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February 14, 2014 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

After cleaning up at The 3rd AACTA Awards last month with his cinematic masterpiece The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann is gearing up for the premiere of his highly-anticipated musical, Strictly Ballroom, at Sydney Lyric at The Star. 

The Great Gatsby took out an impressive 13 AACTA Awards in January during the lavish ceremony at The Star Event Centre; and Luhrmann is likely to wow audiences again with a multi-million dollar stage adaptation of his debut film.

Strictly Ballroom: The Musical will begin previewing at Sydney Lyric at The Star on March 25, with the show officially kicking off April 12.

To give theatre-goers the ultimate entertainment experience, The Star is offering a number of pre-show dining offerings at its signature restaurants with menus designed to get you to the show in time, plus free parking when you book your pre-show dinner (available Tues-Thurs only).

Or is kicking back in the lap of luxury after your theatre experience is more your taste, The Star is offering accommodation packages with its five-star hotels, Astral Towers & Residences and The Darling. 


A little piece of Italy with Sydney’s best view, Stefano Manfredi’s Balla is a modern interpretation of traditional Italian cuisine. Guests enjoy a memorable dining experience overlooking Sydney’s Harbour Bridge and city, with dishes that reflect Manfredi’s dedication to delivering truly authentic cuisine. Balla has a delectable pre-theatre menu for Strictly Ballroom show-goers, including a 2-course option for $49 per person and 3-course option for $55 per person.

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BLACK by ezard

BLACK by ezard, is a contemporary Australian grill offering classically-inspired food styles influenced by great American grills and contemporary Europe. The restaurant features signature seafood dishes along with grass-fed, grain-fed, wet and dry aged beef specifically sourced for the wood fired grills, and also offers an international cellar boasting roughly 770 labels including Sydney’s best representation of American wine.

BLACK’s pre-theatre menu includes a 2-course option for $65 per person and a 3-course option for $75 per person.

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Where the buzz of Tokyo meets a Sydney beat, Sokyo is a contemporary Japanese restaurant where chef Chase Kojima showcases his impeccable union of traditional craftsmanship with an innovative take on contemporary flavour. An homage to stylish and sophisticated dining, guests can enjoy the chilled out sounds of the resident DJ, while a house Sake Sommelier is on hand to advise on the perfect Sake companion to the entire experience. Sokyo’s pre-theatre menu offers a selection of sashimi, tempura and hot dishes at just $50 per person.

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The Darling

The Darling Hotel features 171 stylish and spacious rooms and suites, an infinity pool and a luxury 16 room spa. The Darling luxury suites feature floor to ceiling glass windows and cityscape views. With its integrated bars, lounge areas and a custom made billiard table, The Darling’s lobby has been designed as a gathering point for Sydney residents and hotel guests alike.

The Darling package includes: 2 x tickets to Strictly Ballroom with overnight accommodation at The Darling – from $271.45*

Astral Towers and Residences

The Astral Tower and Residences feature a range of luxury hotel rooms, suites, serviced apartments or penthouses – all situated in the heart of Sydney’s only integrated resort, The Star, offering proximity to restaurants, casino and nightlife. The hotel boasts sweeping views over Sydney harbor, as well as a new rooftop pool designed to take advantage of the stunning waterside location.

Astral Towers package includes: 2 x tickets to Strictly Ballroom with overnight accommodation at Astral Towers – from $232.45 per person**.

Astral Residences package includes: 2 x tickets to Strictly Ballroom, overnight accommodation at Astral Residences – from $261.45 per person**.

 To book your Strictly Ballroom: The Musical packages, visit

**For overnight twin share accommodation. Other accommodation options available.

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