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17 Apr 2014

PETER PAN JR, AUDITION INFORMATION RELEASED!

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company Inc is proud to announce auditions for their August 2014 production of Peter Pan Junior, which will be performed at the Williamstown Mechanics Institute from Friday 8th August to Sunday 17th August 2014.

Click here for further information and the complete audition listing.

30 Mar 2014

We are moving! Can you help us? Saturday 12th April 2014

We are moving! Many hands make light work! CAN YOU HELP WMTC?

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18 Mar 2014

Volunteers Needed to assist with Set Construction

URGENT CALL OUT FOR
Volunteers to assist with
Set Construction 2014

If you are handy with a hammer or paint brush or know somebody who is and have some spare time we would love to see you at our Set Construction Site.

Where:

    • Hobsons Bay Community Workshop, 280 Queen St, Altona

When:

    • Mondays and Wednesdays: 5 pm – 9 pm
    • Saturdays: 10 am – 4 pm (Lunch will be provided on Saturdays)

If you have any queries or are able to assist please make initial contact by completing the form below and our Technical Director, Wally Eastland will be in contact with you.

2014 Season:

We start out our 2014 Season with ‘GYPSY!

GYPSY opens 2 May and runs to 17 May so we are already starting the build process down at our set building workshop. We would love to have you down to help out as we have a short time to complete the set for this production and a lot of scenery to build. Any help will be appreciated and all skill levels are welcome.

Next up will be our Junior Production. This year’s show is ‘PETER PAN JR..’ Peter, Wendy and the Lost Boys will be arriving on stage 8 August and stick around until 17 August. We will announce plans for building Neverland once meetings with the Set Designer have commenced and we have a sense of the scenery requirements.

Closing out the season this year will be the Australian Premiere of ‘FRANKENSTEIN – A NEW MUSICAL’. This Australian Premiere opens 7 November and runs to 22 November.

This year we will running our set building schedule a bit differently than we have before. We are going to take shorter breaks between shows and try to ‘build ahead’ so we have a more regular and predictable build schedule. This means we will likely start building ‘PETER PAN JR.’ soon after we finish with ‘GYPSY’.

So, if you are keen to be involved with some amazing shows and have a lot of fun, come down to our workshop! Again, all skill levels are welcome. If you have friends or family who you think might enjoy a bit of theatre, please feel free to share this information.

We hope to see you at the workshop soon! Thank you for supporting Williamstown Musical Theatre Company.

Set Assistance Contact Form

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10 Feb 2014

New Life Member Inductee: MARCUS CASSIDY-ANDERSON

At last night’s well attended Annual General Meeting, Williamstown Musical Theatre Company were proud to announce our newest inductee to Life Member status: MARCUS CASSIDY-ANDERSON. A very emotional Marcus was surprised by the announcement as his Parents and Grandparents entered the auditorium midway through his President’s Report which was interrupted for the announcement. A most deserving recipient, having started with the company when it was known as WLOC as a youngster and one of the instigators of our reincarnation as WMTC, Marcus now enters his ninth year as President of the Company, having also been re-elected into office last night. A big congratulations Marcus from our WMTC family!!!!!

Some of the original instigators of our reincarnation as WMTC, Anna Marinelli, Marcus Cassidy-Anderson, Peter Stanek and Ros O'Donovan.

Some of the original instigators of our reincarnation as WMTC, Anna Marinelli, Peter Stanek,  Marcus Cassidy-Anderson and Ros O’Donovan.

New Life Member – Marcus Cassidy-Anderson with family, Frank Cassidy, Iris Cassidy, Sharon Cassidy-Anderson, Norm Cassidy-Anderson and Mark Spencer.

New Life Member – Marcus Cassidy-Anderson with family, Frank Cassidy, Iris Cassidy, Sharon Cassidy-Anderson, Norm Cassidy-Anderson and Mark Spencer.

Marcus Cassidy-Anderson with partner Mark Spencer.

Marcus Cassidy-Anderson with partner Mark Spencer.

The 2014 elected WMTC Committee of Management.

The 2014 elected WMTC Committee of Management.

 

 

 

6 Feb 2014

GYPSY – Cast Announcement

We are excited to announce the cast of our May 2014 production of ‘GYPSY – The Musical‘, running from the 2nd to 17th May.

Rose –  Abi Richardson
Herbie –  Lee Threadgold
Louise –  Sarah Kate Hanley
June –  Lauren McCormack
Tulsa –  Robbie Smith
Mazeppa –  Sallyanne Mitchell
Tessie Tura –  Barbara Hughes
Electra/ Miss Cratchitt –  Beryle Frees
Baby June –  Natalie Zannoni
   Madeleine Checketts
Baby Louise –  Mia Decleva
   Maxine Palmerson
Pop –  Robert Harsley
Uncle Jocko / Kringelein –  Andrew Roberts
Chowsie –  Sprout McKong
Male Ensemble
L.A –  Lachlan Hamill
Angie –  James Davies
Yonkers –  Adam Nunn
  Female Ensemble
Agnes –  Ingrid Gray
Geraldine –  Isabella Cavedon
Edna –  Brooke Kotsos
Marjorie May –  Ali Hickerson
  Junior Boy Ensemble
  Oliver Palamara
  Ashton Roberts
  Jayden Watson 
  Keelan Roberts

 

 

13 Jan 2014

Notice to Members of WMTC of Annual General Meeting

To all Members and Life Members of Williamstown Musical Theatre Company Inc

Please be advised that the next Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held on
Sunday 9th February 2014
at the Williamstown Mechanics Institute
Cnr Melbourne Road and Electra Street
(please enter from the double gates on Electra Street)
at 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start.

AGENDA

    • Welcome
    • Present and Apologies
    • Minutes of the Previous AGM
    • Correspondence pertaining to the AGM
    • Presidents Report for 2013
    • Treasurers Report for 2013
    • 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.

You must be a current financial member/life member of the Company and at least seventeen years of age to stand for a position on the committee.

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 Inc for 2014 now by clicking here.

If you cannot attend the Annual General Meeting and would like to vote on any issue that may arise, you can vote by proxy.

Committee nomination forms and proxy voting forms are included with this mailing.

Nomination forms and proxy voting forms should be received by the Secretary NO LATER than Sunday 2nd February 2014.

They can be posted to:
WMTC Inc Secretary,
Carla White,
PO Box 119, Williamstown 3016

If you have any enquiries regarding the Annual General Meeting, committee nominations or proxy voting please call 0430 811 292 or email.

Kind Regards

Carla White
Secretary – WMTC Inc

 

10 Jan 2014

GYPSY – The Musical, Audition Information Released!

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company Inc is proud to announce auditions for their May 2014 production of Gypsy, which will be performed at the Williamstown Mechanics Institute from Friday 2nd May to Saturday 17th May 2014. We are looking for a cast of 24 to 28 people who are first and foremost incredible actors.

Click here for further information and the complete audition listing.

31 Dec 2013

Junior Program 2014 Production Announcement

We are pleased to announce our August 2014 Junior Production of ‘Peter Pan Jr’ being staged at the Williamstown Mechanics Institute from the 8th to 17th August.

Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, Disney’s Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up with no flying required! The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs, such as “Following the Leader,” “You Can Fly,” “The Second Star to the Right” and “Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me.”

Further information shall be released shortly on auditions.

19 Nov 2013

2013 Music Theatre Guild Nominations – Congratulations

The 2013 Music Theatre Guild Nominations have now been released. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the below mentioned people but also congratulate ALL of you who have been a part of our amazing 2013 performance year for Williamstown Musical Theatre Company.

We are extremely proud of the year that we have achieved and thank you all for the hard work and team effort that you have all put in over the last 12 months.

2013 Nominations

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Norm Cassidy-Anderson, Urinetown

Female Performer in a Leading Role
Alana Kiely, Charity Hope Valentine, Sweet Charity

Male Performer in a Supporting Role
Blake Testro, Vittorio Vidal, Sweet Charity

Female Performer in a Supporting Role
Ashley Tynan, Nickie, Sweet Charity
Stephanie Hickey, Little Sally, Urinetown

For further information on the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria please visit their website here.

14 Oct 2013

November 2014 Production Announcement ‘Frankenstein – A New Musical’

Director: Shaun Kingma
Musical Director: Tyson Legg

We are excited to announce our November 2014 production, The Australian Premiere of ‘Frankenstein – A New Musical‘ which will be presented at the Williamstown Mechanics Institute.

With earnest ballads and soaring ensemble numbers, this compelling new musical brings the suspense and romance of the classic tale to life in a uniquely faithful, yet thoroughly innovative adaptation of Mary Shelley’s original novel. In his quest to discover the secret of life, Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant young scientist, creates a human of his own design that turns out to instead be a horrifying beast. This is no “Hollywood monster,” but a flesh-and-blood man who, while terrifying in appearance, grows to become articulate, cunning, and thirsting for revenge upon the creator who abandoned him. A tragic love story and exploration of humanity, Frankenstein – A New Musical, breathes new life into the world-renowned story of man and creator pitted against one another in epic battle. Authors Mark Baron, Jeffrey Jackson, and Gary P. Cohen have sought to create a work that was uniquely faithful to Shelley’s original novel while offering a bold, new experience for modern theatre audiences. The result is a thrilling “mindscape” that brings the timeless myth of Frankenstein to life as never before.

“Brings the classic tale THRILLINGLY to life”
– Associated Press –