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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

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Two Mortals

30 Jul 2014

Mortality is something we all carry around with us. Often the conversation we have regarding it is with ourselves, or quietly to a trusted friend....

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The Suicide of Solitude

The Suicide of Solitude

18 - 20 Jul 2014, 25 - 27 Jul 2014, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Children of Eden

14 - 16 Aug 2014

The acclaimed two-act musical play Children of Eden is the Balcombe Grammar School production for 2014. Based on the story of Genesis, the play is an...

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Melbourne plays & musicals

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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The Good Person

The Good Person of Szechuan

27 Jun - 20 Jul 2014

The Good Person of Szechuan is a prostitute - poor but optimistic and generous. Through her goodwill and charity, she stands as a lone bright spot in...

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Les Miserables

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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Loveplay

16 - 20 Jul 2014

Ten scenes, spanning ten eras, one London location bears witness to the tangled trails of human seduction. Loveplay takes its audience on a voracious...

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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 UP LATE: Triumph

18 Jul 2014

In the aftermath of a terrible tragedy, A Woman, 'The Survivor', emerges as a voice for those who suffered. We love her. We send her gifts and cards...

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Guys and Dolls

19 - 27 Jul 2014

Described as the "perfect musical comedy" Guys and Dolls brings Damon Runyon's much loved New York underworld to life. Gangsters, gamblers,...

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Victorian Opera presents Into the Woods

Victorian Opera presents Into the Woods

19 - 26 Jul 2014

From the creators of Sunday in the Park with George comes Into the Woods; a darkly enchanting story about life after the happily ever after. Stephen...

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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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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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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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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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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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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

25 Jul 2014, 22 Aug 2014, 19 Sep 2014, 17 Oct 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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