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Melbourne theatre and musicals in October

From Melbourne Festival to musical school kids – we've got you covered for on-stage highlights this month
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Photograph: Tristram Kenton

This month we welcome the happy mayhem of Melbourne Festival – and boy howdy are you spoilt for choice, whether your tastes run to blockbuster musicals, independent theatre, chamber opera, circus... 

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.

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