New and upcoming musicals in Melbourne

Looking for the latest Melbourne musicals? From indie productions to international blockbusters, here are the shows to see
On Stage at Mama Mia the musical
Photograph: James Morgan/Supplied
By Time Out editors |

From Wicked to Matilda to The Lion King, Melbourne loves a good musical. Here's our edit of the musicals Melbourne is getting excited about, from new releases to the best Melbourne shows coming soon. For more theatre information, check out our latest reviews and our guide to scoring cheap theatre tickets.

Recently announced

Come from Away 2018 Broadway cast photo credit: Matthew Murphy
Photograph: Matthew Murphy
News, Theatre & Performance

Hit Broadway musical Come from Away is heading to Melbourne

Come from Away is set to open at the Comedy Theatre in July 2019, joining upcoming Melbourne premieres of School of Rock and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The historic Comedy Theatre will get major refurbishment and new seats in time for Come From Away's Australian opening.

West Side Story Opera Australia 2018
Photograph: Nilz Boehme and Johan Persson
News, Theatre & Performance

Something's coming: West Side Story is returning to Melbourne

Next year is shaping up to be Opera Australia's big year of West Side Story. Not only is the company presenting a massive outdoor production in Sydney as part of its annual Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, it's just announced a production for theatres in both Melbourne and Sydney.

What's on stage this week?

The Book of Mormon 2017 Princess Theatre Melbourne production still 05 feat Ryan Bondy and Augustin Aziz Tchantcho photographer credit Jeff Busby
Photograph: Jeff Busby
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Theatre in Melbourne this week

Wondering what to see in Melbourne this week? Check out our guide to the theatre, opera, musicals and dance shows on Melbourne's stages for the next seven days.