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15 Jul 2015

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT – THE ADDAMS FAMILY

WMTC is pleased to announce the cast of our November 2015 production of ‘The Addams Family‘. 

The production will run from the 6th to 21st November. Early Bird Tickets will be released on Friday 14th August. Click here for further information.

Gomez Addams –  Marco Fusco
Morticia Addams –  Sarah Kate Hanley
Wednesday Addams –  Britt Lewis
Pugsley Addams –  Oscar Lidgerwood
Uncle Fester –  Tim Maloney
Grandma –  Ang Cuy
Lurch –  Christian Gillett
Mal Beineke –  Greg Milholland
Alice Beineke –  Rachel Juhasz
Lucas Beineke –  Bradley Dylan
   
The Addams Ancestors –  Beth Haywood
   Bianca Bramham
   Bridie Pamment
   Casey Reid
   Christopher Welldon
   Hammond Buckland
   Jackson Peele
   Lachlan Bagnara
   Laura Pearce
   Michael Hawthorn
   Natalie Calia
   Peter Turner
3 Jul 2015

Expressions of Interest for Costume Designer/ Coordinator – The Addams Family

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company is seeking expressions of interest from individuals to fill the production team role of Costume Designer/ Coordinator for our November 2015 production of ‘The Addams Family’.

We are looking for creative, imaginative individual/s with excellent communication, design and organisational skills. Costume construction skills are preferred, but not essential.

A CV and examples of your previous work will be highly regarded.

Key productions dates are as follows:

  • Performance Season: 6th – 21st November 2015
  • Rehearsals commencing on Sunday 2nd August
  • Rehearsals to be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons

Availability throughout the rehearsal and performance season is required.

Please forward your expression of interest with any relevant credentials to applications@wmtc.org.au by Friday 17th July 2015

Should applicants seek further information, clarification or guidance, please email applications@wmtc.org.au

14 Jun 2015

Notice to Members of WMTC of Special General Meeting

To all Members of Williamstown Musical Theatre Company Inc

Please be advised that a Special General Meeting of the Company will be held on
Sunday 5th July 2015
at the Williamstown Mechanics Institute
Cnr Melbourne Road and Electra Street
(please enter from the double gates on Electra Street)
at 5.40pm for a 6.00pm start.

For the purpose of considering a special resolution to

Change the Company Constitution to:

  • a)       bring the Company Constitution up to date with the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 
  • b)       Add two items to the Company Constitution to comply with Australian Taxation Office requirements for a Deductible Gift Recipient

AGENDA

    • Welcome
    • Present and Apologies
    • Presentation of Constitution Changes – Item a
    • Presentation of Constitution Changes – Item b
    • Discussion
    • Presentation of Special Resolution for vote
    • Meeting Closed.

At the Special General Meeting the following Special Resolution will be put:

That the Company adopt the document marked ‘ANNEXURE A‘ as its Constitution.

The committee of Management of Williamstown Musical Theatre Company propose and recommend these changes be adopted.

A draft of the proposed constitution is available to download here for review, please review in conjunction with accompanying notes.  All changes have been highlighted, and any minor changes between this notice and the presentation of the special resolution for vote will be clearly communicated and explained at the Special General Meeting. Proxy forms are also available for download.

Proxy voting forms should be received by the Secretary NO LATER than Friday 3rd July 2015

They can be posted to:
WMTC Inc Secretary, 
Carla White, 
PO Box 119, Williamstown 3016

If you have any enquiries regarding the Special General Meeting or proxy voting please call 0430 811 292 or email.

Kind Regards

Carla White
Secretary – WMTC Inc

1 Jun 2015

AUDITIONS – The Addams Family

We are please to announce the release of audition information for our November 2015 production of The Addams Family.

Information on auditions can be found here.

12 May 2015

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT – The Little Mermaid Junior

WMTC is pleased to announce the cast of our July/ August 2015 production of ‘The Little Mermaid Junior‘. 

The production will run from the 31st July to 16th August. Early Bird Tickets have now been released. Click here for further information.

Ariel –  Sheridan Adams
Ursula –  Madison Peake
Flounder –  Heidi Milne
Sebastian –  Gabriella Barbagallo
Prince Eric –  Campbell Bonello
Scuttle –  Rachel Dwyer
Jetsam –  Isabella Mascia 
King Triton –  Matthew Bullock
Grimsby –  Ben Provan-Koch
Chef Louis –  Darcy Ward
Carlotta –  Dana Hayes
Pilot –  Tayla Muir
Seahorse –  Molly Dale
Mersister/Princesse –  Shevaun Pope
  Amira Susskind 
  Phoebe Hogarth
  Gabrielle Sparnon
  Keely Bowker 
  Caitlin McCallig
Ensemble –  Ella O’Connor
  Tahlia Osegueda
  Georgie Grech 
  Freya Cantwell 
  Stephanie Formica 
  Taylor Formica 
  Holly Barichello 
  Mia Decleva 
  Chloe Taylor 
  Jessie Eilers
  Bridget McNamara 
  Amy Clarke 
8 May 2015

Early Bird Tickets Released! – The Little Mermaid Jr

Early Bird Tickets have now been released for The Little Mermaid Junior running from the 31st July to 16th August at the Williamstown Mechanics Institute Theatre.

BOOK TICKETS NOW!

Early Bird Ticket Prices

From Friday 8th May to Thursday 4th June , 2015

    • Adults – $32.00
    • Concessions/ Children & Groups 10+ – $28.00

 

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company is proud to present as part of our Junior Program Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr running from the 31st July to 16th August 2015 at the Williamstown Mechanics Institute Theatre.

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice.

Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr features the hit songs “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love,” and the Oscar-winning “Under the Sea.”

 

 

28 Apr 2015

VALE LIFE MEMBER– Ros O’Donovan – 15.2.1965 – 28.4.2015

It is with great sadness that we report well known Williamstown Musical Theatre Company identity and Life Member Ros O’Donovan has passed away.

Ros first became involved with the Williamstown Light Opera Company when her three children became performers and volunteers with the company.

From the freckled faced lady dropping off her clan she quickly became a fixture at the theatre and joined the committee of management in 2000. Between 2002 and the relaunch of the company as WMTC in 2006, she was heavily involved in the transition of WLOC to WMTC, with no shows being performed but lots of working bees to keep her busy.

Apart from being a member of the committee of management, Ros also became Ticket Secretary in 2000, a role she continued in until the end of 2010 – becoming a well-known face to all our patrons at the Box Office as well as organising our Front of House Team. While being Ticket Secretary she even managed to squeeze in the role of Treasurer from 2006 until 2010. During this time Ros helped manage our shift from Manual to Electronic Accounting and Ticketing systems.

Ros felt a deep connection with the company due to her children’s involvement and wanted to give back to WMTC in equal proportion to what her children had gotten out of our environment. WMTC had become her second family and home.

Some personal memories of Ros (“Frozzie” as we liked to call her) are numerous and varied and include her manual ticketing system which comprised of an A5 Notebook and coloured floor plan of the Theatre – the intricacies of which she only knew; a new outfit every Opening Night Gala in the colour of the theme of the show; her own special Champagne Glass waiting for her every performance; cleaning the dressing rooms and painting sets with us late into the night – including deciding to paint the Theatre Foyer at 3 am one morning – and her obsession with lavender freshener for the Foyer/Supper room carpets. Ros was always ready to help out no matter what and was a great friend not just to the company but to many of us who have worked both on and off the WMTC stage.

In 2013 it was a great honour for WMTC to bestow on Ros Life Membership. We will miss her and are very proud she was and always will be part of the WMTC Family.

Vale Frozzie

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9 Apr 2015

MAY 2016 PRODUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT – CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

WMTC is thrilled to announce our May 2016 Victorian Premiere Production of ‘Catch Me If You Can – The Musical’.

Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can, is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Nominated for 4 TONY awards, including Best Musical, this delightfully entertaining show was created by a TONY Award-winning “dream team”, with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime) and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray).

Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager Frank Abignale, Jr. runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes.

Production Team Expressions of Interest will be sought in the coming months.

*Information correct at time of publication.

7 Apr 2015

AUDITIONS – THE LITTLE MERMAID JUNIOR

We are please to announce the release of audition information for our July/ August 2015 production of The Little Mermaid Junior.

Information on auditions can be found here.

9 Mar 2015

Works Notice – Hobsons Bay Community Workshop

Our set building and storage facility based at the Hobsons Bay Community Workshops is having some major works completed.

Hobsons Bay City Council, in partnership with the resident user groups of the Hobsons Bay Community Workshops, have been working over recent months to prepare for necessary construction works to be undertaken on the workshops. These works are scheduled to commence in March 2015.

Works to be undertaken include:

    • Replacement of the workshops roof
    • .Removal of asbestos
    • .Building compliance works and
    • .Other minor building modifications

Due to safety concerns, the building will need to be vacated from Monday 2 March 2015 until Tuesday 30 June 2015 while works are undertaken.

There will be no access available to the workshops for any member during the construction period, as the site is deemed to be a construction zone.

Where are WMTC going?

The Hobsons Bay City Council has given Williamstown Musical Theatre Company special permission to operate out of our theatre, the Williamstown Mechanics Institute. Set building for our May 2015 production of ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ will proceed within the theatre space working around rehearsals.

If you would like to offer to assist us with set building/ painting, and the list goes on, during this time, we would love to hear from you. Click here to make contact.