Please read all of this… important link at the end.
ZooMusicalChristmas… without the Zoo… as restrictions have eased a little and the reality/difficulty of the promised combining of live performance and streaming/zooming has hit us… we are proposing a change to the original end of year plans for JAM. We have a limit on number of people in the School of Arts and a huge number are interested in attending our show. So we need 2 sessions; one from 4-5pm and the other 5-6pm on 28th Nov for watching the Christmas song videos on the big screen followed by the live pantomimes presented by the JAMdrama kids this term. This will be followed by an hour of party for the JAM kids, finishing at 7.
So many changes… sorry… this has been an evolution!
Tickets are free but everyone needs a ticket so we have the right numbers in the venue. 4-5 pm session is basically already subscribed by the parents of the performers. So the rest of the JAMfam will be invited to session 2 from 5-6pm. Then we hope some of the parents don’t mind leaving for an hour so that our performers can mingle with their JAM friends and still meet the requirements for the correct number of people in the hall. (When they are on stage, they aren’t counted as being in the hall!… oohhhh this is soooo complicated). There will be room for some parents to stay on if you want to.
Book your tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/BMSMR
Kids staying for the party are asked to BYO “pandemic safe” party food to share. No bowls of chips, but a plate of single serve cupcakes or pre-cut slice/pizza/sausage rolls/mini quiche where someone can pick up a piece without touching other pieces is acceptable.
AND DON’T WORRY… ALL THE VIDEOS OF THE CHRISTMAS SONGS AND THE PANTO WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR WATCHING online somewhere… sometime.
You will also need to “check in” with our QR code – please have the SERVICE NSW app on your phone in readiness, you need to make a Service NSW account too but you might already have one of those. If you’ve ”checked in” anywhere else with this app its very straight forward.
Thanks, Julie Fraser, Producer
AMTC committee met today and decided that JAM, as originally planned for 2020, cannot go ahead. With great sadness we are cancelling plans to put on Alice in Wonderland in 2020. We feel more confident that we can stage the show next year. AMTC already has a booking for the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre for JULY 2021, the middle of the school holidays.
We propose to start JAM in Term 4 this year and continue work on Alice in Term 1 and 2. If a child was enrolled in JAM for 2020 and turns 16 before July 2021 (there are 5), we will make an exception for these kids to do “one more JAM”.
Julia and other members of the production team had already put in so much work this year. Our world has really changed. It is not just the children who will be disappointed at this announcement. We hope this period of uncertainty ends soon. Please make an effort to keep track of your libretto and look forward to getting to use it later this year!
Due to the ongoing issues created by the coronavirus, a number of changes for AMTC’s schedule of shows have been made.
- Annie’s performance dates in June / July have been cancelled. Annie will now be on at the end of the year, in November (dates to be confirmed)
- Jesus Christ Superstar, which was going to be in November, is being held over for 12 months, until November 2021
- JAM dates for October remain in place, but will need to be reviewed subject to the ongoing social isolation practises put in place by the government. Further information will be made available once known
- We are looking for people and ideas for an April 2021 show. Make yourself known if you are interested
JAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED FOR THIS TERM. In light of the current advice that NON-ESSENTIAL gatherings be put off, the AMTC committee met today and has decided that JAM should not meet for the time being. Our priority is for the health of our members and production team as well as the wider community. We are confident this is the best decision for all involved. The AMTC Management Committee will reassess after Easter, taking into account advice at that time.
The JAM team are are really disappointed and we want to encourage your child’s involvement in the Arts, we hope we will be back next term. We intend to upload the script and music tracks to be available for download. We need to figure out the best way to do this. Please keep checking emails and Facebook as the situation may change.
JAM Applications will be closing this Friday, 6th March. Please follow this link – click here to complete the online form. The first workshops start in a few weeks.
Hi from the JAM Team.
Thank you for your interest in our musical theatre program. To start the process, you will need to click here to access our JAM Enrolment Form. Please read the form and dates carefully. The form will not be submitted without an answer in at least every question marked with an “*”.
See you at our first workshop on 18th March, at the School of Arts in Berry St.
JAM (Junior AMTC) is for interested children aged 10-15. An Information Afternoon will be held this upcoming Wednesday 26th February 2020 at the Nowra School of Arts, Berry St Nowra, at 5pm.
This years JAM program will be working towards a production of Alice In Wonderland in October, in the main theatre of the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre. It will be very exciting, with an anticipated audience of over 1500 people over a number of performances.
Please come along to the Information session to find out more!