Due to huge demand, new tickets for The Wizard of Oz in the final week of the season will go on sale from Monday December 4. The world’s favourite musical opens at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on 30 December with many performances already sold out. Sydney audiences need to get in quick to catch this majestic production, as it must close on February 4 2018.

Leading The Wizard of Oz cast are Anthony Warlow as The Wizard and Professor Marvel, Lucy Durack as Glinda the Good Witch and Jemma Rix as The Wicked Witch of the West, while rising star Samantha Dodemaide plays the coveted role of Dorothy, her first leading role in a major musical. Eli Cooper plays the role of the Scarecrow, Alex Rathgeber plays the Tin Man, and John Xintavelonis plays the Lion. The ensemble cast includes Paul Hanlon as Uncle Henry and Sophie Weiss as Auntie Em, alongside Justin Anderson, Sheridan Anderson, Lewis Beer, Shay Debney, Sage Douglas, Mikey Halcrow, Zoe Ioannou, Bree Langridge, Rubin Matters, Scott Morris, Justine Puy, Michael Roache, Mitchell Roberts, Emma Russell, Dean Schulz, Darren Tyler, Caleb Vines, Stephanie Wall and Rachael Ward.

Lucy Durack, Samantha Dodemaide, Alex Rathgeber, John Xintavelonis, Eli Cooper (c) Jeff Busby

Lucy Durack, Samantha Dodemaide, Alex Rathgeber, John Xintavelonis and Eli Cooper in The Wizard of Oz (Photo by Jeff Busby)

The London Palladium production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz had its Australian Premiere in Brisbane at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC earlier this month and heads to the Capitol Theatre, Sydney from 30 December, the Festival Theatre, Adelaide from 3 April, and the Regent Theatre, Melbourne, from 15 May.

Developed from the ever-popular MGM screenplay, the London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz contains the beloved Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family.


Venue: Capitol Theatre, Campbell Street, Haymarket
Season: From 30 December to 4 February
Performance Times: Tues-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Tues & Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm*
Prices: From $49.90**
Bookings: or 1300 795 267, Groups 12+ call 1300 889 278

 * Performance times vary weekly
** Transaction fees apply