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Sydney theatre in November

Here's what and who to check out on Sydney stages this spring – and where to find 'em

Photograph: James Green
Maggie McKenna stars as Muriel

Sydney gets a new musical this month – based on an old favourite – and Muriel's Wedding the Musical is the opening everyone will be talking about.

Elsewhere, there are canonical Russians (Chekhov's Three Sisters), classic Americans (Arthur Miller's View from the Bridge), a bit of the bard (The Merchant of Venice), and lashings of new Australian writing, including Christos Tsiolkas' Merciless Gods; Morgan Rose's 5-star favourite Virgins and Cowboys; and Lally Katz's semi-autobiographical Atlantis.

It's a strong month for dance, whether you're after contemporary dance (hit up Sydney Dance Company's New Breed and Bangarra's Ones Country) or classical ballet (Australian Ballet's sumptuous Sleeping Beauty returns).

Save some dollars, though: Sydney Festival has announced its January program, and our hit list of shows includes some must-see theatre and dance.

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