The much-loved Australian film that inspired the world to dance has now come to life on stage. This brand new musical production has made its global premiere in Sydney. The production features the original creative team behind the 1992 classic film, including director and co-writer Baz Luhrmann, set and costume designer Catherine Martin, choreographer John O'Connell, and co-writer Craig Pearce.
Musicals in Sydney
Sydney’s theatres attract some of the world’s most-loved musical productions, but the singing and dancing is just one of the reasons these musicals make for such an entertaining night out. The costumes, atmosphere and elaborate sets also draw crowds in and leave them cheering for an encore.
The beautiful State Theatre in the CBD has been entertaining theatregoers since 1929. Palatial and opulent, the State Theatre fuses Gothic, Italian and Art deco design - it’s easy to see why this theatre has earned the nickname Palace of Dreams. The theatre hosts Australian and international musicals that are sure to make you laugh, cry and sing along. Dress up and enjoy the occasion.
The Capitol Theatre is where you’ll find blockbuster Australian and international musicals that appeal to seasoned and novice theatregoers alike. Catch Disney’s The Lion King on stage between now and the end of August.
Sydney Lyric is another of the city’s entertainment venues attracting premiere plays, musicals and operas. Located at The Star casino in the heart of the city, you can combine a show with dinner and a roll of the dice. Catch the season highlight, Strictly Ballroom the Musical.
It’s also worth looking beyond the CBD for musical treasures. The King Street Theatre in Newtown, Glen Street Theatre in Belrose, and Marian Street Theatre in Killara host a range of professional productions and are small venues that make you feel part of the action.
For a musical of a different kind, catch Opera Australia’s stellar performances. Australia’s national opera company celebrates tradition while breaking new ground with concerts often performed at the Sydney Opera House.