ON STAGE DAILY AT THE CAPI­TOL THE­ATRE SYD­NEY

JUNE UN­TIL 17 JULY 2019

Sydney Arena - - ENTERTAINM­ENT -

Char­lie and the Chocolate Fac­tory the mu­si­cal fol­lows the orig­i­nal story with some in­cred­i­ble ex­pres­sive act­ing from Paul Slade Smith as Willy Wonka, Tony Shel­don as Grandpa Joe, and Ryan Yeates who plays Char­lie Bucket.

Syd­ney’s beau­ti­ful his­toric Capi­tol The­atre is one of Syd­ney’s iconic venues. The build­ing it­self be­gan its life in 1892 as the Bel­more mar­kets, con­tin­u­ing on to be­come a hip­po­drome de­signed specif­i­cally for the Wirth Bros cir­cus and then a Union The­atres pic­ture palace. By the end of the 1970’s the Syd­ney City Coun­cil con­sid­ered de­mo­li­tion, but in 1981 Aus­tralia’s last re­main­ing atmospheri­c the­atre was snatched from the jaws of the bull­dozer by a Her­itage Coun­cil con­ser­va­tion or­der. The Capi­tol The­atre then un­der­went a com­plete and thor­ough restora­tion that took two years and cost over $30 mil­lion to com­plete, open­ing its doors in 1995 for the ac­claimed pro­duc­tion of Miss Saigon.

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