Melbourne musicals, stage shows and productions in 2022
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Two-part production now until 27 March 2022, then one-part production from May 2022, Princess Theatre, Melbourne
“After all this time? Always.”
Whilst Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been in town for a while, those who have been waiting in the wings will want to get tickets before this show flies on its broomstick to Sydney. Whether you see the two-play spectacular or opt for the more kid-friendly one-play option, be delighted in the world of magic as the now grown-up Harry Potter passes his legacy to his youngest son.
As the most decorated British play in existence, the comeback of Potter rings true – “the ones that really love us never leave us.”
Now until 29 April at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne
“It’s the can-can-can!”
Dust off your feather boas and start practising your French mes amis, because Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge celebrates truth, beauty, freedom and above all – love.
Bringing the 2000 film to life onstage with plenty of popular hits from the likes of David Bowie, Beyonce, Elton John and The Rolling Stones - just to name a few, Moulin Rouge welcomes you to ‘enter a world of splendour and romance, of eye-popping excess, glitz, grandeur and glory!’
Until 26 January 2022, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne
“Let it go!”
Based on the popular Disney movie which parents of young children have no doubt seen at least 1,000 times, it’s no wonder Frozen is the hottest ticket in town.
See the dazzling stage show come to life as you step into the magical ice-filled kingdom, and delight in singing (well, mouthing) along to your favourite songs during Frozen at Her Majesty’s Theatre.
Jagged Little Pill
5 Jan – 13 Mar 2022, The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne
“Isn't it ironic?”
Nineties kids, this is your time. Pop-grunge singer Alanis Morrisette’s smash hit album Jagged Little Pill has been turned into a musical of the same name about a perfectly imperfect family living in 21st-century suburbia.
Nominated for 15 Tonys and written by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully), Jagged Little Pill allows you to enjoy the sounds of your youth. Should you get tickets? You Oughta Know!
*Note: this musical is advised for ages 14 and up.
Into The Woods
15 Jan – 23 Jan 2022, North Melbourne Meat Market
“Be careful what you wish for.”
Nominated for 10 Tonys and six Olivier Awards, Into The Woods combines multiple fairytale characters from The Brothers Grimm, and how their wishes and desires have drastic ramifications.
A witty fantasy musical with songs from renowned composer Stephen Sondheim (West Side Story, A Little Night Music, Gypsy), see your favourite storybook characters come to life in this darkly comic tale of remembering that all actions have consequences – and not all are good.
*Note: this musical is advised for ages 10 and up.
The Wedding Singer
27 Jan – 13 Feb 2022, State Theatre, Melbourne
“Party like it’s 1985!”
One of the most delightful romantic comedy films has made its way to the stage to entertain audiences once again in all its shoulder-padded and powder-blue-suit glory.
Set in 1985, The Wedding Singer revolves around Robbie Hart, a wedding singer left at the altar who falls for the lovely Julia. The only trouble is, she’s meant to get married – to someone else!
Just don’t wear your Van Halen t-shirt in case you jinx the band, and they break up.