Australia’s theatre scene is thriving with major music productions choosing to tour down under.
Capping off a day of sightseeing or shopping with a night in the theatre gives a unique window into the soul of Australia. This is where creative expression, vibrant entertainment and international-standard superstars intersect, giving you memories that last a lifetime. The Australian theatre is where Hollywood stars such as Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush had their beginnings – so who knows what name will rise next?
What's On Stage
Billy Elliot the Musical – Most major cities
Based on the heartwarming film released in 2000, Billy Elliot the Musical returns to Australia for its 10th anniversary. Set in a northern town during the miners’ strike of 1984/5, the show follows Billy’s journey from boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his community and changes his life forever. The tour will hit all major cities, bringing with it the music from legendary Sir Elton John.
Key Dates: From October 2019 (Sydney) / From December 2019 (Adelaide) / From Feburary 2020 (Melbourne) / From June 2020 (Perth) / From July 2020 (Brisbane)
Coming to Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, FROZEN has already melted hearts on Broadway. It features the songs from the original film plus an expanded score with new numbers. It is sure to be an unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances. FROZEN is everything you want in a musical: It’s moving. It’s spectacular. And above all, it’s pure theatrical joy.
Key Dates: From July 2020 (Sydney)
The story of two young Mormon missionaries deployed to Uganda, Elder Price and Elder Cunningham are the classic odd-couple just trying to make the best of a terrible situation - without losing the faith. The Book of Mormon, written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, is as blasphemous and crude as you would expect, but cleverly juxtaposed with optimisim, compassion and, of course, humour.
Key Dates: From July 2019 (Adelaide) / From September 2019 (Perth) / From January 2020 (Brisbane)
Melbourne has welcomed the third instalment of the critically acclaimed play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, based on the original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. It is the most awarded production in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards and winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play and Best Director.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series with the production taking place in a two-part spectacular play, intended to be seen on the same day or on two consecutive evenings at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne.
Key Dates: Now playing until 2020 (Melbourne)
WAITRESS – Sydney
WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
Key Dates: From 2020 (Sydney)
Hamilton is the story of the ambitious Founding Father determined to make his mark on the new nation. He was a bastard orphan, George Washington's right-hand man, rebel and war hero, a loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal, and ultimately the Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. Set to a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap R&B, and Broadway, it's the story of America then, as told by America now. George Washington, Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton's lifelong friend/foe Aaron Burr all make their mark in this astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind.
Key Dates: March 2021 (Sydney)