Movies on Mel­bourne stages in 2018

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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.schoolofrock­the­mu­si­ $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.wiz­ard­o­fozthe­mu­si­ $59.90-$222.90. Un­til Jul 22.

Calamity Jane

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. arts­cen­tremel­ $30-$89. Dec 12-23.

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