WARNING – spontaneous musical numbers ahead!
“Dancing Queen”, “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”, “Oh What A Night” – we know the songs, we love them and now we can see them LIVE in Melbourne. Melbourne is abuzz with musicality. The musical theatre scene is packed full of world-renowned shows and they are either right here in Melbourne already or scheduled to bedazzle soon. Immerse yourself in drama, hilarity and of course music and check out the musical theatre scene of Melbourne.
MAMMA MIA! THE MUSICAL
The plot: A young-bride-to-be decides to delve into the mystery of the identity of her father on the eve of her wedding in a Greek island paradise. The story-telling is made all the more magical by seamlessly weaving ABBA’s timeless songs into the show.
The Cast: Alicia Gardner (extensive list of tv credits including Redfern Now, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Jack Irish: Bad Debts, Last Man Standing, Kath & Kim, Dogwoman, The Secret Life of Us), Jayde Westaby (a maven on the stage, her credits include The Rocky Horror Show – UK Tour, Chicago – London West End, Jersey Boys – London West End and many more), Phillip Lowe (stage and screen actor).
The Dates: Now playing until 30th September. Get your tickets here.
MADIBA – THE MUSICAL
The Plot: A musically triumphant celebration of the unparalleled leader, Nelson Mandela. This show honours the iconic activist and highlights the struggles of South Africa and the battle the country faced for reconciliation.
The Cast: Bursting onto the stage is Tim Omaji, you may know him as ‘Timomatic’, multi-platinum entertainer. Perci Moeketski brilliantly portrays the lead role of Nelson Mandela.
The Dates: From 3rd October to 26th October. Book your tickets here.
THE MERCHANTS OF BOLLYWOOD
The Plot: Immerse yourself in the inner workings of Bollywood cinema; The Bollywood greats of yesterday, the hits of today, the music, the dance and the colour (so much magnificent colour)!
The Cast: The stage is set alight with over 30 cast members including Indian screen legend Arif Zakaria.
The Dates: For one show ONLY, Sunday 28th October. Book your tickets here.
SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL
The Plot: We all know the iconic film “School of Rock”, this upbeat musical takes you on a journey of a ‘wannabe’ rock star who takes up teaching some ‘did-not-know-they-were’ rock star pupils to earn some extra cash.
The Cast: Introducing the cutest and the most talented cast of 36 gifted youngsters.
The Dates: From 31st October 2018 to 1st February 2019. Get your tickets here.
EVITA – THE MUSICAL
The Plot: This mighty musical tells the epic tale of Eva Perón (wife of Argentine director Juan Perón). From her modest beginnings right through to the unwavering adoration of the Argentine people as their ‘spiritual leader of the nation’.
The Cast: The incomparable Tina Arena headlines as Evita.
The Dates: From 5th December 2018 to 6th January 2019. Book your tickets here.
JERSEY BOYS – THE STORY OF FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS
The Plot: Jersey Boys are known as one of America’s biggest pop sensations of all time. This musical tells their story and how the group of four boys journeyed from the wrong side of the tracks to the world stage.
The cast: Four very suave and talented Jersey Boys take to the stage; Bernard Angel, Tommy DeVito, Thomas McGuane, Glaston Toft. Their credits include such musicals as The Lion King, Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ and My Fair Lady.
The Dates: From 23rd February 2019 to 10th March 2019. Book your tickets here.
The Plot: Doris Day so perfectly portrayed her on the big screen – Calamity Jane. She was a frontierswoman, daredevil, storyteller, legend of the wild west and this musical tells her remarkable tale.
The Cast: Calamity Jane is impeccably depicted by screen superstar Virginia Gay – Australian actress (Winners & Losers, All Saints).
The Dates: From 12th December to 23rd December. Book your tickets here.
Book the tickets to the show of your choice (more than one show is definitely an option), book your ticket on Port Phillip Ferries and then simply climb aboard and travel in comfort & style to destination MUSIC, currently located (and definitely not going anywhere) in our beautiful city, Melbourne.