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Leading Ladies

John Foreman's Australian Pops Orchestra | Our Season 2023

Leading Ladies

For one night only, three brilliant musical theatre stars come together for a dazzling concert of Broadway hits and fabulous show-tunes. You won’t want to miss Leading Ladies, starring Lucy Durack, Caroline O’Connor and Silvie Paladino, backed by John Foreman’s 30-piece Australian Pops Orchestra.

As individual artists, each of these musical theatre luminaries has a storied career and an unmissable stage presence; and when they come together, these three powerhouse women present an unrivalled music theatre tour-de-force.

Lucy Durack, Caroline O’Connor and Silvie Paladino have careers that extend from Broadway to London’s West End. Lucy Durack starred as Glinda in the Australian production of Wicked and has starred in Legally Blonde: The Musical and Shrek The Musical as well as television productions including Neighbours and The Masked Singer.

Caroline O’Connor’s stellar career includes her Olivier Award-nominated West End performance as Mabel in Mack and Mabel, Velma Kelly in Chicago on Broadway and her stunning tango in Baz Lurhman’s Academy Award winning movie, Moulin Rouge.

And Silvie Paladino’s incredible career also spans the globe, from Eponine in Les Misérables in Australia, New Zealand and on London’s West End, then the role of Fantine, also in Les Mis on the West End, to lead roles in Cats, Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon and her popular annual appearances on Channel Nine’s Carols by Candlelight. Leading Ladies is a memorable night in the theatre, as we explore the songs, the stories, the laughs and the triumphs of these three amazing leading ladies and their brilliant careers.


  • Singer Lucy Durack
  • Singer Caroline O'Connor
  • Singer Silvie Paladino
  • with John Foreman and the Australian Pops Orchestra

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Ticket prices

  • Full Price $75
  • Senior $68
  • Concession $68
  • Group (10 or more) $64
  • Student $68
  • Child $49


Costa Hall - Deakin University Geelong Waterfront

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120 minutes, with a 20 minute interval.

Act 1 | 50mins
Interval | 20mins
Act 2 | 50mins


For accessible entry to the Costa Hall balconies, please use the central lift located via the main Deakin University Waterfront entrance. The full Deakin University Mobility Map can viewed here.


The Costa Hall Bar will be open from half an hour prior to the performance and during intermission


All e-tickets will be sent out 3 days prior to the performance.

Photography is not permitted during the performance.

Please note that Geelong Arts Centre operates as a cash-free venue. We kindly ask visitors to exclusively use electronic payment.