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17 Apr 2019

NEW LIFE MEMBER INDUCTEES: ANG CUY, JAYSON FRY & MARK SPENCER

This year marks a special year for three truly valued members of Williamstown Musical Theatre Company. At last Sunday’s Annual General Meeting, the WMTC committee were proud to announce them as the newest inductees to Life Member Status: JAYSON FRY, ANG CUY & MARK SPENCER.

Such was the surprise to our inductees, who were awarded Life Membership for their past and ongoing commitment to the success and longevity of Williamstown Musical Theatre Company.

As most deserving recipients of WMTC Life Membership, we express our deep appreciation for their outstanding and dedicated service to our company. They have given us more than we could ever ask, and they mean more to us than they will ever know.

Here’s a little about our newest inductees;

JAYSON FRY

Jayson first joined the company in 2008 as Radio Mic Technician for our production of ‘Into the Woods’. From there he went on to perform this role for us for a total of 25 productions. Since his original involvement he has also performed with the company in two productions, held the fort as Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager for 6 productions and since the launch of our Junior Program in 2011 stepped into the sound operator’s position for a total of 9 productions. In 2015 he first stepped into the position of Production Manager and has since been the Production Manager for a total of 5 productions, with his sixth locked in for later this year.

Joining the Committee of Management in 2013, he has since held the executive position of Secretary of the company for the past 2 years.

Over the years there have been numerous other roles and initiatives that Jayson has participated in, managed, or just been there to give a hand –  including but not limited to Marketing and Publicity, Set Construction, working bees, many times a truck driver and just about anything else, he has also been there most recently as a key project manager/ influencer for last year’s transition for the company to our new rehearsal and performance venues. He has proven to be a great friend to both the company and its members.

ANG CUY

Ang was first involved with the Williamstown Light Opera in 2001 as a performer in two productions but her time with the company was cut short as the company closed due to works on the theatre.

Coming back in 2006 by joining the Committee of Management and as a performer in the company Relaunch Concert she has gone on to perform in an additional 3 productions with us. Ang has held multiple production roles over the years, including Director, Assistant Director and most notably Hair & Make-Up Design for an estimated 28 productions.

In 2011 she was one of the key members to establish WMTC’s Junior Program and has held numerous production team roles over the years within this program, most notably being Musical Director. Ang has been a constant for us for over 12 years, a true supporter of the company, a great friend and confidant.

MARK SPENCER

Mark first joined the company in 2008 playing the role of George in ‘The Wedding Singer’ and in that same year, quickly jumped on board by joining the Committee of Management and Production Managing ‘Into the Woods’. Over the last 11 years, things have not slowed down at all.

Mark has held a committee role for 8 years, including 1 year as Vice President and 2 years as Treasurer. A true participant and contributor to the committee and organisation over the years, most recently he helped the organisation with the huge transition to a new operating platform maintaining best practice and improvement.

Mark has performed in a total of 6 productions, been on the Creative Team for 2 and Production Managed for 10 and is one of our key members who in 2011 launched our Junior Program.

A true advocate of Musical Theatre for the greater good of people, he has been a positive influence and environment setter for the greater good of our organisation. A truly valued member who strives to achieve better and constantly delivers excellence in whatever he touches.

22 Mar 2019

Notice of Annual General Meeting – Sunday 14th April 2019

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 14th April 2019
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 2018
    • Treasurers Report for 2018
    • 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). 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 2019 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 7th April 2019.
Proxy Nomination Forms must be received NO LATER than 5.30pm, Saturday 13th April 2019.

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

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

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
Mark Spencer
Nelfio Di Marco
Thomas O’Reilly
 
Female Ensemble –  Bridie Pamment
Claire Robinson
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