Victoria

Amateur Repertory Company
Babirra Music Theatre
Cardinia Performing Arts Company
Catchment Players
CLOC Musical Theatre
Comedy Theatre

Croydon Parish Players
Dandenong Musical Theatre
Diamond Valley Singers

Gilbert & Sullivan
Her Majesty's
Lawler Theatre
MLOC
Mountain District Musical Society
Mornington Peninsula Theatre

National Theatre
Nova Musical Theatre
Phoenix Theatre
Plenary Theatre
Princess Theatre
Production Company
Regent Theatre
State Theatre
Savoy Opera Company
Slams
The Palms at Crown

Theatreworks

The Theatre
Windmill Theatre Company

New South Wales

Lyric Theatre-Star City

The Capitol Theatre

Queensland

ACER Arena
Lyric Theatre

Tasmania West Australia
Queens Park Theatre
Australian Capital Territory

 

Helpmann Awards

 



 

 

Melbourne's Summer Musical

ARTS CENTRE

The Bobby Darin Musical

Will be the first musical celebrating the return of the summer musical at Arts Centre Melbourne.
John Frost commented that " We're thrulled to bringing Dream Lover to Melbourne as the forst in the new annual summer musical presentation at the Arts Centre. ausiences in Sydney were awe-struck by the incredible peroformance of David Campbell as Bobby Darin and we are delighted Hannah Fredericksen will return as Sandra Dee. We are also very7 excited to welcome the one and only Marina Prior to the cast along with Rodney Dobson who join other returnign principal cast Marney Mcueen and Martin Crewes. We cannot wqait for Melbourne audiences to be blown away by this magnificent cast and to experience this awe-inspiring production/"Tickets on sale June 23. 2017
Season opens December 29. 2017. Venue: State Theatre. Arts Centre Melbourne.

 

Comedy Theatre
Bookings: 1300 111 011

 

Hamer Hall
St. Kilda Road Melbourne

Mark Vincdent Live - A Tribute to Mario Lanza

Eight years after he won Australia's heart and went on to record seven chart-topping albums with worldwide sales exceeding half a million units, Mark Vincent has set a new benchmark, a 'virtual duet' with one of the giants of the Golden Age f Hollywood, Mario Lanza.
Th shows will feature a beautifully crafted set list performed with band and strings pulling from the album, and Mark's distinguished catalogue. Mark sings alongside Mario in Because Your Mine, one of the legendary movie star's biggedt hits. Re-mastered and re-editiedthe dong, taken from the MGM musical of the dame name, is given a fresh and brilliant new dynamic with the edition of Mark;s rich enoer tones.
Season: Sunday November 12. 2017.

 

Her Majesty's
Bookings: Ticketek 1300 795 012

 

Lawler Theatre
140 Southbank Boulevard
Southbank
Bookings: 61 3 8688 0800

 

Melbourne Recital Centre
Southbank Boulevard Southbank
Bookings: www.folliesinconcert.com.au

Paris 0 A Rock Odyssey.

Directed by Neil Gooding with musical direction by Isaac Haward, Paris tells the tale of the forbidden passion of Paris, the Prince of Troy, and Helen, the Queen of Sparta.
It was a love affair that sparked the Trojan Wars and inspired the fiendishly brilliant idea of creating a giant wooden horse full of warriors to infiltrate the city of Troy.
Season: July 13 - 15. 2017.

 

Plenary Theatre
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Bookings: 61 3 9929 9600

 

 

Princess Theatre
Bookings: 1300 111 011


The Book of Morman

The Book of Mormon is a religious satire musical with book, lyrics, and music by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone.[1] Best known for creating the animated comedy South Park, Parker and Stone co-created the music with Lopez, a co-composer/co-lyricist of Avenue Q and Frozen. The Book of Mormon follows two Mormon missionaries as they attempt to share their scriptures with the inhabitants of a remote Ugandan village. The earnest young men are challenged by the disinterest of the locals, who are occupied by more pressing troubles such as AIDS, famine, and oppression from a warlord.

Season opens February 4 . 2017


 

 

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The Production Company

Bookings: 1300136 166

2017 Season

Zoy Frangos

When Tim Rce and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar exploded onto the stage in 1971 it changed the world of musical theatre forever.
This, the greatest story ever told, is based on the last week of Jesus's life, the plot highlights the political and personal struggles between Jesus and Judas.TPC favourite Gale edwards is directing this rock masterpiece. She has directed Jesus Christ Superstar on London;s West End and on Broadway.
And in 2000, Gale won an Emmy Award for the televised recording of the production.
Rob Mills joins The Production Company for the first time in the role of Jesus. Helpmann Award winner Alinta Chiszey is Mary Magdelene and Zoy Frangos is making his TPC debut as Judas.
Season: July 19 - August 6. 2017. 11 performances.

Genevieve Kingsford

 

Brigadoon is the story of two young American tourists lost in the Highlands of Scotland, who stumble on a mysterious village called Brigadoon. Tommy, one of the tourists, meets and falls in love with Fiona, a festy young woman. But Tommy discovers that magically Brigadoon only apperas for one day every one hundred years.
Genevieve Kingsford, making her debut with The Production Company is in the role of Fiona, and Rhoan Browne plays Tommy, the role made famous by Gene Kelly. Nancy Hayes stars as Bragadoon's much loved matriach, Nrs Forsythe. Halpmann Award winner Elise McCann plays Meg Brockie.
Season: Octeber 28 - Novembe 5. 2017 11 performances

 

 

 

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The Palms at Crown
Bookings: 132 849

 

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Theatreworks

 

 

The Theatre

National Theatre

Playhouse Theatre
Arts Centre Melbourne
Bookings: www.ticketmaster.com.au

 

Princess Theatre
Bookings: www.ticketmaster.com.au

Mamma Mia

Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by th story-telling of ABBA's timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson's heart-warming tale centres around a young bride-to-be. ON the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the idnetity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
Season opens July 10, 2018


 


Regent Theatre
Bookings 1300 889 278
Group Booking 12 or more 1300 788 227

My Fair Lady

The story of flowergirl Eliza Doolittle who became the student of Professor Higgins and the result.

On March 15, 1956 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on Broadway something extraordinary happened that would change the course of music theatre history forever: it was called My Fair Lady
After out-of-town tryouts in New Haven and Philadelphua, Lerner and Lowe's remarkable tellinhg of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion premiered in New York and redefined the form of musical theatre. It was in fact the birth of "event theatre" as we know it today. My Fair Lady was a success like no other show. It won six Tony Awards ran for six years on Broadway, replica productions opened in London's Drury Lane Theatre in 1858 and in Melbourne;s famous Her Majesty's Theatre in January 1959, So successful was the production in Australia that concurrent companies were formed in Sydney and in Melbourne to attempt to keep up with the public's insatiable demend for tickets.

Playing the role of Eliza Doolittlein New York was a young Julie Andrews, it was only her second role on Broadway and the role that would define her career and help catapult her to international stardom.
Now in the 60th anniversary year of the Broadway premiere and in the 60th birthday year of Opera Australia the company has teaned again with John Frost to recreate that sensational 1956 production with none other than Dame Julie Andrews at the helm as director. Ms Andrews joins with the Tony-Award winning choreographer Christopher Gatelli (South Pacific 2012 - 2013) and associates of designers Cecil Beaton and Oliver Smith to pass the remarkable story of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgis to the next generation of music theatre lovers.
Season:s May 18 - July 29. 2017

 

The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard Musical is based on the 1992 film The Bodyguard which starred and feaqtured songs by Whitney Houston. The show was officially confirmed in February 2012 and following six years of development, producers confirme the show would play.

Costing around £5million to produce the show is written by Alexancer Dinelaris and brings the story forward to present day and changes the focus of the story to bring the character of Rachel Marron to the forefront rather than The Bodyguard. The script adapted from the original screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan also expads the role of rachel Marron's sister Nicki. The stage musical like the original film features music by Whitney Houston which in addition to the original moovie soundtrack adds the following Houston tracks, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love for You, I'm Your Baby Tonight, How Will I Know, Oh Yes, All the Man that I Need, All at Once and I Wnat to Dance with Somebody.
Former Secret Service Agent turned bocyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unkown stalker. Each expects to take charge - what theyr don't expect is to fall in love.
Season: from Augsut 24. 2017


 

STATE THEATRE

The Bobby Darin Musical - Dream Lover

Leading theatre roducer John Frost and Chief Executive Officer of Arts Cnetre Melbourne, Claire Spencer, announced that they would unite to reinstate the tradition of the annual summer musical in the State Theatre of Arts Centre Melbourne from 2017. "In the days gone by, Melbourne audiences looked forward to enjoying lavish musicals during thier summer holidays. Shows like Hello Dolly, The Secret Garden and The King and I opened in late December at the State Theatre and played tthrough January and February" they said.
The first musical which will celebrate the return of the summer musical at Artsw Centre Melbourne will be Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, John Frost and his co-producers John and Barbara Gilbert of Gilbert Theatre conformed on April 30. Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical has its world premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre late last year and audiences fell in love with this new Australinn hit, David Campbell will return to star as the Grammy award-winning singer and Oscar nominated actor, Bobby Darin, in the Melbourne summer season, with further cast members to be announced.
An extraordinary story that goes far beyond the song Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical reveals the amazing life of thisw legendary American singer, songwriter and actor. An intimate and epic story of an all-round ent3ertainer adored by his fans, bobby Darin, together with his movie star wife Sandra Dee, provided the iconic soundttrack to a generation. The musical captures the glamour and passion of the big band era, the Ratpack in Vegas and the Golden Age of Hollywood, a time of trail-blazing starsm knock-out fashions and life-changing events.
Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical is a big show with a big score and a big heart. Based on an original conceptand stage play by Frank Howson and John-Michael Howson with Simon Phillips and Carolyn burns, the show includes 34 reat hits from the 50s and 60s, including Mack the Knife, Beyond the Sea, Splish Splash and the multi-million-seller Dream Lover.

 

 

 

Amateur Repertory Company
Bookings: 0435 062 087

 


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Aspect Theatre

Bookings: www.aspecttheatre.com

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BABIRRA MUSIC THEATRE
Bookings: 61 3 9262 6555

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Season: June 3 - 17. 2017

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Cardinia Performing Arts Company

 

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Catchment Players
Bookings: 0437 228 246
online http://catchmentplayers.org.au


High School Musical Jnr.

Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage in Disney’s High School Musical JR. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. The show’s infectious, danceable songs are sure to engage performers and audiences alike.
It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple causes an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

Season: April 2017. Venue" Banyule Theatre Heidelberg

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CLOC Musical Theatre
Bookings: 1300 362 547
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online www.cloc.org.au www.cloc.org.au

A Chorus Line

This is A Chorus Line, the groundbreaking, hilarious and poignant theatrical games changer that not only reinvented the traditional Broasway musical theatre when it opened in 1975, but lso became a record breaking blockbuster smash hit with both critics and audiences, notching up more than 6,000 performances over 15 years on Broadway.
Winner of nine TonyAwards. including Best Musical. Book and Score, as well as the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for drama. A Chorus Line is a joyfiul celebration of the human spirit for anyone who has ever put everything on the line to chase their dream. Re,member again the musical numbers like I Can Do That, At the Ballet, Dance: Ten; Looks: Three; The Music and the Mirror; What did I Do For Love, One (Singular Sensation) and I Hope I Get It.
Season: October 20 - 28. 2017

 

 

 

Croydon Parish Players
Bookings: 61 3 9725 5903

 

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DANDENONG THEATRE
Bookings: 61 3 9771 6666

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Diamond Valley Singers
Bookings: 03 9439 7843
PO BOX 93,
Diamond Creek
3089

The Mikado


The yaer before the action of this operetta begins, Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado,fled his father's house to escape marriage with Katisha, a rather imposing lady.
Disguised as a travelling musician, he meets and falls in love with Yum-Yum, the young ward of Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor. Yum-Yum, however, is already betrothed to her guardian, leaving Nanki-Poo in despair. As usunal in Gilbert imaginative plots, the tangled web unravels, and everyone lives happily ever after.
Season: July 7 - 15. 2017.

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Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria
Bookings: 61 3 9905 1111

Lawler Studio

 

MLOC
Bookings: 9551 7514
email:mloc_productions@yahoo.com.au

Shout!

Tough, pushy, passionate and desperate to be loved, australia's pwn Johnny O'Keefe fought his way to the top in the 1950s to becoe the undisputed king, Australia's firtsd internaional star of rock and roll. When Australia was a culteral outostpost of America and Bill Haley and Elvis Presley were everyones heroes. JO'K Australia's larger-than-life rock'nn' roller, sppectucularly burst into the limelight and blazed a glittering trail of popular tumes and adoring fans to capture a generation who called him The Wild One. MLOC Productions proudly presents Shout: The Le4gend of The Wild One- a celebration of the lofe of Johnny O'Keefe,his legacy and his enormous impact on the Australian music industry.
Relive the music of the one and only JO'K with hits encluding Shout, wild One, She's Myu Baby, I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door, Move Baby Move, Purple People Eatee, Sing Sing Sing and so much more. Bursting with energy, this exuberant celebration of rocj and roll will make you wanna SHOUT.
Season: October 13 - 21. 2017.

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Mornington Peninsula Theatre Company
Bookings: 61 3 5977 525

 

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Mountain District Musical Society
Bookings:61 3 9879 2933
email: tickets@mdms.org.au

For One Night Only

Come along and join MDMS for a celebration of music and amazing talent.
Hosted by Jonathan Guthrie-Jones
Starring Jonathan Guthrie-Joes, Paul Watson, Alannah Guthrie-Jones, Adrienne George, Daniel Mottau, Natasha Basset, Laura Slavin, Micheal dyson, Frieda Lai, Matt Skinner and more of our favourite performars.
With tony Toppi on the piano.
Season: Friday February 24. 2017. at 9pm. Bookngs: online at Tickets.mdms.org.au

Please help us SAVE MDMS

It is with great regret that we write to all our faithful supporters to let you know that MDMS (Mountain District Musical Society) is struggling for survival. With continued rising costs and a decline in ticket sales, we are now facing the devastating prospect of closure. MDMS has faced a similar struggle before and we lived to tread the boards again, but we desperately need your help.

Consequently we have launched a gofundme campaign to raise funds to cover costs of our most recent productions and also to continue bringing you quality performances into the future. Please visit our gofundme page, like, share and any donation amount will be very much appreciated.
https://www.gofundme.com/savemdms  

Kind Regards,

MDMS Committee

 

NOVA THEATRE
Bookings: 1300 304 433

www.novamusictheatre.com.au

 

Les Miserables

 

After 19 years on the chain gang, Jean Valjean finds that the ticket-of-leave he must display condemns him to be an outcast. Only the Bishop of Digne treats him kindly and Valjean, embittered by years of hardship, repays him by stealing some silver. Valjean is caught and brought back by the policeand is astonished when the Bishop lies to the police to save him. Valjean decides to start iofe anew. 
This start is successful except for polise inspector Javert who is unbending in pursuit of his duties. 
In act 2 students prepare a barricade and surprisingly this is where life copies art. The People's Song aung to stir up the revolution has been twice copied in real revolutions. Once in Hong Kong where student erected barricades and young 11 year old lead the singing of The Peoples Song and in Kiev, Ukraine in the Orange Revolution the public erected barrcades and in Ukrainian snag The People's Song. An amended version eas sung by a flash mob at Knox sity Mall outside McDonalds against the planned McDonalds restaurant in Tecoma. 

Season: October 28 - November 12. 2017

Phoenix Theatre
Bookings: 9012 5897.

 

   

 

 

   
     

 

SAVOY OPERA COMPANY
Bookings:61 3 9278 4770

 

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Slams Musical Theatre
Bookings: 61 3 9720 3205

 

 

Windmill Theatre Company
Bookings: 1300 887 624.


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Enmore Theatre Sydney
Bookings: Ticketek 132 849

Acer Arena
Bookings: 132 849

 

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Hayes Theatre Co.
Bookings: bass.net

 

 

 

Lyric Theatre-Star CityLyric Theatre Star City
Bookings: Ticketmaster 1300 795 267

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The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard Musical is based on the 1992 film The Bodyguard which starred and feaqtured songs by Whitney Houston. The show was officially confirmed in February 2012 and following six years of development, producers confirme the show would play.

Costing around £5million to produce the show is written by Alexancer Dinelaris and brings the story forward to present day and changes the focus of the story to bring the character of Rachel Marron to the forefront rather than The Bodyguard. The script adapted from the original screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan also expads the role of rachel Marron's sister Nicki. The stage musical like the original film features music by Whitney Houston which in addition to the original moovie soundtrack adds the following Houston tracks, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love for You, I'm Your Baby Tonight, How Will I Know, Oh Yes, All the Man that I Need, All at Once and I Wnat to Dance with Somebody.
Former Secret Service Agent turned bocyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unkown stalker. Each expects to take charge - what theyr don't expect is to fall in love.
Season opens April 21. 2017

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Capitol Theatre Capitol Theatre
Bookings: 1300 723 038

Mamma Mia

Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by th story-telling of ABBA's timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson's heart-warming tale centres around a young bride-to-be. ON the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the idnetity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
Season opens February 11. 2018.


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Joan Sutherland Theatre
Opera House
Bookings: 61 2 9318 8200

 

 

State Theatre
Bookings: 136 100

Mark Vincdent Live - A Tribute to Mario Lanza

Eight years after he won Australia's heart and went on to record seven chart-topping albums with worldwide sales exceeding half a million units, Mark Vincent has set a new benchmark, a 'virtual duet' with one of the giants of the Golden Age f Hollywood, Mario Lanza.
Th shows will feature a beautifully crafted set list performed with band and strings pulling from the album, and Mark's distinguished catalogue. Mark sings alongside Mario in Because Your Mine, one of the legendary movie star's biggedt hits. Re-mastered and re-editiedthe dong, taken from the MGM musical of the dame name, is given a fresh and brilliant new dynamic with the edition of Mark;s rich enoer tones.
Season: Thursday November 8. 2017

Sydney Theatre Walsh Bay
Bookings: 612 9250 1777

 


 

 

The Players Theatre - Port Macquarie
Bookings: www.playerstheatre.org.au

 

Savoy Arts Company - Bundanoon
Bookings: 61 2 9411 7088


Theatre Royal
Bookings: 1300 723 038

 

 

 

 

 

Lyric Theatre QPAC
Bookings: 136 246

The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard Musical is based on the 1992 film The Bodyguard which starred and feaqtured songs by Whitney Houston. The show was officially confirmed in February 2012 and following six years of development, producers confirme the show would play.

Costing around £5million to produce the show is written by Alexancer Dinelaris and brings the story forward to present day and changes the focus of the story to bring the character of Rachel Marron to the forefront rather than The Bodyguard. The script adapted from the original screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan also expads the role of rachel Marron's sister Nicki. The stage musical like the original film features music by Whitney Houston which in addition to the original moovie soundtrack adds the following Houston tracks, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love for You, I'm Your Baby Tonight, How Will I Know, Oh Yes, All the Man that I Need, All at Once and I Wnat to Dance with Somebody.
Former Secret Service Agent turned bocyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unkown stalker. Each expects to take charge - what theyr don't expect is to fall in love.
Season opens July 19. 2017

Mamma Mia

Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by th story-telling of ABBA's timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson's heart-warming tale centres around a young bride-to-be. ON the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the idnetity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years agO.
Season opens Decembe 26. 2017

 

 


Playhouse Theatre QPAC
Bookings: qpac.com


 

Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Bookings: 1300 555 593

 

Concert Hall
QPAC

Mark Vincdent Live - A Tribute to Mario Lanza

Eight years after he won Australia's heart and went on to record seven chart-topping albums with worldwide sales exceeding half a million units, Mark Vincent has set a new benchmark, a 'virtual duet' with one of the giants of the Golden Age f Hollywood, Mario Lanza.
Th shows will feature a beautifully crafted set list performed with band and strings pulling from the album, and Mark's distinguished catalogue. Mark sings alongside Mario in Because Your Mine, one of the legendary movie star's biggedt hits. Re-mastered and re-editiedthe dong, taken from the MGM musical of the dame name, is given a fresh and brilliant new dynamic with the edition of Mark;s rich enoer tones.
Season: Sunday October 29. 2017

 

Adelaide Entertainment Centre
132 649

 

Festival Theatre.
Bookings: 131 246

Mamma Mia

Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by th story-telling of ABBA's timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson's heart-warming tale centres around a young bride-to-be. ON the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the idnetity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
Season opens October 9. 2018

 

Her Majesty's Theatre
Bookings: bass.net

 

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Derwent Theatre Hobart

 

 


 

Burswood Theatre
Bookings: Ticketek: 1300 795 012

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Crown Theatre
Bookings: 132 849

Mamma Mia

Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by th story-telling of ABBA's timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson's heart-warming tale centres around a young bride-to-be. ON the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the idnetity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
Season opens May 15. 2018


 

 

 

Canberra Theatre
Bookings: ticketmaster.com.au

Mamma Mia

Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by th story-telling of ABBA's timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson's heart-warming tale centres around a young bride-to-be. ON the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the idnetity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
Season: from November 20ty. 2017.

 


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