AMTC Newsletters

To better keep AMTC supporters informed, the AMTC Committee will publish occasional Newsletters.

Newsletter 3 (August 2021) – click here

Newsletter 2 (May 2021) – click here

Newsletter 1 (April 2021) – click here

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Popular Musical Set To Return

The ever-popular musical, “Jesus Christ Superstar “, is coming back to the stage in  Nowra . Albatross Musical Theatre Company is reprising the show, originally performed  at the  Nowra School of Arts in 2001. The show was a great success and popular with audiences and the cast alike.

AMTC is sure the show will be bigger and better in 2021, having moved to the Shoalhaven  Entertainment  Centre where better sound and facilities are available….and a slightly bigger band. The show will play in November for six performances.

Anyone interested in being a part of this production is invited to attend an Information Night at Nowra School of Arts Annexe on Wednesday 21st April at 7.00pm.

Areas of participation include both on-stage and off-stage areas of production. Come along and find out how/when you can audition for a role in this marvellous show (lead or ensemble)  or how to get involved in the many areas of production ( band, stage crew, costuming , makeup, sound , lighting , set construction etc ).

Anyone requiring any further information can ring the Producer, Ron Hawthorne, on 0413044621 or make enquiries through our web page or facebook, or email secretary@amtc.org.au.

JAM Enrolment Form

To better accommodate all participants in JAM 2021, AMTC Committee and the JAM production team require you to complete the JAM Enrolment Form – click here.

This form will not be active until after both the JAM meetings held on Wednesday 27th January 2021 – around 7:00pm onwards.

Please read the form carefully to ensure you are aware of required commitments.

JAM Information Night

Please book in for one of the two upcoming information sessions

We have created a ticket system so we can keep up to date with numbers to ensure we are Covid safe.

We have two sessions 4pm and 5.15pm on Wednesday 27th January 2021. Please limit attendees to JAM age children only (10 – 15 years) and one parent if possible.

You know how we love having all the JAMFAM all the time, but we need to be sure we can socially distance appropriately. Please consider attending the first session if you do not have work commitments, allowing working parents to attend the second session.

And you can book your ticket RIGHT NOW … Click here!

UPDATE – DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO RELEASE ADDITIONAL BOOKING SPOTS (as of Monday 25/1/21 @ 5:00pm), SO CLICK ON “here” ABOVE TO BOOK IN AND COME ALONG

AGM Notice

Notice is hereby given of the 46th A.G.M. of the Albatross Musical Theatre Company to be held in the Nowra School of Arts Annexe, Berry Street Nowra, on Thursday 18th February 2021, at 7:30pm.  Members are welcome to attend.  Membership fees will be collected.

JAM End of Year Concert

Please follow the links below to see some of the great photos taken by Dennis, capturing some of the recent JAM concert action.  

Stay tuned for more JAM and Company news for 2021.

Dress rehearsal and Show One photos – click here

Cast and crew photos – click here

 

JAM News

In 2021 …

We are planning to finally stage Alice in Wonderland with the JAM next July in the school holidays. The timing of the JAM production is one term earlier than in the past, so our program will be a little different. JAM usually runs 3 terms and workshops theatre skills before starting on the show preparation. Next year we will launch straight into rehearsing Alice in Wonderland. Had 2020 been a little different JAM would have started in Term 4 to be ready for July 2021! There will be an information session regarding JAM 2021 early in the year. More details to come.

NOW …

Since it’s nearly Christmas, and pantomimes are traditional Christmas fare, we thought we’d explore this genre and teach the JAMdrama kids about this aspect of theatre. Julia and Paul have been preparing their scripts and casting roles. They are working on 2 short pantomimes (with no singing) and planning to perform the 2 plays live in front of an audience of JAM supporters. We will do this in conjunction with videos of other JAM kids performing songs from Christmas Musicals and then a covid safe kids party!  Details were in a previous posting.

Then…

After the cancellation of Alice in Wonderland …. JAMpactMUSICALS! was our next plan to bring live theatre back to our lives.  It was to be a concert for soloists, duets and ensemble items, all based around musical theatre items and intended to rehearse in Term 3 and 4 with a showcase in November.  JAM had 3 weeks of fabulous auditions from dancers and soloists and duets. The JAM panel were amazed at the talent they saw, so much potential… and ONCE YOU ADDED SOME ENSEMBLE NUMBERS, #JAMpactMUSICALS! would be an amazing show! But then new restrictions came out for schools –  no year groups mixing at school, no singing and no sport between kids from different regions. Unfortunately, after much discussion and proposing all possible scenarios, the production team had to make the call that although we have auditioned fabulous items, we could not feasibly start to rehearse our wonderful JAM Wednesdays and work toward an inclusive concert. SO, #JAMpactMUSICALS! did not happen. The production team made this decision with heavy hearts but we knew it was in the best interests of all to keep our JAM FAM safe.

BUT…

we couldn’t let the auditioned talent go to waste so we are reinstated our JAM online concerts and introducing #JAMZOOMusicals! The auditioned talent prepared videos of their songs and we invited the public to our zoom concerts.

Before that …

We had 5? Zoom concerts… which were AMAZING! …

Before that… we had Alice info night but lockdown stopped us the day before the first rehearsal in term 1.  

JAM Christmas

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

The Last Five Years

AMTC is excited to launch our next show! The Last Five Years will be performed in January at the Nowra School of Arts. Each performance will feature cabaret table seating – a special night out, with food, wine and the much-awaited return of live musical theatre in the Shoalhaven. The show season will feature a silent auction and raffles, and AMTC are asking for donations of goods or services that could be auctioned off or raffled during the show run. For offers of donations please contact us by message or secretary@amtc.org.au
 
Everlight Productions made this fabulous promotional video to entice you!