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ONCE at Comedy Theatre Melbourne
ONCE at Comedy Theatre Melbourne

ONCE at Comedy Theatre Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC
The achingly beautiful hit musical that strikes an unforgettable chord.

About ONCE at Comedy Theatre Melbourne

Following sold-out seasons in Sydney, the breathtaking musical ONCE makes its long-awaited return to Melbourne to make you fall in love all over again!

ONCE is an enchanting tale about a struggling Irish musician on the verge of giving up, when a charming Czech piano-player takes a sudden interest in his music. Set on the streets of Dublin and featuring an outstanding ensemble of performers playing their instruments live on stage, Once is a tender love story about reaching for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.

Based on the movie of the same name by John Carney, ONCE features a book by Enda Walsh and music & lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová. It's the only Broadway show with music that won an Academy Award®, Grammy Award®, Olivier Award and Tony Award® (including Best Musical).

With songs from the critically-acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning song ‘Falling Slowly’, this spellbinding musical will have you holding your breath from beginning to end.


8 Tony Award®, 4 Drama Desk Awards, 1 Academy Award®, 1 Grammy Award®, 1 Olivier Award

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★★★★1/2 “A beguiling, touching production of the gorgeous, bittersweet musical, based on the cult film” - Limelight

★★★★ "Hearts soar and music shimmers in deeply-felt, generous musical" - The Guardian

★★★★“It’s wonderful” - Time Out

Book by: Enda Walsh

Music & Lyrics by: Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová

Based on the motion picture Written and Directed by: John Carney

By arrangement with: Music Theatre International (Australasia)


Guy: Toby Francis

Girl: Stefanie Caccamo

Da: Jay Laga’aia

Andrej/Guy Understudy: Abe Mitchell

Svec: Pavan Kumar Hari

Baruska: Jennifer Trijo

Emcee/Swing: Patrick Schnur

Run time

2hrs 20min (inc interval)

Start date

May 6th, 2023

End date

June 4th, 2023




Comedy Theatre


Recommended Age: 12yrs+ Warning: language, haze & references to suicide.

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