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30 Sep 2019

MAMMA MIA! – May 2019 Production Announcement

Director – Stuart Dodge
Choreographer – Dylan Henry
Musical Director – Stephen McMahon

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company Inc is proud to announce our May 2020 production, MAMMA MIA!, which will be performed at the Centenary Theatre, Williamstown from Friday 1st May to Saturday 16th May, 2020

A CELEBRATION OF LOVE, LAUGHTER, FAMILY AND FRIENDSHIP, ‘MAMMA MIA!’ WILL HAVE YOU SINGING OUT LOUD AND DANCING IN YOUR SEAT

Numerous people are descending on a small, colourful Greek island of Kalorkairi as Sophie’s dreams are about to come true, when she marries her boyfriend Sky. Sophie fantasizes of the perfect wedding — one which includes her father walking her down the aisle and giving her away. The problem? She doesn’t know who her father is!

Sophie’s mother Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group ‘Donna and the Dynamos’ and owner of the hotel Villa Donna, which is currently buzzing with wedding guests, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands.

Sneaking a peek in her Mother’s old diaries, Sophie discovers three possible fathers: An architect Sam, a sailor Bill, and a banker Harry, none of which Donna has seen in over 20 years. Pretending to be her mother Donna, Sophie secretly invites all three to her wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought!

Meanwhile, the men, who didn’t know of each other before arriving on the island, quickly surmise the reason as to why they were invited to the wedding, and each are confident that they are Sophie’s father.

As complications ensue from the misunderstandings, Sophie and Sky’s wedding and relationship may be jeopardized, and while they are finding out what is truly in their hearts, many may discover the course of true love.

Told through the legendary music of ABBA, Mamma Mia! has become a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing.

1 – 16 MAY 2020
Centenary Theatre, Williamstown

 


MUSIC AND LYRICS BY BENNY ANDERSSON, BJÖRN ULVAEUS
AND SOME SONGS WITH STIG ANDERSON
BOOK BY CATHERINE JOHNSON
ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED BY JUDY CRAYMER

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

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.