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Regional plays & musicals

Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

The Harbinger at Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

18 Sep 2014

Imagine sitting on the lap of a 12 foot puppet! Part puppet show, part storybook, part daydream, The Harbinger is a classic tale of heroes and...

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Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

Annie

2 - 4 Oct 2014

The Wangaratta Players present Annie, the story of a little girl whose optimism inspired a nation and earned her a family. This production will star...

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Galen Catholic College - NEMO'S ADVENTURE

Nemo's Adventure

25 - 26 Aug 2014

This is the story of the little fish Nemo who gets lost at sea. His Father begins the epic journey in order to locate him. Along the way he meets...

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Sons & Mothers

Sons & Mothers

20 Sep 2014

With heart and humour, six sons tell stories of their mums as they draw or dance or sing their lives, complete with stumbles and triumphs. These are...

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Steinway on Stage - Amy Faithfull & VCE Colleagues

Steinway on Stage - Amy Faithfull & VCE Colleagues

8 Oct 2014

Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre joins with Wangaratta Arts Council to present intimate twilight concerts which we call Steinway on Stage because...

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Steinway on Stage - Darcie Pegler & Tim Wong

Steinway on Stage - Darcie Pegler & Tim Wong

15 Oct 2014

Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre joins with Wangaratta Arts Council to present intimate twilight concerts which they call Steinway on Stage because...

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Pete the Sheep

Pete the Sheep

1 - 2 Sep 2014

Pete the Sheep presented by Mildura Arts Centre and Monkey Baa Theatre Company is a brand-new 50-minute musical, based on Jackie French and Bruce...

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Women

Women of the 60s

25 Oct 2014

This high class show will take you back in time to the fabulous music of the 60's, featuring songs by artists such as Dusty Springfield, Dionne...

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Hillscene Live

hillsceneLIVE

5 Sep 2014

hillsceneLIVE is two things in one; A mini-festival of Performance and Live Art and the launch of the Hillscene magazine Spring issue. It is a new...

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Just the Ticket

Just the Ticket at Burrinja Theatre

23 Aug 2014

'So here I am - with the same dream and the same rucksack. . . but with 40 years of extra baggage!' Meet Susan - she's scatty, chatty and in a league...

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Just the Ticket

Just the Ticket at The Memo

22 Aug 2014

Join Susan as she sips, slurps and tumbles her way through a hilarious journey of rediscovery, with cocktail in hand. Life may have left her friends...

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The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

8 - 9 Oct 2014

The 39 Steps is a fast-paced, side-splitting comedy featuring over a hundred characters played by four actors. Based on the 1935 Hitchcock spy...

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Theatre Shorts #4

Theatre Shorts #4

11 - 12 Oct 2014

Catprint is proud to present an evening of ten bite sized theatre plays in a smorgasbord of styles. There is something to please everyone! Bring a...

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The Harbinger

The Harbinger at The Memo

20 Sep 2014

An Old Man works in a rundown old bookshop. He has lived there for many years, centuries even, all because of a pact made long ago that has allowed...

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Niel Diamond

The Neil Diamond Story

11 Oct 2014

The Neil Diamond Story is not only a stunning presentation of Diamond's hits, but also tells the tale of this once struggling Broadway songwriter,...

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Button

Wednesday Mecca - Button

3 Sep 2014

It's just a little disc. A useful, beautiful thing. . . it holds everyone together. Two women live alone but side by side. One day they meet over a...

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Melbourne plays & musicals

Jemma Rix as Elphaba and Lucy Durack as Glinda

Wicked

7 May - 7 Sep 2014

See the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good work their magic and find out what happened in the Land of Oz before Dorothy and Toto dropped in.

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The King and I

The King and I

10 Jun - 24 Aug 2014

Get to know Rodgers and Hammerstein's time-honoured classic, starring musical theatre royalty Lisa McCune and internationally acclaimed Jason Scott Lee.

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Les Misérables

Les Misérables

4 Jul - 21 Sep 2014

See Valjean, Fantine and Cosette take to the stage in Victor Hugo's classic story. It's one of the world's most popular musicals. Don't miss out.

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Walking into the Bigness

Walking into the Bigness

1 - 23 Aug 2014

Walking into the Bigness / tallies the experiences, losses and learnings that amount to a man. From a 12-year-old abattoir worker, to an investigator...

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The Two Character Play by Tennessee Williams

The Two Character by Tennessee Williams

13 Aug - 7 Sep 2014

Tennessee Williams described "The Two Character Play" as My most beautiful play since Streetcar. Clare and Felice are sibling actor/managers on tour...

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A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard

14 Aug - 13 Sep 2014

Melbourne's newest performance warehouse, The Grange, will be transformed into America's West to host Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind, directed by...

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The Effect

The Effect

16 Aug - 27 Sep 2014

Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) presents Lucy Prebble's provocative, award-winning new play about the nature of happiness in our overly medicated age.

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Show Boat

Show Boat

16 - 24 Aug 2014

Hammerstein and Kern's masterpiece, Show Boat marked a turning point in the development of the Broadway musical. With themes of racial prejudice and...

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Macbeth

Macbeth

19 - 22 Aug 2014

Something wicked this way comes. The Scottish Play directed by James Evans descends upon Arts Centre Melbourne with pace, power and passion....

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Fish

Fish on Europa: An Original Musical

20 - 23 Aug 2014

After a critically acclaimed debut at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Cryptophasia Theatre Company is returning to Melbourne with its latest original...

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Intimacy

Intimacy

20 - 23 Aug 2014

As part of the 2014 Helium season, Torque Show present, Intimacy at the Malthouse Theatre. Michelle Ryan started dancing when she was four years old,...

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Orphans

Orphans by Dennis Kelly

21 - 23 Aug 2014

Steam Productions proudly presents Dennis Kelly's award-winning play Orphans at the Mechanics Institute. Orphans tells the story of Helen and Liam, a...

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The Sublime

Melbourne Theatre Company presents 'The Sublime'

22 Aug - 4 Oct 2014

At the Arts Centre and from award-winning actor and writer Brendan Cowell comes a brilliantly perceptive take on everything true Australians hold...

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The Lion's Bride

26 - 30 Aug 2014

The Lion's Bride is a heart-warming and quirky adaptation of the acclaimed and much loved poetry of Gwen Harwood. Punctuated with wit, humour and...

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Indie Cinema, Stand-up Comedy & Burlesque

29 Aug 2014

Theatre Nuevo presents a line up of locally made short films, presented by their makers, followed by SEVEN Stand-up comedians finished off by an...

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carer

The Carer

2 - 6 Sep 2014

To celebrate his 80th birthday, playwright, actor and MTC alumnus Alan Hopgood performs his popular one-man play The Carer. The play was first toured...

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The Carer

The Carer

2 - 6 Sep 2014

Celebrating his 80th birthday and 60 years in show business, Alan Hopgood performs The Carer at the Southbank Theatre. The Carer, the one-man play...

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Bent Melbourne

Bent: A Play by Martin Sherman

3 - 13 Sep 2014

Opening on the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II, Cut Lunch Productions presents Bent at Theatre Works - the powerful and little-known...

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Bert Labonte

Let's Get It On: The life and Music of Marvin Gaye

9 - 13 Sep 2014

April 1st 2014 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the tragic death of soul legend Marvin Gaye. Let's Get It On celebrates the life and music of the...

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The Last Confession

3 - 7 Sep 2014, 9 - 14 Sep 2014

David Suchet (Agatha Christie's Poirot) makes his Australian stage debut in The Last Confession. Set in the corridors of the Vatican at the time of...

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Melbourne Fringe Media Launch 2013

Melbourne Fringe Festival

17 Sep - 5 Oct 2014

Have an art attack – new theatre, comedy, dance, circus, music and cabaret, visual art, live art, digital and video art – at the fringe festival.

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WizAz: Magic Rocks

WizAz: Magic Rocks

17 Sep - 5 Oct 2014

What would Harry Potter be like if it were set in Australia? WizAz is about a couple of young wizards, Liam and Xander, who have graduated from...

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High Fidelity: The Musical

11 - 14 Sep 2014, 18 - 21 Sep 2014

Within the cluttered walls of Championship Vinyl, Rob re-evaluates his past relationships as he and his pathetic colleagues attempt to navigate life...

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The Riders

The Riders

23 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

The Riders is a brand new Australian opera based on Tim Winton's Booker-nominated classic. Composed by the acclaimed Iain Grandage with the libretto...

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Li'l Abner

Li'l Abner

19 - 20 Sep 2014, 24 - 27 Sep 2014

What happens when the government thinks you ain't worth nothin'? Ya prove 'em wrong! Based on the book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank and...

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The Bald Prima Donna

The Bald Prima Donna

25 - 28 Sep 2014

After a sell-out season in Brisbane, Queensland-based independent theatre company, Room To Play, debuts Eugene Ionesco's iconic absurdist masterpiece...

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Once

Once

1 Oct - 9 Nov 2014

Discover the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician and the singer who inspires him as Once makes its Australian debut.

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The Dream

The Dream

18 - 20 Sep 2014, 25 - 27 Sep 2014, 2 - 4 Oct 2014

The clue is in the title - this is a different dream. Peter Evans has reawakened Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream with a breathless...

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Complexity of Belonging

Melbourne Theatre Company Presents 'Complexity of Belonging'

6 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

One of Europe's most important theatrical voices, German writer and director Falk Richter combines forces with Chunky Move, Melbourne Theatre Company...

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Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday

Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday

9 - 26 Oct 2014

Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday interrogates and celebrates different perspectives on life: some looking forward and some looking back. Scripted from...

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Since I Suppose

15 - 26 Oct 2014

Especially crafted for two people at a time, Since I Suppose is an immersive journey through Melbourne's CBD incorporating digital technologies,...

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I'll Eat You Last

Melbourne Theatre Company presents 'I'll Eat You Last'

31 Oct - 20 Dec 2014

At the Arts Centre Melbourne; BAFTA Award winner Miriam Margolyes stars in John Logan's scintillating solo show - a titillating night of tinseltown...

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Pennsylvania Avenue

Pennsylvania Avenue

8 Nov - 20 Dec 2014

The Melbourne Theatre Company presents an astonishing collaboration of three artists in 2009 led to one of the runaway hits of the Australian theatre...

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Calpurnia Descending

Calpurnia Descending

12 - 30 Nov 2014

Calpurnia Descending sends up the dangers of fame with the tale of Beverly Dumont - a reclusive, drunken, Depression-era Broadway washout. Beverly...

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The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

12 - 16 Nov 2014

Flagship UK company Ridiculusmus Theatre ingeniously stages an electrifying experience of auditory hallucination; in a fantastical, comic work...

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Going Nowhere

21 - 23 Nov 2014

Going Nowhere is one event happening on two sides of the globe simultaneously – in Melbourne and in Cambridge, UK – exploring how artists,...

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Rizzo and the Grease Cast

GREASE

11 Dec 2014 - 11 Jan 2015

Grease is the word and it's also the place to be when the number one party musical returns to Melbourne in a new multi-million dollar production.

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Spinnaker Bay – Live Soap Opera

22 Aug 2014, 19 Sep 2014, 17 Oct 2014, 14 Nov 2014

Welcome to the sleepy, seaside town of Spinnaker Bay. Under the watchful eye of the Spinnaker Bay lighthouse journey into the lives of those who...

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Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

20 Jan - 15 Mar 2015

Global Creatures presents Strictly Ballroom The Musical, based on the much-loved Australian film. Coming soon to Her Majesty's Theatre, this brand...

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THE LION KING

The Lion King

20 Feb - 10 May 2015

Seen by over 70 million people, Disney's landmark musical event The Lion King opens February at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne for a strictly limited...

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