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Melbourne theatre and musicals in May

From Beautiful musicals to provocative takes on classics – we've got you covered for on-stage highlights this month
Dorothy and cast on stage at Wizard of Oz the Musical
Photograph: Jeff Busby

Melbourne's theatre scene is firing on all cylinders in May, with plenty to see at just about every level. When it comes to major musicals, Beautiful is still going strong and The Wizard of Oz has finally touched down in Melbourne. Our mainstage companies have brought out the big guns, with MTC taking on Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba and Malthouse bringing Peter Carey's Bliss to the stage.

But at the indie end of things, the biennial Next Wave festival is back to shake up Melbourne's art scene and light the way forward for our most adventurous artists.

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