Light, curtain, and action! In Melbourne, several staged theatrical productions and musicals are created each week. If you are a theatre and musical enthusiast Melbourne is calling out for you. Find your favorite show this month and join in the singing with forthcoming musicals like Cruel Intentions, Mary Poppins, and award-winning stage productions like The Mousetrap, Nosferatu, and many others. Prepare your munchies, and gear up for the magnificent performances that Melbourne has to offer.
Here are a few highly anticipated upcoming performances you most likely don’t want to miss this month. Be sure to reserve your theatre tickets in advance to ensure that you don’t miss these popular shows. This guide will assist you in finding the perfect entertainment for you, whether you are searching for a gripping thriller play or a lively musical performance.
9 Must-See Theatre & Musical Productions
1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
A fun and delightful watch for potter heads. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is available in theatres with a spellbinding adventure production. It is a good watch to experience a magical day with your family and kids. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will once again make you believe in magic with the assured more fantastic magic illusions per minute. It is known for being one of the most thrilling theatrical shows which is a globally awarded act in history. So, potter heads book your tickets, prepare your costume and get ready to encounter the fantastic magical ride performance brought to the stage.
Where to Watch: You can witness this spellbinding adventure drama at Princess Theatre, 163 Spring Street Melbourne VIC 3000.
Ticket Booking: You can book your tickets on Princess Theatre’s official ticketing website at: https://au.harrypottertheplay.com/
Release Time: In Theatre until 9 July 2023
Enquire Here: (03) 9299 9800, 0392999873
2. The Mousetrap
This February, the historical murder mystery will mark its 70th anniversary by performing at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre. The Mousetrap is adapted from a best-selling crime novel called the case closed. It is a mystery playwright by Agatha Christie and is reputed to be the longest-running play in history and boasts an outstandingly entertaining and exciting performance. This program is a must-watch if you enjoy suspenseful entertainment. This program features humorous storylines and an astonishing climax. This show is ideal for a fun-filled day if you are planning a get-together with family or friends. Also, if you enjoy criminal thrillers and murder mysteries, this program is a perfect pick for you.
Where to Watch: You can experience this mystery-packed performance at Comedy Theatre, 240 Exhibition Street Melbourne, VIC 3000.
Ticket Booking: You can book your tickets online from their official ticketing website at: https://marrinergroup.com.au/shows/the-mousetrap-2023
Release Time: In theatre from 17 February to 26 march 2023
Enquire Here: 1300 11 10 11
3. Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical
Cruel Intentions are returning to the Melbourne stage this month due to its popular demand. This ’90 musical is based on a 1999 film of the same name, starring Selma Blair and Reese Witherspoon. If you are a musical fan then expect to experience vibrant, energetic, and wow-inducing performances. You get to hear the most popular song collection of the era, including No Scrubs, Torn, Iris, Genie in a Bottle, and many more. So get ready for a spectacular foot-tapping musical performance since the thrilling megamix will finally make you feel fantastic. Before the seat sells out, purchase your tickets and go with your loved ones.
Where to Watch: You can groove to this musical at Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins Street Melbourne.
Ticket Booking: You can book online tickets from their official ticketing website at: https://cruelintentions.com.au/
Release Time: From 16 February to 5 march 2023
Enquire Here: 03 9650 1500
If you are into gothic and eerie kinds of entertainment this program is just for you. The thrilling 2023 season of Malthouse Theatre is about to begin. This February Malthouse is going to offer a variety of breathtaking, daring performances for all tastes. The 1922 silent film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror served as the inspiration for this play. Jacob Collins-Levy and Sophie Ross feature in Keziah Warner’s thrilling gothic thriller, “Malthouse’s Nosferatu.” This is one spooky tale you want to see, with a set and costume design by Romanie Harper. The Malthouse Theatre will host the Nosferatu drama. So be sure to order your tickets as soon as you can if you don’t want to miss this performance.
Where to Watch: You can watch this ghoulish thriller drama at Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt Street Southbank Melbourne 3006.
Ticket Booking: You can also book online tickets from their official ticketing website at: https://www.malthousetheatre.com.au/tickets/malthouse-theatre/nosferatu/
Release Time: From February 10 to March 5, 2023.
Enquire Here: 03 9685 5111
5. Mary Poppins
In February 2023, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s supercalifragilistic new production of Mary Poppins arrived at Her Majesty’s Theatre for a magical run. This musical is anchored by the vivacious Stefanie Jones who portrays the legendary nanny, and the enthusiastic Jack Chambers who plays the upbeat Bert. If you are unfamiliar with this musical tale, Mary Poppins’ story follows the nanny as she employs magic to assist the dispersed Banks family living at 17 Cherry Tree Lane in Edwardian-era London. Jane and Michael (Harriet Alder and Sebastian Sero), who switch nannies as frequently as they switch clothes, are given into Poppins’ care. During a series of adventures with Bert, Poppins learns how to deal with the two difficult kids. This performance is a must-watch for a wonderful musical encounter.
Where to Watch: You can witness this triumphant musical at Her Majesty’s Theatre, 219 Exhibition Street Melbourne.
Ticket Booking: You can book online tickets for the show at their official ticketing website at: https://marypoppinsmusical.com.au/tickets/melbourne
Release Time: From 29 January 2023 to 2 April 2023
Enquire Here: 03 8643 3300
6. & Juliet
The Award-winning Shakespeare pop hit mash-up musical is making its debut through the West End, from Broadway this February to Melbourne. This musical is a perfect combination of classical and pop if you want to experience a melodically pleasant musical performance. The performance portrays Shakespeare’s iconic character ‘Juliet” who gets a second chance at life in David West Read’s & Juliet, which was adapted from Schitt’s Creek. This performance celebrates self-discovery and what may have happened if Juliet had chosen her own destiny. Showcasing at Regent Theatre this jukebox musical will feature well-known songs by the renowned pop songwriter Max Martin, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, The Weeknd, Backstreet Boys, and Katy Perry. So book your tickets and gear up to witness this exclusive musical jam session.
Where to Watch: You can experience this classic musical program at Regent Theatre 191 Collins Street Melbourne, 3004.
Ticket Booking: You can book online tickets for the show at their official ticketing website at: https://andjuliet.com.au/tickets
Release Time: From 26 February 2023 to 9 April 2023
Enquire Here: 03 9299 9860
7. The Tempest
The Melbourne Shakespeare Company is coming back to Melvern’s central park with a gigantic performance “The Tempest”, after a run of sold-out shows. This musical will impress you with live rock accompaniment, moving performances, and a unique adaptation of the classic play by acclaimed Melbourne directors Chelsea Matheson and Benjamin Colley. It is a Shakespearean classic with the grit and spunk of 1980s punk rock, where you will see a cast of thirteen actor-musicians play well-known songs including “Waiting Out for a Hero,” “It’s Raining Men,” and “Final Countdown” as part of this performance. This musical is recommended for audiences of all ages. and you are allowed to bring whatever you would bring on a picnic, including food, beverages, etc.
Where to Watch: You can experience this musical program at Central Park | Malvern East Corner 148 Bourke Rd and Wattletree Rd Malvern East VIC 3145.
Ticket Booking: You can book online tickets for the show at their official ticketing website: https://www.melbourneshakespeare.com/
Release Time: From 25 February 2023 to 12 march 2023
Enquire Here: 03 8290 1333
8. Bat Out of Hell: The Rock Musical
As the name suggests, this rocking musical performance draws inspiration from Jim Steinman and Meatloaf’s renowned tunes. This show will feature Iconic songs from the Bat Out of Hell albums, such as You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth, Bat Out of Hell, I’d Do Anything for Love, and Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad. This award-winning and unique one-night musical performance will take place at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena after following successful runs in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. This tour honors the lives of Meat Loaf, who passed away in January 2022, and Jim Steinman, who died in April 2021. Get your hands on tickets to Bat Out of Hell if you appreciate classic rock ‘n’ roll.
Where to Watch: You can experience this musical program at Rod Laver Arena – Melbourne Park, Olympic Blvd, Melbourne VIC 3001.
Ticket Booking: You can book tickets for the show at their official ticketing website: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/
Release Time: 8 February 2023
Enquire Here: 03 9286 1600
9. Prima Facie
The drama Prima Facie is based on Suzie Miller, a former lawyer from Sydney, who wrote the piece about how the legal system frequently fails women who are sexual assault victims and survivors. This play features Sheridan Harbridge who delivers a passionate and enthralling reprisal of her critically praised Tessa Ensler performance. This stunning and award-winning playwright is coming to Melbourne this February 2023. However, this play is suitable for adults only as it consists of sexual topics and details of sexual assault. The age rating for Prima Facie is 15 or above.
Where to Watch: You can watch Prima Facie at Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004.
Ticket Booking: You can book online tickets for the show at their official ticketing website at: https://www.mtc.com.au/
Release Time: From 8 February 2023 to 25 March 2023
Enquire Here: 1300 182 183
Whether you live in Melbourne or are planning a trip there, you can explore our hand-picked recommendations which may assist you in finding the perfect entertainment for yourself. If you’ve never seen a classic musical or theatrical performance, these performances might wow you with a brand-new experience. Prepare for a year of live performances now and be sure to order your tickets as soon as possible to enjoy these numerous live musicals and shows before they sell out.