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The Bridges Of Madison Country

Jason Robert Brown’s Tony Award winning musical The Bridges Of Madison County will make its Australian premiere this week at Hayes Theatre Co. Directed by Neil Gooding and produced by Matthew Henderson, the musical, originally based on the novel by Robert James Waller will star Helpmann Award-winning actor Kate Maree Hoolihan in the role of […]

The Life Of Us

Imagine having early onset alzheimer’s disease and being involved in a new relationship. Now imagine that new relationship being long distance. How hard it must be to remember words, details, faces and time differences. The Life Of Us is a musical with heart that deals with these questions and more. Based on the book by […]


One of the greatest musicals in history, Gypsy, is coming down under to premier at Hayes Theatre Co.  The musical follows an ambitious mother, Rose, who is the ultimate stage mother and does everything she can to turn her daughters into stars but instead, she ends up driving them away. Director, Richard Carroll said,  “Gypsy […]

In The Heights

Hayes Theatre Co. will present Tony award winning musical In The Heights, the latest production from the company’s 2018 season of musicals and cabaret. In The Heights follows three generations of music, from a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights. Audiences are introduced to a host of colourful characters from a neighbourhood on the […]

Only Heaven Knows

Only Heaven Knows is a musical showing the long march towards equality that homosexuals faced in the 40s and 50s in Kings Cross, an era when being gay was seen as a mental illness, curable with electro-conversion therapy. It’s also about the family we choose, the people that shape our lives, love, lust and friendship. […]


One of the world’s most beloved and tantalising musicals is set to capture audiences all over again as David Hawkins’ new Australian production of Cabaret launches the Hayes Theatre’s 2017 season. The iconic Paul Capsis (Resident Alien) takes the reigns as the Emcee, in the role of a lifetime. He is joined by a star-studded […]

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Everyone knows the Peanuts comic strip, and plenty saw the movie – but like many, Sheridan Harbridge knew little of the 1967 musical. So landing the role of Lucy in Hayes Theatre’s production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown has been a dream come true. “She is such a battle-axe," Harbridge told City Hub […]


Fans of the Olivia Newton-John movie Xanadu should be in for a treat as the stage spoof of the 80’s roller-disco film comes to Sydney. First performed in 2007, the latest production of the smash-hit Broadway musical comedy is directed and choreographed by Nathan M Wright who was associate choreographer on Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. […]

The Detective’s Handbook

The New Musicals Australia program is an organisation all about finding new work and fostering writers to create new Australian musical theatre. With the legendary Hayes Theatre Co as their performance space, their first show is The Detective’s Handbook, a complex new work – intelligent and witty, with lots of rapid fire spoken/sung beat poetry. […]

Rent – Return Season

One of Sydney’s fastest selling musicals last year came from somewhere the major theatre houses may not have expected... And now, the Hayes Theatre Company brings back Rent by Highway Run Productions. Jonathan Larson’s Rent became a global phenomenon soon after its Off-Broadway debut in 1996. A rock-opera following a group of struggling artists living […]