The festive season is finally upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by immersing ourselves in the magical world of music and theatre? Whether you’re a fan of the classics or prefer something more contemporary, Melbourne has got you covered with a fantastic line-up of shows this summer. So, grab your loved ones, pack a picnic, and get ready for an unforgettable evening under the stars!
One of the highlights of the season is the Moonlight cinema, which offers outdoor screenings in various capital cities, including our beloved Melbourne. Picture yourself lounging on a comfy beanbag, surrounded by lush green grass, as you watch the latest blockbusters or timeless classics on the big screen. Whether you’re a film enthusiast or simply looking for a unique way to spend a summer evening, Moonlight cinema is an experience not to be missed.
If you’re in the mood for a captivating theatrical performance, then look no further than the world-renowned musical, “Miss Saigon”. Set against the backdrop of war-torn Vietnam, this epic love story follows the journey of a young Vietnamese woman and an American GI. With its breathtaking music and powerful storytelling, “Miss Saigon” is guaranteed to leave you spellbound and emotionally moved.
For those who love a good dose of comedy and a touch of the absurd, “Groundhog Day the Musical” is the perfect choice. Based on the beloved film, this hilarious and heart-warming production tells the story of a cynical weatherman who finds himself trapped in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over again. With its catchy tunes and witty dialogue, this musical is sure to have you laughing and humming along.
And let’s not forget about The Melbourne Theatre Company, which always delivers a diverse and engaging program. With a wide range of productions throughout the festive season, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. From thought-provoking dramas to light-hearted comedies, the MTC showcases the very best of local talent, ensuring a truly memorable theatre experience.
So, as the summer heat takes over Melbourne, take a break from the beach and indulge in the wonderful world of music and theatre. Whether you choose to relax under the stars at Moonlight cinema, be captivated by the timeless tale of “Miss Saigon”, laugh your heart out at “Groundhog Day the Musical”, or explore the rich offerings of The Melbourne Theatre Company, you’re in for a treat. Gather your loved ones, embrace the festive spirit, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema is back for its 28th summer season with more movies under the stars to enjoy.
Screenings: From December 1 to March 30
Venue: Royal Botanic Gardens
Tickets: From $26, available now via http://melbourne.moonlight.com.au
Screenings: From November 23 Nov to March 24 Venue: Centennial Parklands
Tickets: From $26, available now via http://sydney.moonlight.com.au
Screenings: From November 23 to February 18 Venue: Roma Street Parklands
Tickets: From $26, available now via http://brisbane.moonlight.com.au
Screenings: From November 30 to February 14
Venue: Adelaide’s Botanic Park
Tickets: From $26, available now via http://adelaide.moonlight.com.au
Screenings: From November 24 to March 24 Venue: Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Tickets: From $26, available now via http://perth.moonlight.com.au
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of this award-winning musical is and epic love story of passion and tragedy
Season: Playing until December 16 Venue: Her Majesty’s Theatre
Tickets: From $59, available now via http://miss-saigon.com.au
Season: Performances from January 2 Venue: Adelaide Festival Centre
Tickets: From $79, available now via http://miss-saigon.com.au
GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL
Direct from its record-breaking run-in London, with music and lyrics from the award-winning this is a brilliant new production based on the classic movie
Season: Performances from January 24 Venue: Princess Theatre
Tickets: From $56, available now via http://groundhogday.com.au
COMING IN 2024
MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY SEVENTEEN
Season: Performances from January 15 – February 17 Venue: Southbank Theatre, The Sumner
Tickets: From $29, available now via http://mtc.com.au
MEET ME AT DAWN
Season: Performances from February 10 – March 16 Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio Tickets: From $29, available now via http://mtc.com.au