From Muriel's Wedding to a suite of budding new shows, 2017 was a great year for original Australian musicals.
The award-winning US musical made headlines when a cast member delivered a political message to the US vice-president from the stage.
Muriel Heslop stole Australia's heart when she debuted on screen in 1994. Now she gets a loving, ABBA-filled musical tribute, that is definitely not terrible.
Musical theatre nominees at the 2017 Helpmann Awards are dominated by overseas productions. Our own productions need way more support to compete on the world stage.