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

Sydney Gig Guide Jun-Aug 2019

This is only a very small taste of the live gigs which will be touching down in Sydney in the month of June – August 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

Perform, Record and Create Music Workshop

561 Harris Street, Ultimo

Friday 12 July- With a bit of a void in good live music acts performing in Syd in Jul-Aug, the best resort is to make your own! For High-schoolers (only) this workshop will be an immersive experience, enabling you to join a band to perform songs for a live recording! And after the tracks have been laid down, the workshop will teach you how to edit the tracks in the computer lab using tech like Apple Garageband and Ableton Live! Cost: $50 pp.

For more information and to secure a spot, click HERE!

Fleetwood Mac Australian Tour  

Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park

15–29 August- British-American pop-rock legends, Fleetwood Mac, touch down at Qudos Bank Arena to entertain Sydneysiders for 4 nights only! Come see the new look Fleetwood Mac line-up as they perform all of their ‘Greatest Hits’, the latest member to join their fold is our very own Aussie Neil Finn (formerly from Crowded House)! Cost: Various.

For more information and ticket details, click HERE!

Classical/Contemporary Music

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney   

10 – 13 July- Re-live the excitement and magic from the 6th instalment in the Harry Potter wizardry movie franchise on the big screen! The Half-Blood Prince will be even more memorable due to being in the Opera House and accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra! Wizard, Witch or Muggle alike, you’ll enjoy this visual/audio experience! Cost: Ticket prices start from 3 Silver Sickles pp. that converts to $49 AUD, according to today’s Wizard-Australian exchange rate.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE!

Comedy

BonkerZ Presents: Battle of the Comic Sexes 2019 Showdown 

Star Bar Theatre- 600 George St, NSW

Sat 29 June, 8pm – 9.30pm-  Comic Battle of the Sexes were popularised by the 2Day FM Morning Crew (Wendy Harmer V Peter Moon)- fast-forward to 2019 and we have four female comics V four male comics live at the Star Bar to see who is the funniest sex in Australia! And not only do you witness the hilarity, but you the audience have the power to decide who is the funniest sex! Cost: Ticket prices start from $19 pp.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE!

Community Theatre

Persuasion

Jenesian Theatre- 420 Kent Street, Sydney

29 June – 17 August- Jane Austen’s book Persuasion, a story of young love thwarted, then re-united (8 years later). The book has been adapted for the stage, allowing the story to move through a different time & space. An ideal night out for stage production fans, and fans of a well-told romance. Cost: From $25 to $35.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE!

Sydney Gig Guide May-Jul 2019

This is only a very small taste of the live gigs which will be going down in Sydney in the month of May–July 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 touching down in Ol Sydney Town!

Live music

FKA Twigs

Carriageworks- 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW

Sun 9 Jun, for one night only British Artist Formally Known as (FKA) Twigs will be performing during the Vivid Festival of lights! Can you imagine anything better than her Trip Hop/Avant-pop/Electronica performed live, while staring at a laser light show!? Check-out this multi-talented artist in the flesh! If you’re not familiar with her work, just ask your SMART assistant to ‘Play FKA Twigs’ and prepare to be mesmerised!

For more information and ticket details, click HERE!

Cheeky Cabaret

Valhalla- Seymour Centre, City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale NSW

Fri 5 July – Sun 14 July, as part of the inaugural Sydney Cabaret Festival, Australia’s own Cheeky Cabaret will be performing live their variety show- made up of the best circus and cabaret acts for our Sydney audience! Picture acrobats, contortionists, hula hoopists, chanteuses, circus performers and much much more! Don’t just picture it, click on the link below for clips, show dates and to purchase tickets! This is one night you’d best leave the kids at home! *Winks*.

For more information, click HERE!

Classical/Contemporary Music

Goran Bregovic & His Wedding & Funeral Band

Concert Hall- Sydney opera House

Mon 13 May, for one night only Goran Bregovic returns to Sydney with his Gypsy rock which guarantee’s to get you up & out of your seats! How can you not if you have Gypsy-Balkan Brass! Folk percussion! Vivacious Vocals! & a String troupe, all blasting at you!? Performing 3 decades of his classics and music from his latest album ‘Three Letters from Sarajevo’, the Gypsy King will have you entertained for all 125 mins! “They only love me because I’m a Gipsy” “No, they love you because you’re a Gypsy”.

For more info and tickets, click HERE!    

Comedy

The International Comedy Ha Ha

Star Bar Theatre- 600 George St, NSW

Sat 11 May, for one show only BonkerZ Comedy club presents- an Englishman, an American, An Aussie, An Asian, and An Italian all in a bar on stage to celebrate the Sydney International Comedy Festival! All tickets are buy one get one free! So expect a cheap night with a whole heap of cheap laughs!

For more info and tickets, click here!      

Sydney Theatre Company

Mosquitoes

Drama Theatre- Sydney Opera House

Mon 8 Apr-Sat 18 May, Australian premiere of Lucy Kirkwood’s latest International hit ‘Mosquitoes’- be there when they buzz in to Sydney’s Opera House! A stage production about science, family, big questions about the universe, and our very own existence! Blend in a touch of sibling differences, it’s like one of Dan Brown’s books meets ‘Arrested Development’ all on stage! Starring Mandy McElhinney, Jacqueline McKenzie (as the sisters), and the Asian boyz Jason Chong and Charles Wu (tight casted again as academics/scientists). 

For fans of live drama, click HERE for more information and ticket details!