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6 Dec 2019

MAMMA MIA! – Cast Announced

We are thrilled to announce our cast of our upcoming May 2020 production of MAMMA MIA!.

The production will run from the 1st to 16th May 2020 at the Centenary Theatre in Williamstown. Early Bird Tickets are available from 7 February 2020.

Donna Sheridan | Amelia Ropé
Sophie Sheridan | Morgan Heynes
Tanya Cresham-Leigh | Loretta Cachia
Rosie Mulligan | Ang Cuy
Sam Carmichael | Jon Sebastian
Harry Bright | Mark Monroe
Bill Austin | Christopher Downs
Sky | Nic Saunders
Lisa | Michelle Wenig
Ali | Brigid Hanley-Leonard
Pepper | TBC
Eddie | TBC

ENSEMBLE
Georgie Gretch
Jami Declerck
Jenna Featherstone
Joel Anderson
Michael Hawthorn
Safiye Brennan
Shevaun Pope
Tashiya Prins
Teale Nicholls
Tijana Novakovic
Tim Barsby

MALES WANTED!!

WMTC is still looking for 2 males to fill the supporting lead roles of Pepper and Eddie and 1 male role for our dancing ensemble! If you or someone you know may be interested in auditioning, please contact us via our website or Facebook Messenger to organise a time to see our production team to join our spectacular cast of Mamma Mia!

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.

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