Sydney Gig Guide Nov – Jan

This is only a very small taste of the live gigs which will be touching down in Sydney in the months of November – January 2020. But we will be uploading new posts on a monthly basis to give you some advance notice on what hot live gigs will be arriving in Ol’ Sydney Town!

Live music

Elton John- Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour 

Qudos Bank Arena, 19 Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park

Tuesday 7 – Tuesday 14 January 2020, for the very last time see ‘The Rocket Man’ live! Elton John at age 72 will be gracing the Aussie stage for one last time! Don’t miss out!

For more details and for tickets, click HERE!

Musicals

Six- The musical

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Sydney  

Saturday 4 January – Thursday 5 March 2020, the untold stories of the 6 Tudor Queens (wives of Henry VIII) play-out live on stage at the Opera House- you don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy this, in-fact you’ll probably need to be more of a Beyoncé fan to enjoy this performance! GIRL POWER POP!

For more info and tickets, click HERE!

Classical/Contemporary Music

Ludovico Einaudi Live

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Sydney

Monday 20 January & Tuesday 21 January 2020, Italian Pianist and Composer Ludovico Einaudi will be touring Australia, performing music from his 7th album ‘Seven days walking’, inspired by a winter’s walk through the Alps. Hear why he is currently one of the hottest film score composers! And described as a superstar classical musician!

For more info and ticket details, click HERE!

Comedy

Penn & Teller

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Sydney

Saturday 11 January – Sunday 19 January 2020, in the month of January you might as well just camp-out at the Sydney Opera House as the third and probably the most epic act of summer will be performing in the Concert Hall! It’s the world’s favourite magician-comedian combo, Penn & Teller! You’ve seen them on TV and if you’ve been lucky enough you’ve seen them in Vegas! But now see them live in Sydney at the iconic Opera house!

For more info and ticket details, click HERE!

Community Theatre

The Gypsy Baron- The Rockdale Opera Company

Cedric Ashton Auditorium, Rockdale Town Hall, 448 Princess Highway, Rockdale NSW

Saturday 9 November – Wednesday 27 November 2019, The Rockdale Opera Company plays-out a love story between a young swashbuckler returned from exile and a beautiful gypsy girl! Gypsy Baron has been labelled as the most popular of all Viennese operettas, featuring music by the maestro Johann Strauss! Community theatre at its finest!

For more info and ticket details, click HERE!

Sydney Gig Guide Oct – Dec

This is only a very small taste of the live gigs which will be touching down in Sydney in the month of October – December 2019. But we will be uploading new posts on a monthly basis to give you some advance notice in what awesome live gigs will be arriving in Ol’ Sydney Town!

Live music

Little Mix LM 5 Tour 

Qudos Bank Arena, 19 Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park

Saturday 14 December, for one Sydney show only! Global superstars Little Mix will be wowing fans at the Qudos Bank Arena! Come see Britain’s most successful Girl band ever live! Oh My God! “When you kiss me in the street and hold me on the dance floor……” (or something like that…)

For more info and to purchase tickets! Click HERE!   

Musicals

Shrek The Musical

Sydney Lyric Theatre, 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont

Opening in January 2020, get in early to secure your tickets! Australia’s very first performance of Broadway’s smash hit- Shrek The Musical! Our favourite Ogre? A talking donkey? Singing, dancing, laughter and  romance? I’m sold!

For more info and ticket details, click HERE!   

Classical/Contemporary Music

The Australian Ballet- The Nutcracker  

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney  

30 Nov – 18 Dec, just in time for Christmas! Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker will be performed by the Australian Ballet at the iconic Opera House no less! Colourful costumes, Tchaikovsky’s score for Ballet, and dancers ‘Glissade-ing’ their way across the stage!? A perfect ‘first show’ if you’ve never witnessed a ballet performance before!

For more info and ticket details, click HERE!

Comedy

Dylan Moran- Dr Cosmos

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney

Tuesday 29 – Wednesday 30 October, Legendary Irish Comedian Dylan Moran will be performing 2 shows at the Sydney Opera House! High brow comedy at it’s poetic best! Caviar and laughs this is.

For more info and ticket details, click HERE!   

Community Theatre

 The Mikado- Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney

Smith Auditorium Shore School, Blue St, North Sydney

Friday 4- Sunday 13 October, the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney community theatre group will be performing the classical comedic opera ‘The Mikado’! A Western take on the confusing cultural intricacies of feudal Japan? But it promises to be a heap of laughs and iconic musical numbers!

For more info on the actual Mikado story, and for ticket details click HERE!     

Sydney Gig Guide Sept – Nov

This is only a very small taste of the live gigs which will be touching down in Sydney in the months of September–November 2019. But we will be uploading new posts on a monthly basis to give you some advance notice on what awesome live gigs will be arriving in Ol’ Sydney Town!

Live music

Rob Thomas Chip Tooth Tour

First State Super Theatre, International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour 

Wednesday 13 November, global superstar Rob Thomas will be touching down in Sydney for one night only! The former front man of Matchbox 20 will be performing his most famous hits from his 30 year career, plus tracks from his latest album ‘Chipped Tooth Smile’. Check out Cool Boys & The Front man’s original Front man Rob Thomas!

For more info and to purchase tickets, click HERE!

Musicals

School of Rock the Musical

Capitol Theatre, 13 Campbell Street, Sydney

Commencing on Sunday 10 November, School of Rock the Musical will be effects-pedaling their way into the Capitol Theatre! As much as you’ve loved the original Jack Black film, you’ll love this stage adaptation even more with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new score! School of Rock is going to be whip cracking-ly good! Like a whip crack of a floppy tail!

For more info and dates, click HERE!

Classical/Contemporary Music

Yo-Yo- Ma

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney 

Monday 4 November, for one sitting only, living legend Yo-Yo Ma will be performing at the Opera House for the very first time! In his Australian debut, Yo-Yo will be performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s ‘Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello’. Hear the hush as Yo-Yo the world’s most famous classical musician does his thang boy-e!

For more info and tickets, click HERE!

Comedy

Steve Martin and Martin Short – Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t

First State Super Theatre, International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour 

Sunday 17 November, Steve Martin and Martin Short will be performing at the ICC for one night only! Don’t miss the 2 Martins as they rip on each other, Hollywood, and the fickleness of stardom. Have a great night of laughs as you watch these life long friends do what they do best! Bravo Amigos, bravo!

For more info and ticket details, click HERE!      

Community Theatre

Nunsense- Strathfield Musical Society

Latvian Theatre, 32 Parnell Street, Strathfield 

Friday 20 – Saturday 28 September, the Strathfield Musical Society will be performing Nunsence, a musical leading off with a tragedy that strikes the Hoboken Nunnery – and in an attempt to fund-raise, the sisters put on a variety show and then the nonsense…I mean nunsence, begins!

For more information and ticket details, click HERE!     

Live Gig Review- A Night on Broadway

Community theatre at its finest! FINEEEEEST!

There is something about Community Theatre which has totally captured me! It’s the fact that all these Guys & Gals are doing this for the pure passion of performing – no doubt rehearsing for weeks and weeks, perhaps even months and months, just to perform the show 4 times, and then poof! It’s all over! And all the performers do this as a hobby; they’re not getting a cut of the doors’ ticket takings! Right?

So, my wife and I, after 6-7 months of teasing and promoting live gigs, finally managed to catch our first live gig! Our first live show for season 2019 was the Mosman Musical Society’s original musical production ‘A Night on Broadway’, where they make light of the world of reality TV singing competitions!

The show begins at the semi-finals of a TV singing competition called ‘A Night on Broadway’ (season 41), starting with the eviction of the 4th last contestant before the grand finale (down to 3 contestants). And what takes place afterwards…well, you’ll just have to wait for the Mosman Musical Society to re-hash this show in say…approximately 12 years’ time, to find out for yourself?? (if the gap between the first run of ANOB (in 2007), and the present day run, is an indication of the length of time between drinks).

All of the singers were pitch perfect! All the dancers were swirlingly great! And the acting…well, everyone’s fake American accents were on point! The musicians were in time and jazzed up the show! While the only knock on the show, and the only element which showed-up that this was a community performance, compared to say the State Theatre, was the sound balancing. At times the volume of the band overwhelmed the lead singers’ vocals, but hey! it added to the charm of community amateur theatre! The venue was totally packed out (at least 250 person capacity) for the Saturday matinee time-slot at the Independent Theatre, located within the Wenona High School, North Sydney.

A Night On Broadway featured a 20+ ensemble cast, 16 Broadway classics, and a 7 piece band! I had to admit I didn’t know most of the show tunes, but the ones which I did recognise were ‘Hard knock life’, ‘The way you look tonight’, and ‘I got life’; while my favourite was ‘Ya got trouble’ – the young actress who performed this number was almost rapping the hundred-word-a-minute song! It was great!

And big ups to the main lead in the show, Dorothy (a.k.a Savannah Bell) and only 19 years old! Can you believe that? The future of Australian musical theatre is in good hands!!! And special mention to Jane (Suzanne Chin) for stealing the show at the end, with the final solo performance which had the audience cheering and whooping!

Bravo! Bravo! Girls & Boyz of the Mosman Musical Society! You had me feet-tapping and red raw palm-clapping right to the end! Too bad that by the time you read this post, A Night on Broadway’s 2019 run has already come to an end. *Sad look*. But to follow the MMS on Facebook, so you’ll be the first to know when they’ll be performing next, click HERE!

#Jooooooe Yeah! #Blessed! #A Night on Broadway during the day in North Sydney!

Sydney Gig Guide Aug – Oct

This is only a very small taste of the live gigs which will be touching down in Sydney in the months of August – October 2019. But we will be uploading new posts on a monthly basis to give you some advance notice on what awesome live gigs will be arriving in Ol’ Sydney Town!

Live music

Metallica WorldWired Tour 

ANZ Stadium, Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW

Saturday 26th October, death metal fans beware! Legendary bands Metallica and Slipknot will be touching down in Sydney for one show only at ANZ stadium! If you have all the band Ts, and if head-banging metal is your thang! – don’t miss Metallica’s WorldWired tour!

For more info and tickets, click HERE!

Musicals

Chicago (audio described performance)

Capital Theatre, 13 Campbell Street, Haymarket NSW

Thursday 19th September, smash musical Chicago will be audio-described for blind and low-visioned patrons! Immerse fully into the music, theatre, and visuals of the award winning musical with audio description of key scenic, costume and lighting elements, as well as pivotal action scenes throughout the performance! For one show only, see with your ears!

For show and ticket details, click HERE

Classical/Contemporary Music

The Planets – Concert and Star Gazing

Centennial Parklands, Cnr Parks Drive and Grand Drive, Centennial Park NSW

Saturday 17th August, where music and science meet! Entry to Centennial Park from 2.30pm, concert 3pm-5pm (the Sydney Youth Orchestra will perform Gustav Holst’s Planets), before star gazing at 5pm – 8pm! (Sydney Skywatchers will provide access to their telescopes). Come enjoy this transformative experience!

For more information and ticket details, click HERE!

Comedy

Faulty Towers: The dining experience

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW

Fri 13th – Sat 14th September, if you’ve always loved the antics of Basil, Sybil, and Manuel, then the world renowned “Faulty Towers: The dining experience” is right up your corridor! 3 course dinner +an outrageously funny improv, the show is 70% improvisation so there are no two shows alike!

For more information and ticket details, click HERE!

Community Theatre

My Fair Lady- Bankstown Theatre Company Inc.

Bryan Brown Theatre, 80 Rickard Road, Bankstown NSW

Sunday 4th August, catch the final performance of My Fair Lady by the Bankstown Theatre Company Inc.! See local amateur talent at its best – performing the story of a Cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady! And sway along to all your favourite showtunes from this classic movie! Check it out! I L O V E Community theatre!

For more information and ticket details, click HERE!

Sydney Gig Guide Jul – Sep

This is only a very small taste of the live gigs which will be touching down in Sydney in the month of July – September 2019. But we will be uploading new posts on a monthly basis to give you some advance notice on what awesome live gigs will be arriving in Ol’ Sydney Town!

Live music:

Taxiride

Manly Leagues Club, 563 Pittwater Rd. Manly

Friday 30 August, catch Taxiride live on stage at the Manly Leagues Club! It’s been a couple of years since the boys have performed in Sydney live with their ensemble of guitars. So if you’re a bit of a fan of the strummed instrument, get on up to Manly for this event! It’s only a taxi ride away!

For more info and ticket details, click HERE

Tim McGraw Live

Qudos Bank Arena, Cnr Edwin Flack Ave and Olympic boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park

Saturday 28 September, American Country music superstar Tim McGraw will be performing live at Qudos Bank Arena as part of the Country to Country Australia tour! Supporting Tim will be rising-star Kelsea Ballerini and US band ‘Midland’- they’re pretty awesome in their own right! Check them out on Spotify!

For more information and ticket details, click HERE!

Classical/Contemporary Music:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens In Concert

Concert Hall Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point

Wednesday 11 September, how could you ever pass up on an opportunity to watch Star Wars on the big screen, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing the Force Awakens score live! Yeah, I know it’s an 8pm screening on a work night, but you’ll be wide awake when the force awakens to the sound of strings!

For more information and ticket details, click HERE!

Comedy:

Maz Jabrani Live

The Big Top Luna Park, 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point

Saturday 20 July- You’ve seen him on Netflix and now you can see him live at the Luna Park Big Top! With all the US-Iran tensions and Islamophobia, the only way Maz knows how to distill fear and release tension is through comedy!

For more info and ticket details, click HERE!

Community Theatre:

A Night on Broadway

The Independent Theatre, 269 Miller St, North Sydney

Thursday 4 –Saturday 6 July, do you love everything about TV singing competitions? And you don’t mind a good laugh? Well Mosman Musical Society’s original show ‘A Night on Broadway’ might be what you’re looking for! Premised around a TV talent quest, its contestants, the pressures of high stakes television, and throw in all your favourite musical theatre showstoppers! It promises to make you laugh and have you swaying along with the music in your seats! It’s a show not to miss! We’ve got our tickets! What about you?

For more information and ticket details, click HERE