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9 May 2018

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT – Elf Junior

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company is excited to announce the cast of our August 2018 junior program production of ‘ELF JR‘. 

The production will run from the 10th to 19th August 2018 at the new Centenary Theatre in Williamstown. Early Bird Tickets will be available for purchase from Friday 18th May.

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

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

Production Manager –  Mark Spencer
Directors –  Ang Cuy & Stuart Dodge
Musical Director –  Ang Cuy
Choreographer –  Stuart Dodge
Assistant Director/ Choreographer –  Andrea Scholes
Assistant Musical Director –  Stephen McMahon
Costume Design –  Claudia Senserrick
Assistant Costume Design –  Rachel Donegan

 

THE CAST

Buddy –  Campbell Bonello
Jovie –  Caitlin McCallig
Walter –  Julian Smith-Gard
Emily –  Maddi Sullivan
Michael –  Roy Marshall
Santa –  Ben Provan-Koch
Ms Greenway –  Chloe Taylor
Shawanda –  Alexandra Bolle
Charlie / Matthews –  Jake Aquilina
Manager / Chadwick –  Oscar Lidgerwood
Deb –  Amellie Zaitzev
Charlotte Dennon –  Ella O’Connor
   
Senior Ensemble –  Mani Miller
   Rosemary Whelan
   Hannah Eres
   Ishara Peck
   Mia Decleva (Dance Captain)
   Beatrix Thomas
   Maggie Lynch
   Heidi Milne
   Emily Mulheran
   Excelsior Madden
   
Junior Ensemble –  Isabelle Mendoza
   Charlotte Whitten-Ooi
   Sophie Whitten-Ooi
   Audrey Axiak
   Sophia Grant
   Sophie Mitchell
   Scarlett Dorrington
   Eleni Pallikaros
   Anabelle Armstrong
   Benjamin Belsey
   Kate Pope
19 Apr 2018

Elf Junior – Audition Information Released

We are pleased to release the audition information for our upcoming August 2018 production of Elf Junior.

Please click here for further information.

28 Mar 2018

Are you a WMTC or WLOC Alumni?

Hello to everyone,

We have now created a Williamstown Musical Theatre Co (formally Williamstown Light Opera Co) Alumni Facebook group. The group has been established to provide a place where alumni of the company can reconnect, share memories from the past and make plans for the future.

Definition of WMTC Alumni: “Anyone and everyone that has been part of the last 60+ years of the company”.

Share your memories and your photos. Please feel free to invite other company members you are connected with so they can join in the fun!

Feel free to introduce yourself, let everyone know who you are and what shows you have done and your fondest memory.

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST TO JOIN
THE ALUMNI GROUP

11 Mar 2018

Notice of Annual General Meeting – Sunday 22nd April 2018

To all Members of Williamstown Musical Theatre Company,

Please be advised that the next Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held on
Sunday 22nd April 2018
at our new rehearsal venue – 61 John Street, Williamstown
(please enter from the single pedestrian gate on John Street)
at 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start.

AGENDA

    • Welcome
    • Present and Apologies
    • Minutes of the Previous AGM
    • Correspondence pertaining to the AGM
    • Presidents Report for 2017
    • Treasurers Report for 2017
    • Election of Office Bearers
    • General Business

At the Annual General Meeting all positions on the committee become vacant and are available for nomination.

The positions available are:

    • President
    • Vice President
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary
    • General Committee (up to 10 positions are available)

All positions are for a one year term. The committee of management meets up to 12 times a year (once a month). Committee Meeting dates have been set for 2018 and can be found here. Further information on the committee of management roles and responsibilities can be found here.

You must be a current financial member / life member of the Company and at least eighteen years of age to stand for a position on the committee and have been a member of the Company of the previous year.

You must be a current financial member/ life member of the Company and at least sixteen years of age to nominate or second a nomination.

Only financial members/ life members who are at least sixteen years of age are entitled to a vote at the Annual General Meeting.

You can renew your membership with Williamstown Musical Theatre Company for 2018 now by clicking here.

If you cannot attend the Annual General Meeting you may appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf by completing the Proxy Nomination Form.

To be nominated for a position on the Committee please complete the Committee Nomination Form.

Committee Nomination Forms must be received NO LATER than Sunday 15th April 2018.
Proxy Nomination Forms must be received NO LATER than 5.30pm, Saturday 21st April 2018.

They can be posted to:
WMTC Secretary 
Jayson Fry,
PO Box 119, Williamstown, 3016

If you have any questions regarding the Annual General Meeting, committee nominations or proxy voting please call 0400 529 766 or email.

Kind Regards

Jayson Fry
Secretary
Williamstown Musical Theatre Company

12 Feb 2018

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT – Hot Mikado

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company is excited to announce the cast of our May 2018 production of ‘HOT MIKADO‘. 

The production will run from the 18th to 26th May 2018 at the new Centenary Theatre in Williamstown. Early Bird Tickets will be available for purchase from Friday 23rd February.

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

The Mikado –  Anne Gasko
Nanki-Poo –  Mitchell Sanfilippo
Ko-Ko –  Tony Burge
Pooh-Bah –  Ian Andrew
Pish-Tush –  Marco Fusco
Gentleman of Japan –  Blair Salmon
   Madison Peake
   Mark Spencer
   Matthew Azzopardi
   Nic Saunders
   Shannon McDonough
Pitti-Sing –  Amelia Ropé
Yum-Yum –  Rachel Rai
Peep-Bo –  Hayley Nissen
Katisha –  Rosa McCarty
Ladies of Japan –  Alice Dalton
   Ingrid Gray
   Jenna Featherstone
   Natalie Carden
14 Jan 2018

HOT MIKADO – Audition Information Released

We are pleased to release the audition information for our upcoming May 2018 production of Hot Mikado. Please click here for further information.

14 Dec 2017

Call for Applications: 2018 Costume Designers & Assistant Costume Designers

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company is seeking applications for Costume Designers and Assistant Costume Designers for each of our 2018 productions!

Production include two Senior productions; ‘Hot Mikado’ (performances in May) and ‘Side Show’ (performances in November) and one Junior Production Elf Jr (performances in August)

We are looking for reliable, creative and resourceful individuals with excellent communication, and time management skills. Previous experience in costume and construction 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.

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

HOT MIKADO

    • Performance Season: 18th – 26th May 2018
    • Rehearsals commencing Feb 2018 up to performance commencement

ELF JUNIOR

    • Note: Performers are aged between 8 – 18 years old
    • Performance Season: 10th – 19th August 2018
    • Rehearsals commencing May up to performance commencement

SIDE SHOW

    • Performance Season: 9th – 17th November 2018
    • Rehearsals commencing on August up to performance commencement

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

Please forward your application including a CV and some examples of your work to applications@wmtc.org.au by Sunday 7th January 2018.

Please also indicate which production/s and role/s you are interested in being considered for.

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 8th January 2018.

*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.

13 Dec 2017

2018 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

We are very excited to announce our 2018 performance season to be held at our new venue, the Centenary Theatre in Williamstown.

Director – Tyson Legg
Musical Director – Norm Anderson
Choreographer – Ashley Tynan

Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic masterpiece is updated with the swinging sounds of 1940s jazz and blues!

Nanki-poo, returns to the Japanese town of Titipu to claim his lover, Yum-yum – only to find she is betrothed to her guardian Ko-ko, the Lord High Executioner of Titipu. Nanki-poo is, in fact, the son of the Mikado who has fled his father’s court to escape from Katisha, an elderly lady of the court who has accused him of the capital crime of flirting. Ko-ko, meanwhile, finds himself in need of a sacrificial victim since the Mikado has noted that he has not fulfilled his quota of executions. When Katisha arrives in search of Nanki-poo, and Mikado himself follows in search of his son, the town is thrown into panic and confusion. Can true love win out.

Cultures glide and collide in this hilarious and ‘HOT’ updating of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’. Hot Mikado weaves a snappy and fun packed tale where despite life or death stakes, characters still find time to tap their toes and sing their troubles away. Japanese culture meets 1940s America in a land where outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion, and jazz, the blues and gospel are spoken fluently.

18 – 26 MAY | 6 PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Centenary Theatre, Williamstown

Season Subscriptions on Sale Soon!
Early Bird Tickets on Sale – Friday 23rd February

 


Co-Directors – Ang Cuy and Stuart Dodge
Musical Director – Ang Cuy
Choreographer – Stuart Dodge

Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.

Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

10 – 19 AUGUST | 7 PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Centenary Theatre, Williamstown

Season Subscriptions on Sale Soon!
Early Bird Tickets on Sale – Friday 18th May

 


Director – Nick Kong
Musical Director – Daniel Heskett
Choreographer – Steve Rostron

Based on the legendary Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, follow their heartwarming search for love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame.

Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression, Side Show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love. Told almost entirely in song, the show follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks.

This 2014 revival version of the musical has a completely reworked plot and new songs. It delves deeper into the backstory of the Hilton twins., their relationship with Harry Houdini and of a proposed separation surgery, all with more sophistication and truth.

Don’t miss this remarkable true story of two sisters. The very thing that makes them different… makes them extraordinary.

9 – 17 NOVEMBER | 6 PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Centenary Theatre, Williamstown

Season Subscriptions on Sale Soon!
Early Bird Tickets on Sale – Friday 17th August

 

 

 

6 Dec 2017

WE’RE MOVING! Centenary Theatre, Williamstown 2018

Centenary Theatre
71 Railway Place, Williamstown, VIC 3016

The next couple of years will form exciting times for Williamstown Musical Theatre Company and our beloved Mechanics Institute. With proposed works scheduled for the site starting in 2018, we are pleased to confirm a new performance venue, the Centenary Theatre in Williamstown.

The Centenary Theatre owned and operated by the Williamstown High School officially opened in 2017. This new purpose built 304 seat performing arts theatre includes a foyer with an impressive sculpture, comfortable seating, heating and air conditioning, public restrooms, a kiosk and box office.

Stay tuned to our website and mailing list for further information on our 2018 performance season, subscription information and ticket release dates, all to be announced very soon. Productions will be scheduled for the months of May, August and November and we very much look forward to your continued support in bringing you our quality productions you have come to love.

To see the seating plan of the Centenary Theatre, please click here.

Here are a few Centenary Theatre sneak peek photos for you to have a look at;

16 Nov 2017

ANOTHER EXTRA SHOW – RENT, The Musical – Saturday 25th November at 2.00pm

We are pleased to release ANOTHER extra performance of RENT, The Musical to be held on Saturday 25th November at 2.00pm.

Be sure to book your tickets now, don’t miss out!

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