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Musical theatre in Sydney

Look sharp, triple threats! Here are Sydney's biggest all-singing, all-dancing musicals

By Time Out editors |
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Hamilton 2019 announcement New York photo credit: Joan Marcus
Photograph: Joan Marcus Hamilton original cast

Sydney is a hotbed for showstoppers, with major musicals passing through our theatres every month. These are all the biggest shows that are either currently playing or coming our way in the next year or so – from Disney's latest blockbuster to the long-awaited Australian premiere of Hamilton.

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Recently announced shows

Hamilton 2019 announcement New York photo credit: Joan Marcus
Photograph: Joan Marcus
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Hamilton is coming to Sydney

Sydney: are you ready to be in the room where it happens? By “it”, we mean Lin-Manuel Miranda’s record-smashing hip hop musical Hamilton, which is officially heading our way.

Frozen Capitol Theatre Disney Sydney 2019
Photograph: Deen van Meer
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Disney's Frozen musical is coming to Sydney

For the first time in forever, Sydney's getting something first: the Broadway musical based on Disney's hit movie Frozen will have its Australian premiere in July 2020 at the Capitol Theatre. 

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Waitress the Musical Sydney 2018 photo credit: Joan Marcus
Photograph: Joan Marcus
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Waitress is coming to Sydney

Praise the musical theatre gods: three massive shows have just been announced for Sydney over the next two years. That means it’s time for local musical nerds to start saving up their pennies. 

Fiddler on the Roof 2020 Opera Australia supllied
Photograph: Matthew Murphy
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An innovative new version of Fiddler on the Roof is coming

Is it time for Opera Australia to rebrand as "Musicals Australia"? That's the impression you might get from a quick look at its just-announced 2020 Sydney season, which features no less than four musicals over the course of the year. 

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