As both a hugely successful solo artist and frontman for Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas will make a welcome return to our shores for performances across Australia.
Fans can expect a dynamic show of huge hits and favourites plucked from Thomas’s 30+ year career, as well as a tasting of new tracks lifted from Chip Tooth Smile. Among his numerous hits are solo classics like Lonely No More, This Is How A Heart Breaks, and Streetcorner Symphony; Matchbox Twenty favourites Push, 3AM, If You’re Gone and Bent, as well as Smooth, his worldwide smash hit Santana collaboration.
Rob Thomas is one of the most distinctive artists of this or any other era -a gifted vocalist, spell-binding performer and an acclaimed songwriter known worldwide as the lead singer and primary composer with Matchbox Twenty, as well as for his multi-platinum solo work and chart-topping collaborations. As a songwriter and collaborator Thomas has racked up global sales of more than 80 million records.
Steve Martin and Martin Short will bring their critically acclaimed comedy tour Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t for the first time to Australian audiences in November. This celebrated comedy show redefines the form in unexpected and profound ways, from two of the funniest, most influential and acclaimed talents of the past century. The duo will be joined on stage by Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers.
Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t follows Steve Martin and Martin Short’s sold-out tour An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life. The tour was filmed for a Netflix special that earned rave reviews and garnered four Emmy® nominations. Fueled by comedic precision and anchored in a lifelong friendship, Rolling Stone called the special “wryly hip but unexpectedly touching,” with the New York Times describing it “gleeful and satisfying.”
Steve Martin and Martin Short’s humor is often subversive, but it is always a joyous self-deprecating romp from two comedy masters driven to make each other laugh as much as the audience. The jokes come at you at a rapid-fire pace with little set-up and big punch lines as they mock Hollywood and the fickle nature of celebrity, but the comedy truly soars when they lovingly (and relentlessly) roast each other.
Martin and Short’s chemistry and timing on stage reflects a friendship of more than three decades; they met for the first time on the set of the 1986 film Three Amigos. The comedy icons have been touring together since 2016, when they launched their first live show titled “A Very Stupid Conversation.”
Don’t miss comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short! Hurry, this will sell out!
“Spend a day at ICC Darling Harbour and lose yourself in China”
The Australia Chinese Cultural Festival is an unique experience bringing together Chinese culture with the Australian community. The Tea Expo has been held in Sydney since 2011 and this year features the largest number of Chinese tea companies exhibiting ever in Australia.
At the Chinese Cultural Festival, you will get to experience traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony Appreciation, various activities of Cultural Performances, Chinese Art Gallery and an interesting Finance Pavilion includes Property, Travel, Finance, Investment.
Whether you’re in business want to expand your horizons or just want to spend a relaxing day immersed in Chinese culture or simply sit back and relax with a great cup of tea, this is the expo for you!
A true New York City Institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the slickest dancing in town. No wonder CHICAGO has been honoured with 6 Tony Awards ®, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy ® and thousands of standing ovations.
Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts”…so begins the international multi-award-winning musical, CHICAGO.
Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, jazz slayer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with Cell Block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.
Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, CHICAGO’s sexy, sassy score includes “All That Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle”, CHICAGO truly is “The sharpest, slickest show on the block” The Times UK.
Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road global tour has already been hailed as one of his most “energetic, dazzlingly-original and joyful celebrations”. Elton’s legendary catalogue, including beloved songs ‘Bennie and the Jets’, ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Tiny Dancer’, ‘Crocodile Rock’, ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ and more, are showcased in a musical masterpiece that is a “reflective and stunning tribute to a great artist’s career” (NME), also celebrating his 50-plus year collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin - one of the great song-writing partnerships of all time.
Audiences will experience a rare glimpse into Elton’s life, and the deeply personal meaning behind some of his greatest hits, via mesmerising, never-before-seen images and videos displayed throughout the show from his incredible 50-year career. Complete with brand new stage production, and tour wardrobe designed by Italian fashion house Gucci, Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road global tour is intimate and personal, while also spectacular and daring.
More than a concert; an unforgettable memory, Elton John’s curtain call will be the last chance to catch this legendary performer touring in Australia.
Frontier Touring, AEG Presents and Nickelodeon are beyond excited to announce that YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa will bring her D.R.E.A.M. The Tour to Australia this January, making stops in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
“I’m super excited to bring my D.R.E.A.M. Tour to Australia this January! I had such a great time on my last visit and can’t wait to see everyone again. Thank you so much Nickelodeon, AEG and Frontier Touring for making this possible - we’re going to have the best time ever!” - JoJo Siwa
The 16-year-old phenomenon first landed down under in the middle of last year, with tens of thousands of young fans sporting her signature bow flocking to her East Coast appearances. JoJo’s 2020 Australian visit will be the icing on the cake of what has evolved into an epic 80+ city world tour. Her unparalleled live show, overflowing with colour and energy, is built on JoJo’s natural flair for entertaining and has been wowing audiences around the world night after night.
Don’t miss out on tickets to Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour, an experience kids and families will never forget!
The Broadway smash hit SHREK THE MUSICAL is coming to Australia - From 1st January 2020
This lavish multi-million dollar musical, starring Ben Mingay as Shrek, Lucy Durack as Princess Fiona, Todd McKenney as Lord Farquaad (Sydney & Melbourne) and a special guest appearance by Marcia Hines as The Dragon (Sydney & Brisbane), will open at the Sydney Lyric in January 2020 followed by seasons in Melbourne and Brisbane.
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favourite ogre to life on the stage.
Featuring a terrific score of 19 songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, it’s no wonder The New York Times called it ‘True Happiness’ and The Daily Mirror said it’s ‘the most fun you’ll ever have’.
SHREK THE MUSICAL, part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!
Billy Elliot the Musical arrives in Sydney from 15th October to 15 December 2019 - 10 weeks only!
Featuring music by the legendary Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musicalhas been seen by over 12 million people worldwide. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, it is the recipient of over 85 awards internationally.
Set in a northern town during the miners’ strike of 1984/5, the show follows Billy’s journey from boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his community and changes his life forever. Billy Elliot the Musical is an extraordinary theatrical experience that has captivated audiences around the world.
Based on the hilarious hit movie, this ass-kicking new musical follows dropout Dewey Finn, a failed rock star forced to earn some extra cash by posing as a teacher at a prestigious prep school. But Dewey isn’t going to teach them algebra or arithmetic, oh no. These kids are going to learn what it takes to become the most awesome rock ‘n’ roll band of all time! But can his new group win the Battle of the Bands without being schooled by their parents and headmistresses, or will Dewey have to face the music?
With a new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Julian Fellowes and an incredible cast of kids shredding guitars, pounding drums and rocking out live, School of Rock is a treat for all ages. You are invited to tune your guitar, raise your rock salute and discover the show that hits all the right notes.
Frontier Touring and Roundhouse Entertainment are excited to announce that Norwegian pop icons a-ha are returning to Australia for the first time in 34 years.
a-ha will be performing their seminal debut album Hunting High And Low in full to celebrate its 35th anniversary as well as other favourites from across their career.
Selling more than 11 million copies worldwide, it includes the unforgettable ‘Take On Me’ , which reached #1 on the Australian charts, as well as follow-up hits ‘The Sun Always Shines On TV’ , ‘Train Of Thought’ and the title track, ‘Hunting High And Low’.
Joining a-ha to cement this tour as a pop extravaganza is another superstar who dominated the ’80s, Mr ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, Rick Astley.
Television personality, podcaster and hairstylist to the stars, Jonathan Van Ness, is set to bring his Road to Beijing world tour to Australia and New Zealand this February!
As the star of the Emmy-nominated web series Gay of Thrones, and the Emmy-winning reality show Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness has become known in the entertainment industry for his fabulous, unstoppable energy. For the first time, he will bring that energy to the stand-up stages of Australia and New Zealand, with his unforgettable live show, serving cirque-du-so-gay-realness between stand-up sets so good your face will be in need of a massage from all the smiling. It’s all inspired by his ongoing attempt—and lifelong obsession—to become a figure-skating prodigy just in time for the next Olympic cycle, which just so happens to be in 2022 in Beijing!
New York-based Shen Yun returns to Capitol Theatre 4-15 March 2020 as part of its global tour. It’s all-new program of around twenty masterful dances and songs bring Asia’s celebrated past to life on stage with live orchestra.
The culture of ancient China was divinely inspired. Shen Yun’s works reflect this rich spiritual heritage...Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life.
Shen Yun makes this possible by pushing the boundaries of the performing arts, with a unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops, and an orchestra like no other. Be prepared for a theatrical experience that will take your breath away!
Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Tony Award®-winning production of War Horse is coming to the Sydney Lyric in February 2020.
Hailed by Time Magazine as ‘a landmark theatre event’, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. An unforgettable theatrical experience, ‘not to be missed’ (Chicago Tribune).
At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on anextraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to Dolly Parton’s rip-roaring musical!
Inspired by the hit film, 9 TO 5 is a hilarious musical about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!
This smash-hit West End musical features a book by the iconic movie's original screenwriter Patricia Resnick and an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton including her much-loved hit song, 9 to 5.
9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy - three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist, egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the ladies manage to reform their office - or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?
This Australian Premiere will be playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from April 2020.
It is the ultimate battle of STATE PRIDE as the very best cowboys from Queensland and new South Wales go head to head in the ultimate expression of state versus state, mate against mate in a bull riding showdown like no other. The PBR Origin will establish a new State order in rider and fan bragging rights for the Toughest State on Dirt.
This is Australia’s ultimate bull riding battle, three hours of nail-biting, edge of your seat action and the premium entertainment experience. Don’t miss the PBR’s Origin event at the First State Super Theatre on 20 June, 2020.
This is the one and only PBR Origin. Expect the unexpected.
“You’ve never seen FROZEN like this!” - Good Morning America
From the producers of Aladdin and The Lion King, Disney’s new hit musical Frozen is storming Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from July 2020.
Adapted from the Oscar-winning film, Frozen the Musical is expertly brought to the stage by acclaimed Director Michael Grandage, giving life to this beloved story in an all new, unforgettable theatrical experience.
An inspiring tale of sisterhood and true love, it features the songs you know and love from the original film plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers. With gorgeous sets and costumes as well as sensational special effects, Frozen is everything a Broadway musical should be – moving, spectacular and pure joy.
Be one of the first to witness this global phenomenon on stage!