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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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The King and I

The King and I

10 Jun - 24 Aug 2014

Melbourne

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

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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Mother and Son

18 Jul - 24 Aug 2014

Melbourne

From the creator of the Australian hit TV series, Mother and Son, comes a brand new stage comedy featuring the inimitable Maggie, Arthur and Robert...

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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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Show Boat

16 - 24 Aug 2014

Melbourne

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

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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Master Class

19 - 28 Aug 2014

Melbourne

From $30 - $38

Inspired by Maria Callas' 1971 visit to New York's Juilliard School of Music, Master Class is an insightful look into the life and art of opera's...

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The Sublime

Melbourne Theatre Company presents 'The Sublime'

22 Aug - 4 Oct 2014

Melbourne

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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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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Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School Plays Nurse with Lola Ramone

24 Aug 2014

Melbourne

The world's premier alternative drawing movement is part art, part cabaret and all fun. Whether you are an artstar or a scribbling newbie, Dr....

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Galen Catholic College - NEMO'S ADVENTURE

Nemo's Adventure

25 - 26 Aug 2014

Wangaratta

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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Master Class by Terrence McNally

Master Class by Terrence McNally

19 - 24 Aug 2014, 26 - 28 Aug 2014

Melbourne

Inspired by Maria Callas' 1971 visit to New York's Juilliard School of Music, Master Class is an insightful look into the life and art of opera's...

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Society Variety

Society Variety

26 Aug 2014

Melbourne

From $20 - $20

Hammertime & Biggish Al present Society Variety for connoisseurs of comedy. Shaken, not stirred. Held on the last Tuesday of every month, Society...

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The Lion's Bride

26 - 30 Aug 2014

Northcote

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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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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Djuki Mala: Chooky Dancers

Djuki Mala: Chooky Dancers

28 Aug 2014

Mildura West

Djuki Mala is an extraordinary evening of dance and performance from one of the nation's most innovative Aboriginal ensembles. After attaining...

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Patyegarang

Patyegarang

28 - 30 Aug 2014

Melbourne

Patyegarang marks the first time that Bangarra has told a specific Sydney story. Expressed in the beauty of Artistic Director Stephen Page's...

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Celebrate Japanese art, food, and culture at Teppankai

28 Aug 2014

South Yarra

This August, Teppankai's stylish, temple-like interior is the perfect setting for a celebration of Japanese art, culture, and food. The evening...

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Impossible Occurances

Impossible Occurrences - Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show

29 Aug 2014

Melbourne

From $35 - $39.95

Witness Impossible Occurrences, one of Melbourne's most exclusive magic show at The Marriott Hotel. Award winning magician Luke Hocking intrigues and...

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Flamenco

Flamenco Dance and Guitar Show

29 - 31 Aug 2014

Brunswick

From $25 - $80

Spain delivers a rare glimpse into the passionate art form that is flamenco; with its earthy gyspy roots, graceful poise, sophisticated rhythms, and...

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The Nymphs

Festival of Performing Arts, Lorne

29 - 31 Aug 2014

Lorne

From $75 - $75

The loveliest length of the Great Ocean Road will come alive for the 3rd Annual Lorne Festival of Performing Arts, hosted by Love Lorne and...

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Indie Cinema, Stand-up Comedy & Burlesque

29 Aug 2014

Brunswick

Theatre Nuevo presents a line up of locally made short films, presented by their makers, followed by SEVEN Stand-up comedians finished off by an...

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Speakeasy HQ

The Blind Tiger

30 Aug 2014

Melbourne

Speakeasy HQ presents weekly Saturday night extravaganzas that span the widest cross-section of live and performing arts of the contemporary era...

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Lorne Festival of Performing Arts

Lorne Festival of Performing Arts

29 Aug 2014, 31 Aug 2014

Lorne

Set against a stunning coastal backdrop where the waves lap at the shore, the streets of Lorne are about to come alive for three days and three...

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Pete the Sheep

Pete the Sheep

1 - 2 Sep 2014

Mildura West

Pete the Sheep presented by Mildura Arts Centre and Monkey Baa Theatre Company is a brand-new 50-minute musical, based on Jackie French and Bruce...

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carer

The Carer

2 - 6 Sep 2014

Southbank

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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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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Button

Wednesday Mecca - Button

3 Sep 2014

Warburton

From $26 - $26

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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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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String Fever

3 Sep 2014

Hamilton

See the world's only comedy, vocal, electric cello, violin, piano, guitar, typewriter and whip cabaret duo! This is a high energy and hilarious...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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