Ride The Cyclone

Performances from 23 May - 22 June 2024

Approximately 100 minutes – no interval

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Book, Music & Lyrics by Jacob Richmond & Brooke Maxwell
Additional Material by Alan Schmuckler

Presented by Hayes Theatre Co

By arrangement with ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL
on behalf of Broadway Licensing


In this hilarious and exhilarating story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a rollercoaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other – the chance to return to life. Bursting with witty, memorable songs and featuring some of the most compelling characters in modern musical theatre, this remarkable show makes a uniquely uplifting and deeply funny case for what makes a life worth living. 

This bold, striking, and genre-busting musical started life in Canada, before becoming a hit in Chicago and New York, and then a record-breaking online phenomenon (with over half a billion views on TikTok). Now the show has its long-awaited Australian premiere in an all-new production from our Artistic Directors. 


Ride The Cyclone will also be transferring to the fabulous Art House Wyong for a limited season from 28 June. Find out more here.



Adult $69 | Concession/Group (8+) $64 | Under 35 $55

Mid-Week Matinees
Adult $79 | Concession/Group (8+) $69 | Under 35 $60

Weeknights & Saturday Matinees
Adult $84 | Concession/Group (8+) $74 | Under 35 $65

Friday & Saturday Evenings
Adult $89 | Concession/Group (8+) $79

*Concession prices apply to Seniors, Pensioners, Students and MEAA members.


Monday 6:30pm
Tuesday – Saturday 7:30pm
Thursday 1:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm

POST SHOW Q&A – Monday June 3

No matinee performances on May 25 & 30

Running Time

Approximately. 100 minutes – no interval


  • Captioned Performance

  • Wheelchair Accessible

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Content Warnings

Some mature humour, content and themes, including coarse language, references to sex, drugs and violence, and existential angst. Recommended for 12+
Contains flashing lights and theatrical haze.

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  • Cast & Creatives

    Starring Natalie Abbott, Bailey Dunnage, Lincoln Elliott, Justin Gray, Ava Madon, Mel O’Brien, Karis Oka and Alec Steedman.

    Richard Carroll
    Musical Director Victoria Falconer
    Choreographer Shannon Burns
    Set Designer Benjamin Brockman
    Costume Designer Esther Zhong
    Lighting Designer Ryan McDonald
    Sound & AV Designer Daniel Herten
    Hair & Makeup Designer Ashleigh Grace
    Sound & AV Design Assistant Madeleine Picard
    Dialect Coach Linda Nicholls-Gidley
    Stage Manager Bronte Schuftan
    Assistant Stage Manager Anastasia Mowen
    Assistant Set Designer Lochie Odgers

  • Accessibility

    Captioned Performance

    Wednesday 12th June at 7:30pm

    Patrons are able to view captions on large screens in Rows E – Rows H.

    Patrons seated in Rows A – Rows D can access the captions via their mobile phones. Instructions and QR codes will be available in the foyer prior to the performance.

    Please contact the Box Office if you require assistance to book seats with a view of the captioning screens (Row E and behind).


    Wheelchair Seating

    A limited number of accessible seats are available in the front row of the theatre (A13-A15). These, as well as Companion seats, can be purchased through the ‘Book Now’ link.

    Please contact the box office on (02) 8065 7337 if you have any questions regarding our accessibility.

Ride The Cyclone

Performances from 23 May - 22 June 2024

Approximately 100 minutes – no interval