Annie Cast Announcement

AMTC are very pleased to announce the cast for our May 2022 production of Annie.

Role                                                                               Actor

Annie                                                                         Gabi Black / Zoe Ray

Daddy Warbucks                                                 Mark Harris

Miss Hannigan                                                      Jessica Rosskelly

Grace Farrell                                                           Emily MacKenzie

Rooster                                                                      Scott Bowcher

Lily St Regis                                                             Morgan Dootson

President FD Roosevelt                                    James Ebdon

Bert Healy                                                                 Jesse Rixon

Drake                                                                           Gary Wells

Star to Be                                                                   Harmony Dyer

Ensemble – John Barak, Amy Barrett, Wendy Bilbey, Alan Coombes, Will Dewsbury-Love, Angie Harrington, Ron Hawthorne, Emily Hendry, Abby Hopkins, Ben Martin, Steve McDermott, Dianne McKeever, Bailey Mitchell, Isabelle Porter, Elsie Willett

Orphan Ensemble – Kitarni Aranda, Zarie Aranda, Georgia Barrett, Makenzie Bonney, Emily Bizeray, Georgia Coleman, Ellie Cooper, Miranda Danswan, Kate Greenwood, Abi Heard, Tayah Larsen, Sunny Martin, Naomi Parker, Keira Sater, Emilie Simmons, Alaska Turner, Janitra Wells

Follow our Facebook page for ongoing updates as we enter the rehearsal process.  

Berry Grand Christmas Street Parade

🎄GRAND SANTA PARADE 🎄
Get the festive season underway in Berry on Saturday 4th December!
Festivities commence from 3pm with the Grand Santa Parade followed by Santa selfies (gold coin donation), a fundraising sausage sizzle and family-friendly entertainment in Prince Alfred St.
 
This event is organised by Rotary Club of Berry
 

Mamma Mia Announcement

Although it has been “in the pipeline” for some time, AMTC is very pleased to announce out October / November show in 2022 will be Mamma Mia.

Click here to see out official announcement video.

More information, audition times and show details will be announced in the new year.

JAM for 2022 … HONK!

Check out our announcement video here.

Our 2022 JAM production! Adapted for young performers, with music by George Stiles and the book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins and Wind in the Willows), Honk! Jr. is a heart-warming celebration of being different. Based on the story The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen, the full musical HONK! won the Olivier Award for Best Musical in 2000.

See you at the JAM 2022 information session on Wednesday 16th February 2022!

Professional Development Opportunities

Albatross Musical Theatre Company is excited to offer some professional development opportunities for its members who are over the age of 18.
 
We have the opportunity to offer 4 different members the chance to choose from 4 different NIDA courses that are being taught online via zoom from the end of November to December.
 
Please ensure you check your availability for the time and day these sessions are on.
 
These include:
* The Art of Costume Design – click here
* The Art of Set Design – click here
* The Art of Lighting Design – click here
* Producing for Theatre and Live Performances – click here
 
These courses are valued at between $250 and $300 and this cost will be paid for by Albatross Musical Theatre Company with funding from the Shoalhaven Arts Board.
 
Please fill in the form below for your chance to be selected to upskill!
 
Applications close on the 10th November. (If courses have been filled by NIDA by the time applications close we may give you the choice to choose another course of similar value).
 
To complete your Expression of Interest Application, complete the form here
 

Annie is BACK!

AMTC is pleased to announce that auditions are open for Annie. We will not be hosting our usual information night due to some ongoing COVID restrictions. Instead we ask potential cast members to watch the video presentation regarding the production and audition arrangements.  The video can be found here. In addition to the obvious ”little girls”, there are performance opportunities for males and females with a believable stage age of at least young adult.

Once you have considered your availability, please then proceed to the on-line booking forms – see links below. Bookings for auditions close on Monday 8th November for orphans and Annie roles and 15th November for adult and ensemble roles.

NSW Health orders will restrict in-person attendance for people over 16 years of age who are not double vaccinated. This does not exclude you from auditioning, please contact us. Any queries should be directed to annie@amtc.org.au

Audition Form for Annie and Orphans – click here

Audition Form for adult roles – click here

November’s Jesus Christ Superstar Production Cancelled

Due to Covid restrictions AMTC’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar was to be postponed till late 2022.  However, as luck would have it, next year is the 50th Anniversary of Superstar.  The company holding the rights to the show have advised AMTC it is withholding permission for community based productions for at least 2022, with a view of the show being performed professionally.  AMTC will again seek rights for Jesus Christ Superstar as soon as possible, but it will not be until 2023.  

Losing the option to produce Jesus Christ Superstar for the Shoalhaven will open up opportunities for other shows.  Please regularly check this website or AMTC’s Facebook page for news of upcoming shows, the first being Annie in May 2022!

Newsletters

Did you know AMTC is now publishing a regular Newsletter?  There are 4 ways to stay up to date with AMTC news:

  1. Our Facebook Page
  2. This website
  3. Our Newsletters
  4. Word of mouth

Some of these methods are better (and far more accurate) than others.  The Newsletter offers a great summary of what has recently happened, and what is coming.  There is a Newsletter Tab at the top of this page – click on it!

Musical Theatre Workshops Now Closed

Thank you to all those performers who submitted an EOI for the Musical Theatre Workshops 1 and 2. We are happy to say we can accommodate each of you, other than those who are currently in lockdown areas and unable to travel to Nowra. There will be an email to you with details about the workshop days. We look forward to including you for a day/s of fun filled experiences with our presenters.

For anyone interested in the third workshop focused on working with disabilities in the theatre, please contact Emma directly.  Contact details are in the previous posting.

Musical Theatre Workshop Opportunity

 

 

 

 

AMTC, in association with Create NSW are very pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to participate in Musical Theatre Workshops in Nowra. 

We are offering 3 independent workshops covering different aspects of musical theatre.  These workshops will be presented by 2 industry professionals and NIDA graduates –


Emma Hawthorne
Emma Hawthorne (to see her web page, click here), and 

Nigel Turner-Carroll

Nigel Turner-Carroll (to see his website, click here)

Workshop 1 – Singer / Dancer / Actor – 8th August (8 Hours)

Being a triple threat is essential for Musical Theatre. This masterclass will help you to develop your skills in singing, acting, dancing as well as threading these skills together. You do not need to be confident in all three disciplines to participate, in fact, we encourage you to participate if you are looking to improve a particular skill set. This masterclass will give you the tools and techniques that can assist you in becoming a more confident and diverse performer. Come with an open mind, a willingness to try, and be ready to be challenged. Know that you will be in a supportive and encouraging environment as you take your performance skills to the next level.

Cost – $25 includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea

Workshop 2 – Audition Technique – 15th August (8 hours)

The Musical Theatre audition can be daunting as there are so many skills required for musical productions. In this mock audition-style workshop you will build the tools and techniques to feel more confident, prepared and present in auditions. We want you to leave this workshop feeling empowered and excited for auditions as well as demystifying some of the myths and confusion around auditions. In the workshop we will do some audition technique, a mock style audition in dance, singing, and acting, as well as providing personalised feedback to improve your audition technique. Please note, you do not need to be confident in all three disciplines to participate, in fact, we encourage you to participate if you are looking to improve a particular skill set. There are a diverse range of roles in musicals, and you might be exactly the puzzle piece that is needed. Come with an open mind, a willingness to try, and be ready to be challenged. Know that you will be in a supportive and encouraging environment as you take your audition technique to the next level.

Cost – $25 includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea

Workshop 3 – Workshop for ALL Abilities – 17th August (2 hours)

This Musical Theatre Workshop is for adults with all Abilities. This inclusive 2 hour workshop involves working with a professional choreographer and director to learn some basic musical theatre skills including singing, dancing, and acting. At the end of the workshop we will put together a short, fun performance. Please note, carers and disability support workers are most welcome and encouraged to attend. There will also be a free afternoon tea included. Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.

Carers are welcome to attend. No cost.

Bookings for Workshop 3 can only be made by contacting Emma on 0412421395.

Expression of Interest

How do you get involved? 

Simple submit an expression of interest by completing our “Musical Theatre Workshops Expression of Interest Form” – click here.

Extra things you need to know –

* Applications close 5pm on Sunday 1st August 2021
* Applicants must be 15 or over
* Successful applicants will be phoned or emailed after the closing date. It will be assumed you are available on the date of your selected Workshop/s.
* Successful applicants will be advised location (in Nowra) and payment arrangements
* For further information, please email secretary@amtc.org.au