Two More Fanny Brices for FUNNY GIRL

join the cast to play one of musical theatre’s biggest roles

with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra – 12, 13 & 14 July

Sydney Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that two fabulous performers NATALIE BASSINGTHWAIGHTE (Rogue Traders, star of Neighbours and X Factor) and MAGGIE McKENNA (direct from her lead role in Muriel’s Wedding The Musical) will join the nine leading ladies Michala Banas, Casey Donovan, Virginia Gay, Verity Hunt-Ballard, Dami Im, Zahra Newman, Caroline O’Connor, Queenie van de Zandt and Megan Washington in FUNNY GIRL THE MUSICAL IN CONCERT (12-14 July).

With the film celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2018, this special Sydney Symphony Orchestra concert will shine the bright lights of Broadway on the Sydney Opera House stage with the iconic role of ‘Fanny Brice’, who each night will be shared by eleven of Australia’s leading talent. FUNNY GIRL THE MUSICAL IN CONCERT will be directed by three-time Helpmann Award winner Mitchell Butel.  The show will also star Trevor Ashley, Nancye Hayes as Mrs Brice and Don Hany as Nick Arnstein.

Natalie Bassingthwaighte said “As a huge fan of both Barbra Streisand and Funny Girl, I have fond memories of performing ‘Don’t Rain On My Parade’ at every audition growing up.  I cannot wait to get back on the stage at the world renowned Sydney Opera House with such an esteemed cast and the celebrated Sydney Symphony Orchestra.  I cannot wait!!”

Funny Girl, the movie, which starred Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice, features beloved songs such as People, I’m the Greatest Star, Don’t Rain on My Parade and The Music That Makes Me Dance.

A triumphant story of starry success and a bittersweet story of love, Jule Styne and Bob Merrill’s Funny Girl is a musical theatre classic celebrating the exuberant and elegant flavour of Broadway in the 1910s and 20s and the comic genius of Fanny Brice.

Director: Mitchell Butel
Musical Director: Vanessa Scammell
Choreography: Amy Campbell
Lighting Design: Max Wilkie

Venue: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Dates: Thursday 12 July at 8pm; Friday 13 July at 8pm; Saturday 14 July at 2pm
Prices: Tickets from $79
Bookings: or SSO Box Office (02) 8215 4600 (02) 9250 7777 or or 136 100