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Melbourne theatre and musicals in December

From major musicals to indie hits – here's what will get you on your feet and cheering

Tina Arena, EVITA
Photograph: Jeff Busby

Raise your arms in praise: Tina Arena is finally in town with Opera Australia's production of Evita. As the year starts to wind down, Melbourne Theatre Company's glittering Twelfth Night is still going strong, while it's a great month for stand-up comedy.

Scroll on for a full account of what to see where this month on Melbourne's stages.

Recommended: How to get cheap theatre tickets in Melbourne.

After something a little less dramatic?