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Theatre Review: Come From Away is a heart-warming run through humanity in crisis

June 15, 2021

A musical about 9/11 might feel a bit risky, so it’s fortunate that Come From Away has a particularly refreshing angle on the subject. With airspaces locked immediately after the tragedy, 38 planes were forced to land on the island of Newfoundland, Canada. Over 7,000 stranded passengers were sent to nearby towns including Gander, where […]

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Photo Gallery: Celebrities and VIPs walk the red carpet at opening night of Come from Away

June 15, 2021

Check out our gallery from opening night of Come from Away at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. The hit musical is based on real life events, when 38 planes carrying nearly 7,000 people from over 100 countries were redirected to Newfoundland, in the wake of 9/11. Set in Gander, a remote Canadian town that saw it’s population […]

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Theatre Review: Frozen – The Musical is worth melting for at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre

December 12, 2020

Love it or loath it, you cannot deny Disney’s 2013 animated musical Frozen is one of the biggest pop culture phenomenons of our time. With box office figures, soundtrack sales, and merchandise revenue not seen since the Disney Renaissance of the early 1990s, Frozen was the cultural sensation the House of Mouse had been chasing […]

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Theatre Review: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (in Sydney until May 2019) was absolutely, positively scrumdiddlyumptious!

January 12, 2019

It didn’t matter if you were six, one hundred and six, or somewhere in between. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory made us all act like little kids in a candy shop. This was a joyous musical based on the beloved Roald Dahl book and one that successfully straddles the lines between lightness and darkness. It […]

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Photo Gallery: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Playing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre until May 19th

January 11, 2019

Now playing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, is the new theatrical production of the classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Nathan Atkins went along to capture the cast in action to give you a state of what to expect from the show. Tickets are on sale now HERE, with performances until 19th May 2019.

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Review: You will never look at your kitchen sink in the same way again after STOMP at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre

August 2, 2018

Using everyday items such as brooms and buckets, the eight performers who make up STOMP create their own soundtrack, a hybrid of noise that form a melody which will see you tapping your feet in no time. Incredibly theatrical, no words are spoken for the duration of the performance yet the cast are able to […]

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Review: The skaters may have flown at Swan Lake on Ice, but the re-vamped ending did not (Sydney’s Capitol Theatre to 29th July)

July 29, 2018

NB: Spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned. Most people are familiar with the story of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Even if they haven’t seen the ballet, they will know some of the iconic music, in particular the dance of the cygnets. Personally – I love Swan Lake – so when an opportunity to see it performed on […]

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Bennelong the Big Winner at 2018 Helpmann Awards

July 17, 2018

“With an audience full of performers, you’d think they’d know how to take their seats on time!” This observation from my patient (?) plus-one came as the clock ticked past 8.05pm and Sydney’s Capitol Theatre was still only half full. It also perfectly summed up our experience of the 2018 Helpmann Awards. You see, while […]

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Win a double pass to see Swan Lake On Ice at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney

July 3, 2018

The world’s premier theatrical ice skating company, The Imperial Ice Stars, returns to Australia with its award-winning masterpiece Swan Lake On Ice, touring to Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney this July. Sydney audiences can enjoy the classic tale at the Capitol Theatre from 25 – 29 July. Set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score in the intimate setting […]

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Theatre Review: Mamma Mia! – here we go again (at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre)

February 19, 2018

In Muriel’s Wedding, Muriel wishes that her life was as good as an ABBA song. Presumably, that life looks a lot like Mamma Mia – a glittering Greek Island paradise where beautiful young men and women burst into song and dance at the drop of a hat, fall in love, have a wedding and live […]

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Red Carpet Photos: Mamma Mia! The Musical Sydney Premiere

February 16, 2018

Last night, Mamma Mia! The Musical officially kicked off its Sydney season at the Capitol Theatre, holding its gala opening night. Nathan Atkins hit the red carpet: [print_gllr id=11477] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on Arts on the AU and may have formatting errors – images may not be […]

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Interview: Mamma Mia!‘s Alicia Gardiner is a Two-Time Dancing Queen

February 13, 2018

There are some familiar faces in the new touring cast of Mamma Mia!, which opens in Sydney this week. Not only does Alicia Gardiner light up our screens as Kim Akerholt on Offspring, audiences returning to Mamma Mia! may also recognise her. Nearly 20 years ago, Alicia was part of the musical’s Australian premiere cast. […]

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Red Carpet Photos: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard Of Oz – Capitol Theatre Sydney Premiere

January 6, 2018

Nathan Atkins hit the red carpet at the Sydney Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz. On now at the Capitol Theatre until 4th February. [print_gllr id=11132] For tickets and more details head to ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on Arts on the AU and may have […]

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Soprano Hyeseoung Kwon on giving wings to the final season of Moffatt Oxenbould’s Madama Butterfly

October 24, 2017

In a final two-week season at the Capitol Theatre, Opera Australia is farewelling one of the most beloved productions in its history – Moffatt Oxenbould’s Madama Butterfly. Someone who is very well acquainted with Butterfly is Opera Australia soprano Hyeseoung Kwon! This will be the fourth year you take to the stage as Cio-Cio-San with […]

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What I learned attending my first ever Helpmann Awards

August 2, 2017

The 2017 17th annual Helpmann Awards were held last Monday at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney. Lachlan attended the ceremony and reflects on the experience – his first time at the iconic celebration of stage performances in Australia. They’re long… and for good reason Clocking in at 3 hours with no commercial breaks, the ceremony […]

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Performances from Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots, American Idiot and many more to showcase at 17th Annual Helpmann Awards

July 3, 2017

Staged on the set of Kinky Boots at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, the 17th Annual Helpmann Awards Ceremony will feature a vast array of high-profile hosts, talent and performances when it airs live this July. This years premier celebration of Australia’s live performance industry will showcase performances from the musical My Fair Lady with […]

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Smash hit musical Jersey Boys returns to Sydney in 2018 and you could be part of it

May 5, 2017

If you’ve ever dreamed of being in a smash hit musical then 2018 could be the year for you! The producers of the international hit musical Jersey Boys are on the hunt for fresh Australian talent, ready for the show’s return to Sydney in 2018. Jersey Boys tells the real life story and the rise […]

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Five Reasons To See Kinky Boots in Sydney (Now Playing at the Capitol Theatre)

April 20, 2017

Kinky Boots stalked onto the stage last night for its Sydney Opening Night and we loved every sparkling moment! If you’re not quite convinced you need to see this dazzling musical yet, here are our five reasons why you really ought to strap on your heels and get to it- The absolute party that Kinky […]

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Theatre Review: Aladdin – Capitol Theatre, Sydney (performances until November 20th)

August 12, 2016

And just like that, the biggest show to open in Australia this year has blown the socks off audiences. Ever since it was announced to make its Australian debut, the hype surrounding Disney’s classic Aladdin has been immense, with industry professionals and theatre lovers alike counting down the days until opening night. Every childhood memory […]

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Review: The Sound Of Music – Capitol Theatre, Sydney (Performances through to February 2016)

December 22, 2015

From do-re-mi to hills to brown paper packages to yodelling to being sixteen (going on seventeen) to climbing mountains to solving problems like Maria and all the way to that beautiful little flower Edelweiss, mention The Sound of Music to anyone and they’ll surely be respond by singing any one of these fabulous tunes. It […]

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