entire show looks well-drilled and is admirably tight. The costumes are excellent and the sound is particularly good: brassy but rich. Jack Chambers (pictured, left) as Cosmo is less of a slapstick caricature here than he is in the original, but there’s still plenty of physical comedy. Chambers has a dazzling Broadway smile; his Make ’Em Laugh was expertly performed. The lip-synch singer Kathy (Gretel Scarlett, pictured) is a terrific dancer with lashings of personality and a voice agile enough to sing You are My Lucky Star agreeably. At the Melbourne premiere, Adam Garcia’s singing as Don Lockwood (played in Sydney by Grant Almirall and Rob Mallett) lacked authority and colour, though he was at his best in the first act finale. In a torrential downpour, he sang and danced as if to himself. It was an unexpectedly touching and effective note. Sydney Lyric, Pirrama Road, Pyrmont. Today, 1.30pm and 7pm. Tickets: $80-$122. Bookings: 136 100 or online. Until September 4. Mahler This performance from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Lothar Koenigs and features saxophonist Amy Dickson, soprano Sylvia Schwartz and percussionist Colin Currie. The program includes the premiere of Australian composer Ross Edwards’s latest concerto, titled Frog and Star Cycle and Mahler’s Symphony No 4. Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point. Today, 2pm and Monday, 7pm. Tickets: $39-$134. Bookings: (02) 8215 4600 or online. Duration: 2hr, including 20min interval. melodies and radiating charm and good humour at every opportunity. While more reserved in her delivery, Vanska’s playing was nonetheless strong and commanding, combining lyricism and brilliance. Sollima’s composition Fecit Neap. 17 … was the perfect finale to this concert, summing up the eclectic musical journey with a wide-ranging work. Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point. Tomorrow, 2pm. Tickets: $47$117. Bookings: 1800 444 444 or online.