grease — The Arena Experience (Harvest Rain) and The Songs of Pasek and Paul: You Will Be Found.

Screen credits include T-Bone in Neighbours and in the acclaimed short film Rabbits written and directed by Riley Sugars in which he was nominated for Best Lead Actor at Black Bird International Film Festival New York.