Three must-see musicals in Melbourne

Start your vocal warm-ups and prepare to sing along to the latest wave of musicals taking Melbourne by storm.

Maria and the Von Trapp kids

Maria and the von Trapp kids (The Sound of Music)

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music is back for a new generation to experience. Since its Broadway debut in 1959, this classic musical has been a favourite for many, including Amy Lehpamer, whose childhood dream came true when she was cast as Maria in the latest Australian production. Castmate Stefanie Jones, who plays Liesel, is also a fan and performed as the young Brigitta von Trapp in the Melbourne production with Lisa McCune 12 years ago.

Telling the story of a nun who is sent to take care of the von Trapp children but falls in love with their father, this iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical will captivate audiences.

Adam Garcia as Don Lockwood

Adam Garcia as Don Lockwood (Singin’ in the Rain)

Singin’ in the Rain

Aussie favourite Adam Garcia stars as Don Lockwood in this West End hit production of Singin’ in the Rain. Based on the iconic 1952 movie, Singin’ in the Rain tells the story of a movie star who comes to terms with Hollywood’s shift from silent films to ‘talkies’, while balancing a budding relationship.

The four-time Olivier Award-nominated musical will thrill audiences with high-octane dance routines, lavish 1920s sets and costumes, and the exhilarating spectacle of rain on stage – each performance features over 12,000 litres of recycled water!

Matilda: The Musical

Matilda: The Musical

Matilda: The Musical

The mischievous Matilda will delight Melbournians big and small. Based on Roald Dahl’s classic tale of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her destiny, this award-winning musical is a stunning show to enjoy with the whole family.

Featuring a score by lauded composer Tim Minchin, Matilda the Musical has won 50 major international awards, including 12 for Best Musical..