Sydney theatres are back in business and we couldn’t be more excited. From the long-awaited production of Phantom of the Opera to the toe-tapping Six, theatre fans are in for a treat. Here is some of the best theatre coming to Sydney this September — from massive Broadway productions, celebrated classics to more niche, homegrown acts.
The Phantom of the Opera is one of two exciting productions of Phantom by Opera Australia. In case you missed the harbourside production earlier this year, you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for Cameron Mackintosh’s production that is an absolutely jaw dropping experience. Grab your tickets here.
The Capitol Theatre is currently glittering like never before. This OTT and exuberant Parisian tale follows Christian, a young poet who falls in love with the star of the Moulin Rouge, cabaret actress and courtesan Satine. Expect all the glitz, glamour and energy from the original movie — which was incidentally shot in Sydney, in this massive and hugely entertaining production. Snag your tickets here.
3. Mary Poppins
Everyone’s favourite nanny has currently taken over the Sydney Lyric Theatre. Another production by Cameron Mackintosh, the musical has received widespread critical acclaim and shows no signs of slowing down. The much-loved tale tells the story of a magical nanny who is employed to take care of two mischievous children. What follows is a tale of adventure that has warmed the hearts of many over the years. Don’t miss out on the magic and grab your tickets here.
Six is an upbeat, energetic, fun and exciting production that explores the lives of six women, in a modern retelling of the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII. Presented as a pop concert, the theatrical show promises a blast. It is now back in Sydney by popular demand but only for five weeks. Tickets are on sale now and you can grab them here.
5. Fangirls the Musical
Fangirls is a fun and infectious celebration that’ll have you wanting to get up and join in on the fun. Written by award winning playwright and composer Yve Blake, the musical revolves around 14-year-old Edna, a diehard fan of the biggest boy band in the world, True Connection, and its lead singer Harry. Grab your tickets here.
6. Kinky Boots the Musical
Kinky Boots is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical and features a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper. If that wasn’t enough to convince you, the upbeat musical promises a fun time for all with great costumes and an uplifting storyline to boot. The story revolves around a feisty drag queen and her attempts to rescue a shoe factory.
7. A Raisin in the Sun
Take a break from musicals and watch a powerful show depicting a Black family’s struggle in 1950s society. On at the Sydney Theatre Company until October 15, the show stars Zahra Newman and Bert LaBonté as leads with a story of resilience and strength at it’s core.
8. Whitefella Yella Tree
The story of two teenage boys who meet under a lemon tree and fall madly in love has been critically acclaimed specifically for it’s acting and writing. It is currently playing at the Griffin Theatre Company until September 23.