Now playing in Melbourne: May 2022

Whether it be Cinderella or a musical rendition of your favorite 90s movie, there’s no shortage of things to see and do in Melbourne this month.

Do you like a jukebox musical? So get ready for Cruel Intentions – The Musical of the 90swhich arrives at the Athenaeum Theater on May 25. Described by The New York Times as “funny and nostalgia fueled,” this Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon movie adaptation features songs from Verve, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and more.

If Bob Dylan is more your style, his music is the basis of North country girl. The hit musical is set in Depression-era 1930s America and tells the story of a group of vagrants who cross paths in a guesthouse over recomposed songs by Dylan. It is on view at the Comedy Theater until June 2.

Australia’s largest photography event, Photo 2022: International Photography Festival takes over Melbourne’s iconic locations. Until May 22, the festival includes 90 exhibitions built around the theme “Being Human”. Cindy Sherman, Helmut Newton, Atong Atem and Paul Mpagi Sepuya are among the photographers presented this year.

Finally, for anyone seeking relaxation, try combining inner peace and art at LUME with guided yoga flows in front of digital backdrops ranging from peaceful rainforests and scenic mountains to a Bhutanese monastery.

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