Editor's Pick events in Australia

Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show Editor's Pick

Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show

Get ready for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity

Last Night at the Proms Editor's Pick

Last Night at the Proms

Guy Noble leads the WASO as host and conductor
The Book of Mormon Editor's Pick

The Book of Mormon

Winner of 9 Tony awards including Best Musical!

Stairway to Heaven Editor's Pick

Stairway to Heaven

Led Zeppelin Masters
The Simon & Garfunkel Story Editor's Pick

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Featuring all Simon & Garfunkel’s hits played live on stage with a high energy band
GREASE - The Arena Experience Editor's Pick

GREASE - The Arena Experience

This is Grease on a mega scale

Katie Noonan’s Elixir with Michael Leunig & WASO Editor's Pick

Katie Noonan’s Elixir with Michael Leunig & WASO

Four creative forces collaborate for one night
Katy Perry's WITNESS: The Tour Editor's Pick

Katy Perry's WITNESS: The Tour

Special guest artists Starley & ZEDD announced
The Wizard of Oz Editor's Pick

The Wizard of Oz

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s London Palladium production
Aida Editor's Pick

Aida

This historic epic is a perennial favourite

Verdi’s monumental, transcendent music makes this historic epic a perennial favourite. The new production comes from the celebrated Italian director Davide Livermore. He is renowned for high-tech, projected sets so tangible, it’s hard to believe they are just light and shadow. Immersive, impressive, intimate — this is the future of spectacle on stage. Thrilling young conductor Andrea Battistoni returns to lead this production. Three magnificent casts perform Verdi’s difficult leads. You don’t want to miss the stunning soprano of Amber Wagner, paired with Elena Gabouri as Amneris and Riccardo Massi as Radamès. Later in the season, rising star Natalie Aroyan takes on her dream role, and Clémentine Margaine, Milijana Nikolic, Diego Torre and Yonghoon Lee join the all-star lineup.

Lucia di Lammermoor Editor's Pick

Lucia di Lammermoor

Jessica Pratt makes her Sydney Opera House debut

Lucia is a woman on the edge of insanity: deceived by her brother, bereft of her lover, she marries a man she does not love and descends into madness. The sopranos that conquer her stratospheric notes are some of the greatest the world has ever seen. Jessica Pratt has joined the ranks of Nellie Melba and Joan Sutherland: one of just three Australians to sing this role on the hallowed La Scala stage. Now, she returns home to make her Sydney Opera House debut. Passions run hot on the cold moors of Scotland, and Donizetti traces every moment with exquisite music. The score is full of highlights, but none compare with the dazzling coloratura of Lucia’s mad scene. The blood-covered bride emerges from her chamber a vocal whirling dervish, while the glass harmonica plays in haunting accompaniment. Pratt performs her celebrated Lucia with Michael Fabiano’s intense Edgardo and Giorgio Caoduro’s menacing Enrico. Carlo Montanaro conducts this brilliant young cast in a compelling production by John Doyle with period designs by Liz Ascroft.

Rigoletto Editor's Pick

Rigoletto

This humdinger of an opera has everything

At the Duke’s infamous parties, one man’s words light the darkness with a sinister glitter. Among the glamorous girls and greasy gangsters, Rigoletto serves his master with sharp wits and averted eyes. He’s hideous. He’s hated. He’s untouchable. But in this shimmering world of secrets and seduction, can he keep the one he loves most safe? From the moment he wrote it, Verdi knew he had a hit on his hands. The story had everything: royalty, loyalty, deformity, devotion, lust and revenge. And the music? The music was sensational, so full of hummable tunes that Verdi demanded complete secrecy from his première cast. The tenor was forbidden from even whistling the catchy ‘La donna è mobile’ outside of rehearsals. The morning after Rigoletto’s triumphant premiere, that melody rang out in the streets: a hit for ever after. The title character Verdi called the “greatest creation” in the history of theatre had found a home in a masterpiece of music. Opera Australia’s much-loved production of Rigoletto returns to the Sydney Opera House stage, complete with its glamorous La Dolce Vita-inspired sets and costumes and scene-stealing car.The revolving dolls-house style set gives a cinematic detail to each scene.

Sleeping Beauty – A Knight Avenger's Tale Editor's Pick

Sleeping Beauty – A Knight Avenger's Tale

Bonnie Lythgoe's fifth pantomime in Australia

"You must see this show"

CHANNEL 9 NEWS

"Hilarious, stupendous, high production values... this show ticks all the boxes in style"

NEWS LTD

"One of the most delightful family theatre experiences I can remember"

HERALD SUN

"Melissa Tkautz wowed the audiences with her stage presence and voice"

DAILY MAIL

"Dazzling"

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert Editor's Pick

Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert

Score performed live by the WASO

May the Force be with you! Experience Star Wars: A New Hope in concert, with the WASO performing John Williams’ epic Oscar-winning score live to the complete film. Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. Although Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader, his former apprentice, Luke proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire's dreaded Death Star. Please note: The film is rated PG as it contains some violent scenes.

King of the World – The Elvis Mega Concert Editor's Pick

King of the World – The Elvis Mega Concert

Over 60 musicians & singers live on stage

It doesn’t get any bigger than this! He was the King of the world. Now, the biggest Elvis concert ever staged. Over 60 musicians & singers live on stage starring the world’s newest Elvis sensation, Jack Gatto. At just 26 Jack epitomises Elvis in his prime; his voice and physical resemblance to the ‘King’ prompted Elvis’ first cousin Louise Smith to comment “You were such a success in Memphis.” Jack's outfits, designed by Elvis's original designer, and an amazing audio-visual presentation lift this production to another level seldom seen or heard. Over two hours of classic Presley hits with the orchestra & choir conducted by the show’s creator John St. Peeters. A Tony Minniti Presentation

School of Rock the Musical Editor's Pick

School of Rock the Musical

Discover the show that hits all the right notes

Both Sides Now Editor's Pick

Both Sides Now

Celebrating the songs of Joni Mitchell
The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra Editor's Pick

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra

The living embodiment of swing
The Misanthrope Editor's Pick

The Misanthrope

A glorious satire of polite society
Unforgettable: James Morrison & Kate Ceberano Editor's Pick

Unforgettable: James Morrison & Kate Ceberano

Two of Australia’s music icons
The White Album Concert Editor's Pick

The White Album Concert

21 singers & musicians perform the White Album
National Geographic: Symphony for Our World Editor's Pick

National Geographic: Symphony for Our World

Stunning footage with an original symphony

This unprecedented event pairs National Geographic’s stunning natural history footage with an original symphony composed by Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music, performed live by a full orchestra and choir. Driven by a five-part composition, Symphony for Our World combines artistry and science as it brings viewers from the depths of the sea, up to the coastlines, onto land, through mountains and into the sky. Each movement results in a powerful musical tribute to the beauty and wonders of our wild world. The 90-minute show is packed with groundbreaking imagery and storytelling from 130 years of beloved National Geographic history. Symphony for Our World is officially licensed by National Geographic and produced by Jason Michael Paul Entertainment.

Jeff Dunham – Passively Aggressive Tour Editor's Pick

Jeff Dunham – Passively Aggressive Tour

Record-breaking, global comedy superstar
X Games Sydney 2018 Editor's Pick

X Games Sydney 2018

The world's best in BMX, Skate and Moto X
JERSEY BOYS Editor's Pick

JERSEY BOYS

The international blockbuster musical

“Outstanding”

HERALD SUN

“Beyond phenomenal”

ALAN JONES, 2GB

“A theatrical triumph”

SUNDAY HERALD SUN

“Easily the best musical ever”

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

“Pure showbiz genius”

THE AUSTRALIAN

What's NEXT? Editor's Pick

What's NEXT?

Let's talk black holes, wormholes, dark matter and time travel
An Evening with Jane Fonda Editor's Pick

An Evening with Jane Fonda

Hear her remarkable story unfold

She is one of the most recognisable women of our time: Academy Award-winning legendary actress, activist, author, philanthropist, revolutionary and fitness guru. The life and work of Jane Fonda has challenged boundaries for six decades on every stage imaginable. Hear her remarkable story unfold in an intimate evening of stellar memories and passionate visions for the future. Jane will share stories about her life growing up in Hollywood royalty, her own acting career, her activism, the causes that are important to her and her current projects, both on and off screen. Between her activism going back to the late '60s, her one-woman fitness video revolution of the '80s and her tireless work for women's health and representation, Jane has never been defined by one job. From Barbarella to 9 to 5, Jane Fonda's legacy as an Oscar-winning Hollywood powerhouse is unassailable. That trajectory continues in 2018 with the soon to be released film Book Club, her reunion with Robert Redford in Our Souls At Night, as well as her Netflix comedy series with Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie. In the last decade alone, the daughter of Hollywood royalty has returned to Broadway, released another five exercise videos, and accepted lifetime achievement awards from Cannes, the Venice Film Festival, the American Film Institute and the New York Women's Agenda.

Croatian Rhapsody: Maksim Mrvica Editor's Pick

Croatian Rhapsody: Maksim Mrvica

The Croatian superstar's Australian Debut
Julius Caesar Editor's Pick

Julius Caesar

Presented by Bell Shakespeare
Bon Jovi: This House Is Not For Sale 2018 Tour Editor's Pick

Bon Jovi: This House Is Not For Sale 2018 Tour

See Bon Jovi like a true VIP

A Night at the Opera with special guest Dame Edna Everage Editor's Pick

A Night at the Opera with special guest Dame Edna Everage

For Opera enthusiasts and first-timers
James Morrison with WASO: The Great American Songbook Editor's Pick

James Morrison with WASO: The Great American Songbook

Performing all the classic hits
The Legend of Dunhuang Editor's Pick

The Legend of Dunhuang

The Oriental Swan Lake