Movies on Melbourne stages in 2018
School of Rock the Musical
Musical theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber is behind this stage version of the popular Jack Black comedy. It’s a big hit on Broadway and the West End and features a live band of prodigiously talented youngsters. à Her Majesty’s Theatre, 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne 3000. 03 8643 3300. au.schoolofrockthemusical.com. $69.90-$169.90. Oct 31-Nov 25.
The Wizard of Oz
ALW is behind this one too. Adapted from the beloved 1939 Judy Garland flick, this production is based on one that played the London Palladium. It features the film’s score and new songs from Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. à Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne 3000. 03 9299 9800. www.wizardofozthemusical.com. $59.90-$222.90. Until Jul 22.
The 1953 Doris Day movie version of Calamity Jane came before the ultimate Wild West heroine ever set foot on stage. Virginia Gay stars in the title role of this stripped-back and hilarious production, returning by popular demand. à Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne 3004. 1300 182 183. artscentremelbourne.com.au. $30-$89. Dec 12-23.