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What's on stage in December
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What's on stage in December

The year is winding down, but the fun is dialling up, with alt cabaret bringing the party to Melbourne stages in time for summer.

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The Ring Cycle: reviewed
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The Ring Cycle: reviewed

See why we're raving about this lavish production of the most epic opera of all time.

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The Book of Mormon is nearly here

The Book of Mormon is nearly here

Find out what all the hype is about before this blockbuster comedy hits Melbourne in January

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Aladdin the Musical is coming to Melbourne

Aladdin the Musical is coming to Melbourne

A lavish Broadway production of the Disney classic will hit our shores next year

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Theatre, dance, musicals and opera on now in Melbourne

A guide to Melbourne's theatre scene

The best new and upcoming Melbourne shows
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The best new and upcoming Melbourne shows

Our critics' picks for theatre, musicals, opera and dance in Melbourne

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The best new and upcoming musicals
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The best new and upcoming musicals

From indie shows to international blockbusters, here are the musicals you should book in to see

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Latest Melbourne theatre reviews
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Latest Melbourne theatre reviews

Check out the latest theatre, musical, opera and dance reviews from Time Out's critics

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How to get cheap theatre tickets in Melbourne
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How to get cheap theatre tickets in Melbourne

View from the cheap seats: a Time Out Melbourne guide to play-going for penny-pinchers

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Arts Centre Melbourne
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Arts Centre Melbourne

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Melbourne Theatre Company
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Melbourne Theatre Company

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Malthouse Theatre
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Malthouse Theatre

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Arts House
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Arts House

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Melbourne Recital Centre
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Melbourne Recital Centre

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Carols at Como Park

Escape the festive madness and enjoy an evening of Christmas carols with family and friends. The City of Stonnington is proud to present a night of Carols at Como Park, a family friendly occasion that brings loved ones together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.  This year, Rhonda Burchmore hosts the much-loved event, welcoming an impressive line-up of performers to the stage. Bobby Fox (Jersey Boys), Amy Lehpamer (Sound of Music), Verity Hunt-Ballard (Mary Poppins) and Bert LaBonte (MTC) come together to deliver a wondrous night of carolling in an inner city oasis.  John Thorn stands at the helm as musical director, conducting choral support from the South of the River Choir and musical backing from Stonnington City Brass Orchestra. Frank Di Sario, Greg Ryan and Sam Lemann come together to form the band. The event is free and open to all ages.

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Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas

Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas

Make the most of the long summer evenings at this cinema (and ice cream parlour) by the sea. The film selection features quirky comedies, new releases and genre-spanning classics. Highlights include Arrival, Nocturnal Animals and Doctor Strange to name just a few. Monday night retro screenings will throwback to classics such as Labyrinth and Elf.  Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas will feature a fully licensed bar as well as pizza and salad to sort out your movie and dinner date. They're also hosting weekly Sundae Sessions where live musical acts will cool things down a notch (the free ice cream should also help).   Sunday November 27: Beth Grace DJ set and Keeping Up with the JonesesSunday December 4: Emily Soon and Boys in the TreesSunday December 11: Alexander Biggs and Beth Grace DJ set and ArrivalSunday December 18: Jade Alice and Beth Grace DJ set and War on Everyone  Grown-ups can look forward to a fully stocked bar and there’s plenty of ice cream for film buffs young and old.

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The Canberra Hit List
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The Canberra Hit List

Canberra used to be the punchline of jokes: known only for porn, politicians and legal fireworks. Now the fireworks are restricted and there are far more stimulating things happening outside the adult shops than on their shelves. Canberra in the twenty-teens boasts hipper hotels than Sydney, excellent cafés, some of the best galleries and museums in the country, and, of course, the chance to pick up leaked Federal documents from behind the couch at popular public servant boozers. Because some things never do change. Tigerair's great value daily direct flights between Melbourne and Canberra launch December 8, book one today.

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