David Campbell
David Campbell to host the annual Helpman Awards

If you’re a fan of musical theatre or theatre in general, prepare to get your razzle-dazzle on, as the annual Helpmann Awards hit town.

Celebrating ten years of recognising excellence and achievement in Australian live performance, the awards will be held at the Sydney Opera House on Monday, September 6.

Hosted by David Campbell, the Helpmann Awards is a glittering event featuring performances from the casts of Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Wizard Of Oz, Avenue Q, West Side Story, Man In Black and also features Bangarra Dance Theatre and The Australian String Quartet. It is Aussie show businesses night of nights.

Andrew Kay, President of Live Performance Australia said “The Helpmann Awards® celebrate the very best in Australia’s live entertainment and performing arts, including contemporary music, theatre, musicals, opera and ballet.”

A new award, which recognises excellence in cabaret performance in Australia, will also be presented at this year’s 10th Annual Helpmann Awards®.  Australian performers are at the forefront of an international resurgence in the art form of cabaret. The number, variety and quality of cabaret performances in Australia have grown significantly over the past decade, alongside the establishment of cabaret festivals, new cabaret venues and cabaret programming in many of the major theatres and events around the country. This award recognises and celebrates the immense talent, creativity and skill of artists in this live performance genre.”


What: The 2010 Helpmann Awards

Where: Opera Theatre, Sydney Opera House

When: Monday, 6 September, 6.30 pm

Tix: Ceremony Only: $89 / $79 / $69 + BF


Tickets are now on sale through The Sydney Opera House Box Office with tickets available for the ceremony and party.