StageArt Executive Producers, Katherine Armstrong and Robbie Carmellotti have announced their highly anticipated 2015 season, featuring two Tony Award and Grammy Award winning musicals, both of which will be an Australian premiere, and an a new Australian made musical cabaret.

The StageArt season will open with In The Heights – winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical. This will be followed by the Tony, Grammy and Oscar Award winning hit musical Dreamgirls. The season will conclude with an Australian-made cabaret tribute to the hit television series in A Super Brady Cabaret.

In the ultimate value for money offer, audiences can purchase a season pass  ticket for all three shows, which works out to be an A reserve seat for less than $40 per show. It's an even better deal for the under 25 year olds and concession holders who can purchase a season pass for just $88 – less than $30 per show.

StageArt Executive Producer Robbie Carmellotti said, "We are so proud to be bringing to Melbourne such a diverse range of productions, all which have never before been seen on Australian shores. It is with great excitement we introduce our season pass to our audiences, allowing broad community access to the live arts at a heavily reduced price. This year it was our personal goal to bring tickets costs below the $40 mark and we are extremely proud to have tickets for the U/25 demographic below $30.”

Audiences can purchase a pass to see each of StageArt’s 2015 shows in either A Reserve, B Reserve or at a concession/U25 rate.

SEASON PASS: All 3 Shows
A Reserve – $118
B Reserve – $98
Under 25s/Concession – $88


The 3 show season pass is strictly limited to 300 passes

and is only available until Wednesday 31 December 2014

via the StageArt website


IN THE HEIGHTS: Wednesday 18 February – Sunday 8 March 2015


DREAM GIRLS: Thursday 28 May – Sunday 14 June 2015



A SUPER BRADY CABARET: Wednesday 3 June – Saturday 13 June 2015





IN THE HEIGHTS – A Salsa and Rap infused musical which challenges the stereotype of modern day musical theatre

It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. An uplifting, feel good show that reminds us to live, love and let loose.

This award winning* musical delivers a ground-breaking score by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Bring It On: The Musical), created for the Melbourne stage by James Cutler (Parade, HAIR: Summer of Love), Cameron Thomas (It's Only Life, Milk & Honey) and Yvette Lee (So You Think You Can Dance, Everybody Dance Now). (*TONY AWARD 2008 Best Musical, GRAMMY AWARD Best Musical Theatre Album, OBIE AWARD Outstanding Music & Lyrics)

Venue: Chapel Off Chapel
Season dates: Wednesday 18 February – Sunday 8 March 2015





DREAM GIRLS – Rejoice as the soulful story of The Dreams comes direct to Melbourne

Written to depict a fictional version of the rise and success of Dianna Ross and The Supremes, DREAMGIRLS delves deep into the underworld of the 1960’s music industry where money was abundant, fame was addictive, and the consequences were dire.

The two-time Grammy Award-Winning soundtrack includes the hits, ‘And I’m Telling You’, ‘One Night Only’, ‘Listen’, and the title song, ‘Dreamgirls’. Written by Tony Award-Winning writers, Tom Eyen and Henry Krieger, Dreamgirls is a Broadway classic, packed full of show-stopping hits and beautiful harmonies, all amongst a soulful story.

Directed the industry-adored Terence O’Connell (Empire, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story) DREAMGIRLS is set to break the mold of what can be delivered on a Melbourne stage.

Venue: Chapel Off Chapel
Season dates: Thursday 28 May – Sunday 14 June





SUPER BRADY CABARET – Here's the story…
Yes – this group that somehow formed a family, America’s most wholesome household are about to spill their groovy goodness in this Australian premiere. The world continues to keep on movin', but not for Mike, Carol, Greg, Marcia, Jan, Peter, Bobby and Cindy as they take you on a jukebox journey into the life of a Brady.

This interactive cabaret tribute to The Brady Bunch is a laugh a minute, featuring songs by Doris Day, The Carpenters, The Supremes, The Monkees and many more.

StageArt welcomes back Melbourne-based performer and writer Drew Downing as Director/Musical Director. Downing previously collaborated with StageArt on GREASE 2: LIVE IN CONCERT; responsible for the original arrangements, orchestrations and stage adaptation. Downing teams up once again with StageArt's Robbie Carmellotti to bring you this totally far out fun fest.

Venue: Chapel Off Chapel
Season dates: Wednesday 3 June – Saturday 13 June