“Music theatre fans, your prayers have been answered with the resurrection of Miracle City”

 Sydney Morning Herald


A brand new production of Nick Enright and Max Lambert’s celebrated Australian musical Miracle City kicks off a national tour at the Sydney Opera House Studio from 11 – 29 October with an outstanding cast of new stars and musical theatre veterans.


Set in the early 1990s, at the height of televangelism, Miracle City tells the story of the Truswells, a family with a dream to build a religious theme park, and the extreme lengths the patriarch, Ricky Truswell, will go to in order to make their dream a reality.


The new production features an outstanding cast including:

• ARIA award-winner Missy Higgins in her first musical role as part of the powerhouse trio, the Citadel singers,   alongside Lara Mulcahy (Les Miserables, Mamma Mia!, Moulin Rouge!, Strictly Ballroom) and Josie Lane (Little Shop of Horrors, Jerry’s Girls, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Miracle City)

Gus Murray (The Great Gatsby, McLeod’s Daughters, Packed to the Rafters) as the Reverend Ricky Truswell

Kellie Rode (Mamma Mia!, Rocky Horror Show, Mother & Son) as his wife Lora Lee

Jessica Vickers (Light in the Piazza, Fiddler on the Roof) as their apple-pie-fresh daughter Loretta

Liam Nunan (Away, The Golden Age) as Loretta’s love interest, and

Anthony Phelan (Seven Types of Ambiguity, The Kettering Incident, The Wild Duck) as evangelist Pastor Millard Sizemore.


Below is a selection of reviews from the two previous productions of Miracle City



“It is an exuberant piece, full of  lively, sometimes moving and always hummable music ...”

John McCallum,The Australian,1996


“It feels even more relevant today than it would have in 1996.”

Ben Neutze, The Daily Review



“Miracle City feels fresh, heartbreaking and genuinely surprising. The overall effect is exhilarating ...   Miracle City is a towering achievement.”

Polly Simons, Daily Telegraph



“Glory hallelujah! Miracle City has been resurrected… Lambert and Enright’s songs are heaven, absolutely crucial to the show’s tightrope-walk between satire and seduction… The country-and-gospel score hits bullseyes again and again, as does the superb cast.”

Deborah Jones, The Australian



“This born-again piece of musical theatre is dazzlingly entertaining, and many will find its ending surprisingly raw and achingly sad.”

John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald



“You’II never forgive yourself if you miss Miracle City.”

FM 91.5



“Miracle City...a work that we thought lost, that is collectively remembered as one of our best, is a true and magical gift.”

Cassie Tongue, Aussie Theatre



“Itʼs a roller-coaster ride that makes you laugh, cry and shudder. Itʼs great that itʼs back. Catch it while you can.”

 Jo Litson, Sunday Telegraph



" ... we have on our hands a major new work... Miracle City is wonderful."

Angela Bennie, Sydney Morning Herald, 1996



“Itʼs unlikely youʼve ever seen anything quite like Miracle City and you really ought to.”

Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise



“Miracle City is a triumph of Australian musical theatre...when it swells to its conclusion, (it) touches the sublime.”

Cassie Tongue, Aussie Theatre



 “Music theatre fans, your prayers have been answered with the resurrection of Miracle City”

 Sydney Morning Herald