SEVEN SHOWS TO SEE THIS MONTH
7 Jesus Christ Superstar
Rob Mills carries the cross in the Lloyd Webber / Rice musical. Gale Edwards directs, and Trevor Ashley camps it up as Herod. à Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda 3004. 1300 182 183. www.arts centremelbourne.com.au. $25-$139. Jul 29-Aug 13.
6 Di and Viv and Rose
MTC stages this West End hit about three students who share a flat in the ’80s and remain friends as their lives take them in different directions. à Southbank Theatre, 140 Southbank Blvd, Southbank 3006. 03 8688 0800. www. mtc.com.au. $82-$121. Aug 12-Sep 16. 5 The Way Out This new play by Josephine Collins is set around a country pub in a dystopian future and explores environmental and social issues. à Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Rear 2 Chapel St, St Kilda 3183. 03 9533 8083. www.red stitch.net. $20-$49. Aug 22-Sep 24.
4 Looking Glass
Melbourne playwright Louris van de Geer explores the idea our identities are informed by other people’s perceptions of us. àfortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Ln, Melbourne 3000. 03 9662 9966. www. fortyfivedownstairs.com. $25-$38. Aug 2-13. 3 The Book of Mormon By the makers of South Park and Frozen, this awardwinning musical farce follows two Mormons who travel to Uganda to convert a village. à Princess Theatre, 163 Spring St, Melbourne 3000. 1300 723 038. bookofmormon musical.com.au. $77-$155. Until Nov 5. 2 Aladdin Disney’s cartoon-tostage Broadway hit about a boy, an uncorked spirit and an aerodynamic rug continues its run. à Her Majesty’s Theatre, 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne 3000. liveshows.disney. com.au/aladdin-themusical. $75-$195. Until Nov 19.