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19 Jul 2020

Update on Postponement of Mamma Mia! – 19 July 2020

We hope everyone is staying safe and looking after themselves in this current unprecedented situation. As you are aware, Mamma Mia! had been postponed from May and rescheduled to new performance dates this coming November. However, based on the current Stage 3 restrictions, as well as uncertainties and health risks resulting from COVID-19, the Committee of Management has made the incredibly hard and difficult decision to postpone our production again until next year.

The company is optimistic of being able to stage Mamma Mia! in 2021. This of course, will be subject to advice from the Australian Government and relevant health organisations regarding COVID-19.

TICKETING  INFORMATION

ALL existing bookings for 2020 will be cancelled and we will be processing all refunds during the week commencing Monday 27 July 2020. Please allow time for this refund to be received. Should you have any queries during the process please contact us via our website here or calling 1300 881 545.

Please note that you will need to rebook tickets for any performance of Mamma Mia! once we have confirmed new dates. 

We would like to thank all our wonderful patrons for your loyalty, patience and understanding during this difficult time, as well as for your continued support – we’ve received many offers and notes of best wishes over the last few months. 

As a community, we are all currently being faced with challenges in preserving what we love and cherish most. If you are looking for a way to support us to return when we can, this is your chance! Should you wish to not receive a full refund automatically, you can make a part or full donation by contacting us via our website here by Sunday 26 July and we will arrange this with you directly with much thanks but no expectation.

The WMTC family looks forward to seeing you all once again in our foyer. 

Kindest Regards,
Williamstown Musical Theatre Company

25 Mar 2020

IMPORTANT: Ticket Holder Season 2020 Update – 25 March 2020

Dear 2020 Ticket Holders,

We are contacting you as one of our valued patrons to update you with regards to the changes recently announced to the WMTC Season 2020 and how this affects you.

In summary, these changes are as follows:

  1. Postponement of our May production of Mamma Mia! to November 2020
  2. Cancellation of Once On This Island Jr, August 2020
  3. Postponement of our November production of Sweeney Todd to May 2021

We will be conducting these changes in 3 stages as follows:


STAGE 1 – Production Cancellations – COMPLETED
Status: Completed Friday 27 March, refunds should hit patrons accounts within 24 to 48 hours.

Due to the cancellation of our Junior Production for 2020 and the postponement of our final production to our 2021 Season, all tickets for our planned productions of Once On This Island Jr and Sweeney Todd will be refunded to the credit card used to purchase the tickets.

If you have tickets to these productions, no further action will be required by you.


STAGE 2 – MAMMA MIA! – Ticket Reallocation COMPLETED
Status: Completed Saturday 28 March, patrons should now have new booking confirmation email and ‘Print at Home Tickets’ (if applicable)

For those patrons who purchased tickets to our May production of Mamma Mia!, these tickets will be reallocated to the same seating for the corresponding performance in November.

See below for the equivalent performance dates and times:

CURRENT DATES AND TIMES

Friday 1 May at 8pm
Saturday 2 May at 8pm
Sunday 3 May at 2pm

Friday 8 May at 8pm
Saturday 9 May at 8pm
Sunday 10 May at 2pm

Thursday 14 May at 8pm
Friday 15 May at 8pm
Saturday 16 May at 5pm

NEW DATES AND TIMES

Friday 13 November at 8pm
Saturday 14 November at 8pm
Sunday 15 November at 2pm

Friday 20 November at 8pm
Saturday 21 November at 8pm
Sunday 22 November at 2pm

Thursday 26 November at 8pm
Friday 27 November at 8pm
Saturday 28 November at 5pm

We anticipate that this reallocation will be completed by Monday 30th March.

Please note that you will receive updated ticket information and a new booking confirmation email confirming your new performance dates.

If you are happy with the reallocation, no further action will be required by you.


STAGE 3 – refunds, exchanges and donations

We understand that you may be unable to attend the equivalent performance date and time in November.

If you wish to: –

    • receive a refund,
    • exchange your tickets to another performance within the November season,
    • surrender your booking to the company as a donation,

please simply reply to your updated booking confirmation email from Monday 30th March onwards or alternatively email us here.

We will endeavour to accommodate any requests following the completion of STAGE 2 – this is to ensure patrons are allocated like-for-like ticket bookings initially before allowing further changes and requests.


We ask for your patience during this time while we work through requests to organise any changes or refunds.

As a community group of volunteers, our resources are stretched so please only call our ticket box office on 1300 881 545 if absolutely necessary or if you have not received your new booking confirmation by Sunday 5th April 2020.

As you are well aware, this is a difficult time worldwide, as we are all coping with unprecedented challenges. The health and financial impacts of this event will be significant for many people and organisations.  WMTC is no exception and we ask for your continued support through this difficult time. The best way you can help us is to support our Mamma Mia! season in November.

We look forward to seeing you again in the foyer!

 

Kind regards,
Williamstown Musical Theatre Company

 

 

18 Mar 2020

Important Update: Season 2020 and COVID-19

To Our Wonderful WMTC Community,

Following the latest updates from the Australian Government regarding the COVID-19 situation, and with the health and safety of all our casts, crew, production teams and patrons in mind, it is with a heavy heart that WMTC management has needed to modify our current 2020 Season Plan. We are now enacting the following changes:

  1. Postponement of our May 2020 production of Mamma Mia! to November 2020
  2. Cancellation of Once On This Island Jr, August 2020
  3. Postponement of our November 2020 production of Sweeney Todd to May 2021

These proposed changes are of course subject to ongoing advice from the Australian Government and relevant health organisations regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING TICKETING

If you have purchased tickets for our 2020 season, we will be in direct contact with you via email once details have been confirmed regarding your ticket exchanges or refunds. New ticket bookings are also suspended for the interim.

As a volunteer organisation, we ask for your patience and ongoing support as we face this unsettling time together as a unified community.

6 Dec 2019

MAMMA MIA! – Cast Announced

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

The production will run from the 13th to 28th November 2020 at the Centenary Theatre in Williamstown.

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 –  Marco Benavides
Eddie –  Dean Robinson
Ensemble –  Georgie Gretch
 Jami Declerck
 Jenna Featherstone
 Joel Anderson
 Michael Hawthorn
 Raoul Zambelli
 Safiye Brennan
 Shevaun Pope
 Tashiya Prins
 Teale Nicholls
 Tijana Novakovic
 Tony Cassar

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.

13 Nov 2019

MAMMA MIA! – Extra Audition Date Released

Due to an overwhelming response we are pleased to release an extra audition date for our upcoming May 2020 production of MAMMA MIA!, which will be performed at the Centenary Theatre Williamstown from Friday 1 to Saturday 16 May 2020.

Auditions will be taking place from the 25 November 2019 with the new extra audition date added to the schedule for Thursday 28 November.

Further information including audition requirements can be found at the downloadable documents below;

To secure your spot or for any further information,
please phone us on 1300 881 545

30 Oct 2019

MAMMA MIA! – Audition Information Released

We are pleased to release the audition information for our upcoming May 2020 production of MAMMA MIA!, which will be performed at the Centenary Theatre Williamstown from Friday 1 to Saturday 16 May 2020.

Auditions will be taking place from the 25 November 2019.

Further information including audition requirements can be found at the downloadable documents below;

To secure your spot or for any further information,
please phone us on 1300 881 545

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.

27 Aug 2019

A CHORUS LINE – Full Cast Announced

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the full cast of our upcoming November 2019 production of ‘A CHORUS LINE‘. 

The production will run from the 8th to 16th November 2019 at the Centenary Theatre in Williamstown. Early Bird Tickets are available for purchase until Thursday 5th September 2019.

Further information on the production including show dates and times can be found here.

PRINCIPALS

Zach –  Tyson Legg
Laurie –  Ashley Tynan
Don Kerr –  Jon Sebastian
Maggie Winslow –  Rachel Beard
Mike Costa –  Jamie Bray
Connie Mackenzie –  Giulia Abate
Gregory Gardener –  Mark Spencer
Cassie Ferguson –  Melanie Ott
Sheila Bryant –  Rachel Rai
Bobby Mills III –  Bryce Dunn
Bebe Benzenheimer  –  Rebecca Symonds
Judy Turner –  Lizzie Sahlstrom
Richie Walters –  Robbie Wilton
Al DeLuca –  Tim Barsby
Kristine Urlich –  Celine Manikhode
Val Clark –  Madeline Pratt
Mark Anthony –  Mitchell Sanfilippo
Paul San Marco –  Will Hanley
Diana Morales –  Sarah Kate Hanley

ENSEMBLE

Christopher Downs
Keelan Roberts
Mia Brown
Oliver Palamara
Shevaun Pope

SUPPORT SINGERS

Hammond Buckland
Molly Lidgerwood
Tailem Tynan

2 Jul 2019

Call for Applications: 2019 Assistant Costume Designer for A Chorus Line

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company is seeking applications for an Assistant Costume Designer to work with our Costume Designer Chelsea Maron for our November 2019 production, A Chorus Line!

We are looking for reliable, resourceful individuals with excellent communication, time management skills and the ability to work independently and as a part of a team. Previous experience in costume will be highly regarded but is not essential. WMTC supports new and emerging talent and individuals with a passion and dedication for costume are encouraged to apply.

Availability throughout the rehearsal and performance season is required and as follows;

    • Performance Season: 8th – 16th November 2019
    • Cast Measurements evening of 25th July
    • Rehearsals commencing August 2019 up to performance commencement, time during rehearsal period is flexible and will be discussed at interview.

Click the below link to view full position description [.PDF]:

Please forward your application including a CV and some examples of your work to applications@wmtc.org.au by Sunday 14th July 2019.

Should applicants seek further information, clarification or guidance, please email our Head of Costume – Jodi Hope at applications@wmtc.org.au

All applicants will receive notification of the outcome or next steps of their application in the week of the 15th July  2019.

*Please note Williamstown Musical Theatre Company Inc is a non-profit organisation which supports the development of new and emerging talent, all positions are on a volunteer basis.