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February events in Sydney

Celebrate love, lunar new year and live music this month

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February may signal the end of summer, but the second month of the year is as steamy as ever with saucy Valentine's Day events, spicy markets and feasts for Chinese New Year and colourful Mardi Gras parties for the 40th anniversary.

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February's biggest events


The Book of Mormon


It can be difficult for Australian audiences to receive any international musical without certain preconceptions: the rumours of greatness tend to wash onto our shores long before the tour has even been announced. When one of the biggest Broadway hits of the millennium rolls into town, the sense of expectation can be dangerously high.

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Sydney Lyric , Darling Harbour Tuesday April 24 2018 - Sunday July 15 2018

Mamma Mia! The Musical

This new Australian production will star Natalie O'Donnell (who sung lead in indie show Next to Normal at the Hayes in 2015) as mother-of-the-bride Donna, and Sarah Morrison (who was superb in the lead role of precocious teenager Lesley/Lisa in Ladies in Black) will star as Sophie. Alicia Gardiner (Offspring) will play Donna's bestie Rosie, and Jayde Westaby (Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical) will play Tanya. 

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Capitol Theatre , Haymarket Wednesday April 25 2018 - Sunday May 6 2018

Mardi Gras celebrates its 40th anniversary

Mardi Gras events in Sydney

We’ve picked out some highlights from the official festival as well as a few more events that champion LBGTQIA culture.

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By: Ben Neutze