The Sound of Music Cameron Daddo and Amy Lehpamer lead an Australian cast in the London Palladium production of Rodger and Hammerstein’s timeless musical. The British production premiered in the West End in 2006 and is on a national tour of Australia. Capitol Theatre, 13 Campbell Street, Haymarket. Today, 1pm and 6pm. Tickets: $70-$115. Bookings: 136 100 or online.
Dropped La Boheme Gale Edwards’ production of Puccini’s La Boheme for Opera Australia returns to Sydney. It’s Christmas Eve in the burlesque bars of 1930s Berlin, and a painter, a musician, a philosopher and a poet venture out into the town. Starring Opera Australia principals Natalie Aroyan, Shane Lowrencev, Lorina Gore and Diego Torre in the lead roles. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point. Opens December 31. Tickets: $44-$299. Bookings: (02) 9318 8200 or online. Until March 23. Disobedient Objects From the Victoria and Albert in London, Disobedient Objects is based on works made by nonartists, through processes of improvisation and bricolage, in the context of political activism in different places around the world. Includes protest banners, gas masks, jewellery and graffiti from sources as diverse as the Tahrir Square protests in Cairo, the Occupy movement and the Black Panther Party in the US. Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo. Daily, 10am-5pm. Admission: $8-$15. Inquiries: (02) 9217 0111 or online. Until February 14. pastels, prints, etchings, drawings and sculptures from the 1880s to 1931. On show will be works ranging from the big, muscular national narratives for which the artist is most famous ( Shearing the Rams, A Break Away!, Bailed Up, The Golden Fleece) to delicate society portraits and musical-themed symbolist paintings, as well as lively studies of indigenous Australians, depictions of serene working spaces, busy streetscapes and jewelbox coastal landscapes. National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra. Daily, 10am-5pm. Tickets: $18$21. Inquiries: (02) 6240 6411 or online. Until March 28.