The Hanging Two schoolgirls are missing in Melbourne’s hinterland. The search is on and a 14-year-old friend holds the key to their disappearance — but she won’t give up her secrets easily. Award-winning playwright Angela Betzien has written this crime thriller, which is directed by Sydney Theatre Company’s resident director Sarah Goodes and stars Ashleigh Cummings, Genevieve Lemon and Luke Carroll. Wharf 1 Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company, Pier 4 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. Thursday, 8pm. Tickets: $50-$58. Bookings: (02) 9250 1777 or online. Until September 10. Singin’ in the Rain Cosi fan tutte Mozart’s opera Cosi fan tutte is a poignant drama about love, faith, loss and sex that occurs under a veil of farce. Director David McVicar previously has directed productions of Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro and now he delivers this final instalment of the Da Ponte trilogy. Cosi fan tutte is conducted by Jonathan Darlington and stars Anna Dowsley and Nicole Car in the lead roles of Dorabella and Fiordiligi.