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6 Dec 2019

MAMMA MIA! – Cast Announced

We are thrilled to announce our cast of our upcoming May 2020 production of MAMMA MIA!.

The production will run from the 1st to 16th May 2020 at the Centenary Theatre in Williamstown. Early Bird Tickets are available from 7 February 2020.

Donna Sheridan | Amelia Ropé
Sophie Sheridan | Morgan Heynes
Tanya Cresham-Leigh | Loretta Cachia
Rosie Mulligan | Ang Cuy
Sam Carmichael | Jon Sebastian
Harry Bright | Mark Monroe
Bill Austin | Christopher Downs
Sky | Nic Saunders
Lisa | Michelle Wenig
Ali | Brigid Hanley-Leonard
Pepper | TBC
Eddie | TBC

ENSEMBLE
Georgie Gretch
Jami Declerck
Jenna Featherstone
Joel Anderson
Michael Hawthorn
Safiye Brennan
Shevaun Pope
Tashiya Prins
Teale Nicholls
Tijana Novakovic
Tim Barsby

MALES WANTED!!

WMTC is still looking for 2 males to fill the supporting lead roles of Pepper and Eddie and 1 male role for our dancing ensemble! If you or someone you know may be interested in auditioning, please contact us via our website or Facebook Messenger to organise a time to see our production team to join our spectacular cast of Mamma Mia!

24 Nov 2019

2019 Music Theatre Guild Nominations

The 2019 Music Theatre Guild Nominations have now been released, and what an amazing year it has been with the following 18 nominations. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the below nominees but also congratulate ALL of you who have been a part of our amazing year.

The Judging year for 2019 concluded on the 31st October. Our most recent production of ‘A Chorus Line’ will be included in 2020 Judging year.

*** 2019 NOMINATIONS ***

Production of the Year
– Side Show
– Rock of Ages

Direction
– Nicko Kong, Side Show
– Stuart Dodge, Rock of Ages

Musical Direction
– Daniel Heskett, Side Show

Choreography
– Steve Rostron, Side Show
– Ashley Tynan, Rock of Ages

Design
– Stuart Dodge for Production Design, Aladdin Jr

Settings
– Stuart Dodge, Rock of Ages

Wardrobe
– Jodi Hope, Side Show

Lighting
– Vanessa Burke, Rock of Ages

Sound
– Marcello Lo Ricco, Rock of Ages

Male Performer in a Leading Role
– Frank Kerr as Lonny Barnett, Rock of Ages

Female Performer in a Leading Role
– Amy Larsen as Violet Hilton, Side Show
– Rosa McCarty as Daisy Hilton, Side Show

Male Performer in a Supporting Role
– Will Hanley as Buddy, Side Show

Ensemble Performance
– Whole Ensemble, Side Show
– Whole Ensemble, Rock of Ages

Recipients will be announced at the 2019 Guild Awards Ceremony held on Saturday 14th December in Ballarat.

14 Aug 2019

A CHORUS LINE – We are auditioning for the role of Richie Walters

PLEASE NOTE – This role has now been fulfilled. Thank you for your interest.

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company are currently looking to cast the role of Richie Walters, which will complete the casting of our upcoming production of ‘A Chorus Line’ to be staged in November 2019 in Williamstown (unpaid).


WHEN:

Auditions will take place by appointment only. Please email Production Manager, Jayson Fry, at audition@wmtc.org.au to make an appointment or if you have any further questions. 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Prepare a song that showcases your vocal range particularly that for the role of Richie (Tenor D3-A4)
  2. You will be asked to learn and perform some choreography during your audition.
  3. You will be asked to read some dialogue during your audition. 


ABOUT THE SHOW

When we think of ‘A Chorus Line’ we think of a lot of dancing. Although this is true and dance is the common thread, what connects it are the real-life stories as told to Michael Bennett, who in 1974, over a series of workshops, taped interviews of a group of Broadway performers. These were highly skilled dancers, known as “gypsies,” who travelled from musical to musical, chorus to chorus, only to be found in the background behind the stars. The individual biographies then condensed into the characters that appear on stage.

 

PLEASE NOTE

    • This production was cast during an audition process held in July 2019, however still looking to cast the role of RICHIE WALTERS. 
    • Whilst this role is usually portrayed by a person of colour, we are looking to cast as diversely as possible and encourage all male dancer / singer / actors to audition.

 

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE ROLE OF RICHIE WALTERS

Age: 20+ Born: Missouri (usually portrayed by African-American, but not essential)

Vocal Range: Big Tenor (D3 – A4)

After winning a basketball scholarship to college, he almost became a kindergarten teacher, but instead put all his energy into dance. Charismatic, enthusiastic, and very cool, ‘nothing is gonna shake his boat’.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

    • Rehearsals for the production are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7.00pm to 10.30pm and Sunday afternoons from 1.00pm to 5.00pm. There may be a requirement to start some Sunday rehearsals from 10.00am.
    • There are 3 rehearsal weekends planned to be held on the following dates;
      • Saturday 31st August  / Sunday 1st September
      • Saturday 5th / Sunday 6th October
      • Saturday 26th / Sunday 27th October
    • Performance dates are from Friday 8th November 2019 to Saturday 16th November 2019.

Again, auditions will take place by appointment only. Please email Production Manager Jayson Fry at audition@wmtc.org.au to make an appointment or if you have any further questions. 

PLEASE NOTE – This role has now been fulfilled. Thank you for your interest.