Following the JAM Information session held at the Nowra School of Arts this afternoon (15th Feb), it is necessary to enrol interested students in JAM for 2023. Participating students need to be between 10 and 15 during show week, in late September.
For those who missed the information session, a summary of important information can be found here, and should be read before proceeding – please print and keep this information easily accessible.
There are 2 steps to complete enrolment:
Step 1 – Complete our online enrolment form – click here
Although JAM is free, it is mandatory that each participating student has their own libretto (script). They are $20 each. Also, you may wish to purchase an optional Frozen Jr show T-shirt/s (this can be for your child, and / or yourself). They are $25 each.
Step 2 – Complete our online libretto (script) and show shirt order form – click here
Following the JAM Information session held at the Nowra Showground this afternoon (16th Feb), it is necessary to enrol interested students in JAM for 2022. Participating students need to be between 10 and 15 during show week, in late September.
For those who missed the information session, the full presentation of important information can be found here, and should be read before proceeding.
Also dates, contacts and other important information can be found here – please print and keep on the fridge.
There are 2 steps to complete enrolment –
Step 1 – Complete our online enrolment form – click here
Although JAM is free, it is mandatory that each participating student has their own libretto (script). Also, you may wish to purchase an optional Honk! show T-shirt (this can be for your child, or yourself).
Step 2 – Compete our online libretto (script) and show shirt order form – click here
Albatross Musical Theatre Company are excited to announce their junior program for 2022 will be starting in March and the JAM (Junior Albatross Musicals) team are holding an Information Session on Wednesday February 16 at 5pm.
Parents/carers and children are invited to attend the Information Session being held at the Youth Hall at the Nowra Showground. Participants in JAM require no prior singing, dance or performance experience and children will be accepted regardless of ability. So come and see and hear what it is all about.
The Information Session will explain about the weekly fun-filled program for children aged between 10-15 years that will lead up to a full stage production to be held at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre in the September school holidays.
The team running the program are looking forward to another exciting year. JAM instructors are qualified and experienced in teaching music, dance and drama and working with children with special needs. The program is backed by Albatross Musical Theatre Company, which boasts nearly 50 years of not-for-profit musical theatre production and provides this service to the children of our community free of tuition or costume fees.
Director Julia Armstrong says “At JAM we foster the spirit that we are all cogs turning the same wheel, working together as a team. This program allows children to develop skills, not just of vocal coaching, acting and performing on stage, but important life skills of persistence, resilience, confidence and great friendships that come from creating together.”
Established in 2017, Junior Albatross Musicals has bought shows such as “Dear Edwina Jr” (2017), “JAM Showcase” (2017), “Shrek Jr” (2018) and “Alice In Wonderland” (2021) to the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre. Also “Aladdin Jr” in 2019 which won 3 Canberra Area Theatre Awards including “Best Youth Musical” and “Best Direction of a Youth Musical” and “Best Youth Actor in a Leading Role”.
In 2022, the show chosen to be performed is “Honk! Jr” which is a musical reimagining of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Ugly Duckling. Adapted for young performers, with music by George Stiles and the book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins and Wind in the Willows) the story is a heart-warming celebration of being different. It’s funny, tuneful, has great leading roles and plenty of opportunity for ensemble cast and the costumes will be fun.
For further information and details on how to enrol, come along to the Information Session on February 16 at 5pm at the Youth Hall at the Nowra Showground. If anyone is unable to attend and requires further details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or for information on other AMTC shows, visit the website on www.amtc.org.au
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!
A message from the director of Alice In Wonderland –
“When you go on the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre website to book your tickets there is a sign … AVAILABILITY EXHAUSTED!
So in other words FULL HOUSE!
However due to government restrictions we have had to move to 50% capacity. We are hoping this will change as we get closer to the show. Meanwhile keep checking back to the SEC as refunds continue to be dealt with and more tickets become available. Definitely put your names on the wait list! So everybody keep those fingers and toes crossed and enjoy the sunshine. Keep the spirit of Alice alive!”
New Dates for Alice In Wonderland have been announced, following negotiations between AMTC and The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.
You can now dive down the rabbit hole on Friday 30 July 7pm, Saturday 31 July, 2pm (NB: new time) and Saturday 31 July, 7pm.
Tickets for the previously scheduled dates are now valid for the above rescheduled dates.
Those patrons with booked seats should have heard from the SEC re: new ticket arrangements. Please check your email for further information, including the new dates and times, and your options if you are unable to make it. Alternatively you can contact the SEC for further information.
Facing another bump in the road to Wonderland, Albatross Musical Theatre company have sadly had to postpone next weekend’s performances of Alice in Wonderland due to the recent government health advices and seating restrictions.
Not to be deterred, or to disappoint the 70 children who have their songs, lines and cues well memorised and rehearsed, or the 60 or so adults who are involved in the behind-the-scenes side of the production, the show must go on.
Producer Julie Fraser has been in discussions with the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre and is hoping to secure dates for later in July.
“We were pleased with the number of bookings that we had secured for our shows on 2 and 3 July and the Saturday matinee was close to being sold out. We hope that by rescheduling that people will still be able to support us and come and see this wonderful show.”
“Rescheduling a show isn’t as easy as just changing the dates. Venue hire contracts, timetables for rehearsals, engaging technical specialists, budgets, advertising and promotions all have to be revised and communicated to those involved. It’s almost like starting again.”
“All the sets, costumes and props are ready to go and our children are very resilient and are excited still in the hope of bringing the show to the Shoalhaven. AMTC will continue with a COVID safe rehearsal this week to help keep the momentum alive.”
The Alice in Wonderland production team will advise the public as soon as possible as to the new confirmed dates. Those who have already bought tickets will be contacted by the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre in due course to either have the money refunded or transferred to the new dates.