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Melbourne theatre and musicals in July

From major musicals to Australian comedy legends – we've got you covered for on-stage highlights this month
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There aren't a whole lot of musicals in Melbourne this month, but Malthouse and Melbourne Theatre Company are both very busy. Kath and Kim star Gina Riley is returning to the stage in MTC's production of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husbandwhile the company has another major TV star, Lisa McCune, performing in Gloria, a new play from Pulitzer Prize nominee Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Malthouse has the Melbourne premiere of Nakkiah Lui's hilarious Blackie Blackie Brown and the stage version of Lars Von Trier's not-so-hilarious Melancholia.

Meanwhile, Puffs and The Wizard of Oz are still going strong and bringing in big crowds, and Mamma Mia! is just around the corner.

For circus fans, the Circus Oz big top is back in town for Precariousand there's a big treat for opera-lovers: the first Australian production of William Tell in over a century.

Recommended: How to get cheap theatre tickets in Melbourne.

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