Theatre lovers in Sydney will be spoilt for choice with three fantastic stage shows on offer in the coming months.
From 7 July 2016, for three weeks only, “Singin’ in the Rain” will be performing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre after a sell-out West End season, unparalleled praise from critics and audiences alike, four Olivier Award nominations, a major UK tour and New Zealand season plus a forthcoming Asian Tour.
This splash-hit West End stage production has an all Australian cast, starring Adam Garcia in the lead role of Don Lockwood. Jack Chambers plays his sidekick Cosmo Brown, with Gretel Scarlett as Kathy Selden and Erika Heynatz as Lina Lamont. “Singin’ in the Rain” also stars Robyn Arthur, Rodney Dobson and Mike Bishop alongside an incredible supporting cast of twenty of Australia’s brightest musical theatre performers.
This popular musical with its joyous story should thrill Sydney audiences after opening to rave reviews in Melbourne. The high-octane choreography, superb score, sumptuous sets and costumes plus the exhilarating spectacle of rain live on stage will be an experience not to miss.
“Singin’ in the Rain” plays Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday-Saturday 7.30pm with matinees on Wednesday 1pm, Saturday 2pm and Sunday 3pm.
Back by popular demand, the cult musical comedy “Little Shop of Horrors” will be returning to Sydney on 20 July for ten days only. Audiences will have one final opportunity to see this 5-star production in all its glory at the Roslyn Packer Theatre. Starring Brent Hill as Seymour and Esther Hannaford as Audrey, the production will be bigger and better than before.
This gleefully gruesome musical also stars Tyler Coppin as Mr Mushnik, Scott Johnson as the Dentist plus Angelique Cassimatis, Josie Lane, Chloe Zuel, Dash Kruck and Kuki Tipoki. They have joined forces with master puppet makers Erth who have created a brand new Audrey II for the 21st century.
Featuring a book and rocking doo-wop music by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin), the score includes the popular songs ‘Feed Me’, ‘Suddenly Seymour’ and ‘Somewhere That’s Green’.
“Little Shop of Horrors” plays Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday-Saturday 8pm with matinees on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.
International theatre sensation “Shadowland”, the ground-breaking new performance by internationally acclaimed dance troupe Pilobolus, will be performing four shows only at Sydney’s State Theatre from 2 September 2016.
As the first theatrical event of its kind to tour the globe, “Shadowland” incorporates multiple moving screens of different sizes and shapes to create an evening length performance that merges projected images and front of screen choreography which is best described as part shadow act, part dance, part circus and part concert.
“Shadowland” plays Friday and Saturday at 8.00pm with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm.