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

 

 

SELL OUT doesn’t mean Sold Out

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!

Very exciting!

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!”

Julia Armstrong

New Alice Dates Announced

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.
 
 

Alice delays her trip to Wonderland

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.