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See big names and blockbuster productions in historic theatres, and discover local talent with new work on tiny stages hidden in laneways.

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Regional plays & musicals

The Suicide of Solitude

The Suicide of Solitude

1 - 3 Aug 2014

This July, Rochford Winery in the Yarra Valley, is hosting Exit Theatre with a production of The Suicide of Solitude by Neda Nejdana; an award...

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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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Barassi! The Stage Show

1 Aug 2014

Barassi is the story of iconic Australian footballer, coach, motivator and father of modern football Ron Barassi depicted in an epic fashion, from...

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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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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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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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Barassi: The Stage Show

2 Aug 2014

Barassi: The Stage Show is the football meets theatre event of the year. An epic story about Ron Barassi - a tale of passion and courage, success and...

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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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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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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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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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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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Theatre Classics - Christie & Chekhov

Theatre Classics - Christie & Chekhov

15 - 17 Aug 2014

Catprint is proud to present an evening of good old fashioned classic theatre. These performances will showcase two One Act plays; Agatha Christies...

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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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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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Melbourne plays & musicals

Jemma Rix as Elphaba and Lucy Durack as Glinda

Wicked

7 May - 7 Sep 2014

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in! Wicked tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls meet...

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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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Glengarry Glen Ross

Glengarry Glen Ross

5 Jul - 9 Aug 2014

Melbourne Theatre Company presents this undisputed modern masterpiece from David Mamet, directed by Alkinos Tsilimidos and starring Alex Dimitriades,...

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The Book of Loco

The Book of Loco

17 Jul - 2 Aug 2014

At the Malthouse Theatre; the Book of Loco is a revealing, hilarious and destabilising theatrical experience. Alirio Zavarce writes and stars in a...

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2014 Neon - Green Screen

24 Jul - 3 Aug 2014

'If the success or failure of this planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do . . . How would I be? What would I do?' Buckminster...

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Oh What a Lovely War

24 Jul - 3 Aug 2014

To mark 100 years since the outbreak of World War One, Renegade Theatre presents 'Oh What a Lovely War' at the Trades Hall Building in Melbourne, a...

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Green Screen

24 Jul - 3 Aug 2014

Part careers expo, part social experiment, Green Screen is a show about the way we work and how we are in the world. It is a passionate rumination on...

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A Score to Settle

A Score to Settle

30 Jul - 3 Aug 2014

Award-winning New York harpist and musical theatre actor, Rita Costanzi brings her acclaimed one-woman show A Score to Settle to Australia in July...

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2014 NEON UP LATE: Alraune

2014 NEON UP LATE: Alraune

1 Aug 2014

Based on the European folk-tale, Alraune ('mandrake') is an alchemical mix of Frankenstein and Pygmalion - a contradictory tale of sexual...

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Quills

1 - 15 Aug 2014

Mockingbird Theatre Company present the Victorian premiere of Doug Wright's Quills, the titillating journey into the salacious life and sadistically...

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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 Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly

The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly

5 - 8 Aug 2014

Sometimes it takes a girl-sized human to solve an adult-sized problem. Peggy O'Hegarty and her parents are packers. They squeeze fruit into tins,...

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Larry

The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

12 - 17 Aug 2014

The acclaimed production of this OBIE award-winning play will return for a brief season for six performances only. 'The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me'...

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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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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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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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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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Intimacy

Intimacy

13 - 16 Aug 2014, 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

8 - 9 Aug 2014, 12 Aug 2014, 15 - 19 Aug 2014, 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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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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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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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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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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Once

Once

1 Oct - 9 Nov 2014

After global critical acclaim, the Broadway smash hit musical finally reaches Australian shores. On a Dublin street, an immigrant flower seller is...

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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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