Barbara & the Camp Dogs | Belvoir

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Barbara and René are sisters and cousins and singing partners. They’re scraping together a living at odd gigs in Sydney but, when their mother gets sick, they go on a journey to find her first in Darwin and then back in their hometown of Katherine. It isn’t easy to return to a place you ran from and, for Barbara, even harder to remember somewhere that abandoned you. This rock musical about family and belonging, written by Ursula Yovich and Alana Valentine, returns to the Belvoir stage a year and a half after its world premiere.

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The Things I Could Never Tell Steven | Whimsical Productions

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Steven is a difficult man to get a hold of, especially if you’re his parents, wife, or boyfriend and you have something very serious to tell him. This new musical from Jye Bryant centres an absent character in a story about the heartbreak, betrayal, and secrets that those closest to him just don’t know how to put into words.

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Dorian Gray Naked | Popinjay Productions

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Dorian Gray has broken free of the confines of Oscar Wilde’s story and he fully intends to settle any discrepancies, right wrongs, and gain control over his legacy. In a clever new meta musical from librettist Melvyn Morrow and composer Dion Condack, the unspoken sexuality of the Picture of Dorian Gray is laid bare while the eternal youth’s hopes and desires are given life out from under his creator’s thumb.

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Heathers the Musical | UTS Backstage

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The cult 80s classic Heathers has recently been revived for television but this isn’t the first time the black comedy teen film had a resurgence. UTS Backstage brings the 2010 rendition of the script as a musical to the stage for a night of fluro, pep rallies, and crime.

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Company | the Depot Theatre

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It’s Robert’s 35th birthday and, while his friends love him, his singleness is becoming more of a concern than a quirk. In a city like New York, where you can have anything you want, why isn’t this eligible bachelor married? In the Broadway favourite Company, couples celebrate their love together when confronted with someone who doesn’t want what they have.

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Seussical Jr | Lane Cove Theatre Company

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Closing out their 2018 season, the Lane Cove Theatre Company brought the world of Dr Seuss to the stage for a fun-filled production appealing to kids and adults alike. The most beloved childhood characters of the Cat in the Hat, Horton, the Grinch, Yertle the Turtle, and all their friends are brought alive for a musical extravaganza.

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The Wild Party | Little Triangle

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It’s the roaring 20s again and Queenie wants to hold a party to end all parties, one where she can get loose and wild and show off just how she likes. Little Triangle’s latest production is a truly wild party full of debauchery, danger, and, most importantly, dancing.

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