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Gosford Musical Society

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Put on your wigs, heels and all the glitter you can find because the iconic, essentially Australian, joyous and award-winning PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT is coming to the Central Coast in 2022!!

Laycock Street Community Theatre

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Coast FM 96.3

Sounds of Musical Theatre

News, reviews and music of popular stage musicals and plays.

Sunday Evenings

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The Attic Theatrical

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice.

The Art House Studio

Jopuka

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Jopuka 2023

Jopuka Productions is the Central Coast's leading youth-arts body. It was established specifically to provide performing arts training and development to a wide array of emerging artists, aged 12-26, from all across Darkinjung Country, on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Jopuka provides a…

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Theatre Royal Sydney

The Mousetrap

This thrilling West End production is THE genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time case closed! Don't just see it. Solve it.

The Mousetrap is supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Theatre Royal

Comedy

Sydney Comedy Festival

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be tearing up the freeways of Australia to bring the best of the 2022 Festival to somewhere near you.

Civic Theatre

Comedy

Gosford Musical Society

The Spongebob Musical

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes centre stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!

Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg
Book by Kyle Jarrow
Driector Beck Gracia
Musical Director Hannah Whitwell

Laycock Street Community Theatre

Fringe

FRINGE IS BACK!

Sydney Fringe

The Sydney Fringe Festival is the largest independent arts festival in New South Wales with over 500 events presented in over 70 venues across Greater Sydney each year. In the month of September, culture creators from all over the city join forces with us to share Sydney's stories, presenting…

Sydney Fringe
World

Sydney Opera House

Do You Hear The People Sing?

Celebrate one of musical theatre's finest pairings in an Australian premiere concert spectacular. Over a decade in the making, this unforgettable tribute to the creators of Les Miserables, Miss Saigon and more will span 50 years of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil's iconic collaborations.

Sydney Lyric Theatre

2023

The Attic Theatrical

The Last Five Years

Jamie and Cathy used to be in love, but now their marriage is over and they're trying to figure out where it all went wrong... The Last Five Years is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical by Jason Robert Brown about two New Yorkers in their 20s who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.

The Art House Studio

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Wyong Musical Theatre

Xanadu

Slap on your roller skates, pump up the glitter, and get hip to the muses in Xanadu, an outlandishly enjoyable stage spoof of the outrageously bad movie from 1980 about a painter and his muse who find love at a roller disco in Los Angeles.

The Wyong Grove Theatre

December

FestivalX

FestivalX

Once again, Festival X will represent the very best in Hip Hop, Dance, EDM and Electronic music across multiple stages with a line-up featuring global superstars alongside the hottest local talent.

Sydney Showgrounds

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Rock

Chocolate Starfish

Bat Out Of Hell

Larger-than-life Melbourne band Chocolate Starfish will take the words right out of Meat Loaf's mouth when they perform one of the greatest rock albums ever

The Art House Theatre

November

Sydney Theatre Company

The Tempest

The iconic Richard Roxburgh returns to the STC stage for the first time in years to play one of theatre's greatest roles in this deeply moving reflection on life, love, and what it means to let go.

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kip Williams

Roslyn Packer Theatre

Comedy

Woy Woy Little Theatre

The Appleton Ladies Potato Race

A very Australian, effervescently entertaining, laugh-out-loud funny new play with serious things to say and a gentle way of saying them.

Peninsula Theatre

Festival

Naughty Noodle

Coastal Twist

7 days of jam packed surprises, playful and profound fun and learnings with LGBTIQ Arts & Culture from across our region, our state and our country as we invite adventurous Artists, Thinkers and Innovators to present work that simultaneously entertains and expands our worlds, our tolerance and our possibilities.

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The Art House

An Afternoon At The Proms

A Musical Spectacular 2022 - This stunning spectacular salutes the famous BBC Proms Concerts of London's Royal Albert Hall.

The Art House Theatre

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Mounties Group

The Vocalist

The HALEKULANI BOWLING CLUB Talent Quest will be run in conjunction with another Talent Quest at the MOUNTIES CLUB in Sydney.

Halekulani Bowling Club

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Chugg Entertainment

Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road

Returning in January 2023 to perform shows as part of his multi-year Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, we are are thrilled to announce that Elton John - the most successful performing male solo artist of all time - has added a special ‘encore' performance to his epic run, with a new show announced for Newcastle.

McDonald Jones Stadium

Drama

Gosford Musical Society

RENT

It's about high drama, high-sheen angel wings, and all the soaring, emotional arcs and tear-jerking lows of a year in the bohemian life of broke artists in New York. All set to reverberating rock guitar, of course.

Directed by Rob Hale
Musical Director Marianne Powles
Choreographer Lauren Miller

Laycock Street Community Theatre

November

Jopuka

Little Girls Alone In The Woods

In an ordinary street, in an ordinary suburb, in an ordinary town, something is amiss. It's not the maths exam the teens are about to fail, or the overdue essay. It's not global warming or fast-fashion sweatshops. It's a low buzz of anxiety, a quiet terror in the middle of the night.

Red Tree Theatre

OCTOBER

Opera Australia

Cinderella

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is the Tony Award® winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music that delighted Broadway audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale.

Sydney Lyric Theatre

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Laycock Street Community Theatre

Echoes of Pink Floyd - Signs of Life

In 1988, Australia witnessed a rock concert event unprecedented in its scale, scope, and impact. Now, 35 years later, Australia's own Echoes of Pink Floyd bring you their painstakingly crafted homage to this amazing concert experience, Signs of Life.

Laycock Street Community Theatre

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Australian Shakespeare Company

Alice in Wonderland

This school holidays, tumble down the rabbit hole as the Australian Shakespeare Company presents Lewis Carroll's absurd & wickedly clever classic - Alice in Wonderland.

The Pioneer Garden

Royal Botanic Gardens

Newcastle

Civic Theatre

The Magical Music of Harry Potter

The Magical Music of Harry Potter is a unique and enchanting evening where original actors, star soloists, a choir and an orchestra bring the boy wizard's world to life!

Civic Theatre

Wyong

Jopuka & Create + Co

Out Of The Darkness

To celebrate World Pride coming to Sydney, Jopuka is teaming up with Create+Co to stage a special celebration of queer voices in musical theatre!

Presented by Jopuka and Create + Co Theatre
Directed by Daniel Craig

The Art House Studio

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Coast 2 Coast Events

Running in the Shadows of Fleetwood Mac

They've sold more than one hundred million albums world-wide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Fleetwood Mac's songs are part of international music history.

Laycock Street Community Theatre

Tour

SK Entertainment

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody

Join your six favourite friends at your favourite café for a night of unstoppable laughs with the new parody musical that lovingly lampoons the beloved NBC sitcom!

AUSTRALIAN TOUR

POPULAR!

Jopuka

Seussical The Musical

Join us, as the most famous of Cats in the most iconic of Hats guides us into the world of Dr Seuss, where Horton, the kind-hearted elephant, discovers a speck of dust on which the civilisation of Whoville exists. There JoJo lives, a Who child sent to military school for thinking too many “thinks.”

Red Tree Theatre

December

Sydney Opera House

Velvet Rewired

Led by the divine Marcia Hines alongside a dazzling array of acrobats, aerialists and vocalists, prepare for a euphoric dose of disco fever and a touch of glitter - not to mention an epic disco soundtrack that will have you boogying all the way to wonderland in your seat.

In association with Peter Rix.

Joan Sutherland Theatre

Sydney

Sydney Opera House

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

For the first time in 17 years, legendary singer-songwriter and rock icon Elvis Costello returns to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall for two electrifying, career-spanning performances.

Concert Hall at the Opera House

Drama

Sydney Theatre Company

Chalkface

Played by the fantastic Catherine McClements, Pat is a jaded, stalwart primary school teacher who isn't afraid to voice her opinions: all kids are terrors, the school's a zoo and her colleagues are nitwits. Enter Anna, played by Stephanie Somerville in her STC mainstage debut, who is bright-eyed, idealistic and just out of university…

by Angela Betzien
Directed by Jessica Arthur

Drama Theatre at Sydney Opera House

Opera

Opera Australia

Attila

The King of the Huns meets his match. No one can stand before Attila and his hordes, until a warrior woman turns his head. As he opens his heart to his prisoner Odabella, the barbarian king reveals his weakness.

Joan Sutherland Theatre

December

Sydney Opera House

Amadeus

Celebrate the Opera House's 50th anniversary with the explosive revival of Peter Shaffer's Tony and Academy Award-winning masterpiece.

Concert Hall at the Opera House

Magic

Red Tree Theatre

JD's World of Magic

A Magical Treat for young and old, is coming to the Red Tree Theatre!! JD's World Of Magic, is presented by International Award- Winning Magician Joel Howlett.

Red Tree Theatre

Tuggerah

Jopuka

Green Day's American Idiot!

Green Day's explosive, award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot comes to the Central Coast in March 2023.

Co-Directors: Rosie Ross and Joshua Maxwell
Musical Director: Ben Ross

Red Tree Theatre

November

Jopuka & Red Tree Theatre

Picnic at Hanging Rock

On a summer's day in 1900, three Australian schoolgirls on a picnic expedition to the remote Hanging Rock abscond from their group. They are last seen heading towards the beckoning Rock.

Red Tree Theatre

Tuggerah

Jopuka

The Brown Bag Canteen

Food fanatic, Ren, steps off the bus at St. Lawrence Prep, the fanciest high school in six towns. She's there with the rest of her peers after a mysterious fire destroyed their beloved - albeit kind of a hole - Woodrich College across town, and these poor students are not welcome.

By Alexander Lee-Rekers
Directed by Calem Madden
Photo: Jamie Hornsby

Red Tree Theatre

POPULAR!

Bell Shakespeare

The Comedy of Errors

Shipwrecked and separated 33 years earlier, two sets of long-lost twins miraculously find themselves in the same city on the same day. What could possibly go wrong?

Civic Theatre

Sydney

Opera Australia

The Phantom of the Opera

Experience the phenomenon of one of the most successful musicals of all time, when Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary show makes its Sydney Opera House debut.

In association with Cameron Mackintosh

Joan Sutherland Theatre

POPULAR!

Etalong Diggers

Magic Men

Showcasing its most talented men in a heart-stopping live performance. Featuring the guys from MAGIC MEN, this one-of-a-kind stage show tears up the stage with hot hunks, smooth moves and a lighting spectacle guaranteed to make it a night out to remember.

Ettalong Diggers

November

Theatre Royal Sydney

Come From Away

Come From Away shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways' into their lives.

Theatre Royal

November

Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary

Opera in the Wild

Animals and Opera... with no boring bits! Puccini, Mozart, Verdi. Featuring stars of Australian Opera accompanied by the State Chamber Ensemble in a real working wildlife sanctuary.

Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary

Tuggerah

Red Tree Theatre

The Boy From Oz

The Boy From Oz is the most successful Australian musical ever and the first to make it to Broadway. It is a musical biography/tribute to the late great Peter Allen.

Co-Directed by Daniel Craig and Joshua Maxwell

Red Tree Theatre

Sydney

Andrew Kay

Dick & Angel Strawbridge

Dick and Angel Strawbridge, the stars of hit television series, Escape to the Chateau, are coming with their hugely successful Dare to Do It tour, the first time the Strawbridge's have ever visited Australia and New Zealand.

State Theatre

FREE

Naughty Noodle

CHANGE - Art Exhibition

From emerging to professional and acclaimed “Change” is a curated Exhibition and celebration of LGBTIQ visual artists. “Be the Change” is our theme and will be reflected through a fabulous multiarts Exhibition featuring Artists interpretation to our festival theme of CHANGE.

VIP Launch Tuesday 27 Sep 5:30pm - 9 pm. Open daily 28 Sep - 4 Oct 2022: 9am-4pm

POPULAR!

Naughty Noodle

Love Club

Shaking up the foundations with a whole lot of carry on. Rumpus is where the wild things are, the commotion you have been waiting for as Coastal Twist Festival presents a Performance Party thats spreading the rainbow love bubbles higher than ever before.

Naughty Noodle Fun Haus

Tuggerah

Red Tree Theatre

The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Shakespeare may be turning in his grave, but the show that's become a cult classic contains all 37 plays (plus sonnets).

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Red Tree Theatre

POPULAR!

Anthony Street

Spellbound

A Night Of Magic & Grand Illusion

The Art House Theatre

Soon

Wyong Musical Theatre

I Love You You're Perfect Now Change

The longest running off-Broadway revue in history has been revised for the 21st century! This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as 'the relationship.'

The Wyong Grove Theatre

November

Laycock Street Community Theatre

War on 2022

Join Australia's satirical all-stars: Charles Firth (The Chaser), Mark Humphries (7.30), Jenna Owen and Victoria Zerbst (The Feed) and James Schloeffel (The Shovel) as they dissect the scandals, corruption, elections, pandemics and world wars of 2022.

Laycock Street Community Theatre

Tuggerah

Red Tree Theatre

Educating Rita

Educating Rita is a witty yet poignant look at a working class woman's attempts to change her social circumstances through pursuit of an Open University qualification.

by Willy Russell
Directed by Daniel Craig

Red Tree Theatre

Comedy

Central Coast Leagues Club

Arj Barker - Comes Clean

“Do I swear to tell the whole truth? No, but I'll swear while telling the partial truth. And trust me, it's a lot more fun that way. If you truly want to laugh, then take my word for it. This is honestly the best hour of BS around; I kid you not”

Central Coast Leagues Club

POPULAR!

Sydney Theatre Company

The Lifespan of a Fact

In her debut performance with STC, icon of the Australian screen and stage Sigrid Thornton will lead this thrilling, stylish and hyperintelligent hit Broadway comedy that tackles the great question of our time: true or false?

by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell
Directed by Paige Rattray

Roslyn Packer Theatre

November

Bearfoot Theatre

Take Me To Neverland

Trapped in an institution and unable to fly, Peter struggles to distinguish between real and make-believe. Nine years prior, he teaches the lost children in a London orphanage to fly. Can he escape the looming crocodile and will they ever grow-up if Peter wants them to stay young and lost forever?

The Lock-Up

Tuggerah

Red Tree Theatre

The Sound of Music

The world's best-loved musical is making a triumphant return to the coast in 2023!

Directed by Joshua Maxwell
Musical Directed by Vivienne McLaren

Red Tree Theatre

Live

Avoca Beach Theatre

The Badloves

One of Australia's most cherished bands, The Badloves became a household name with their 1992 debut album “Get on Board,” which peaked at #5 on the ARIA charts achieving double platinum status and hovered in the charts for a gravity-defying 69 weeks.

Avoca Beach Theatre

Tuggerah

Jopuka

Share House

Flo has just started uni and is living in a share house just off campus. She takes over Arlo's room, who's sleeping in a swag in the backyard while he waits for Tori to finish moving into Brett's room. 4 Dale Street has had a revolving door for 6 years, and no-one really knows who's actually on the lease anymore.

Written and directed by Joshua Maxwell
Photo: Jamie Hornsby

The Launch Pad

POPULAR!

Laycock Street Community Theatre

Ashes to Ashes

The spirit of the legendary, the iconic, the revolutionary, David Bowie lives on with ‘Ashes To Ashes: The David Bowie Experience' who have earnt a reputation as Australia's premier Bowie tribute. They perform faithful versions of the songs that span Bowie's stellar 5 decade, 27 studio album career in a stunning two-hour…

Laycock Street Community Theatre

POPULAR!

Sydney Opera House

UnWrapped

An ongoing series of short, sharp and surprising events from independent creators. Each one is handpicked to give you the chance to witness captivating visions and true artistry, stripped back to its most breathtaking core.

The Playhouse

POPULAR!

Civic Theatre

Prima Facie

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller's award-winning play.

Civic Playhouse

Woy Woy

Woy Woy Little Theatre

Don't Dress for Dinner

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong?

by Marc Camoletti
Adapted by Robin Hawdon

Peninsula Theatre

November

Mingara

Back to the Tivoli

Introducing your host, multi-national award winner Jenifer Green! Jenifer has spent 15 years living and performing in America, headlining for acts like Bob Hope and Mickey Rooney.

Mingara Event Centre

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Disney Theatrical Productions Australia

Mary Poppins

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's supercalifragilistic new production of MARY POPPINS has arrived at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

This production of MARY POPPINS has orchestrations by William David Brohn with dance and vocal arrangements by George Stiles.

Sydney Lyric Theatre

November

Hayes Theatre Co

Godspell

One of the most progressive and innovative musicals in history, Godspell tells the story of a fractured, hostile and disconnected community that finds hope, common ground and understanding by embracing a message of radical love.

The Art House Theatre

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