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Theatre & performing arts

Victoria has a long tradition of the performing arts, from contemporary and classical dance to theatre, cabaret and dance. Catch performances by local stars and touring international artists at renowned venues and popular festivals throughout the year. Share a laugh at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, see plays and contemporary dance works at metropolitan and regional theatres, or head to the top end of town for international stage shows and musicals.

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Jemma Rix as Elphaba and Lucy Durack as Glinda

Wicked

7 May - 7 Sep 2014

Melbourne

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

Melbourne

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

Northcote

From $16 - $30

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

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

Southbank

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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Anywhere Theatre Festival Frankston

22 Aug - 6 Sep 2014

Frankston

The very first Anywhere Theatre Festival Frankston is a festival of performance anywhere but a theatre. Watch a play in a cafe or in a car, a kids...

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The Sublime

Melbourne Theatre Company presents 'The Sublime'

22 Aug - 4 Oct 2014

Melbourne

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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Circus

Circus Royale Pakenham

27 Aug - 7 Sep 2014

Pakenham

From $15 - $25

Come to see Circus Royale, an International Daredevil, Multimillion Dollar Circus and Animal Spectacular under the Mighty Big Top in Pakenham. A mix...

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Ballet

The Australian Ballet Presents La Bayadère

28 Aug - 6 Sep 2014

Southbank

La Bayadère has it all: one moment it's a heady mix of temple dancers, angry gods and scheming villains; the next it's snow-white tutus and luminous...

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Robyn Hendricks in La Bayadere

The Australian Ballet presents La Bayadère

28 Aug - 6 Sep 2014

Melbourne

From $39 - $39

Fall in love with the spectacular world of La Bayadère. In this epic story of forbidden passion, a beautiful temple dancer and a heroic warrior fight...

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The Carer

The Carer

2 - 6 Sep 2014

Southbank

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

Albert Park

From $22 - $25

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

St Kilda

From $23 - $28

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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After Dinner Mint

4 Sep 2014

Carlton

From $7 - $10

Come to the launch of After Dinner Mint, a wild new monthly variety show where the very best of Melbourne's comedians, sketch groups, improvisers and...

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Charity Comedy Night

4 Sep 2014

Brunswick

From $25 - $25

Do you wish you could contribute to charity but struggle with finding time to volunteer? Bridie O'Reilly's have done all the hard work for you as...

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Waking Up Dead

4 - 14 Sep 2014

Melbourne

From $25 - $34

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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The Paris Underground Cabaret

5 - 6 Sep 2014

Melbourne

Enter the Paris Underground and journey through the dark delights of the city of light. Witness astounding acts of magic and illusion, spectacular...

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Hillscene Live

hillsceneLIVE

5 Sep 2014

Belgrave

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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Food

Food

6 Sep 2014

Mildura West

Food is a play co-produced by Force Majeure and Belvoir by Steve Rodgers, directed by Kate Champion and Steve Rodgers. On a stretch of Australian...

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Bert Labonte

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

9 - 13 Sep 2014

Melbourne

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

Melbourne

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

Clayton

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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Madeleine Eastoe in The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

12 - 25 Sep 2014

Melbourne

From $39 - $39

The Australian Ballet presents Peter Wright's production of The Nutcracker. A family favourite, the story follows Clara, a young ballet student, who...

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Geeta

Geeta Govinda - Love Song of the Dark Lord

12 - 13 Sep 2014

Kew East

The Geeta Govinda is a unique work in Indian literature and a source of inspiration in both medieval and contemporary India. Written in the 11th...

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Victorian State Schools Spectacular

Victorian State Schools Spectacular

13 Sep 2014

East Melbourne

From $20 - $40

More than 3000 students from over 200 schools from across Victoria will set the stage alight as they perform hits from Queen, Katy Perry, Lorde, Led...

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Music Under the Mountains

Music Under the Mountains

14 Sep 2014

Dunkeld

From $50 - $50

A special concert event to be held in the Southern Grampians town of Dunkeld featuring acclaimed opera singers Antoinette Halloran and Dimity...

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WizAz: Magic Rocks

WizAz: Magic Rocks

17 Sep - 5 Oct 2014

North Melbourne

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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Sonia Di Iorio in Brain Colours

17 - 25 Sep 2014

Melbourne

Brain Colours is a brand new show debuting at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Written and performed by Melbourne based comedian Sonia Di Iorio this...

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Melbourne Fringe Media Launch 2013

Melbourne Fringe Festival

17 Sep - 5 Oct 2014

Melbourne

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

Doncaster

From $27 - $30

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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Reception - The Musical

Reception: The Musical

17 - 22 Sep 2014

Melbourne

From $25 - $28

Back due to popular demand, Reception: The Musical is returning to The Butterfly Club 17-22 September as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival. Two-time...

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Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

The Harbinger at Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

18 Sep 2014

Hamilton

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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Donnell Rawlings Australian Tour

Donnell Rawlings Australian Tour

18 Sep 2014

Thornbury

US comedian and star of Comedy Central's award winning and critically celebrated Chappelle's show Donnell Rawlings (aka Ashy Larry) has announced...

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High Fidelity: The Musical

11 - 14 Sep 2014, 18 - 21 Sep 2014

Prahran

From $32.50 - $37.50

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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Raj Moodley

Is It Because I'm Indian? at Melbourne Fringe 2014

19 - 28 Sep 2014

North Melbourne

Is Australia racist? Ask Raj The Curry Muncher at the Melbourne Fringe Festival! A one-man comedy about Melbourne-based Indian Rajendra Moodley's...

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Sons & Mothers

Sons & Mothers

20 Sep 2014

Wangaratta

From $21 - $21

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

Healesville

From $22 - $22

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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People's Day

The Australian Ballet's People's Day

22 Sep 2014

Southbank

From $20 - $20

Held in the September school holidays, People's day is an exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into the daily life of a dancer of The Australian...

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The Riders

The Riders

23 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

Southbank

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

North Melbourne

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

Collingwood

From $15 - $19

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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The DIVA rests

DIVA

23 - 28 Sep 2014

Kensington

From $16 - $26

The award winning show DIVA descends upon Melbourne's Fringe Festival. Join June, an eccentric, loud, foul-mouthed, pill-popping, vodka-swilling,...

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Li'l Abner

Li'l Abner

19 - 20 Sep 2014, 24 - 27 Sep 2014

Southbank

From $22 - $28

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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Death by Soprano

Death by Soprano

17 - 21 Sep 2014, 24 - 28 Sep 2014

Collingwood

From $25 - $30

Some divas were born to die. Death By Soprano is the latest creation of Internationally renowned Actor, Soprano and Cabaret Artist Isabel Hertaeg. In...

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The Bald Prima Donna

The Bald Prima Donna

25 - 28 Sep 2014

St Kilda South

From $20 - $25

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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Softbelly Bar and Lounge

Five Boroughs Comedy

4 Sep 2014, 11 Sep 2014, 18 Sep 2014, 25 Sep 2014

Melbourne

From $12 - $12

Melbourne's best quality night of comedy is here! Every Thursday night in the city, Five Boroughs Comedy has some of the biggest names in Australian...

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Alexander Theatre, Monash University

Flashpoint theatre at the Library

25 Sep 2014

Melbourne

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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Body Talk

26 Sep - 23 Oct 2014

Carlton

Body Talk is a dance video that parodies the TV variety show styles of the 1970s and '80s, using the idiom of the classic music program, Solid Gold....

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Believe in Belief

26 - 28 Sep 2014

Melbourne

Enjoy an evocative portrayal of spiritual beliefs in Lanna (Northern Thailand) through dance and workshops. Believe in Belief is presented by a...

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Australian Tap Dance Festival

27 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

Prahran

The Australian Tap Dance Festival is a week-long event packed with everything tap related and open to all levels from novice to professional to those...

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