THE PHANTOM

A further 40,000 seats have gone on sale for The Phantom of the Opera in Sydney, which will play the Lyric Theatre, Star City, from Sunday 11 May. The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a disfigured musical genius known only as The Phantom, who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Bookings on 1300 795 267 or www.ticketmaster.com.au.

NAUGHTY GIRL

It’s the fairytale story of a 36-year-old high school drama teacher from Summer Heights High whose self-penned musical touched the nation and resulted in a string of memorable songs. One such song was Naughty Girl, which will be available on CD on Saturday 8 March. Details: www.myspace.com/greggregson.

CLASS WEST

It’s Heaven time on Saturday 8 March at the Rosehill Bowling Club in Parramatta. The night will be hosted by Beverly Buttercup and special guest Dan Knight will prance on stage at 11:30pm. Doors open at 8.30pm and the cover charge is $10. The DJs are Joal and Geoff. Details: www.heavensocialgroup.zoomshare.

OPERA TIME

The Rotary Club of Woy Woy will be holding its third opera in the wonderful bush setting of the Crommelin Arboretum at Pearl Beach on Saturday 29 March. Only an hour and a quarter drive from Sydney, the gig this year promises to be the best so far. They have some of Australia’s top opera singers, with Sally-Anne Russell, considered to be Australia’s top mezzo soprano heading the bill. Tickets are $45 for adults. Bookings on 4369 8834.

DRACULA DISCO

Shopfront presents Dracula’s Cabaret Disco on Thursday 13 March. It will be a razor-fanged night of raw, frenzied short performances in disco cabaret style. From drag acts to magic tricks, cream pie-throwing to Spanish love song laments, Dracula’s Cabaret Disco gives young people an excuse to strut their sparkly capes and shake their booty big-time to the beats of eclectic Figure 8 party DJ Chris Lego. Inspired acts compete for $100 in prize money in this unofficial Mardi Gras event. To register your act call 9588 3948. Tickets start at $5. The event will be held at 88 Carlton Pde, Carlton.

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