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Major Theatre Returns For Fully Vaccinated

Worldwide smash hit Come From Away is set to return to the Capitol Theatre stage this October for fully vaccinated patrons. The musical, which had originally opened on June 10, was quickly forced to put their production on pause when COVID-19 restrictions were introduced just two weeks later. As the show now prepares for reopening producer Rodney […]

Keeping The Lights On, Barely

BY ANNIE LEWIS The devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have been far-reaching, and the arts sector has ground to a halt in many ways as a result. From the Opera House and Capitol Theatre right through to the Belvoir and Giant Dwarf theatres there have even a plethora of cancelled shows as a cloud […]

REVIEW: School Of Rock – The Musical

Andrew Lloyd Webber brings his take on the modern classic Jack Black comedy movie, School Of Rock, to Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. Sticking almost beat for beat to the plot of the film School Of Rock - The Musical is a rollicking good time for audiences young and old. Whilst the show takes a little while […]

Billy Elliot: The Musical

By Rita Bratovich. Billy Elliot was first introduced to audiences in the 2000 film directed by Stephen Daldry.  The heartwarming tale of a poor boy from a Northern England coal mining town who pirouetted out of the slums and onto the stage immediately connected with audiences around the world. With its charming characters, feel-good storyline, […]

The Wizard Of Oz

The world-renowned musical, The Wizard Of Oz is touring around Australia early next year, providing audiences with a recreation of the classic and much-loved film of the past. The musical is very popular amongst audiences and is a favourite to many, following the story of Dorothy who will be played by a new and upcoming […]

REVIEW: Madama Butterfly

While the Sydney Opera House undergoes a costly and controversial makeover, Opera Australia has returned to Haymarket to perform its popular production of Madama Butterfly. Before the Sydney Opera House opened at Bennelong Point 44 years ago, operas were staged at a long since demolished theatre in Quay Street just a few blocks from the […]

REVIEW: My Fair Lady

Heading into the Capitol Theatre with zero prior knowledge of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady I had relatively middling expectations, although my partner for the evening who is a big fan of the musical was incredibly excited which rubbed off on me slightly. I am pleased to say though my expectations were far exceeded […]

REVIEW: KINKY BOOTS

With music and lyrics originally composed by Cyndi Lauper it's no wonder Kinky Boots was a hit on Broadway and hence now makes its way Down Under. Kinky Boots is about transgender issues in a shoe factory that needs to be relevant to stay in business. “Lola” a transgender person played by Toby Francis is a […]

REVIEW: THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Launching in a stunning and almost foreboding display with nuns floating through the audience illuminated by candles, the latest incarnation of The Sound of Music smoothly transitions to the famous mountaintop melody of the title song to continue tumbling from one superb rendition of it’s well-worn musical numbers to the next––occasionally interrupted by slightly strained […]

The Sound of Music

It’s been quite a year for major musicals in Sydney and December does not show any signs of slowing down, the hills are alive with the ceremonious return of the world’s favourite musical––the London Palladium production of The Sound of Music has landed at the Capitol Theatre. We caught up with David James, who steps […]