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FROM DOWN UNDER: Ghost the Musical in Melbourne

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A hit when it opened in London’s West End in 2011, Ghost the Musical was originally announced to open in Melbourne in 2013, but producers backed out after the show’s lukewarm reception on Broadway in 2012. It is clear why the original London producers have persevered with bringing the show to Australia; the blue chip title has instant recognition and the pop-infused score is an attraction for a younger theatre crowd.

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FROM DOWN UNDER… Butch Masters: Man of Destiny

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World premiere musical Butch Masters: Man of Destiny brings affordable theatre to Midsumma 2016. Talented songwriter Jamie Burgess has managed the impressive feat of penning the book, music and lyrics for this new, full-length musical. Burgess also took on musical director duties, and laid down the recorded instrumental backing tracks for the performances.