The Most Exciting Musicals in Sydney in 2024

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Show us something more feel-good than a musical, and we'll show you a liar. Musicals are the ultimate show-stopping way to experience theatre in our book, bursting with music, moves, and incredible energy. 

Sydney will be playing host to some of the world's biggest musicals in 2024, so we've rounded up our picks of the bunch—all of them promising to transport you to a different world, full of spectacle, jaw-dropping performances, and a whole lot of sparkle. Here are the best musicals in Sydney in 2024.

The Most Exciting Musicals in Sydney in 2024

1. Elvis: A Musical Revolution

Elvis: A Musical Revolution
Elvis: A Musical Revolution

Get ready for a musical journey through the life of the cultural icon, Elvis Presley, in Elvis: A Musical Revolution. With over 40 hit songs, this high-energy production celebrates the extraordinary life of the award-winning artist.

From his roots in Mississippi to the iconic '68 Comeback Special and his rise to become 'The King of Rock 'n' Roll,' the show explores the pivotal moments in Elvis's life and music career. Let the music transport you through the incredible story of Elvis Presley in this brand-new, upbeat production!

Where:   State Theatre, 49 Market St, Sydney
When:    4 February 2024 - 9 March 2024
Cost:      From $79 per person

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WICKED the Musical
WICKED the Musical

This Broadway sensation, WICKED, provides a unique perspective on the Land of Oz, unfolding the untold story before Dorothy's arrival. Meet a young woman born with emerald-green skin who's brilliant, spirited, and uniquely gifted. When she crosses paths with a bubbly blonde who enjoys immense popularity, their initial rivalry transforms into the most unexpected of friendships. However, as the world labels one as "good" and the other as "wicked," the tale takes a captivating turn.

Where:   Sydney Lyric, 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont
When:    Until 4 February 2024
Cost:      From $170 per person

3. The Hello Girls

The Hello Girls
The Hello Girls

Step into the extraordinary world of The Hello Girls, a contemporary musical filled with folk and pop tunes that will stay with you, telling the remarkable story of a spirited group of trailblazing women who revolutionised the US Army and left an indelible mark on history.

Set against the backdrop of 1918, a time of global turmoil and the fight for equality, the musical unfolds as the US Army, struggling at the front lines due to communication issues, takes an unprecedented step—hiring women. It's a tale of resilience, empowerment, and the triumph of breaking barriers.

Where:   Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point
When:    10 January - 4 February 2024
Cost:      From $70 - $79 per person

4. The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show
The Rocky Horror Show

Get ready for a theatrical celebration like no other with The Rocky Horror Show, a musical that has captured hearts around the world and proudly marks 50 years on the stage as the only contemporary rock musical of its kind.

Prepare for a frothy, fun-filled experience – the boldest bash of them all! Dust off those stilettos and gear up for the rockiest ride of your life. Join the adventure of squeaky-clean sweethearts Brad and Janet, where every moment is unforgettable. With timeless classics like the Time Warp, it's guaranteed to be one of the most popular musicals in Sydney this year.

Where:   Theatre Royal Sydney, 108 King St, Newtown
When:    31 March - 28 April 2024
Cost:      From $69.90 per person

5. & Juliet

& Juliet
& Juliet

Get ready to discover a whole new twist on the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet in & Juliet. Get ready to press play on the ultimate playlist and find out what could have been, in this entertaining remix of the world's most popular love story.

& Juliet is a hilarious, inspiring, and poignant musical that features one of the most addictive and joyful soundtracks to ever hit the stage. With pop anthems from legendary songwriter Max Martin and collaborators, including Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Katy Perry, The Weeknd, and Kelly Clarkson (just to name a few), you won't be able to resist singing along!

Where:   Sydney Lyric Theatre, 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont
When:    27 February - 2 June 2024
Cost:      From $79.90 per person

6. GREASE The Musical

Grease the Musical
GREASE the Musical

Get ready to relive the magic of GREASE in an all-new production that's set to be even slicker, sexier, and more electrifying than ever before!

As one of the world's most iconic musicals and one of the most hotly anticipated musicals in Sydney this year, there's nothing quite like the feeling of returning to Rydell High. Danny, Sandy, Kenickie, Rizzo, and the entire gang are back to give you a night out that only GREASE can deliver. It's a timeless experience that promises to bring energy, excitement, and a whole lot of nostalgia.

Where:   Capitol Theatre, 13 Campbell St, Haymarket
When:    24 March - 26 May 2024
Cost:      From $79.90 per person

7. West Side Story

West Side Story
West Side Story

The timeless musical masterpiece, West Side Story, burst onto Broadway in 1957, creating a sensational storm of exuberant dance and wistful romance.

Fast forward to 2024, and this iconic musical is making a triumphant return to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, promising an electrifying, larger-than-life staging. Get ready to immerse yourself in the greatest score ever written for musical theatre, witness dynamic dance numbers that soar through the open air, and be captivated by a love story that transcends the ages. 

Where:   Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney
When:    22 March - 21 April 2024
Cost:      From $79.90 per person

8. Parade

Parade the Musical

Get ready for a compelling journey into a true story that shook a nation. Jason Robert Brown's Tony Award-winning musical, Parade, is set to hit Sydney in May 2024. Parade delves into one of the darkest episodes in America's history. Amid religious intolerance, political injustice, and racial tension, the stirring  Parade explores the endurance of love and hope against all the odds. A must-see musical in Sydney in our book!

Where:    Seymour Centre, Cnr City Road &, Cleveland St, Chippendale
When:     9 - 25 May 2024
Cost:      From $99 per person

9. Chicago

Chicago the Musical

Get ready for a dazzling spectacle of murder, greed, corruption, and All That Jazz in the international multi-award-winning musical, CHICAGO!

As the longest-running musical on Broadway, it would be a crime to miss this masterpiece that's ready to captivate audiences as one of the most anticipated musicals in Sydney. 

Where:    Capitol Theatre, 13 Campbell St, Haymarket
When:     9 June - 7 July 2024
Cost:      From $89.90 per person

10. Hamilton

Musicals in Sydney
Hamilton promises to be one of the most spellbinding musicals in Sydney this year

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 to become a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.

This ultra-popular musical is educational and spell-binding with incredible music, lyrics, and script to wow the audience. 

Where:   Sydney Lyric Theatre, 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont
When:    30 July - 31 October 2024
Cost:      From $75 per person

11. SIX The Musical

Six The Musical
SIX The Musical

After thrilling audiences with sensational sell-out seasons nationwide, the pop musical sensation SIX the Musical is making a triumphant return to Australia. This globally celebrated musical has earned an impressive 35 major international awards, including two prestigious Tony Awards and a Grammy nomination.

Get ready for a high-octane 75-minute musical experience where the feisty Tudor queens fearlessly rewrite five hundred years of history.

Where:   Theatre Royal Sydney, 108 King St, Newtown
When:    From October 2024
Cost:      Tickets on sale in March 2024. Join the waitlist

12. Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard

Embark on a musical journey with the international recording sensation and musical theatre star, Sarah Brightman, as she takes the lead in a lavish new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard.

This captivating musical weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Follow the legendary silent movie star, Norma Desmond, who yearns for a return to the big screen after being discarded by Hollywood with the arrival of “talkies.” When she crosses paths with struggling Hollywood screenwriter Joe Gillis in a dramatic twist of fate, their passionate and volatile relationship unfolds, leading to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion. 

Where:   Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
When:    28 August - 2 November 2024
Cost:      Tickets from $49 - $299

And in 2025...

13. MJ The Musical

MJ The Musical
MJ The Musical

Get ready for an extraordinary experience as one of the greatest entertainers of all time, Michael Jackson, brings his unique and unparalleled artistry to Australia in the multiple Tony Award-winning musical, MJ.

Focused on the creation of his 1992 Dangerous World Tour, MJ goes beyond showcasing the singular moves and signature sound of the star. It offers a rare glimpse into the creative mind and collaborative spirit that elevated Jackson to legendary status. Don't miss the chance to witness the magic and brilliance of Michael Jackson's legacy in this captivating musical journey!

Where:   Sydney Lyric, 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont
When:    February 2025
Cost:      Keep an eye on the website for tickets

14. Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher
Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher, the sensational Broadway hit that clinched five Tony Awards, will be taking the musicals in Sydney scene by storm in Feburary 2025.

Reimagined by the innovative Dead Puppet Society, known for its visually stunning creations, this eagerly anticipated rendition of Peter and the Starcatcher blurs the boundaries between reality and fantasy. It takes you on a journey across oceans with mystical mermaids and lands filled with curious creatures—the ultimate untold story of Neverland.

Where:   Capitol Theatre, 13 Campbell St, Haymarket
When:    February 2025
Cost:      Keep an eye on the website for tickets

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