26 October 2017
Sydney is home to some of Australia’s leading theatre and dance companies. Combined with its wealth of world-class venues, such as Sydney Lyric, the Roslyn Packer Theatre and the Sydney Opera House, Sydney is a fantastic city for lovers of the performing arts. These exciting musicals are either showing now or coming to Sydney soon—so don’t miss out on a ticket!
One of the world’s best-loved musicals, The Wizard of Oz, will return to Australia this summer. In addition to all the classic songs from the movie, including Over the Rainbow, We’re Off to See the Wizard, and Ding dong! The Witch is Dead, this production will also feature brand new numbers from musical legends Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Brought to Sydney by The London Palladium, this latest tale from the Land of Oz is sure to give audience members a night to remember. Join Dorothy, Toto, Tin Man, Scarecrow and Lion on their captivating quest to meet the wonderful Wizard of Oz.
One of the season’s most underrated musicals, High Fidelity is based on the bestselling novel by Nick Hornby. This musical adaptation follows the woes of record shop owner Rob Gordon who, after failing yet another relationship, reaches out to five ex-girlfriends in his search for true happiness. Toby Francis will star as Gordon, alongside six other members from the Australian cast of Cyndi Lauper’s hit musical, Kinky Boots. Featuring an original score from Tony Award-winner Tom Kitt, High Fidelity takes audiences on a musical journey through record-store favourites such as Marvin Gaye, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, Guns ’n’ Roses, and more.
Don’t miss your chance to catch critically-acclaimed musical The Book Of Mormon as it stops in Sydney! The hugely successful Broadway show created by South Park comedians Matt Stone and Trey Parker has brought with it as much controversy as it has awards, with nine Tony awards and a slew of other flattering accolades. Satirical and laugh-out-loud funny, join Australian and yet-to-be-named US musical stars in a stellar cast sure to have you on your feet.
One of Australia’s most beloved films, Muriel’s Wedding will finally hit Sydney stages this November. Maggie McKenna will take on Toni Colette’s iconic role of “stupid, fat, useless” Muriel Heslop, a small-town girl with dreams of meeting a man and finally realising her dream wedding. With a soundtrack driven by the feel-good music of ABBA, as well as original compositions from Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall, Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical is sure to get your feet tapping and your heart rallying behind its lovable (but hopeless) protagonist. This classic film has taken 23 years to reach the stage, so don’t wait another minute to secure your seat!
Follow Carole King’s incredible journey from struggling songwriter to female rock icon in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. After writing hits for rock music’s biggest stars, Carole King’s personal troubles proved to be the catalyst that spurred her on to become a successful artist in her own right. With more than 100 of her songs reaching the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999, Beautiful:The Carole King Musical is the perfect chance to sing along to a whole medley of classic songs, including I Feel the Earth Move, You’ve Got a Friend, and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.