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There’s nothing better than chucking on the winter coat and heading to one of regional Victoria’s beautiful theatres and losing yourself in the productions they put on. Today we’re diving into some of the coolest and quirkiest shows coming to regional Victoria that are worth your time and money.
Performance dates are subject to health advice and government capacity restrictions. Please check individual websites for the most up-to-date information.
Geelong Arts Centre Costa Hall – World of Musicals
While borders are still closed, this production brings the best of Broadway and the West End all the way to Geelong. The show is a medley of famous pieces from a number of hit musicals, such as; Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, Hairspray, Phantom of The Opera, plus many more that can be checked out here. The touring troupe of World of Musicals have starred in popular musicals here and abroad, so you know you’ll be seeing some talent.
Please note, due to Victorian restrictions The World of Musicals performance will not go ahead as scheduled at 6:00pm, Sunday 18 July, and has been rescheduled to Saturday 20 November 2021 at 7:30pm (please note time change).
Book it here.
Her Majesty’s Theatre Ballarat – We Will Rock You
After Queen’s resurgence into the world across the last few years and a slew of new fans flocking to their music, Lyric Theatre Ballarat is putting on the band’s massive stage show, We Will Rock You. The musical features a number of Queen’s songs that we all know and love; Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen and Radio Ga Ga just to name a few. The show is as out there and quirky as the group’s music, so it’s definitely worth checking out.
Grab tickets here.
The Woodbin Theatre – Tuesdays With Morrie
This stage show truly needs to be seen once in your lifetime. Tuesdays with Morrie is based on a super successful book of the same name, which focuses on a career-driven protagonist, who reconnects with a college professor and establishes a life-changing relationship with him. Playing at the super intimate Woodbin theatre, experiencing this stage show in regional Vic will definitely be worth it.
Check out some more info here.
Forge Theatre, Bairnsdale – Leaving Jackson, The Johnny Cash and June Carter Story
We all loved seeing Joaquin Pheonix and Reese Witherspoon in Walk The Line, but now we can experience it in real life during this stage show hitting Bairnsdale in July. The incomparable Jeff Carter and Brooke McMullen bring to life the pair’s most popular tracks, with that same chemistry and rapport that garnered June and Johnny many fans all those years ago.
Book it in here.
Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool – Bluey’s Big Play
This show brings everyone’s favourite dog to life through some pretty extraordinary puppets. It features all the characters we’ve come to know and love on the Emmy Winning ABC show, and follows them while they get up to some mischief while the parents are away. Bluey’s original creator and composer return for their respective duties, so you know this show will be of the highest quality.
Book in tickets here.
Colac Performing Arts & Cultural Centre – Pete the Sheep
Hitting a bunch of Aussie stages is another awesome show the whole family can enjoy. Based on the popular kid’s book of the same name, the Monkey Baa Theatre company bring it to life on the stage. The funny stage show features a bunch of laughs, songs, and games, making for a truly enjoyable show.
Check out some more info here.
Horsham Town Hall – Human Nature
Your Mum’s favourite boy band Human Nature are bringing their ‘AAA’ stage show to Horsham’s super cool Town Hall. These intimate shows will see the group perform some of their most popular songs and many that they’ve covered over the years in an acoustic set, truly expressing their talent. There’ll be stories, singalongs, and of course a whole lot of fun.
Wyndham Cultural Centre – Australian Stars of Ballet
Some of the most talented Aussie dancers hit the stage for this pretty cool performance that features a collection of ballet pieces. It features dances from a number of popular works such as Swan Lake and Don Quixote. These dancers have performed these shows across the world, so be prepared to be blown away.
Check out more info here.
Latrobe City Theatre – Back To The Past
This quirky stage show is definitely worth checking out. Gippsland penned and staged, this comedy is about moving through time to a harmonious 2220, but all is not as it seems when a decision from the past comes back to bite them in the present. Put on by the Gippsland Youth Drama Workshop, this sounds like a play definitely worth your time and money.
Book it in here.
The Chapel – Robot Song
This show is a pretty big deal, having won a Helpmann Award, you know it’ll be high quality. The show is for all those who felt left out or marginalised, it’s full of hope and passion that will make those of all ages feel good. The stunning technology, animation and score all culminate in a truly memorable hour.
Check it out here.