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 Amadeus Amadeus
Date: 11th of September 2014 To 27th of September 2014
Amadeus written by Peter Shaffer directed by Bruce Akers 11 SEP - 27 SEP 2014 Weeknights and Saturday at 8:00 pm Sundays at 2:00 pm Amadeus is a highly fictionalised account of the lives of composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Sali Read more..

View Profile | Rosanna | Heidelberg Theatre

 Australian Burlesque Festival 2014 Australian Burlesque Festival 2014
Date: 5th of June 2014 To 8th of June 2014
Celebrating its 5th year, the Australian Burlesque Festival will be touring the country again 5th-8th June 2014 in Melbourne. Showcasing the very best of Australian burlesque talent as well as some delectable international guests to thrill and del Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne

 Baby Bombshells | Australian Burlesque Festival Baby Bombshells | Australian Burlesque Festival
Date: 5th of June 2014
Tassels will twirl and feathers will fly!... But which rising star will shine the brightest? Baby Bombshells is the “Emerging Performers Contest” event of The Australian Burlesque Festival and the official opening of the 2014 season. A showcas Read more..

View Profile | Brunswick | Howler Bar

 Beautiful & Deadly Beautiful & Deadly
Date: 26th of April 2014
Perfect Revenge Burlesque presents Beautiful & Deadly Saturday 26th April Slip on your finest jewellery, indulge in a delicious cocktail & pamper yourself with a glamorous burlesque, vaudeville & cabaret variety show. Follow the femmes on th Read more..

View Profile | Toorak | Sugar Lounge

 Bite Size Comedies | À La Carte Bite Size Comedies | À La Carte
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View Profile | Fitzroy

 Black Sundays at Bohemia Black Sundays at Bohemia
Every Last Sunday
For those of you with a penchant for the darker streams of life, Black Sundays at Bohemia are dedicated to grabbing you by the throat, dragging you kicking and screaming into the shadows of the subconscious and showing you what lies on the other side Read more..

View Profile | South Melbourne | Bohemia Cabaret Club

 Both Sides - Rachael Beck & David Hobson Both Sides - Rachael Beck & David Hobson
Date: 11th of September 2014
Thursday 11 September – 7.30pm An intimate evening with Rachael Beck and David Hobson. Two of Australia’s most popular performers come together to perform a unique blend of classical and popular musical theatre. Both Sides will explore the roma Read more..

View Profile | Ringwood East | Karralyka Centre

 Breath of Spring Breath of Spring
Date: 2nd of May 2014
Croydon Parish Players Presents Breath of Spring By Peter Coke To be performed in May 2014.... Setting: The play is set in London in 1958. Synopsis: Dame Beatrice houses a collection of middle-aged 'guests', plus Lily her maid. To repay Read more..

View Profile | Croydon

 Burlesque Cabaret @ Bohemia Club Burlesque Cabaret @ Bohemia Club
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday
At Bohemia, there is something for every taste, from the sublime to the ridiculous, the base to the refined. Laughter and horror, joy and tears, sin and sensuality. Music, Dance, Cabaret, Burlesque, Circus and Art for Art’s sake! WEEKLY SHOWS THU Read more..

View Profile | South Melbourne | Bohemia Cabaret Club

 Cabaret At Husk  Cabaret At Husk
Every 2nd Sunday
An evening of new songs, new stories, and new ways to tell them. Every SECOND SUNDAY of the month, Cabaret At Husk will play host to an evening of cabaret by accomplished artists who will perform new material. All Tix are $25.00 Bookings via Read more..

View Profile | Northcote | The Theatre Husk

 Calendar Girls Calendar Girls
Date: 10th of May 2014
Calendar Girls written by Tim Firth Some ladies will do ANYTHING for a good cause! When Annie's husband John dies from Leukaemia, she and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new sofa in the local hospital waiting room. Based o Read more..

View Profile | Rosebud | Southern Peninsula Arts Centre

 Calpurnia Descending Calpurnia Descending
Date: 12th of November 2014 To 30th of November 2014
Calpurnia Descending sends up the dangers of fame with the tale of Beverly Dumont – a reclusive, drunken, Depression-era Broadway washout. Beverly limps towards obscurity until a naive ingénue appears offering a final shot at glory. It’s the role Read more..

View Profile | Southbank | Malthouse Theatre

 Ciao! Ciao!
Date: 6th of September 2014
This vibrant fusion of latin dance, theatre and comedy by Latin American Dance Champion, Emilio Ela Rose, is reminiscent of a uniquely Italian/Australian version of West Side Story. Inspired by his own family’s true story, Emilio dynamically recre Read more..

View Profile | Ringwood East | Karralyka Centre

 Day of The Dead Day of The Dead
Date: 8th of April 2014 To 20th of April 2014
Laughing Girl Productions presents Cath Styles in Day Of The Dead The Downstairs Lounge at The Swanston Hotel 195 Swanston Street, Melbourne Death's a bitch. Then you die! On a winning streak of not losing people, Death sucker punched Ca Read more..

View Profile | Richmond | The Swanston Hotel

 Dracula's Cabaret Dinner & Show Dracula's Cabaret Dinner & Show
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Bloodbath is an insane bouillabaisse of aerial acrobatics, suicide circus, mind-warping optical illusions and gender-bending, tummy clutching comedy! Bloodbath - The Show Submerge your senses and dive in for an evening of sensuous burlesque, slic Read more..

View Profile | Carlton | Dracula's Theatre Restaurant

 Empress Erotiq | Australian Burlesque Festival Empress Erotiq | Australian Burlesque Festival
Date: 6th of June 2014
A ripe and voluptuous blend of seduction, temptation and damnation… Enter a world of seduction and fantasy veiled to the outside world. Empress Erotique will tease, tempt and titillate with sensuous and dark bur¬lesque, playful fetish and sizzling Read more..

View Profile | Northcote | Regal Ballroom

 Erotic Alleluia  Erotic Alleluia
Date: 23rd of April 2014 To 27th of April 2014
An erotic lace-paper valentine in a prologue and three scenes After a successful run with The Toothbrush in 2013, The Spanish Theatre Company will be staging its second theatre production, Erotic Alleluia, at The Mechanics Institute in Brunswick i Read more..

View Profile | Brunswick | Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre

 Finucane & Smith's Glory Box  Finucane & Smith's Glory Box
Date: 28th of June 2014 To 27th of July 2014
JUST ANNOUNCED…EXTRA EXTRA SHOWS! PREVIEWS! EARLYBIRD SALE! $14 off all tickets until February 14th Valentine’s Day! Seductive Spectacle, Wild Child Circus, Live Art Exotica, Jaw-dropping cabaret! The legendary, genre-busting, globally acclaim Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | fortyfivedownstairs

 Frankenstein – A New Musical Frankenstein – A New Musical
Date: 7th of November 2014 To 22nd of November 2014
Wlliamstown Musical Theatre Company is proud to present the Australian Premiere Production of Frankenstein – A New Musical running from the 7th to 22nd November 2014 at the Williamstown Mechanics Institute Theatre. With earnest ballads and soa Read more..

View Profile | Williamstown | Williamstown Musical Theatre Company

 Ghost | The Musical Ghost | The Musical
Mystery surrounds the multimillion-dollar musical, Ghost, adapted from the 1990 film, that was supposed to open at Her Majesty’s Theatre in August 2013. A spokesman for producer Louise Withers said Ghost | The Musical had been postponed and the p Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | Her Majesty's Theatre

 Ghosts Ghosts
Date: 17th of May 2014 To 21st of June 2014
Ghosts by Ibsen, adapted by Gale Edwards Internationally renowned director Gale Edwards returns to MTC to direct Henrik Ibsen’s classic, starring Philip Quast alongside Pip Edwards and Richard Piper. Pastor Manders has come to Mrs Alving’s home Read more..

View Profile | Southbank | Southbank Theatre

 Glengarry Glen Ross Glengarry Glen Ross
Date: 5th of July 2014 To 9th of August 2014
Glengarry Glen Ross A play by David Mamet 5 July–9 August 2014 | Southbank Theatre, The Sumner This undisputed modern masterpiece from David Mamet, directed by Alkinos Tsilimidos and starring Alex Dimitriades, is a study in scams, backstabbi Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | Southbank Theatre

 Go Your Own Way Go Your Own Way
Date: 25th of October 2014
Saturday 25 October – 8pm The story of Christine McVie – the ‘other’ woman in Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood Mac is one of the most famous rock ‘n’ roll bands in history yet no-one fully knows the moving story of the band’s ‘hidden’ member, Christine Read more..

View Profile | Ringwood East | Karralyka Centre

 GREASE | The Musical GREASE | The Musical
Date: 11th of December 2014 To 24th of December 2014
GREASE Is The Word | GREASE is still the word GREASE is the Number One Party musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, San Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | Regent Theatre

 Grumpy Old Women Grumpy Old Women
Date: 8th of May 2014
Ben McDonald Presents Grumpy Old Women Fifty Shades of Beige Back to knock some sense back into the nation, THE GRUMPY OLD WOMEN return with their brand spanking new show FIFTY SHADES OF BIEGE! These outrageous women will be entertaining audi Read more..

View Profile | Bendigo | The Capital

 Guys & Dolls Guys & Dolls
Date: 13th of June 2014 To 21st of June 2014
Presented By Mountain District Musical Society Friday 13 June - 8pm Saturday 14 June - 8pm Sunday 15 June - 2pm Thursday 19 June - 8pm Friday 20 June - 8pm Saturday 21 June - 2pm & 8pm An effervescent musical romp that will have you dancin Read more..

View Profile | Ringwood East | Karralyka Centre

 Guys and Dolls Guys and Dolls
Date: 19th of July 2014 To 27th of July 2014
Guys and Dolls | Described as the “perfect musical comedy” Guys and Dolls brings Damon Runyon’s much loved New York underworld to life. Gangsters, gamblers, evangelists and showgirls inhabit this musical fable of Broadway. Starring Martin Crewe Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | The Arts Centre

Date: 2nd of May 2014 To 17th of May 2014
We are excited to announce our first production for 2014 – ‘GYPSY‘ which will be presented in May at the Williamstown Mechanics Institute. Director – Nicholas Kong Musical Director – Daniel Heskett Choreographer – Tamara Finch GYPSY is the ul Read more..

View Profile | Williamstown | Williamstown Musical Theatre Company

 Happy Hula Time Happy Hula Time
Every Friday
HAPPY HULA TIME! Every Friday from 5pm In the Island Village at The LuWOW. Enjoy our famous Mai-Tai for only $10 plus our great Tiki Food menu. Tropical Asian dishes to share or to make a meal of. Exotica music while you eat from COMBO PA Read more..

View Profile | Fitzroy | The LuWOW

 Helga Handfull Entertains Helga Handfull Entertains
Date: 30th of April 2014 To 4th of May 2014
Demure and satirical Mistress of Ceremonies Helga Handfull makes her Melbourne debut at The Butterfly Club with "Helga Handfull Entertains". Enjoy a comic look at Helga’s relationships with men in this intimate and unique European Cabaret style pe Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | The Butterfly Club

 Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday
Date: 9th of October 2014 To 26th of October 2014
Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday interrogates and celebrates different perspectives on life: some looking forward and some looking back. Scripted from intimate real-life conversations with people approaching their 18th or 80th birthdays, this document Read more..

View Profile | Southbank | Malthouse Theatre

 Henson Alternative's Puppet Up! Uncensored Henson Alternative's Puppet Up! Uncensored
Date: 27th of March 2014 To 20th of April 2014
Henson Alternative's Puppet Up! Uncensored Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2014 The world-famous The Jim Henson Company returns to Australia for a national tour! They don't talk this way on any street or avenue we've heard of! A n Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | Princess Theatre

 I'll Eat You Last I'll Eat You Last
Date: 31st of October 2014 To 20th of December 2014
BAFTA Award winner Miriam Margolyes stars in John Logan’s scintillating solo show – a titillating night of tinseltown tattle. Welcome to the glamorous home of Hollywood agent Sue Mengers. It is 1981 and if an actor isn’t represented by Sue, you ha Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | The Arts Centre

 Imagine Nation Cabaret Imagine Nation Cabaret
Date: 22nd of April 2014 To 27th of April 2014
Join this imaginative soul on an expressive journey through the highs and lows of being a child-like dreamer in a cut throat adult world. As the days get more and more serious, Kate desperately seeks ways to keep the soul alive and the imagination li Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | The Butterfly Club

 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Date: 20th of June 2014 To 29th of June 2014
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colours comes to vibrant life in this delightful parable. Joseph, his father's favourite son, is a bo Read more..

View Profile | Dandenong | Drum Theatre

 Jude Walton: Lehte Jude Walton: Lehte
Date: 9th of May 2014 To 11th of May 2014
Jude Walton: Lehte 09 May - 11 May 2014 Nineteenth-century literary invention from leht (“leaf”) Estonian female given name My mother’s name reversed Albanian lehtë: lightweight, easy Old English leoht: light (of little weight), light (illum Read more..

View Profile | Bulleen | Heide | Museum of Modern Art

 Julian Clary | Position Vacant: Apply Within Julian Clary | Position Vacant: Apply Within
Date: 19th of April 2014
Julian Clary – POSITION VACANT: APPLY WITHIN Presented by: Adrian Bohm Performance Date 19 April 2014 Back by popular demand, international comedy treasure and self-proclaimed ‘Lord of The Mince’ Julian Clary will return for his 8th Austral Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | Her Majesty's Theatre

 La Cage Aux Folles La Cage Aux Folles
Date: 22nd of November 2014 To 8th of December 2014
The Tony Award winning original Broadway production of La Cage aux Folles is widely known for its powerful anthem I Am What I Am, and songs You On My Arm, The Best of Times. Georges (Simon Burke) and Albin (Todd McKenney) have lived happily togeth Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | The Arts Centre

 La Peste La Peste
Date: 2nd of May 2014 To 11th of May 2014
Bone Marrow Theatre is about to premiere it's new original production 'La Peste. LA PESTE Absurd. Physical. Grotesque! Influenced by the famous essay 'La Theatre et la Peste' (The Theatre and the Plague) by Antonin Artaud, Read more..

View Profile | Kensington | Revolt ArtSpace

 La Traviata La Traviata
Date: 17th of May 2014 To 29th of May 2014
LA TRAVIATA – Victorian Opera Performance Dates: 17-29 May 2014 Their Love was a Scandal If you’ve never thought of going to the opera, think again. Critics call La Traviata (The fallen woman) ‘an opera so famous that millions who’ve never s Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | Her Majesty's Theatre

 Les Miserables Les Miserables
Date: 4th of July 2014 To 21st of September 2014
The Australian premiere of Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Les Misérables arrives at Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne in July 2014. Seen by over 65 million people and receiving more than 100 major awards, Les Misérables is one of Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | Her Majesty's Theatre

 Little Murders Little Murders
Date: 3rd of July 2014 To 19th of July 2014
LITTLE MURDERS written by Jules Feiffer directed by Paul King 3 JUL - 19 JUL 2014 Weeknights and Saturday at 8:00 pm Sundays at 2:00 pm About the play Little Murders is a pitch-black comedy about an everyday dysfunctional American family Read more..

View Profile | Rosanna | Heidelberg Theatre

 Managing Carmen Managing Carmen
Date: 28th of May 2014 To 31st of May 2014
David Williamson’s MANAGING CARMEN AFL player. Brownlow medallist. Cross dresser. ** Playing a strictly limited season at The Coopers Malthouse! ** Sports Manager Rohan Swift needs to uncover what is troubling his star player. Brent Lyall is Read more..

View Profile | Southbank | Malthouse Theatre

 Marlin Marlin
Date: 25th of September 2014 To 11th of October 2014
'Marlin' by Damien Millar From Melbourne Theatre Company and Arena Theatre Company comes 'Marlin', an adventurous seafaring tale performed in a sea of foam. 'Marlin' is sure to be a delight for anyone ages 8 to 108. When a fisherman and his gra Read more..

View Profile | Southbank | Southbank Theatre

 Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2014 Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2014
Date: 19th of June 2014 To 29th of June 2014
The annual Melbourne Cabaret Festival will burst forth across the city in 16 venues again in June in 2014. Featuring an amazing list of overseas shows never before seen in Melbourne with over 50 more from all corners of Australia, this up-and-comi Read more..

View Profile | Prahran

 Melbourne Cabaret Festival Roadshow Gala Melbourne Cabaret Festival Roadshow Gala
Date: 11th of July 2014
Friday 11 July – 7.30pm A night of glitter and cabaret glamour For the first time the acclaimed Melbourne Cabaret Festival is touring in 2014! Now you can enjoy a titillating selection of acts from one of the world’s largest cabaret festiva Read more..

View Profile | Ringwood East | Karralyka Centre

 Mother & Son Mother & Son
Date: 18th of July 2014
Geoffrey Atherden penned the first episodes of Mother & Son in 1984 creating an instant classic! Now 30 years later he has done it again. Everyone’s favourite forgetful mum is back! From the creator of the hit TV series, MOTHER & SON comes a Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | Comedy Theatre

 Mrs. Brown Rides Again Mrs. Brown Rides Again
Date: 27th of April 2014
Mrs. Brown Rides Again starring Mrs. Brown's Boys The hilarious Mrs Brown is coming to Melbourne. After enjoying sell-out success in Ireland and breaking box office records in the North of England, Mrs Browns Boys has seen a phenomenal rise in Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | Plenary Hall | Melbourne Convention Centre

 My Three Angels My Three Angels
Date: 7th of November 2014 To 29th of November 2014
My Three Angels by Samuel and Bella Spewack Directed by Susan Carty Synopsis: Set in French Guiana in 1910, the story tells of a shopkeeper, his wife and daughter and the three convicts who have been employed to repair the roof. To add to the Read more..

View Profile | The Basin | The Basin Theatre

 Neighbourhood Watch Neighbourhood Watch
Date: 17th of March 2014 To 26th of April 2014
A smash hit with Sydney audiences and critics, 'Neighbourhood Watch' is a glorious Melbourne tale written especially for the inimitable Robyn Nevin. Ana lives alone with her dog in Kew and it’s hard to say who is snappier. At eighty years of age, Read more..

View Profile | Southbank | Southbank Theatre

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Sleep at the 'G
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It’s time to unroll your sleeping bags once again! Sleep overnight at the MCG and help end youth homelessness with Melbourne City Mission. Every night, there are over 6,000 young people in ...

3D Printing Workshop
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Come along to a workshop all about the amazing new world of 3D printing. We will have two of our little robot friends making stuff ... before.your.very.eyes ... and we'll show you stacks of ways ...

Squizzy Taylor's Ball
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Fitzroy 1920...Gunmen, Sly Grog, Prostitution, Extortion, Cocaine, Gang Wars and Vice... but most of all, Fun! Join us for an amazing evening of stage shows and interactive theatre in Fitzroy ...

Affordable Unconventional Wine Tasting Courses
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Appreciating wines the fun way with WineKAKI WineKAKI offers unconventional wine tasting courses in Melbourne that ensure you have a fun time discovering wines beyond Australia. As our courses ...

Gentlemen of Deceit | Comedy Festival
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Due to popular demand, an extra show has been added on Saturday 19th April at 9:30pm Back for their fourth year at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, A Modern Deception's Vyom ...

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Record Store Day 2014
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Record Store Day Australia returns on Saturday 19th April 2014. Record Store Day is an excellent way to highlight the unique experience of discovering music | More..

Good Friday Appeal
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The 83rd annual Good Friday Appeal on Friday 18th April 2014, brings together people from all parts of the community to raise money for the Royal Children's | More..

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