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2012 Event Media Release - Angelina Ballerina & Hairy Maclary

Friday, 8 December 2011


Due to popular demand, the season for both Angelina Ballerina’s Big Audition and Hairy Maclary and Friends at Sydney Opera House has been extended. Tickets for the extra shows are on sale from Friday, 9 December at 9am.

An extra Concert Hall show has been added for Angelina Ballerina’s Big Audition on Saturday, 24 December at 3.30pm. Hairy Maclary and Friends has been extended by 20 shows and will now run an extra week until Sunday, 29 January.

Angelina Ballerina’s Big Audition
Angelina Ballerina’s Big Audition follows Angelina as she prepares to audition for the prestigious Camembert Academy. Miss Lily prepares Angelina for her big chance to dance in front of the judges and, although excited about the possibility of an exciting new adventure, Angelina worries about leaving home.

Inspired by the award-winning children’s book series by Katherine Holabird and illustrator Helen Craig, Angelina Ballerina’s Big Audition features Royal New Zealand Ballet dancers performing to a recorded arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s music. The performance is choreographed by the English National Ballet’s Antony Dowson with costumes, based on the original Angelina Ballerina drawings by Wizzy Shawyer and set designs from Al Riches.

Hairy Maclary and Friends
Hairy Maclary and Friends features live music and singing from favourite Hairy Maclary books and the audience is encouraged to sing-a-long. Children will instantly recognize the characters: Hercules Morse, as big as a horse; Bottomley Potts, covered in spots; Schnitzel von Krumm, with the very low tum, Scarface Claw, the toughest tomcat in town and of course Hairy Maclary!

Fresh from a sellout season at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a summer tour throughout the UK, Hairy Maclary and Friends adds to the range of school holiday activities Sydney Opera House has on offer.

Season Details – Hairy Maclary and Friends
Dates: 15 December 2011 – 29 January 2012
(excluding 19, 25 – 26, 31 Dec & 1 – 2, 9 - 10, 16 – 17, 23 – 24 Jan)
Times: 9:30am & 11:30am
Venue: Playhouse
Tickets: Premium $49 / A Res $39 / B Res $29
Suitability: 1+
Running Time: 55 minutes
Bookings: (02) 9250 7777 or

Season Details – Angelina Ballerina’s Big Audition
Dates: 20 – 24 December 2011
Times: 10:30am, 12:30pm daily and 3:30pm on 22 – 24 December
Venue: Concert Hall
Tickets: Premium: $49 A Res: $39 B Res: $29
Suitability: 3 – 10 years
Running Time: 55 minutes + 20 minute interval
Bookings: (02) 9250 7777 or

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