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Hi I'm beginning to feel a bit embarrassed about asking questions on this site because when I have more time the answersare sometimes available if you look around. However I believe the above show is playing in The Lyric? can anyone recommend it? and if so..... pre dinner somewhere maybe in or around the theatre. I'm becoming a bit tripadvisoredblitzted because I'm beginning to forget what I've asked. There seems to be so much to do and see in Sydney will I be wasting my time sitting in a theatre, although I missed this show in NY in January and read after such good reviews of it. I'm flumoxed (?) totally now at this stage. I only have three nights in Sydney and I'm leaving Dublin two weekends from now, I think the excitement (panic!) is beginning to rise......If it is The Lyric is itt near the Shangri La? On the Point I like your new photo bi the way!

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1. Re: ? for On the Point/Alan ...Lazy again, 'The Producers' is...

omia- I ve seen the Producers in London and can thoroughly recommend it- very camp and very funny!

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2. Re: ? for On the Point/Alan ...Lazy again, 'The Producers' is...

The Shangri-La is in the Rocks and the Lyric is part of the Star City Casino complex in Darling Harbour; this, however, is no great barrier, as Sydney is not like, say, Los Angeles or Rome with the attractions miles apart. One could walk from the Rocks to Darling Harbour in forty-five minutes, and there is plenty of public transport available to Star City (including a tram and a monorail).

If you missed the production of "The Producers" in New York, I would say that it is definitely worth catching it here. I saw neither the New York nor the present Sydney production, but I have a friend who saw both, and while he preferred the original, he said that the Sydney production is a fair facsimile of it. Mel Brooks came out here, you know, to supervise in the pre-performance stage, and declared himself satisfied that we weren't disgracing him (and ourselves). My guess is that you'da have a good time, but you will probably laugh at the Aussie attempts at New York accents!

For myself, I can't see how they's ever improve on the movie with Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, and Estelle Winwood.... even my kids (who don't really understand the logic behind selling 1000% of a play and ensuring that it flops) think it's a hoot.

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3. Re: ? for On the Point/Alan ...Lazy again, 'The Producers' is...

If you're in the Shangri La then you can get the Rocket ferry from the Rocks right to near the entrance to Star City.

The show is very good, I saw it a couple of weeks ago (last minute booking after Kylie cancelled her tour the day before we were due to see her with the family). We were up in the gods and still thought it was great. Like AlanJ I'm a fan of the film and I thought that the play re-interpreted it splendidly. Much more risque than the film since censorship has become looser since the film was made.

Intermission on the balcony overlooking Darling Harbour and the city skyline with a good wintery red in your hand is worthwhile too.

I'm not a fan of the restaurants around the Casino, but some people like them. I'd consider having something small before the show and then wandering around to Cockle Bay for after-show dinner.

Thank you for the compliment on the photo - this is the boat I head out on most mornings.

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Thank you both. We are going to book the show and have a light meal before. I clicked onto Showbiz.com I think and different packages came up with pre-dinner restaurants. Are these the restaurants in the Casino area. Can you recommend any? I had a look at Cockle Bay on the web, it looks lovely, any recommendations for post theatre dinner?

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My personal favourite is Coast. You don't want a mega meal after a show, and Coast serves up stylish, sensibly portioned food. You can find it on the web easily.

The bars below are always busy and are a nice place to relax afterwards.

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There are a host of restaurants around Cockle Bay.... if you're going early (pre-theatre) and you're not choosing Friday or Saturday nights, you should be able to get into most without a booking. Just stroll around until you see one that tickles your fancy.

Have a great time!

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7. Re: ? for On the Point/Alan ...Lazy again, 'The Producers' is...

OnThePoint....I either need to buy a magnifying glass or ask you about the craft you are on. You say you get out most mornings, what general area are you in and what type of craft is it you row...?? Something I have always wanted to do, guess it is a big advantage being close to the water and having slightly better weather...:-))

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8. Re: ? for On the Point/Alan ...Lazy again, 'The Producers' is...

Willnino,

We're just tucked in behind Box Head on the north side of Broken Bay. Great location because on fine days I can get out to sea and cross to Palm Beach/Pittwater or down Cowan Creek which is almost like a fjordland. On big-sea days I head inland to Gosford or Kincumber across Brisbane Water which is always calm.

Also, due to sandbars out to sea a long rolling wave called "The Box" forms just off Box Head and rolls about 1.5km. If I catch a wave well I can ride it for a minute or more.... and all before brekkie !

I use a 5.8m long sea kayak called a Raider X. It's very light and fast. The most common long recreational kayak is the Mirage 580. A bit more robust, perhaps, but quite a bit heavier. With kayaks longer and lighter means faster and less effort to get moving. I'm lucky in that I can just throw the boat into the water and go, but with such a light boat you can lift it onto the top of your car by yourself and get to the water without any problem.

The water around here is still pretty warm (around 20C) but even when it is cold I'll just put a thermal top on and I'll be baking after 5 minutes paddling.

It really is a great sport for wearing away the spare tyre but needs to be combined with other aerobic exercise because you don't get a leg work-out. I go bushwalking around Bouddi NP for that !!