How to appear in Opera Australia’s “West Side Story”

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Ever dreamed of lighting up the stage in one of the most iconic musicals of all time? Well, pack your dancing shoes and prepare for an exhilarating experience because Opera Australia is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that’s bound to get your heart racing.

For the first time in musical theatre history down under, fans of the legendary “West Side Story” can purchase a unique walk-on role, taking their place in the spotlight on the breathtaking Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour stage. Imagine the applause, the lights, the energy – and you, right there in the heart of it all!

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This isn’t just any role. Each night, during the up-coming season, one lucky individual will join the talented cast on-stage for the electrifying ‘Dance at the Gym’ scene. It’s a chance to not just watch the drama unfold but to be an integral part of it, to move to the rhythms of Leonard Bernstein’s timeless score amidst the backdrop of Sydney’s shimmering skyline.

But wait, there’s more to this star treatment than just the performance. The walk-on role comes with perks that would make even the most seasoned actors envious. From professional hair and makeup, a custom costume fitting, to a rehearsal with the Assistant Director to perfect your moments in the spotlight. Before the show, you’ll meet and greet the ensemble, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening.

And because such nights are best shared, the experience includes four Premium Reserve tickets, allowing you to bring your own cheering squad. Your evening of glamour doesn’t end there; feast in the HSBC Platinum Club and toast to your success with interval drinks. Plus, a dedicated photographer will ensure your star moment is immortalised forever.

This sensational offer, backed by Opera Australia’s partnership with the NSW Government and its Principal Partner HSBC, is exclusively available for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday performances, at $AUD6,500* per package. It covers all the star-studded inclusions for the walk-on role performer plus three guests.

Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to tread the boards at one of the most anticipated musical events of the year. For bookings, contact the Opera Australia Box Office directly. Remember, spaces are limited, so act quickly to avoid disappointment – and who knows, this could be the start of something beautiful. See you under the Sydney stars!


Walk-on Role $AUD6,500* (inclusions listed above to cover 1 x Walk on Role + 3 guests)

Available for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances only

Opera Australia Box Office | 02 9318 8200 |

*Conditions apply        

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