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VIOLET – THE MUSICAL
WINNER OF THREE SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS – including BEST PRODUCTION.

With show-stopping anthems ranging from American roots to folk and gospel, it follows a truly original woman who, on her quest across America for divine intervention, finds a very different kind of salvation.

‘Violet is a stylish and vivacious production that is sure to entertain the cynics and the faithful alike.’

Herald Sun

‘Broadway magic’
Man In Chair

‘Not just a show but a night of theatrical magic…’ Stage Whispers

3-20 MARCH
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Special ENEWS discount, just type ‘bus’ into the promotional code box to purchase tickets at the special price of $49. Strictly limited offer book early.

TABLE OF EIGHT

After losing one of their own, a tight-knit friendship circle must navigate the rapidly changing landscape of their relationships. This is an honest lyrical dance work, exploring grief through quirky, intricate choreography and a deep desire to connect with the audience.

The inaugural season for Lion Heart Dance Company, directed and choreographed by Benjamin Curé (The Scarlet Trace).

9-12 MARCH
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M A D O N N A SPECIAL -SHOW OFF AT CHAPEL
Just Like A Prayer, Chapel Off Chapel will take you there… to celebrate the Queen of Pop’s arrival in Melbourne after 23 years with a pre-concert party and everybody is invited!

Hosted by SUPERGIRLY and musical theatre star ANA MITSIKAS on keys – this is your post show foyer Madonna
A massive line-up of special guests – including musical theatre stars from upcoming musical productions including Violet – The Musical, CrossXRoads, Dogfight – with special dance performances from Lion Heart Dance Company, Footnotes and The Space – Dance Academy.

FRIDAY 11 MARCH
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FREE EVENT

HOME GROWN

Home Grown is a place to experience the best and newest material written by the Australian Industry’s own Music Theatre Writers.

Based on New York institutions, Joe’s Pub and 54 Below, Home Grown is the only event of its kind where writers from the music theatre industry are invited to showcase their works performed by Australia’s hottest talent.

13 MARCH
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ELEANOR’S STORY
A true tale of an American girl trapped in Nazi Germany.

Eleanor’s Story is the theatrical adaptation from the autobiography of Eleanor Ramrath Garner. Written and performed by her granddaughter, Ingrid Garner – this award-winning play details her youth, growing up as an American girl caught in World War II Berlin.

Struggling to maintain stability, hope and identity in a world of terror and contrasts.

WINNER – BEST THEATRE AWARD – Adelaide Fringe 2015

15-20 MARCH
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HAMLET & JULIET
A TRAGIC FAKESPEAREAN MASH-UP!

Responding to the need for theatrical comedy mashups, Sound & Fury has created Hamlet & Juliet! A parody of infinite jest. Who are Sound & Fury? Three super bright, well-read and consummate comedians who hail from LA.

5 Stars! Mashes up two of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies into one hell of a Vaudevillian comedy!’ RipItUp Adelaide

16-19 MARCH
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ONE NIGHT STAND:
A MUSICAL COMEDY SHOWCASE

Love musical comedy? Then this is the show for you! Rusty Berther (Scared Weird Little Guys) headlines musical comedy’s night of nights – an hilarious evening of laugh-laden lyrics and toe-tapping tunes that are sure to tickle your funnybone.

Joining Rusty will be a cavalcade of Melbourne’s musical comedy rising stars including: Linda Beatty, Darren Freak, Claire Healy, Melinda King, Andy Moratis, Stew Walker and Rohan Windle. You’ll love them in the evening and respect them in the morning!

2 APRIL
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PYGMALION
BY JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU

Rameau’s one act opera Pygmalion (1748) is baroque opera at its most irreverent and fun. Lyric Opera of Melbourne brings this opera/ballet to the stage with an exceptional creative team lead by James Cutler.

Early and late shows are available so Pygmalion can be the perfect entrée or nightcap to your evening out.

Proudly supported by the City of Stonnington.

5-9 APRIL
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SONGS FOR SARAH CONNOR
(A LOVE STORY TERMINATED!)

A ‘mix tape’ cabaret show that explores the emotional journey and internal monologue of the T-800 during his various missions to terminate Sarah Connor# Inspired by the blockbuster Hollywood film franchise, the show uses existing songs from the Gershwin brothers to Patsy Cline to Radiohead, and is a re-imagining of the iconic characters made famous by over 30 years of Terminator films, TV shows and pop culture#

If you are a comedy and musical fan, action movie buff or a sci-fi aficionado then this is the show for you#

12-16 APRIL
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CROSSxROADS
CROSSxROADS is a ground-breaking new Australian musical by Anthony Costanzo (Life’s a Circus – Green Room Award Nominated 2009) and Peter Fitzpatrick (flowerchildren: the Mamas and Papas Story: Green Room Award 2011) that takes us into a world of intimate feelings as modern as tomorrow.

Featuring a stellar cast of Australian musical theatre’s brightest stars including Alinta Chidzey, Stephen Mahy, Fem Belling, Ed Grey, Joe Kosky, Bianca Baykara, Ryan Gonzalez and Maddie Featherby.

15-30 APRIL
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TICK, TICK…BOOM!
January 25, 2016 marks twenty years since the untimely passing of Jonathon Larson, the creator of the global smash-hit RENT.Pursued by Bear will be giving Melbourne audiences a rare and exclusive opportunity to experience a slice of musical theatre history and get to know the man who fatefully lived—and died—turning his dreams into a reality.

This musical depicts the composer’s journey from despairing and desperate struggling artist to successful author of the Broadway mega-hit RENT.

21 APRIL – 1 MAY
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DOGFIGHT
The whole damn world might change tomorrow. So we go for broke today.

It’s November 21, 1963.On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boy’s night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress, he enlists to win a cruel bet with this fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.

Based on the 1991 cult movie of the same name starring River Phoenix.

5-15 MAY
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SCAPES – Exhibition
by Cressida Beale & Kylie Thomas

Inspired by a recent dream trip to Arnhem Land and a shift north from Melbourne to Sydney, Cressida and Kylie have built on their friendship to collaborate on this wonderfully diverse exhibition which is threaded together by unique land that surrounds us.

Both artists have a great connection to the landscape and celebrate their skills in Scapes.

3-20 MARCH
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ART-TOWN – Exhibition

PRESENTED BY CHAPEL ST PRECINCT

Celebrated Melbourne art event ART-Town is back again in 2016. A unique live-art making experience sees artists working in public spaces of the Chapel Street Precinct over two weekends, 2–3 April and 9–10 April 2016.

ART-Town artworks will be exhibited at Chapel Off Chapel. Pick up a free ART-Town walking tour map in the precinct.

26 APRIL –14 MAY
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