Melbourne theatre and musicals in September

From musical Mormons to magic carpets – we've got you covered for on-stage highlights this month

Photograph: Zan WimberleyKanen Breen will star in Black Rider

Spring means a flourishing of independent, international and local mainstage theatre on stage in Melbourne – so get ready: this month it's Melbourne Fringe, next month it's Melbourne Festival, and in the meantime there is more dance, musicals and theatre than you can shake a stick at.

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

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