Opening in August 2016 at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, Disney’s Aladdin will recreate the magic of the 1992 Disney animated classic. Created by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin, the musical opened on Broadway in March 2014 to much acclaim and was nominated for five Tony Awards—winning Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical. The story of how a street urchin falls in love with the Sultan’s daughter is told through a dazzling display of feathers, sequins and musical numbers including Friend Like Me, Prince Ali and A Whole New World, as well as four new songs created for the musical. Starring in the Australian musical is newcomer Ainsley Melham as Aladdin and cast as Princess Jasmine is Arielle Jacobs who made her Broadway debut in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights. Take a magic carpet flight to Sydney this August and don’t miss the most magical production of the year.
My Fair Lady
📅 August 2016
📅 October 2016
Beautiful: The Carol King Musical
Expected to open once renovations are complete at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre at The Star in September 2017 is Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. This jukebox musical will take you behind the songs that defined a generation from I Feel the Earth Move, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and many more, while telling the story of King’s early life and musical journey. King has written numerous hits for artists including The Drifters, The Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and The Monkees and many of her songs have become iconic, but it wasn’t until her second album Tapestry that she defined herself as an artist in her own right with the album remaining on the charts for over six years. The Tony winning production debuted on Broadway in January 2014 and the West End production opened in February 2015. It is currently still playing in both London and New York.
📅 September 2017
The Book of Mormon
No doubt one of the greatest musicals of the last few decades The Book of Mormon will open at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre in January 2017. The story of two Mormon missionaries sharing scriptures with an uninterested Ugandan community is full of religious satire and optimism. Creator Matt Stone has even described it as “an atheist’s love letter to religion.” Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Avenue Q co-creator and Frozen songwriter Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon made its Broadway debut in 2011 setting house records for the Eugene O’Neill Theatre and it broke West End box office records when it opened in London in 2013. The musical has won nine Tony Awards, plus a Grammy and the original cast recording was the most successful Broadway cast album in almost half a century. Stay tuned for cast announcements.
📅 January 2017
Dream Lover—The Bobby Darin Musical
After nine years in production Dream Lover—The Bobby Darin Musical will make its world premiere at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre in September. Directed by Simon Phillips the musical will tell the story of singer, songwriter and actor Bobby Darin through 34 hit songs including Splish Splash, Mack the Knife, Beyond the Sea and Dream Lover. Darin’s short, turbulent life was plagued with illness and the scandalous family news that his mother was actually his grandmother and his sister was really his mother. Starring David Campbell and Hannah Fredericksen, as Sandra Dee, the musical captures the Golden Age of Hollywood and Rat Pack Vegas era through the hits of the 50s and 60s.
📅 September 2016
We Will Rock You
Having already rocked Sydney audiences in April We Will Rock You continues its Australian tour visiting Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth between July 2016 and January 2017. The jukebox musical created by Queen and Ben Elton, first visited Australia in 2003 after the original production opened in 2002 on London’s West End and has since gone on to thrill 15 million people worldwide across 17 countries. The story is Footloose meets George Orwell’s 1984 and tells of futuristic conformity, individualism and breaking free. Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor will act as music supervisors with over 24 songs set to capture the energy of a Queen concert.