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20 Jun 2021

MAMMA MIA! – Auditions 2021

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company Inc is excited to announce further auditions for our rescheduled performance season of MAMMA MIA! to complete our cast. The production will be performed over a four week season at the Centenary Theatre from Friday 5 to Saturday 27 November, 2021.

Auditions will be taking place on Sunday 11 July 2021.

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

24 May 2021

MAMMA MIA! – Here we go again! – NOVEMBER 2021

After what feels like a lifetime of theatre and the arts being on pause due to COVID, here is the news we know you have all been waiting for!

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company is THRILLED to join some of our neighbouring companies and comrades by reopening and returning to tread the boards in November 2021, with our postponed production of Mamma Mia! – Direction by Stuart Dodge, Musical Direction by William Conway and Choreography by Dylan Henry.

With the hard work and investment of energy that our cast put in before lockdown, we are soon to commence rehearsals, IN PERSON, to bring you 12 jaw-droppingly spectacular performances of Mamma Mia! at the Centenary Theatre from the 5 to 27 November 2021.

Patrons who had purchased tickets to this production in 2020 will be contacted for advanced bookings, prior to them going on sale to the general public from Friday 6 August.

Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show and now YOU CAN TOO!!

We will be on the hunt to complete our cast, so stay tuned for audition information to be released soon.

 

19 Jul 2020

Update on Postponement of Mamma Mia! – 19 July 2020

We hope everyone is staying safe and looking after themselves in this current unprecedented situation. As you are aware, Mamma Mia! had been postponed from May and rescheduled to new performance dates this coming November. However, based on the current Stage 3 restrictions, as well as uncertainties and health risks resulting from COVID-19, the Committee of Management has made the incredibly hard and difficult decision to postpone our production again until next year.

The company is optimistic of being able to stage Mamma Mia! in 2021. This of course, will be subject to advice from the Australian Government and relevant health organisations regarding COVID-19.

TICKETING  INFORMATION

ALL existing bookings for 2020 will be cancelled and we will be processing all refunds during the week commencing Monday 27 July 2020. Please allow time for this refund to be received. Should you have any queries during the process please contact us via our website here or calling 1300 881 545.

Please note that you will need to rebook tickets for any performance of Mamma Mia! once we have confirmed new dates. 

We would like to thank all our wonderful patrons for your loyalty, patience and understanding during this difficult time, as well as for your continued support – we’ve received many offers and notes of best wishes over the last few months. 

As a community, we are all currently being faced with challenges in preserving what we love and cherish most. If you are looking for a way to support us to return when we can, this is your chance! Should you wish to not receive a full refund automatically, you can make a part or full donation by contacting us via our website here by Sunday 26 July and we will arrange this with you directly with much thanks but no expectation.

The WMTC family looks forward to seeing you all once again in our foyer. 

Kindest Regards,
Williamstown Musical Theatre Company

25 Mar 2020

IMPORTANT: Ticket Holder Season 2020 Update – 25 March 2020

Dear 2020 Ticket Holders,

We are contacting you as one of our valued patrons to update you with regards to the changes recently announced to the WMTC Season 2020 and how this affects you.

In summary, these changes are as follows:

  1. Postponement of our May production of Mamma Mia! to November 2020
  2. Cancellation of Once On This Island Jr, August 2020
  3. Postponement of our November production of Sweeney Todd to May 2021

We will be conducting these changes in 3 stages as follows:


STAGE 1 – Production Cancellations – COMPLETED
Status: Completed Friday 27 March, refunds should hit patrons accounts within 24 to 48 hours.

Due to the cancellation of our Junior Production for 2020 and the postponement of our final production to our 2021 Season, all tickets for our planned productions of Once On This Island Jr and Sweeney Todd will be refunded to the credit card used to purchase the tickets.

If you have tickets to these productions, no further action will be required by you.


STAGE 2 – MAMMA MIA! – Ticket Reallocation COMPLETED
Status: Completed Saturday 28 March, patrons should now have new booking confirmation email and ‘Print at Home Tickets’ (if applicable)

For those patrons who purchased tickets to our May production of Mamma Mia!, these tickets will be reallocated to the same seating for the corresponding performance in November.

See below for the equivalent performance dates and times:

CURRENT DATES AND TIMES

Friday 1 May at 8pm
Saturday 2 May at 8pm
Sunday 3 May at 2pm

Friday 8 May at 8pm
Saturday 9 May at 8pm
Sunday 10 May at 2pm

Thursday 14 May at 8pm
Friday 15 May at 8pm
Saturday 16 May at 5pm

NEW DATES AND TIMES

Friday 13 November at 8pm
Saturday 14 November at 8pm
Sunday 15 November at 2pm

Friday 20 November at 8pm
Saturday 21 November at 8pm
Sunday 22 November at 2pm

Thursday 26 November at 8pm
Friday 27 November at 8pm
Saturday 28 November at 5pm

We anticipate that this reallocation will be completed by Monday 30th March.

Please note that you will receive updated ticket information and a new booking confirmation email confirming your new performance dates.

If you are happy with the reallocation, no further action will be required by you.


STAGE 3 – refunds, exchanges and donations

We understand that you may be unable to attend the equivalent performance date and time in November.

If you wish to: –

    • receive a refund,
    • exchange your tickets to another performance within the November season,
    • surrender your booking to the company as a donation,

please simply reply to your updated booking confirmation email from Monday 30th March onwards or alternatively email us here.

We will endeavour to accommodate any requests following the completion of STAGE 2 – this is to ensure patrons are allocated like-for-like ticket bookings initially before allowing further changes and requests.


We ask for your patience during this time while we work through requests to organise any changes or refunds.

As a community group of volunteers, our resources are stretched so please only call our ticket box office on 1300 881 545 if absolutely necessary or if you have not received your new booking confirmation by Sunday 5th April 2020.

As you are well aware, this is a difficult time worldwide, as we are all coping with unprecedented challenges. The health and financial impacts of this event will be significant for many people and organisations.  WMTC is no exception and we ask for your continued support through this difficult time. The best way you can help us is to support our Mamma Mia! season in November.

We look forward to seeing you again in the foyer!

 

Kind regards,
Williamstown Musical Theatre Company

 

 

24 Nov 2019

2019 Music Theatre Guild Nominations

The 2019 Music Theatre Guild Nominations have now been released, and what an amazing year it has been with the following 18 nominations. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the below nominees but also congratulate ALL of you who have been a part of our amazing year.

The Judging year for 2019 concluded on the 31st October. Our most recent production of ‘A Chorus Line’ will be included in 2020 Judging year.

*** 2019 NOMINATIONS ***

Production of the Year
– Side Show
– Rock of Ages

Direction
– Nicko Kong, Side Show
– Stuart Dodge, Rock of Ages

Musical Direction
– Daniel Heskett, Side Show

Choreography
– Steve Rostron, Side Show
– Ashley Tynan, Rock of Ages

Design
– Stuart Dodge for Production Design, Aladdin Jr

Settings
– Stuart Dodge, Rock of Ages

Wardrobe
– Jodi Hope, Side Show

Lighting
– Vanessa Burke, Rock of Ages

Sound
– Marcello Lo Ricco, Rock of Ages

Male Performer in a Leading Role
– Frank Kerr as Lonny Barnett, Rock of Ages

Female Performer in a Leading Role
– Amy Larsen as Violet Hilton, Side Show
– Rosa McCarty as Daisy Hilton, Side Show

Male Performer in a Supporting Role
– Will Hanley as Buddy, Side Show

Ensemble Performance
– Whole Ensemble, Side Show
– Whole Ensemble, Rock of Ages

Recipients will be announced at the 2019 Guild Awards Ceremony held on Saturday 14th December in Ballarat.

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

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