Sydney Theatre 2018 Guide

Here's what to expect on Sydney stages – from theatre and musicals to dance and opera
Photograph: Jeff Busby Ryan Bondy (centre), A.J. Holmes (far right) and ensemble – The Book of Mormon
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We're not going to tell you how to live your life, but if you're looking for Christmas presents, you could do worse than book tickets to one of the blockbusters or new Australian works coming to Sydney stages in 2018. Or you know, just treat yourself.

Big musicals to look out for

Theatre, Musicals

The Book of Mormon

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The mormons are coming – to Sydney – and you better believe the hype: this musical blockbuster is every bit as brilliant as you've heard.

Evita 2018 Opera Australia supplied image of Tina Arena 2014
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Evita

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Opera Australia and John Frost are collaborating to revive the 1978 West End production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster musical, directed by Tony Award-gobbling musical theatre veteran Harold Prince – with Australian pop princess Tina Arena starring as Eva Perón.

Major companies in 2018

Sami in Paradise 2018 Belvoir hero image photographer credit Daniel Boud
Photograph: Daniel Boud
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Belvoir

Eamon Flack's season will be full of “upbeat theatrical gestures”, combating a world gone mad with joy and jazz.

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The Nose - Opera Australia
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Opera Australia

The centre of Opera Australia’s 2018 season is nothing to sneeze at: the return of expat superstar Barrie Kosky.

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The Australian Ballet 2018 season launch image feat Brett Chynoweth and Alice Topp (c) Time Out Australia photographer credit Daniel Boud
Photograph: Daniel Boud
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The Australian Ballet

In their 55th year, the Australian Ballet are presenting somewhat of a 'greatest hits' parade.

Best of the rest

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