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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Hamilton Farmers and Craft Market

A Night of Broadway In The Bush

17 Oct 2014

A Night of Broadway In The Bush will be held in the historic Devon park Woolshed, Dunkeld. Five performers from the major theatre companies of...

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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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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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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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The Sublime

Melbourne Theatre Company presents 'The Sublime'

22 Aug - 4 Oct 2014

From award winning actor and writer Brendan Cowell (The Slap, Love My Way) comes a visceral examination of sex, power and footy. The Sublime is fresh...

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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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David Williamson's Third World Blues

3 - 6 Sep 2014

A taut and dramatic work combining comedic energy and biting satire. This iconic Australian work is set against the background of the Vietnam War....

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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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Waking Up Dead

4 - 14 Sep 2014

How do you grieve for someone you shared a life with, when that life was a lie? Waking Up Dead: an intimate journey of love, betrayal, and the...

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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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Play

Softly Pouting While Walking into Breezes

4 - 6 Sep 2014, 9 - 13 Sep 2014

The award-winning new play Softly Pouting While Walking into Breezes, presented by Monash Uni Student Theatre, is a tale of lost love, moving on, and...

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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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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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A New Brain

12 - 13 Sep 2014, 15 Sep 2014, 17 - 20 Sep 2014

Phill Scanlon Productions presents A New Brain, a musical by William Finn and James LaPine. A frustrated and sometimes selfish song writer learning...

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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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All Out of Pride: An Evening of Songs You're Ashamed to Love

19 - 21 Sep 2014, 23 - 26 Sep 2014

Let award-winning musical ponces Geraldine Quinn ('Spicks & Specks') and Michael de Grussa ('Fantastic' - Faster Louder) seduce you with a smooth...

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ANATOMY TITUS

Anatormy Titus

17 - 21 Sep 2014, 23 - 26 Sep 2014

Presented as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival; a new work inspired by and devised from Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. A commentary on greed,...

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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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Alexander Theatre, Monash University

Flashpoint theatre at the Library

25 Sep 2014

Listen to rehearsed excerpts from winning scripts from the 2013 R E Ross Trust Playwrights' Script Development Awards. The evening will feature the...

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The Bookbinder

19 - 21 Sep 2014, 23 - 28 Sep 2014, 30 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

They say you can get lost in a good book. But it's worse getting lost in a bad one. From award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre comes a...

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Inanimately

Inanimately

19 - 21 Sep 2014, 23 - 28 Sep 2014, 30 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

Objectum Sexuality; an emotional and romantic desire towards developing relationships with inanimate objects. Objectum Sexuals have strong feelings...

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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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Carrie The Musical

Carrie The Musical

25 - 28 Sep 2014, 1 - 5 Oct 2014, 8 - 12 Oct 2014

Carrie White, the troubled teenager with telekinetic powers is a touchstone character in pop culture. First emerging in Stephen King's sensational...

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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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Shadows of Angels

Shadows of Angels

12 Oct - 2 Nov 2014

Truth. Beauty. Crime. Wicked women, seductive sinners, vicious vixens - thanks to Hollywood the femme fatale is depicted as a curvaceous, red-lipped,...

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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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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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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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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

19 Sep 2014, 17 Oct 2014, 14 Nov 2014, 12 Dec 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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