MU­SI­CALS & THE­ATRE

Time Out (Melbourne) - - ARTS & CULTURE -

HAY FEVER

MTC per­forms a 1925 Noël Cow­ard com­edy set in the coun­try­side abode of a fam­ily of drama queens. David Bliss writes ro­mance nov­els; his wife Ju­dith is a re­tired stage ac­tress; and their two chil­dren have in­her­ited their par­ents’ pro­cliv­i­ties for drama. àsouth­bank The­atre, 140 South­bank Blvd, South­bank 3006. 03 8688 0800. www.mtc. com.au. $49-$114. Sep 23-Oct 28.

ÁPOP- UP GLOBE

See four of Shake­speare’s plays the way he in­tended in this pop-up recre­ation of Lon­don’s 17th cen­tury Globe The­atre: As You Like It, Much Ado About Noth­ing, Othello and Henry V. àthe Shake­speare Gar­dens, Sid­ney Myer Mu­sic Bowl, Lin­lith­gow Ave, Mel­bourne 3000. pop­up­globe.com.au. $20-$300. Un­til Nov 12.

BLACK RIDER: THE CAST­ING OF THE MAGIC BUL­LETS

Malt­house and Vic­to­rian Opera team up for a new pro­duc­tion of Tom Waits’ and Wil­liam S Bur­roughs’ 1990 mu­si­cal con­cern­ing a poet who makes a deal with the devil. àmalt­house The­atre, 113 Sturt St, South­bank 3006. 03 9685 5111. malt­housethe­atre.com.au. $35-$75. Un­til Oct 8.

AMER­I­CAN SONG

In this Aus­tralian pre­miere, Joe Petruzzi plays Andy: a fa­ther try­ing to un­der­stand at what point his par­ent­ing of his son went wrong. Play­wright Joanna Mur­ray-smith ( Switzer­land; Songs for No­bod­ies) was com­mis­sioned to write the play by Mil­wau­kee Reper­tory Theater. àred Stitch Ac­tors The­atre, 2 Chapel St, St Kilda 3183. 03 9533 8083. www.red­stitch.net. $20$49. Oct 3-Nov 5.

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