Summer at the Opera House

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 QUACK! The much loved BBC series Sarah & Duck are flying south for their first visit to the Sydney Opera House! Click here for more information. 

 Explore the nutty world of Andy and Terry’s 91-Storey Treehouse live on stage this summer. Click here for information. 

Tumble and fly through the magical world of Wolfgang on stage and experience Mozart's irrepressible spirit and vibrant compositions through physical comedy and mischievous antics. Click here for more information. 

It’s about to get WILD! Steve Backshall is back, this time to share Australia’s deadliest wildlife with his brand new stage show, Deadly 60 Down Under. Click here for more information

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A Christmas Celebration - WIN WIN WIN

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WIN WIN WIN - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you could win a double pass to the concert on Friday 14 December at St Mary's Cathedral at 11am. Let me know why you would like to win. 

 

On Friday 14 December St Mary’s Cathedral will celebrate this special time of year with carols and Christmas joy for the annual, and much anticipated ‘A Choral Christmas Celebration’ concert. Year after year sell-out crowds have been delighted by this traditional Christmas experience which sees the world-famous St Mary’s Cathedral Choir and celebrity readers offer glorious music and verse sure to fill every heart with Christmas cheer. From Silent Night to excerpts of Handel’s Messiah, there will be glorious music to celebrate this festive time of the year for the young and the young at heart.

“There is nothing like the traditional Christmas experience: choristers singing beautiful music in such an inspiring building at this special time of year. What a great way to start Christmas.” said Cathedral Director of Music Thomas Wilson.

The concert, this year involving orchestra, Sinfonia Australis, will perform music by J S Bach, Handel, Bruckner and others. Prominent public figures will read seasonal texts, both sacred and secular, and the Archbishop of Sydney will give a Christmas reflection (at the 7pm performance only).
The highlight for many audience members will be the opportunity to join in singing with the choir and orchestra for such favourite carols as ‘O Come, all ye faithful’, ‘Hark the herald angels sing’, ‘Once in royal David’s city’, and more.

Ticket Prices:
11am Matinee:
Premium (non-reserved seating): $50
General Admission(GA) (non-reserved seating): $20
Groups (10+) in GA: $18pp
Family (2 adults, 2 children*): $60

Tickets can only be purchased via the City Recital Hall Box Office 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney; via Phone (02) 8256 2222 or via the event website:

*children under the age of 12 years.

**children under the age of 2 are free on the knee
NB: City Recital Hall booking fees are in addition to the listed prices.

*******Doors will open half an hour before the performance at 10:30am*******

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What's on at the Opera House this Winter Holidays!

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The Sydney Opera House is letting imaginations run wild these July school holidays with literary classics jumping off the page, epic illusions and true stories of Australia’s displaced past.

Direct from the West End, Wilde Creatures is an exciting new production based on Oscar Wilde’s best-loved tales, including The Happy Prince and The Nightingale and the Rose. Parading onto the Playhouse stage from July 7 – 14, Wilde Creatures features a jaunty quartet of actor-musicians who mix imaginative storytelling, live music and a generous dash of comedy.



Can you spot the mythical Snark hiding at the Sydney Opera House? All aboard – the whole family is invited on a riotous quest to catch the legendary creature, from July 17 – 22 in the Playhouse. The brilliant modern musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark is complete with life-like puppets, fantastical creatures and of course a knitting beaver.



Direct from a sold-out season at Sydney Festival, Australia’s colonial past and refugee policies are put on trial in this powerful piece of political theatre for audiences of 12 years and over. Tribunal features monologues and real-life testimony from guests airing the experiences directly affecting their communities. Held in the Studio from July 6 – 7, Tribunal is led by Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor, a Darug-Yuin elder, and will feature a Q&A session at the conclusion of the performance.



The closing act of the July school holidays is the enchanting story of a young boy who longs to be an illusionist. Supported by Performing Arts Fund NLThe Great Illusionist invites audiences into the Studio from July 21 – 29 to experience cleverly executed illusions, tantalising tricks, live music and magical puppetry as they uncover the truth of how magic works – we want to be fooled!



The free, immersive Creative Play returns to the Western Foyers with Reach Out Sounds. Encouraging children to make music through connections, Reach Out Sounds will invite little ones to touch the top of a sound pod and then hold hands, fist-bump and even high-five their way to the next sound pod. Only once the circuit is complete will music fill the air.

Behind the scenes, young ones with a passion for discovery and love of the spotlight can find out what it takes to be an Opera House star on the Junior Adventure Tour. In a fast-paced, one-hour experience, kids will venture beneath the famous sails to uncover a world of magic and theatre with costume dress-ups, games and astounding facts to learn. For those with an appetite for more, the Junior Day Packincludes a Junior Adventure Tour, ticket to Wilde Creatures and lunch at Opera Bar – a well-earned treat for little kids and ‘big kids’ too.

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The Beanies

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The Beanies is a podcast the entertains and encourages active listening for kids while providing parents with a much needed screen free and guilt free break. With 10-12 minute long episodes full of wacky stories, sing silly songs and learn important lessons taught by the blunt but loveable Professor Know-It-All The Beanies are drip feeding 10 brand new episodes over the July School Holidays.

-         The Beanies podcast offers screen free entertainment for kids so parents can have a well-earned guilt free break!

-         The podcast invites little ears to come along on a ‘Big Day Out’ which follows the Beanies from sun up to sun down while they brush their teeth, select the perfect outfit, play car games, construct a sandcastle and even read a bedtime story

-         The Beanies are one of the most popular children’s podcasts in Australia boasting over 150,000 downloads across their series and recent winners of ‘Best Family & Kids’ Podcast at the Australian Podcast Awards 2018.

 

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Great Pirate Adventure

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In PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it’s PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble,Skye, Rocky and Zuma save Cap'n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. Using their heroic rescue skills, problem solving and teamwork, the pups set sail to save the day. No job is too big, no pirate pup is too small!

Tour dates: Canberra, 12 May | Sydney, 19 & 20 May | Newcastle, 23 May | Adelaide, 26, 27 & 28 May | Perth, 2 & 3 June | Geelong, 7 June | Melbourne, 10 & 11 June | Brisbane, 16 & 17 June

 

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What's on these school holidays!

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One of my favourite school holiday activities is to take my kids to a show at the Opera House. They look forward to this with great excitement. I book my parking in advance and if I park before 10am and exit after 3pm then my parking is really cheap at the Opera House Car park. Our special treat is having hot chips and something to eat at the eatery places just before the Opera House and they love watching the seagulls, the cruise ships and the ferries with spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge. So what to see.... so much to choose from these holidays!

Visit https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/visit-us/bring-the-kids.html for all show information and to book tickets. 

The Sydney Opera House is inspiring young minds to see the world from new perspectives these school holidays with uplifting circus experiences, heartwarming stage adaptations and fast-paced theatrical performances. 

Kicking off the April school holidays is an adaptation of David Walliams’ best-selling novel Billionaire Boy. Premiering in the Playhouse from April 14 – 29, Billionaire Boy combines music and laughter with moral lessons. Kids will meet Joe Spud, a boy who has everything he could possibly want – including a golden underwater Ferrari and a robot dog from Japan – but what he really needs is a friend.

 

From April 14 – 15 Trapper will explore human dependency on social media and technology. Speaking to young adults, this Green Room Award-nominated show challenges audiences through a combination of slam poetry, physical agility and dynamic sculptural sets. Four performers will battle it out in a truly extraordinary setting complete with light-up Tetris pieces, organic waves of paper and a giant human hamster wheel. 

 

 

Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of four, Ethan Hugh sees the world differently. Now aged 13, Ethan stars in Kaleidoscope, a joyous and poetic circus experience that encourages children to view life through his eyes. Kaleidoscope is a family affair, based on a book by Ethan’s mother Joanna who describes stepping into Ethan’s world as “the joy of walking through shafts of colour and light; a dazzling kaleidoscope”. This spectacular work bursts into the Sydney Opera House Studio from April 18 – 28 alongside a circus skills workshop run by the director of Kaleidoscope, Chelsea McGuffin.

 

 

With mesmerising feats of strength and spellbinding movement, Driftwood will take audiences’ breath away with swinging and flipping in the Studio from April 19 – 26. Casus Circus’ performance blends acrobatics with contemporary choreography to create a hypnotising display of joy and human connection.

 

 

The Western Foyers once again come alive with Creative Play. These school holidays Noodle Knots invites kids to weave pool noodles through pyramid structures to create giant squiggle sculptures while Echo Tables offers a display of projected light that responds to children’s movements in dance-like interactions bursting with colour.

 

Future acting stars, aspiring singers and lovers of theatrical dress-ups can discover how the magic of performance comes to life at the Sydney Opera House on the Junior Adventure Tour. Young explorers can venture beneath the world-famous sails to learn mysterious secrets and unusual facts, with interactive games the whole family will enjoy. For the ultimate day out, the Junior Day Packincludes a tour, discounted tickets to Billionaire Boy and a delicious harbourside lunch at Opera Bar.

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Sunset20°N Barangaroo Reserve.

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A celebration of music, food and culture Barangaroo Reserve

Entry via Towns Place

Twelve Spectacular Sunsets on Four Weekends from Friday, 2 February to Sunday, 25 February 2018

For the full program please visit www.sunset20north.com

Over twelve spectacular sunsets this February, Sunset20°N [sunset twenty degrees north] invite families to celebrate music, food and culture at Sydney's spectacular Barangaroo Reserve. And it’s free!

On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, families will love exploring the Grandmother Tree, a large-scale site-specific interactive artwork created by Lucy Simpson and Archrival, a not-for-profit architecture organisation.

Live music performances from amazingly talented female artists from around Australia and DJ sets will have everyone up and dancing. (All the live music before 6pm is family friendly however we suggest parents listen to headline acts on Friday and Saturday nights to determine if the music is suitable for your children).

Sunset20°N is also a delicious food series, with each weekend showcasing a different female guest chef. Kids have their own yummy menu while adults will be treated to seasonal, local and delicious food curated by Claire Van Vuuren of Bloodwood Newtown.

Each weekend, Sunset20°North will offer free Aboriginal Cultural Workshops. Learn to weave, explore Aboriginal language, join in the creation of Aboriginal music or make possum skin art.

For the full program please visit www.sunset20north.com

 

 

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Follow us down the rabbit hole for a mad cap ride, an unique Australian take on this classic tale Alice In Wonderland!

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From the producer of the critically acclaimed and immensely popular The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show comes another childhood classic tale brought to life on stage.

For over 150 years Alice in Wonderland has captured the imaginations of children all over the world, and now returns in a fresh, exciting and all new Australian adaptation for the whole family.

Lewis Carroll’s whirling, fantastical masterpiece is faithfully and beautifully recreated as a nonstop, madcap theatrical adventure for the whole family. See the classic kids’ tale in an all-new Australian adaptation by multi award-winning playwright Mary Anne Butler, starring Dubs Yunupingu as Alice.

“Since its publication 150 years ago, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has kept a powerful grip on the public imagination.”

THE GUARDIAN

As part of Sydney Festival, this wonderful show will have its world premiere at Riverside Theatre, Parramatta before touring to Melbourne, Bathurst, Dubbo, Casula and Wyong.

Follow us down the rabbit hole for a mad cap ride! Suitable for children 7 years and older, this unique Australian take on this classic tale will have children and adults alike whooping in delight.

For all booking details please visit the tickets page at

https://www.aliceinwonderlandlive.com 

NATIONAL Tour Dates

Sydney

5 – 27 January 2018 Riverside Theatres

Casula

27 February 2018 Casula Powerhouse

Wyong

2 March 2018 The Art House

Bathurst

6 – 7 March 2018
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre

Dubbo

9 – 10 March 2018 Dubbo Regional Theatre

Melbourne

3 – 5 April 2018
The National Theatre (St Kilda)

Dandenong

7 April
The Drum Theatre

So book your tickets and head a long for a day of fun!

 

 

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Celebrate the Season - Join St Mary's Cathedral for the Spectacular Lights of Christmas Show!

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St Mary’s Cathedral will again be the star of Sydney’s public Christmas celebrations, with the Lights of Christmas presented by PAYCE returning to capture the imagination of audiences with a spectacular light and sound show.

Lights of Christmas presented by PAYCE will run from 6-25 December 2017 – including Christmas Night. Starting each evening at 7:30pm with a choir performance – the light show will start around dusk and continue through until midnight.

What a wonderful way to celebrate the Christmas season, take the family a long for a look you won't be disappointed. Check out the stunning photos below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Unbelievables - win a family pass

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The Unbelievables, the Sydney Opera House’s big new summer spectacular show, opening in Sydney 19-29 December.

It’s a HUGE theatrical family extravaganza from the producers of The Illusionists and Circus 1903 and includes a cast made up of the world’s greatest circus, magic and acrobatic performers.

The Unbelievables is a fast-paced entertainment spectacle jam-packed with death-defying acrobats and aerial acts, mind-blowing illusions, comedy, and award-winning ballroom dance, all backed by an incredible six-piece swing orchestra. 

Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

To Win a family pass to see The Unbelievables on the 19th December in Sydney, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and phone number. Competition closes 8th December, 2017. 

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Summer School Holiday Shows at the Sydney Opera House!

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Jay Laga’aia’s Classic Christmas

28 November – 17 December2017

Ages: 2-5

A father of eight children, this master of kid’s entertainment will join forces with the Sydney Youth Orchestra to enchant families with classical music, carols and Christmas sing-alongs. Purchase your tickets here!

 

The Gruffalo

7 – 23 December 2017

Ages: 3+

Bestselling British author Julia Donaldson’s beloved tale The Gruffalo transforms into a musical adaptation for the month of December. Follow Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark woods as she uses her wits to outsmart predators like the fox, owl and snake with tales of a fearsome Gruffalo – don’t they know, there is no such thing as a Gruffalo? Purchase your tickets here!

 

 

Junior Adventure Tour

2-28 January2018

Ages: 5-12

Off-stage and around the sails there is even more fun to discover with the Junior Adventure Tour taking families backstage to see the magic of theatre from the wings, learn interesting facts about the Sydney Opera House itself and play dress ups! Purchase your tickets here!

 The 78-Storey Treehouse

3-21 January 2018

Ages: 6+

The wildly popular children’s book The 78-Storey Treehouse  from duo Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton comes to life on the Playhouse stage. With over 2.6 million copies of the hilarious series sold, this new instalment boasts a Scribbletorium, a high security potato chip storage facility (guarded by one very angry duck) and even an open-air movie theatre. Purchase your tickets here!

 Junior Day Pack

Families can enjoy the ultimate day out as the Opera house with a Junior Day Pack: A Junior Adventure Tour with souvenir photo, Junior Lunch at Opera Bar and a ticket to The 78-Storey Treehouse. Purchase your tickets here!

 

Operation Ouch!

6-7 January2018

Ages: 6+

The stars of the hit ABC Me series Operation Ouch!, identical twin brothers Dr Chris and Dr Xand, return to the Opera House in January with a new action-packed educational show full of fascinating facts about biology and the awesome things your body can do. Purchase your tickets here!

 

 The Funatorium: Captain Hook’s Pirate Party

11-27 January2018

Ages: 4+

Based on J.M Barrie’s classic Peter Pan and Wendy, this interactive and immersive experience features fairies, crocodiles, lost boys and pirates galore. Purchase your tickets here!

 

 Brainiac Live!

16-20 January2018

Ages: 6+

Based on the multi-award winning TV show, Brainiac Live is an action-packed hour of incredible experiments and explosive high energy entertainment. Treat the littles on to an explosive mix of science and entertainment with thrilling experiments like “things you can run through” (walls) and the fastest way to spin in a swivel chair (jet propulsion). Purchase your tickets here!

Brainiac’s Detective Academy

16-24 January 2018

Ages: 8+

These workshops will invite children to use forensics and the science of finger printing to find who committed the robbery at Brainiac HQ. Purchase your tickets here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Check out Sand Song at Barangaroo – a mesmerising Aboriginal dance and theatre performance and workshop!

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Families will love SAND SONG. A fun and uplifting contemporary Aboriginal dance and theatre performance and workshop, performed at the Cutaway during the October school holidays. Kids will learn to do the Emu dance and create their very own dream holder to take home with them!

3 – 8 October

the Cutaway at Barangaroo

Tickets from $20 and you can purchase here.

Barangaroo is easily accessed via public transport with a public car park beneath the Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve. Stargazer Lawn at the top of Barangaroo Reserve is the perfect place for a picnic pre or post the performance. BYO Picnic!

 

There are many options located in Barangaroo's food precinct - only a short walk from The Cutaway. Please note we don't allow food or drink inside the venue.

Ordering a Pop Up Picnic is a great option for families wanting to picnic in the Reserve before or after the performance.

 

 

 

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Come visit Australian Baby Card At The Essential Baby & Toddler Show This Weekend!

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This Friday, 22-24 September, we're excited to be attending the  Essential Baby & Toddler Show at Darling Harbour. Come visit us and say hello we will be at stand G30 and will be giving away FREE gift bags with every ABC card purchased along with two year memberships for the price of one. We would love to see you there!

Be sure to register for your free ticket before 5pm AEST, 21 September 2017.

With over 250 brands to shop from, advice from the experts including Dr Howard Chilton, Tresillian and the Australian Breastfeeding Association, live entertainment for your little ones from Hi-5 and Poppy and Branch from the DreamWorks movie Trolls and so much more, it's going to be a great day out for the whole family.

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Thousands of complimentary gift bags on entry

  • Over 250 local and international brands to shop from (inclusive of Blackmores, Joie, Chicco, Philips AVENT, Redsbaby, Baby Zen, Gro and more)

  • Blackmores Wellbeing Zone with Blackmores Gummies giveaway (while stocks last) and complimentary naturopathic consults

  • Bio-Oil Seminar Series featuring parenting expert Dr Howard Chilton

  • Fisher-Price Play Lab where your little one can "test trial" all the hottest toys on offer from newborn to toddler

  • Expert guidance from professionals at The Advice Hub

  • Entertainment and Meet & Greets with Hi-5 and Poppy & Branch from the DreamWorks movie Trolls

  • Pram Trial Track

  • Limited First Aid Courses by CPR Kids

  • Dedicated Play Areas

  • BIO-OIL SEMINAR SERIES

The Bio-Oil Seminar Series is back with another great line-up of experts to help you on your journey. Leading Sydney paediatrician, Dr Howard Chilton will answer all of your questions about babies, whilst CPR Kids will demonstrate how to manage a choking emergency at home. 

Also heading to the stage will be the Australian Breastfeeding Association consultants, Safe Sleep experts from Red Nose and Tresillian talking about Responsive Settling.


 EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO SHOW-ONLY SPECIALS
Our amazing Exhibitors are offering some great brands, products, and deals that will be available to our Sydney Show visitors.

Some of the Show Specials to look out for include:

  • 17% OFF Stokke Tripp Trapp products

  • 20% OFF all products at 2XU

  • 30% OFF Organix Fruit Pots

  • 20% OFF Earlyview 3D/4D Ultrasound

  • 20% OFF Ripe maternity & nursing

Save $20 by registering for your free ticket before 5pm AEST, 21 September 2017.

 

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Why do people love Hot Mikado!

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1)    I love Hot Mikado as a musical because it is a fun and wacky musical, not just to watch but also perform in. 

2)    Music has always been a big part of my life… (I’m sure you’ve heard people say that before). I never really knew what musical theatre was until my first show and have never stopped performing since. I would love to make this a career as theatre is a big passion for me. 

3)    I play grade 1o violin, dance, play soccer at representative level and, of course, perform in amazing shows like Hot Mikado!! 

Kristian Babian

1/ I love Hot Mikado because of the great music. There are so many different music styles rolled into one and I'm so excited to be able to tap!!!

2/I feel I was born to perform it’s the way I express myself and my dream is to one day perform on Broadway and I believe with enough training and dedication I will get there.

3/I'm a finalist in Sydney Eisteddfod singer of the Year junior

Mariah Gonzalez

  1. I love Hot Mikado as it is an exciting and vibrant musical to be part of where I can sing, dance and act. 

I love working and building friendships with the cast and seeing everyone characters come to life. So excited!!!!

  1. I currently attend Brent Street Academy where I am able to do my studies through correspondence and at the same time I am able to work on developing and involve as dancer, singer and performer. The best of both worlds!!!
  1. When I was 8 years old I was the voice of Didi from "Didi and B" which currently still airs on Nick Jnr and ABC. I also played Princess Kanika in the King and I my first ever musical which was performed at the Opera House

Abby van Balkom

  1. Why do you love Hot Mikado as a musical?

I love Hot Mikado because it is such a hilarious, upbeat musical that everyone will love! It’s so fun because we get to explore a range of styles of singing and dancing, and we get to play lots of different characters. The cast is all so lovely. 

  1. Why did you decide to do musicals? (please include what you do outside of musical theatre, or mention if you are pursuing a professional career)
    I’ve been dancing and singing from a young age, and as I got a bit older I became really interested in acting, and musical theatre was the perfect way to combine them all! I love the whole process – from the very first rehearsal, to being in the theatre, to performing on stage. Performing is my passion, and I really hope to pursue it professionally. 
  1. Any fun facts I should know about you that the press will love? 

I’m part of the vocal group who are currently the National AUSACA Acapella Champions. As a result of this, I recently had the opportunity to perform and do an interview for Disney Channel Australia, which was so much fun!

 

The Independent Theatre, North Sydney

Now in its 66th year, there’s no luckier time for Chatswood Musical Society to transport audiences to Japan than for fast paced jazz comedy Hot Mikado from 22 September to 1 October at The Independent Theatre, North Sydney.

Cultures glide and collide in Rob Bowman (music) and David H. Bell’s (lyrics) hilarious and "hot" updating of Gilbert and Sullivan classic, The Mikado.

Featuring popular musical tunes such as “Three Little Maids” in fully-fledged Andrews Sisters style and big band song and dance numbers, Hot Mikado promises to be a night of fun for the whole family.

The musical sees characters navigate life-or-death stakes while still finding time to tap their toes and scat a tune. Japanese culture meets 1940s America in a land where outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion, and jazz, the blues and gospel are spoken fluently.

“Packed full of funny plot twists and quirky characters, Hot Mikado will be a fun night of message-free theatre; just pure enjoyment for enjoyment’s sake. The musical is such a clever updating of the original 1885 Gilbert and Sullivan production, audiences will love the high energy routines, slap stick comedy, and lots of visual gags,” said director Declan Moore.

“Many previous productions have staged Hot Mikado on a large company scale, but I've always felt the show would work best with a small ensemble of talented players. We’ve made an intimate production and - without giving too much away - been quite contemporary with our gender casting!”

www.chatswoodmusicalsociety.org/hot-mikado

SHOW DETAILS

Friday 22nd September - 8pm Saturday 23rd September - 2pm & 8pm Wednesday 27th September - 8pm Friday 29th September - 8pm
Saturday 30th September - 2pm & 8pm Sunday 1st October - 2pm

The Independent Theatre, 269 Miller St, North Sydney.

 

 

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Look what is in on at the Sydney Opera house these school holidays!

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Looking to get the kids out of the house these school holidays for some fun, then look no further then the Sydney Opera House. 

The Sydney Opera House has the following shows on:

Little Big Shots

An international film festival for kids, featuring the best international and local shorts, animations,

documentaries and amazingly, child produced films.

Dates: 8 September – 10 September

Venue: The Studio

Ages: Various

Tickets:  From $19 + booking fee.

Bookings: 02 9250 7777  

 

Frank Woodley, Noodlenut  

Introduce your little noodles to the master of comedy in Frank Woodley’s first ever show for kids!

Dates: 25 September – 8 October

Venue: The Playhouse

Ages: 6+

Tickets:  From $25 + booking fee

Bookings: 02 9250 7777

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium

Dive into the historical depths of the ocean and unlock some of nature’s greatest mysteries in this interactive experience.

Dates: 23 September – 8 October

Venue: The Studio

Ages: 5+

Tickets:  From $29 + booking fee

Bookings: 02 9250 7777

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Adventure Tour

From secret stage-markings to flabbergasting facts, our expert guides take you through the inner workings of the Sydney Opera House.

Dates: 25 September – 8 October

Venue: The Sydney Opera House

Ages: 6-12

Tickets:  From $20 + booking fee

Bookings: 02 9250 7777

 

 

 

 

 

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Thai-riffic!

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Embarrassing families ... who DOESN'T remember the feeling!

These July school holidays, the award-winning Monkey Baa Theatre Company presents the much-anticipated stage adaptation of Oliver Phommavanh’s novel, Thai-riffic!

This hilarious and heartfelt play about growing up will be a winner with tweens/teens and is at the Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre from 4 – 8 July.

 

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Check Out What Is On At The Opera House These School holidays!

Check Out What Is On At The Opera House These School holidays!

There is so much to do at the Opera house these school holiday so get the kids and their friends together and head out for a great day filled with fun!

Children’s Republic (9-13 April)

 

In a republic run by children, what would the rules be? What values are important? How much homework would there be?

 

With a range of activities including, Make your own Flag, Creative play, podcast workshops and a lot more, kids will love everything about Children's republic!

 

Horrible Harriet (8-23 April)

 

Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of her school and keeps teachers chained in the cellar to do her homework! But all Harriet really wants is a friend. When Athol Egghead lands in his hot air balloon, Harriet finally meets someone who understands her. Then Mr Chicken arrives… Fortunately Horrible Harriet knows how to handle him…Or does she? 

 

Filled with songs, laughs and mischievous fun, this hilarious tale of friendship and identity is sure to have kids captivated as they watch Australian Children's Laureate Leigh Hobbs' bestselling series come to life on stage. 

 

Creature: An Adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo (19-23 April)

 

Discover the magic of the Australian bush in this modern and visually stunning retelling of the 1899 classic children's book, Dot and the Kangaroo. 

Lost in the outback and rescued by a kangaroo, Dot is given magical berries that allow her to understand the animals around her. Join Dot on her journey to find home, encountering all sorts of curious creatures on the way including an acrobatic willy wagtail and quirky kookaburra. 

 

Featuring aerial performances, dance and interactive digital projections of indigenous flora and fauna, kids will love this immersive theatrical experience that explores how our actions affect the native wildlife.

 

So get along to the opera house these school holidays and join in the fun for all ages!

 

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WIN A Family Pass To See Titanic The Exhibition!

WIN A Family Pass To See Titanic The Exhibition!

Titanic The Exhibition arrives in Sydney for the first time ever from 8 April at The Byron Kennedy Hall, The Entertainment Quarter. Experience the world’s largest and most comprehensive Titanic exhibition. Receive a real passengers boarding pass, come face to face with an actual iceberg, experience spectacular recreations and witness over 300 artefacts plus memorabilia from the blockbuster film. A must-see for all ages!

 

Competition details: To win a double pass to see Titanic The Exhibition at The Byron Kennedy Hall, The Entertainment Quarter, entry valid from 26 April, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enter and let us know why you would like to win. Competition ends Friday 14th April, 2017. 

 

Purchase tickets herewww.titanictheexhibition.com.au 

 

 

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Win A Family Pass To See Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies!

Win A Family Pass To See Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies!

The acclaimed new production Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies from Australia’s renowned outdoor theatre producers is coming to the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney for the first time ever playing in the Easter holidays from 9 to 30 April fresh from a sell out tour to London’s Kew Gardens.

In Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies, the adventurous Tinkerbell happens upon the fairies from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Travelling from the Dream Land, the cheeky Mustardseed, fluttery Moth, daring Cobweb and sweet Peasblossom all go on a magical quest with Tinkerbell, learning about the different worlds they are from. 

To win a family pass to see Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies at the Royal Botanic Garden on Sunday 9 April, 12:30pm please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Competition Closes Thursday 7th April, 2017. 

 

Order tickets here:   www.shakespearaustralia.com.au   

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See Play School Live In Concert! WIN WIN WIN

See Play School Live In Concert! WIN WIN WIN

Have you bought your tickets to see Play School Live in Concert?

If not don’t miss out these live shows are fantastic for the kids, they will be singing and dancing to all their favourite nursery rhymes and they get to see their favourite stars live in stage.

Book your tickets to see Play School here!

 

 

Click here to enter and you could win a family pass to see Play School in the venue of your choice. (One family pass for Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Tasmania)

 

 

 

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