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‘Rent’ Is Coming To Sydney Opera House To Celebrate The Production’s 25th Anniversary

‘Rent’ Is Coming To Sydney Opera House To Celebrate The Production’s 25th Anniversary

Good news musical nerds: the ghost lights are officially off and Sydney Opera House has announced their summer program, kicking off with a revival of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent.

 

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Marking the 25th anniversary of Rent‘s original Broadway production, the star of this revival, Callum Francis, told The Sydney Morning Herald the central themes of the musical — diversity, inclusion and friendship during a crisis (although in the 90s that crisis was AIDS) — remain relevant for a 2020 audience.

“It’s pretty impressive how timeless it is, it could have been written and released this year. I think it will be really interesting for people to see it again,” Francis said.

 

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The show will run from December 27 to January 31. Tickets start from $65 plus the booking fee, and go on sale to the general public this Friday, November 6 at 9am. They’re already on pre-sale to members, however. You can nab yours here.

As for the rest of the summer season, running from December until February, you can expect a little magic, return performances from Cirque du Soleil, comedy shows, classical music performances and more.

 

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“We have had A, B and C summer programs in the air for a few months,” the Opera House’s head of contemporary performance, Olivia Ansell, told SMH. “We got the news at the end of September that we could open at 50 per cent capacity and it’s a testament to the team at the Sydney Opera House that we have moved as fast as we could to launch this program”.

It’s starting to feel a lot like the new normal, and like a pretty good Christmas pressies.

(Lead Image: Provided / Sydney Opera House)

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