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New and upcoming musicals in Melbourne

Australia's own slice of Broadway is right here in Melbourne

Moulin Rouge musical 2019 supplied image
Photograph: Matthew Murphy
By Time Out editors |

Look sharp triple threats: Melbourne is a haven for musical theatre. We're home to many of the most beautiful theatres in the country, meaning we get pretty lucky when it comes to major musicals. There are a stack of shows on right now, and just around the corner we've got Billy Elliot, Shrek and the absolutely fabulous Broadway production of Molin Rouge.

Here's our pick of the musicals Melbourne is getting excited about. If you're after something of blockbuster scale without quite so much singing and dancing, head to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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Recently announced

Moulin Rouge 2019 supplied image Broadway
Photograph: Matthew Murphy
News, Theatre & Performance

Moulin Rouge! the Musical is coming to Melbourne

Melbourne: Do you believe in freedom, beauty, truth and love? Yes? Good. A spectacular stage version of Moulin Rouge! opened on Broadway this week and now we have official confirmation that it's on its way to Melbourne.

Fiddler on the Roof 2020 Opera Australia supllied
Photograph: Matthew Murphy
News, Theatre & Performance

An innovative new production of Fiddler on the Roof is coming to Melbourne

Opera Australia has a long history of bringing classic musicals to local audiences, but generally they've been faithful and traditional productions. But the company is doing something a little different as part of its 2020 Melbourne season: Fiddler on the Roof performed entirely in Yiddish.

What's on stage this week?

Production shot at The Lady in the Van
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.