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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

14 Aug 2019

A CHORUS LINE – We are auditioning for the role of Richie Walters

PLEASE NOTE – This role has now been fulfilled. Thank you for your interest.

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company are currently looking to cast the role of Richie Walters, which will complete the casting of our upcoming production of ‘A Chorus Line’ to be staged in November 2019 in Williamstown (unpaid).


WHEN:

Auditions will take place by appointment only. Please email Production Manager, Jayson Fry, at audition@wmtc.org.au to make an appointment or if you have any further questions. 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Prepare a song that showcases your vocal range particularly that for the role of Richie (Tenor D3-A4)
  2. You will be asked to learn and perform some choreography during your audition.
  3. You will be asked to read some dialogue during your audition. 


ABOUT THE SHOW

When we think of ‘A Chorus Line’ we think of a lot of dancing. Although this is true and dance is the common thread, what connects it are the real-life stories as told to Michael Bennett, who in 1974, over a series of workshops, taped interviews of a group of Broadway performers. These were highly skilled dancers, known as “gypsies,” who travelled from musical to musical, chorus to chorus, only to be found in the background behind the stars. The individual biographies then condensed into the characters that appear on stage.

 

PLEASE NOTE

    • This production was cast during an audition process held in July 2019, however still looking to cast the role of RICHIE WALTERS. 
    • Whilst this role is usually portrayed by a person of colour, we are looking to cast as diversely as possible and encourage all male dancer / singer / actors to audition.

 

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE ROLE OF RICHIE WALTERS

Age: 20+ Born: Missouri (usually portrayed by African-American, but not essential)

Vocal Range: Big Tenor (D3 – A4)

After winning a basketball scholarship to college, he almost became a kindergarten teacher, but instead put all his energy into dance. Charismatic, enthusiastic, and very cool, ‘nothing is gonna shake his boat’.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

    • Rehearsals for the production are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7.00pm to 10.30pm and Sunday afternoons from 1.00pm to 5.00pm. There may be a requirement to start some Sunday rehearsals from 10.00am.
    • There are 3 rehearsal weekends planned to be held on the following dates;
      • Saturday 31st August  / Sunday 1st September
      • Saturday 5th / Sunday 6th October
      • Saturday 26th / Sunday 27th October
    • Performance dates are from Friday 8th November 2019 to Saturday 16th November 2019.

Again, auditions will take place by appointment only. Please email Production Manager Jayson Fry at audition@wmtc.org.au to make an appointment or if you have any further questions. 

PLEASE NOTE – This role has now been fulfilled. Thank you for your interest.

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.

22 Jun 2019

A Chorus Line – Audition Information Released

We are pleased to release the audition information for our upcoming November 2019 production of A Chorus Line, which will be performed at the Centenary Theatre Williamstown from Friday 8th to Saturday 16th November 2019.

Auditions will be taking place from the 14th July 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

29 May 2019

ALADDIN JUNIOR – Cast Announced

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the cast of our August 2019 production of ‘ALADDIN JUNIOR‘. 

The production will run from the 2nd to 11th August 2019 at the Centenary Theatre in Williamstown. Early Bird Tickets are currently available for purchase until next Thursday 6th June.

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

Aladdin –  Mitchell Bonnici
Jasmin –  Chloe Taylor
Genie –  Oscar Lidgerwood
Jafar –  Ben Proven-Koch
Iago –  Heidi Milne
Sultan –  Tristan Carr
Babkat –  Molly Dale
Kassim –  Caitlin McCallig
Omar –  Hamish Miller
Isir –  Lucy Stubbs
Manal –  Ella O’Connor
Rajah –  Chloe Smedley
Razoul –  Harry Palin
Prince Abdulla –  John Ives
Carpet –  Emily Mulheran
Abu –  Rylan Carruthers
Senior Ensemble –  Ally Smedley
 Amellie Zaitzev
 Beatrix Thomas
 Elyse Wenig
 Excelsior Madden
 Ishara Peck
 Jacinta Klassen
 Mani Miller
 Natalie Symonds
 Rory Bakker
Junior Ensemble –  Amali Peck
 Amelie Cowap
 Audrey Axiak
 Eden Carruthers
 Mia Jesaulenko
 Miller Szalay
 Rosemary Vescio
 Sankara Stromei
 Scarlett Dorrington

 

 

9 May 2019

Aladdin Jr – Audition Information Released

We are pleased to release the audition information for our upcoming August 2019 production of Aladdin Jr, which will be performed at the Centenary Theatre Williamstown from Friday 2nd to Sunday 11th August.

Auditions will be taking place between the 21st to 26th May 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

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.