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New theatre show Parade at Everest Theatre

Aaron Robuck and Australian Cast of Parade PHOTO Matthew Chen

Step into a world where talent and passion intertwine to create an unforgettable experience. Secure your tickets now and prepare to be transported on a journey of discovery, reflection, and theatrical wonder. Parade awaits, promising an evening of entertainment that will leave you enthralled and inspired. Venture into a captivating realm where music, lyrics, and storytelling converge to create an unforgettable theatrical experience. Parade takes the stage at the prestigious Everest Theatre, promising an evening filled with emotion, intrigue, and thought-provoking themes. Delight in the Brilliance of Parade From the creative genius of Jason Robert Brown’s music and lyrics to Alfred Uhry’s compelling script, every element of Parade weaves together to form a tapestry of emotions that will resonate long after the curtains close. Director Mark Taylor guides a talented cast through a narrative that explores justice, prejudice, and the resilience of the human spirit. Meet the Visionaries Behind the Scenes As the production unfolds, the brilliance of the team shines through: Season Details and Booking Information Don’t miss your chance to witness the magic of Parade at Everest Theatre:

Get your tickets for Grease on stage in Sydney

Grease theatre

Tonight marks the grand opening of the much-anticipated stage production, GREASE, at the Capitol Theatre, a show that has already garnered rave reviews. Described as “close to perfection” by Broadway World and a “bucket list production” by Theatre Matters, this spectacle promises an unforgettable experience. The cast features some of Australia’s most loved performers, including Patti Newton, Marcia Hines, and Jay Laga’aia, alongside a talented group of actors who bring the vibrant world of Rydell High to life. The final tickets are on pre-sale today, with the availability opening to the general public on Friday, 5 April. After its Sydney season, the production is set to wow audiences in Perth and Brisbane, showcasing the timeless appeal of GREASE. Critics have lauded the show for its “non-stop extravaganza of electrifying hits” (The AU Review) and praised its “slicker, sexier and bursting with raw energy” production (Aussie Theatre). With a star-studded cast, including Joseph Spanti as Danny Zuko and Annelise Hall as Sandy, this production brings together an array of talent that shines in every performance. The iconic songs, dazzling costumes, and dynamic choreography make GREASE a must-see production that captures the essence of the beloved film. Be sure to follow the excitement and updates on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @GreaseOzTour. Book your tickets early and immerse yourself in the electrifying energy of GREASE – the production that proves this classic tale is still the word! For further information and tickets visit www.greasemusical.com.au

Club Kabarett and Spiegeltent returns to Sydney

fire dancer woman theatre Bernie Dieter s Club Kabarett by 0540 240120 MatthewGedling

Sydney, get ready to be seduced all over again! The incomparable, utterly salacious Bernie Dieter is making a triumphant return to Sydney in her legendary show Bernie Dieter’s Club Kabarett. From 29 May to 28 July, the opulence and otherworldliness of the Sydney Spiegeltent will transport us to the Berlin Underground with an intoxicating blend of theatrics, circus, aerials, and kabarett. Bringing together a diverse menagerie of misfits and mischief-makers, an electrifying live band, and a mix of Bernie’s iconic and brand-new music, it is a riotous evening that pushes physical boundaries, embraces non-conformity, and sits comfortably on the edge of danger, whilst also tickling your bohemian, gender-bending, and debaucherous funny bone. After sell-out seasons across the globe and setting London’s West End ablaze, Bernie is back in Sydney after a two-year absence, promising a cabaret experience that’s more provocative, more daring, and more outrageously entertaining than ever before. Prepare to be whisked away into a world where the extraordinary is the norm, and the line between the audacious and the sublime is tantalizingly blurred. Bernie Dieter’s Club Kabarett is a feast for the senses, showcasing a dizzying collection of the most exceptional artists in the world, from hair hanging to fire breathing, unique aerials to toe-curling contortionists. Bernie’s unique brand of risqué humour, original songs, and bold covers will span the gamut from The Beatles to Gwen Stefani, ensuring every moment is filled with surprise, delight, and a touch of debauchery. This east coast exclusive is your invitation to join the ultimate party, a… Read More

Limbo The Return: a highlight of Sydney theatre

Limbo performance theatre

Welcome to a circus spectacle of otherworldly proportions, “LIMBO The Return” is the exhilarating new headline show captivating audiences at The Grand Electric, the hottest venue in town. This acclaimed production marries the thrilling essence of live circus, cabaret, and acrobatics with the heart-pounding live music composed by New York’s own Jank master, Sxip Shirey. Set in a realm delicately balanced between heaven and hell, “LIMBO The Return” showcases an international ensemble of top-tier circus performers and musicians, creating an experience that transcends the ordinary. Having spellbound crowds in Spiegeltents across Newcastle and Adelaide, “LIMBO The Return” now sets its sights on Sydney for its headline season. The show has been embraced with open arms, drawing in audiences eager to witness its jaw-dropping, fire-breathing, and gravity-defying acts. Critics, too, have been fervently enthusiastic, with Upside Adelaide awarding the show a five-star review, lauding it as “a whirlwind of excitement and wonder… that will leave you wanting more.” Elsewhere, See Do Eat Review echoed this acclaim in their own five-star praise, highlighting the band as “musical geniuses” and heralding the show as their “favourite show of the Fringe”. More than a decade ago, the original LIMBO production propelled its creators, Strut & Fret, onto the global stage. After selling out at the Sydney Festival, it embarked on an international tour gracing stages from Brussels to Bogota. The show even captivated Madonna, who attended twice during its London season. Its follow-up, “LIMBO Unhinged,” enjoyed a hugely successful and critically acclaimed run at the Sydney Opera House, before… Read More

And Juliet musical comes to Sydney

Lorinda May Merrypor plays Juliet in JULIET pic Eugene Hyland 3

The theatrical world is abuzz as the smash hit musical & JULIET prepares to captivate Sydney audiences, with preview performances igniting the stage from 27 February. This critically acclaimed production has already taken Melbourne, Singapore, and Perth by storm — eliciting praise such as “heart-blowing, transformative & irresistible” (The Australian) and being hailed as “triumphant” with a “uniformly brilliant” cast (News.com.au). Heralded for a performance that could only be described as “jaw-droppingly good” by ABC Radio Melbourne, Lorinda May Merrypor shines in the iconic role of Juliet. Joined by Rob Mills – Australian music veteran as the whimsical Shakespeare – and an ensemble of stellar talent including music theatre icon Amy Lehpamer, chart-topping Casey Donovan, and the versatile Hayden Tee, & JULIET’s Australian production promises an unrivaled theatrical experience. The jubilant legacy of & JULIET is set to expand as tickets fly off the virtual shelves of Ticketmaster, with shows slated through to 2 June. As the narrative saunters into Sydney’s vibrant cultural scene, Lorinda May Merrypor shares her enthusiasm: “It is such a joy to share the story of & JULIET with even more people in Sydney. We cannot wait to be back on the stage, singing and dancing with everyone each night!” Reinventing the narrative of one of literature’s most tragic heroines, & JULIET offers an alternative tale where Juliet’s poignant end is merely the beginning of a riveting journey of self-discovery and empowerment. The musical’s heart pulsates through a soundtrack of Max Martin’s pop anthems, earning it nine Tony Award® nominations, including… Read More

A night of music and dance: West Side Story returns to Sydney Harbour in 2024!

Opera Australia West Side Story HOSH dance

Hold onto your seats, Sydney! Opera Australia (OA) has just announced that the sensational musical West Side Story will be making a triumphant return to the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour stage in 2024. And that’s not all – OA is thrilled to renew its partnerships with Dr Haruhisa Handa’s International Foundation for Arts and Culture and Destination NSW, ensuring a spectacular season for all to enjoy. If you missed out on the electrifying production of West Side Story when it first hit the stage in 2019, now is your chance to experience this larger-than-life extravaganza. The show received thunderous applause and became the most successful Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour production to date, drawing record-breaking crowds and selling over 65,000 tickets. Prepare to be captivated by the monumental stage, vibrant costumes, and an exceptional cast of singers and dancers as they once again grace the iconic Mrs Macquaries Point. With unmatched views of Sydney’s famous skyline and a breathtaking nightly fireworks display, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour offers an unrivaled theatrical experience that will leave you in awe. Directed by the brilliant Francesca Zambello, West Side Story transports the energy and grit of New York City right to Sydney Harbour. The iconic songs and mesmerizing dance numbers will have you on the edge of your seat, bringing the magic of this musical masterpiece to life. And let’s not forget Jerome Robbins’ famed choreography, which will once again set the over-water stage ablaze. Fiona Allan, CEO of Opera Australia, expressed her excitement about the continued… Read More

Cinderella on stage is coming to Sydney!

Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes Original Broadway Production of CINDERELLA (c) Carol Rosegg

Opera Australia and the Gordon Frost Organisation are teaming up to bring us the Rogers & Hammerstein masterpiece Cinderella on stage in Sydney this year. Continuing their wildly successful collaboration of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless musicals, most recently The King and I, Opera Australia and The Gordon Frost Organisation are uniting again to produce the Tony® Award-winning Broadway production for the first time in Australia, with support from the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most popular titles, Cinderella was written for television, debuting in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, who was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance. More than 100 million viewers saw the broadcast, more people than any other program in the history of television at the time. Cinderella was re-made for television in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren in the title role, Ginger Rogers and Walter Pidgeon as the King and Queen, and Celeste Holm as the Fairy Godmother. A further television remake followed in 1997 with Brandy as Cinderella, Whitney Houston as the Fairy Godmother, Bernadette Peters as the Stepmother, Whoopi Goldberg as the Queen and Jason Alexander as Lionel. And now, it’s on stage in our fair Sydney with tickets on sale on 30 April, with pre-sales from 26 April – join the waitlist now at cinderellamusical.com.au.

Sydney theatre review: Billy Elliot is in town


Dust off the tutu and slide on your tap shoes because Billy Elliot is back in town.  Based on the movie of the same name which was released back in 2000, Billy Elliot the Musical is a celebration of dance, infused with comedy, drama and inspiring music by Elton John. Originally premiering in London’s West End in 2005, the musical first toured Australia in 2007 for two years. After a 10 year absence, the production is back in Australia, playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre until December 15, 2019. It then plays at the Festival Theatre in Adelaide from December 2019, the Regent Theatre in Melbourne from February 2020, the Crown Theatre in Perth from June 2020 and QPAC’s Lyric Theatre in Brisbane from July 2020. The show opens by taking the audience back to 1984, to a small coal-mining village in Northern England just as the coal miners’ strike is unfolding under the Thatcher government. Billy’s mother is no longer with us, so Billy is being brought up by Jackie, his working class father who is a coal miner (played by Justin Smith) and Billy’s grandmother (played by Vivien Davies). The role of Billy Elliot is being shared by four young talented actors – Omar Abiad, River Mardesic, Wade Neilsen and Jamie Rogers. Also appearing in the cast is respected Australian actor Robert Grubb, who plays Billy’s hilarious boxing coach, George.  We follow Billy on his life journey during some of Britain’s most turbulent times as it takes him out of the boxing ring… Read More

Saturday Night Fever in Sydney: The season’s must-see disco fest

Saturday Night Fever

Take a step back in time to when extravagant sequined clothing was pretty standard on a Saturday night, the disco club scene was hot and dancing was high energy, sophisticated and positively sexual. Add some of the funkiest Bee Gees disco tracks to this scenario and what do you have? One the most entertaining stage shows to hit Sydney – Saturday Night Fever. Just to take it up a notch, let’s throw in an appearance from Australia’s original disco diva Marcia Hines. Saturday Night Fever has been running at the Lyric Theatre since April 2019 and has been wowing crowds with its sensational choreography since, but sadly the production is coming to an end, wrapping up on 2 June 2019. Based on the original 1977 movie starring John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever the stage show features all your favourite Bee Gee hits including Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, You Should Be Dancing, More Than A Woman, How Deep Is Your Love, Tragedy, Jive Talkin’ and more. Plus, you’ll also get to seat dance to other great disco hits such as Boogie Shoes and If I Can’t Have You. The original movie and its enormous success back in the 70’s was credited with extending the life of disco, as the trend was initially on its way out. Fast forward to 2019 and here we are, revisiting those memories and celebrating one of the most popular music movements of the last 60 years. The incredibly talented cast of the Australian production of Saturday… Read More

Shakespeare in Sydney: See The Tempest at the Seymour Centre

The Tempest - Amy Usherwood and Drew Livington by Seiya Taguchi

For those comprehension of the English language is adept enough to throw it right back tot he 15th century, then rejoice, Shakespeare’s back in Sydney. One of the Bard’s truly original and most personal plays, The Tempest is a symphonic vision of forgiveness, discovery and self-discovery – famous for its language, context, enchanting characters and breathtaking theatricality. It’s this is a reflection of the world’s most famous playwright at the height of his powers and at the end of his remarkable career and this month, is on at the Seymour Centre in Sydney. This year’s production is by Sydney theatre group, Sport for Jove and will appear at The Seymour Centre played house to this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, hosting such epic productions as Briefs and KING. This 100-minute production of The Tempest compresses the action of the play while retaining the joy and magic. Now in its third season, this production from Artistic Director Damien Ryan will delight students and adults alike. Get tickets for only $28 and see more here.