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8 Jan 2019

Call for Applications: 2019 Assistant Costume Designer for Rock of Ages

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company is seeking applications for an Assistant Costume Designer to work with our Costume Designer Nicole Black for our May 2019 production, Rock of Ages!

Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues. But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall.

The show features the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot captures the iconic era, visiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that has turned Rock of Ages into a global phenomenon.

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.

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

    • Performance Season: 3rd – 18th May 2019
    • Rehearsals commencing Feb 2019 up to performance commencement

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 20th January 2019.

Please indicate within your application if you would also be interested in being considered for our other 2019 productions of Aladdin Junior and A Chorus Line.

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 22nd January 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.

18 Dec 2018

ROCK OF AGES – Cast Announced

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the cast of our May 2019 production of ‘ROCK OF AGES‘. 

The production will run from the 3rd to 18th May 2019 at the Centenary Theatre in Williamstown. Early Bird Tickets will be available for purchase from Friday 8th February.

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

Drew Boley –  Nic Saunders
Sherrie Christian –  Melanie Ott
Lonny Barnett –  Frank Kerr
Dennis Dupree –  Patt Ryan
Stacee Jaxx –  Dion Kaliviotis
Regina McKaig –  Amelia Rope
Hertz Klinneman –  Jon Sebastian
Franz Klinneman –  Brian Dixon
Justice Charlier –  Sarahlouise Younger
   
Male Ensemble –  Bryce Dunn
Christopher Howe
Dean Gordon
Joel Anderson
Marco Fusco
Mark Spencer
Nelfio Di Marco
Thomas O’Reilly
 
Female Ensemble –  Alice Dalton
Bridie Pamment
Jen MacDonald
Madeline Pratt
Michelle Wenig
Roisin O’Neill
Sarah Calsina
Shannon McDonough

 

17 Dec 2018

[NEW] Gift Certificates Now Available

Looking for the ideal gift? A Williamstown Musical Theatre Company gift certificate is a unique and thoughtful gift for theatre lovers and newbies alike. What could top a memorable night out at the theatre? With a WMTC gift certificate, you can also leave the selection up to your loved one – they’re free to choose their own theatrical adventure.

Click here for further information

22 Nov 2018

ROCK OF AGES – Audition Information Released

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company Inc is proud to announce auditions for our May 2019 production of ROCK OF AGES, which will be performed at the new Centenary Theatre, Williamstown from Friday 3rd to Saturday 18th May 2019.

Auditions will be held between the 10th and 16th December 2018. View the audition information and form below for audition requirements.

Click to view the Audition Information

Click to view the Audition Form

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

21 Oct 2018

2019 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT & SUBSCRIPTIONS RELEASED!

We are very excited to announce our 2019 performance season and the release of Season Subscriptions.


MAY 2019

Director – Stuart Dodge
Musical Director – Dave Barclay
Choreographer – Ashley Tynan

Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair!

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality.

Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall.

Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip – and themselves – before it’s too late?

Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, ROCK OF AGES features the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot captures the iconic era, visiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that has turned ROCK OF AGES into a global phenomenon.

This is one for the ages that will have you singing “Here I Go Again.”

3 – 18 MAY 2019
Centenary Theatre, Williamstown

Early Bird Tickets on Sale – Friday 8th February

2019 Season Subscriptions Now On Sale!

 


AUGUST 2019

Discover ‘A Whole New World’ filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides!

Based on the 1992 Academy-Award – winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.

Imagine if you had three wishes, three hopes, three dreams and they could all come true. Disney’s Aladdin Junior is filled with magic and adventure, following the stories of Princess Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie. Including songs “Friend Like Me,” “Prince Ali” and “A Whole New World”.

Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the Princess Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character.

2 – 11 AUGUST 2019 | 7 PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Centenary Theatre, Williamstown

Early Bird Tickets on Sale – Friday 10th May

2019 Season Subscriptions Now On Sale!

 


NOVEMBER 2019

Director / Choreographer – Tamara Finch
Musical Director – Stephen McMahon

There’s only One Singular Sensation – a powerful testament to the human spirit.

One of the best known and loved dance shows of the modern era, A Chorus Line broke new ground with its raw honesty about the dancer’s life. It scooped the pool of Tony Awards in 1976, including Best Show, Best Score, Best Book and Best Choreography, and is the sixth-longest running show on Broadway.

Casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete, and for the dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime and what they’ve worked their whole lives for.

A CHORUS LINE brilliantly evokes both the glamour and grind of showbiz, and is the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. The iconic score features such classics as “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “I Hope I Get It” and more!

With its celebration and true-to-life depiction of performers and their struggle to achieve greatness on the Broadway stage, A CHORUS LINE has earned unanimous praise as one of the true masterpieces of live theatre with its brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama.

8 – 16 NOVEMBER 2019 | 6 PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Centenary Theatre, Williamstown

Early Bird Tickets on Sale – Friday 16th August

2019 Season Subscriptions Now On Sale!


2 Show Package – $70 per person – save $40
3 Show Package – $105 per person – save $60

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6 Oct 2018

2018 Costume Skill Share Workshops Wrap-Up

The WMTC Costume Department is thrilled to report the success of our recent Costume Skill Share Workshops. This year we invited participants behind the scenes on our current production, Side Show, to learn some great new skills and help create real costume pieces!

We held two fantastic sessions; Whimsical Waistcoat- Creating a Costume Vest with Glenn Membrey and Tulle and Jewells – Stoning and Gathering for Costume with Katrina Stanley.

Both sessions were fully booked and we loved sharing new skills with our regular WMTC Costumiers and welcoming some new faces!

A big thank-you to our talented teachers and to all who attended.

Stay tuned for further updates from the WMTC Costumiers as we work towards our November opening of Side Show and start planning for 2019.

Skill Share Sessions included:

Whimsical Waistcoats – Creating a costume Vest

Glenn Membry
Saturday 25th August 2018: 12.30pm-3.30p

Come and join the waistcoat wizard, Glenn Membrey, and learn how to construct a simple vest.

Glenn will guide you through techniques including both double and single breasted, full lining, and welt pocket construction.

Participants will get to apply their skills creating a full costume waistcoat for WMTCs upcoming production Side Show.

All materials supplied, make sure your chalk is sharp, and your wit even sharper…..


Tulle and Jewels – Techniques for Costume Embellishment

Katrina Stanley
Sunday 9th Sept 2018 – 9.30am to 12.30p

Costumier Katrina Stanley specialises in couture for performance, Katrina has mastered the art of working with tulle and of stoning her garments with literally thousands of crystals and would love to share this technique with other costume lovers.

Her skill share session will include:

  1. An introduction to working with non-hot fix crystals
  2. Gathering tulle to create skirts and ruffles
  3. An overview of the equipment required
  4. Tips and tricks for achieving best results
  5. Some examples of her own work

Participants will learn the basics and get to apply their new skills embellishing real costume pieces for WMTCs upcoming production Side Show.

All materials supplied.

27 Jul 2018

New Costume Skill Share Workshops

We are pleased to announce some new costume skill share workshops taking place this August and September 2018 that you can get involved in.

Please click here to find out more.

24 Jul 2018

SIDE SHOW – Cast Announcement

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the cast of our November 2018 production of ‘SIDE SHOW‘. 

The production will run from the 9th to 17th November 2018 at the new Centenary Theatre in Williamstown. Early Bird Tickets will be available for purchase from Friday 17th August.

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

Daisy Hilton –  Rosa McCarty
Violet Hilton –  Amy Larsen
Terry Conner –  Stephen McMahon
Buddy –  Will Hanley
Jake –  Robert Clark
Sir –  Patt Ryan
Tattoo Girl / Auntie –  Sarah Kate Hanley
Houdini / Geek –  Nic Saunders
Human Pin Cushion –  Luke Lynch
Lizard Man –  Brian Dixon
Half Man Half Woman –  Sarah Calsina
Bearded Lady –  Laura Rogers
Fortune Teller –  Jen MacDonald
Venus de Milo –  Tailem Tynan
3 Legged Man –  Hammond Buckland
Cossack –  Ashley Tynan
Cossack / Ray –  Mark Spencer
Dog Boy –  Jamie Bray
Roustabout –  Adam Nunn
Michelle Wenig
25 Jun 2018

SIDE SHOW – Audition Information Released

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company Inc is proud to announce auditions for our November 2018 production of SIDE SHOW, which will be performed at the new Centenary Theatre, Williamstown from Friday 9th to Saturday 17th November 2018.

Auditions will be held between the 18th to 22nd July 2018. View the audition information and form below for audition requirements.

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

Click to view the Audition Information

Click to view the Audition Form

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