The Victorian government's $100 million Major Events Fund is paying off with three major musicals staging in Melbourne this month.
Melbourne’s famous theatre district makes a triumphant return this week as Victorians gain a further spring in their step and details are confirmed of a global entertainment plot twist centred on our Princess Theatre.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical makes its much-anticipated Australian premiere at the Regent Theatre on Friday and Disney’s Frozen returns at Her Majesty’s on the same night.
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child returns on Thursday, 18 November and the production today announced an entirely new performance is set to be staged at the Princess Theatre from next year.
The original two-part performance that cast a spell over theatregoers since 2019 will continue at its Spring Street home until 27 March 2022 before preparations and rehearsals commence and the production reopens.
Melbourne will be the first production outside of North America to feature the new version, which broadens the appeal and accessibility of the already record-breaking show.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child attracted 325,000 people in its first year to become the most successful play in Australian history, a record previously been held by the Melbourne Theatre Company’s The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time.
A celebration of Baz Luhrmann’s famed film, Moulin Rouge! The Musical opens after recently winning 10 Tony Awards, including best musical. A $19 million refurbishment of the Regent Theatre has delivered a venue for the show that the government is hoping will serve Victorian theatre-goers for decades to come.
Check out all the info about Harry Potter and The Cursed Child’s announcement today here.