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Treading the Boards: theatre round-up

By ALEC SMART

Neighbourhood Media’s guide to live theatre & concerts in central Sydney for January 2022.

Happy New Year! All the best for 2022 folks!


ARA Darling Quarter Theatre

3/1-25 Harbour St, Darling Harbour

https://darlingquarter.com/play/theatre/


Who: Monkey Baa presents The Listies: Make Some Noise

When: Sat 8 Jan – Sat 22 Jan

What: A comedy show for young people and their adults, featuring tunes about tantrums at Target, love songs to sandwiches and how much The Listies like bananas.

Price: $29 - $34

Weblink: https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/monkey-baa-presents-the-listies-make-some-noise


Aware Super Theatre / Darling Harbour Theatre

ICC, 14 Darling Dr, Darling Harbour

https://www.awaresupertheatre.com.au/


Who: The Teskey Brothers

When: Tue 15 Jan

What: The Teskey Brothers and Orchestra Victoria will perform together in a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

Price: $90.55

Weblink: https://www.darlingharbour.com/whats-on/events/the-teskey-brothers


Who: Yotam Ottolenghi

When: Sun 16 Jan

What: Israeli-born British chef, restaurateur and food writer to reveal his next-level approach to cooking and launch his new book Ottolenghi Flavour.

Price: $90.65 - $141.60

Weblink: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=YOTAMOTT21&v=DHI


Bell Shakespeare

33 Playfair St, The Rocks

https://www.bellshakespeare.com.au/

No current listings this month


Belvoir Theatre

25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills

https://belvoir.com.au


Who: Black Brass

When: Thur 6 Jan – Sun 23 Jan

What: Black Brass is a play of voyaging and discovery told through music and song that span a continent.

Price: $35 - $91

Weblink: https://belvoir.com.au/productions/black-brass/


Who: At What Cost?

When: Sat 29 Jan – Sun 20 Feb

What: Tasmania, now. Boyd’s got enough on his plate with his responsibilities to land and people. But every year more and more folk are claiming to be Palawa too. Are they legit? Or are they ‘tick-a-box’?

Price: $35 - $91

Weblink: https://belvoir.com.au/productions/at-what-cost-3/


Capitol Theatre

13 Campbell St, Haymarket

https://www.capitoltheatre.com.au


Who: Come From Away (Australia)

When: Fri 17 Dec – Sun 30 Jan

What: Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of thousands of stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland, Canada that welcomed them all.

Price: $95 - $140

Weblink: https://www.capitoltheatre.com.au/come-from-away/



City Recital Hall

2 Angel Pl, City

https://www.cityrecitalhall.com


Who: Singular Voices: Martha Marlow

When: Fri 14 Jan, 7:30pm

What: Deeply moving orchestral pop by a truly singular voice.

Price: $39 - $49


Weblink: https://www.cityrecitalhall.com/whats-on/events/singular-voices-martha-marlow/

Who: -Barra

When: Sun 16 Jan, 7pm

What: A sonic and visual journey through Yuwaalaraay country in north-western New South Wales.

Price: $39 - $79

Weblink: https://www.cityrecitalhall.com/whats-on/events/barra/

Who: Switched On: The Chills

When: Fri 28 Jan, 8pm

What: NZ legends bring their ever-resplendent indie-pop magic to Sydney

Price: $49 - $59

Weblink: https://www.cityrecitalhall.com/whats-on/events/switched-on-the-chills/

Who: Sound and Vision: Bait with live score by Gwenno

When: Fri 4 Feb, 7:30pm

What: BAFTA winning Bait receives a live score by accomplished Welsh/Cornish artist Gwenno.

Price: $39 - $49

Weblink: https://www.cityrecitalhall.com/whats-on/events/sound-and-vision-bait-with-live-score-by-gwenno/


Darlinghurst Theatre / Eternity Playhouse

39 Burton St, Darlinghurst

https://www.darlinghursttheatre.com


Who: A Chorus Line

When: Thur 6 Jan - Sun 16 Jan

What: Dive into a world of sweat, sacrifice and sensational choreography with Broadway’s iconic dance musical.

Price: $39 - $99

Weblink: https://www.darlinghursttheatre.com/achorusline


Who: Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner

When: Thur 13 Jan - Sun 20 Feb

What: Dive into a world of sweat, sacrifice and sensational choreography with Broadway’s iconic dance musical.

Price: $42

Weblink: https://www.darlinghursttheatre.com/sevenmethods


Ensemble Theatre

78 McDougall St, Kirribilli

https://www.ensemble.com.au


Who: Killing Katie, Confessions of a Book Club

When: Sun 9 Jan – Sat 26 Feb

What: When former Queen Bee of the book club Robyn publishes her first novel, the truth about the death of her nemesis, Katie, begins to unravel

Price: $38 - $79

Weblink: https://www.ensemble.com.au/shows/killing-katie-confessions-of-a-book-club/


Genesian Theatre Company

420 Kent St, City

https://www.genesiantheatre.com.au/


Who: Murdered to Death

When: Sat 22 Jan – Sat 5 Mar

What: Bungling Inspector Pratt battles against the odds and his own incompetence to solve the murder of the house's owner.

Price: $30 - $35

Weblink: https://genesian.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/18152


Hayes Theatre Company

19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point

https://hayestheatre.com.au/


Who: Lizzie

When: Thur 13 Jan – Sat 15 Feb

What: A prominent businessman and his wife were brutally axed to death in their home. Their daughter Lizzie Borden was the prime suspect.

Price: $56 - $78

Weblink: https://hayestheatre.com.au/event/lizzie/



New Theatre

542 King St, Newtown

https://newtheatre.org.au/


Who: The Park

When: Mon 17 Jan – Sat 22 Jan

What: A group of characters traverse a park, accosted by the fantastical and the earthly. What terrors are real, and what are imagined?

Price: $20 - $25

Weblink: https://aunewtheatre.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/16833


Who: The Chocolate Roster

When: Mon 24 Jan – Sat 29 Jan

What: A support group for mothers who’ve lost children to suicide meets weekly to chat and share a rotating selection of chocolate. But numbers are dwindling and Toni resorts to subterfuge to boost membership.

Price: $20 - $25

Weblink: https://aunewtheatre.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/16835


SBW Stables Theatre

10 Nimrod St, Darlinghurst

https://griffintheatre.com.au/


Who: Window, Cricket Bat

Where: Australian Design Centre, 113 William St, Darlinghurst

When: Wed 11 Jan – Fri 21 Jan

What: A short chamber performance for a solo performer and a curious audience to accompany the exhibition Happy Objects at the Australian Design Centre.

Price: $45

Weblink: https://welcome.griffintheatre.com.au/overview/3601?psn=3601


Who: Green Park

Where: Green Park, Darlinghurst

When: Wed 19 Jan – Sun 30 Jan

What: Warren and Edden are meeting, as a prelude to their Grindr hook up. One of them doesn’t look like his photo. There’s an age gap between them and one is harbouring a dangerous secret.

Price: $72 + booking fee

Weblink: https://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/events/green-park


State Theatre

49 Market St, City

https://www.statetheatre.com.au/


Who: The Wedding Singer

When: Wed 5 Jan – Sun 23 Jan

What: Based on the Hollywood film starring Adam Sandler, The Wedding Singer celebrates all the fun of the ‘80s.

Price: $79 - $129

Weblink: https://weddingsingermusical.com.au/


Sydney Lyric Theatre

5 Edward St, Pyrmont

https://www.sydneylyric.com.au/


Who: Hamilton

When: Fri 17 Dec 2021 – Sun 27 Feb 2022

What: Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre.

Price: $70 - $250

Weblink: https://www.sydneylyric.com.au/hamilton/



Sydney Opera House

Bennelong Point, Opera Quays

https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/


Who: Great Opera Hits

When: Sat 1 Jan – Sun 30 Oct

What: Listen to famous arias from Bizet, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi and more performed by some of Opera Australia’s finest opera singers, accompanied by piano.

Price: $77.50 – $98.50

Weblink: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/opera-australia/2022/great-opera-hits.html


Who: Six the Musical

When: Sun 19 Dec 2021 – Sat 2 Apr 2022

What: Re-introducing the six wives of Henry VIII - six rebellious heroines take to the mic to remix over 500 years of history and heartbreak in a celebration of girl power.

Price: $57.50 - $153.50

Weblink: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/musical-theatre/2021/six-the-musical.html


Who: La Bohème

When: Tue 4 Jan – Fri 4 Feb

What: On a freezing Christmas Eve, love sparks. Two hands meet in the dark and four friends’ lives change forever.

Price: $56.50 - $343.50

Weblink: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/opera-australia/2022/la-boheme.html


Who: Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?

When: Thur 13 Jan – Sun 23 Jan

What: An American classic for an Australia at the crossroads. What’s to be scared of?

Price: $98.50 - $104.50

Weblink: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/sydney-festival/2022/whos-afraid-of-virginia-woolf.html


Theatre Royal

108 King St, City

https://www.theatreroyalsydney.com/


Who: Girl from the North Country

When: Wed 5 Jan – Sun 27 Feb

What: An uplifting and joyful story of American life in 1934 Minnesota, this critically acclaimed production features the reimagined songs of Bob Dylan.

Price: $88 - $193

Weblink: https://www.theatreroyalsydney.com/events/season-2022/girl-from-the-north-country/


Sydney Theatre Company

15 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point

https://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/


Who: Triple X

Where: Wharf 1 Theatre

When: Sat 8 Jan – Sat 26 Feb

What: A hysterically funny, wildly provocative and tender love story about a successful Wall Street banker who’s having an affair with a trans drag performer.

Price: $44 - $74

Weblink: https://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/whats-on/productions/2022/triple-x


Who: Wudjang: Not the Past

Where: Roslyn Packer Theatre

When: Mon 17 Jan – Sat 12 Feb

What: Workmen find bones while excavating a dam, which Bilin, a Yugambeh man, convinces his colleagues to let him keep as they’re the remains of his ancestor, Wudjang

Price: $44 - $129

Weblink: https://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/whats-on/productions/2022/wudjang



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Photos by Alec Smart






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