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Celebrating the beloved original, Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady comes to the Regent Theatre, Melbourne from 12 May, under the direction of Julie Andrews.Opera Australia and John Frost take pride in presenting the beloved story of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins to a new generation of theatre audiences.Director Julie Andrews has assembled a cast of theatre royalty for this 60th anniversary production. The stellar line-up includes Downton Abbey star Charles Edwards as Henry Higgins, Anna O’Byrne as Eliza Doolittle, Reg Livermore as Alfred P. Doolittle, Robyn Nevin as Mrs. Higgins and Mark Vincent as Freddy. The role of Colonel Pickering is played by Tony Llewellyn-Jones and Deidre Rubenstein plays Mrs. Pearce.
Perch in a Brunswick Street bar and celebrate the way that sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same in this bohemian enclave.
Make your way around Melbourne's 100-plus galleries, ranging from large public institutions to smaller commercial spaces and artist cooperatives.
Take the City Circle tram or walk through city streets and laneways and along the Yarra River to see the city's street art and public artworks.
Do a modern version of "the block", a century-old form of cruising Melbourne's arcades that takes in cutting-edge artwork, fashion, music and design.
Choose any night of the week to indulge in Melbourne's local and international opera, ballet, comedy, live music, plays, performing arts and openings.
Delve deep into the history of places near and far at Melbourne's varied museums, dedicated to all manner of the city's quirky local stories.