The Mudcrabs are hosting a free sketch writing workshop to introduce people to the basics of sketch comedy. In the workshop we will cover the basics of formatting, translating your ideas to the page and common sketch comedy conventions.

This event will be held of Sunday August 1 from 4.30-5.30. Register here.

 

 

 

Disney’s Camp Rock The Musical

Presented by St Mary’s College Drama Society

A classic story of rivalry and power, Disney’s Camp Rock The Musical opens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at Camp Rock, ready to spend another summer jamming out and having the time of their lives. But the new, flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock’s very existence. To keep the doors open, Mitchie steps up, rallies her fellow Camp Rockers and gets them into top shape for the ultimate showdown!

Save the dates: Thurs 2nd – Sat 4th September

Tickets coming soon!

Where: Union Theatre, ground floor, Union House, Parkville


We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. 

Rupaul’s Dragon Race: The Tupper-wars

Presented by Medleys The Med Revue 

Since 1915, Medleys have put on the annual comedy revue – a show filled with ridiculous sketches and a musical all written, choreographed and performed by medical students. This year we’re back with a cool story that doesn’t need more dragons.

Save the dates: Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 Augus

Tickets coming soon!

Where: Union Theatre, ground floor, Union House, Parkville


We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. 

Two Nights Out of Bed

Presented by Four Letter Word Theatre

Written by William Farnsworth

Two Nights Out of Bed is a story in two parts. The play dives headfirst into the concept of polyamorous relationships and explores all relationships intertwined.

Save the dates: Thurs 19 -Sat 21 August

Tickets coming soon!

Where: Guild Theatre, level 1, Union House, Parkville


We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. 

Grease

Presented by International House Theatre Group

The summer fling may have ended, but the love story’s only just beginning… Join the riveting world of Rydell High School, where Pink Ladies and T-Birds enjoy each other’s company amidst the backdrop of 1950s counterculture. Danny Zuko, the T-Birds ringleader, and Sandy Olsson, an innocent Australian girl, have a brief yet wonderful summer romance on the beach. However, their paths soon cross when Sandy moves to Rydell High, reigniting the romantic spark. But can Danny shed his rough ‘n’ tough T-Bird persona to be with the shy, innocent woman he truly loves… The adventure begins here.

Save the dates: Thurs 19 -Sat 21 August

Tickets coming soon!

Where: Union Theatre, ground floor, Union House, Parkville


We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. 

Mudfest 2021

Do you have a love for art living in your heart?

Paint, dance, sculpt, sew, sing, do your thing – whatever it is, bring it home with UMSU’s Mudfest, happening from August 5th 2021 – August 13th 2021 in a dual-delivery format!

Mudfest is the largest student arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere and takes place every 2 years at the University of Melbourne, the last one being in 2019, and this is a unique opportunity for you to be part of a festival environment that encourages collaboration and engagement with other disciplines and approaches. Come and spread the joy, pain, and comfort of your art beyond the borders!
And as with all things UMSU, it is:
  • Accessible
  • Sustainable
  • Inclusive
  • Experimental
2021’s theme of ‘HOME’ will have you feeling welcome and warm as we step into this brave new world beyond the spaces we spent most of last year.

Mudfest has become a significant driving-force of creative power and since its inception in 1990 has established itself as a cultural icon on the emerging arts scene in Melbourne. Presented every two years by UMSU, Mudfest has grown to encompass all forms of artistic expression.

 

Click ‘Going’ on the Mudfest Home 2021 Facebook event and follow @mudfestarts on Instagram for all the updates!

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. 

Dogfight

The Intercollegiate Activities Council (ICAC) is excited to present its 2021 musical, Dogfight!
It’s November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying, and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.
DISCLAIMER: The show contains acts of sexual assault, racial slurs, and mild coarse language. The show does not aim to glorify these actions but criticises them as a part of normal society in America during the 1960s.
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Performances

Thursday May 13: 7:30pm (Opening Night)
Friday May 14: 7:30pm
Saturday May 15: 7:30pm (Closing Night)

Venue

Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol Street, North Melbourne

Tickets

ICAC Members $20 | General Admission $25 at trybooking.com

Enquiries

For any enquiries please email icacmusical2021@gmail.com

The Sitzprobe 2021

Presented by University of Melbourne Music Theatre Association (UMMTA)

The Sitzprobe is a showcase of 5 short original pieces of musical theatre work.
It is an opportunity for writers to workshop their work in a supportive and collaborative environment with a dedicated team of performers, crew and band members to bring the work to life.
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Performance Dates

Friday 21 May 2021 at 7:30pm
Saturday 22 May 2021 at 7:30pm

Venue

The Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol Street, North Melbourne

Tickets

Concession / Student: $15
Adult: $20
Tickets now available at ummtatheatre.iwannaticket.com.au
UMMTA is committed to making performances accessible to the widest possible audience. We recognise that there may be a variety of barriers to attending theatre; financial, distance and travel time, and more. UMMTA has a limited number of discounted tickets for each show to help reduce these barriers. If you believe these barriers (or others) prevent you from attending the show, please contact the Equity Officer Megan Carney through email (charliebrown@ummta.org) with your preferred performance date. Please note that your tickets will only be confirmed once you have received confirmation from our Equity Officer.

Accessibility

The venue is a short walk (1 min / 100m) from the Victoria St / Errol St (Stop 11) number 57 tram stop.
The venue is a 10 minute / 750m walk from North Melbourne Railway Station.
There is ample parking near the club.
The venue and seating in the stalls is wheelchair accessible.
Please note that balcony seating is not wheelchair accessible.
This is a COVID-safe event.
UMMTA is committed to making performances accessible to the widest possible audience. We recognise that there may be a variety of barriers to attending theatre; financial, distance and travel time, and more. UMMTA has a limited number of discounted tickets for each show to help reduce these barriers. If you believe these barriers (or others) prevent you from attending the show, please contact us via email (equity@ummta.org) with your preferred performance date. Please note that your tickets will only be confirmed once you have received confirmation from our producers.

Production Team

Co-Producers: BRIDIE TURNER & DELYS RUSSELL
Production Manager: LEXI GREENBERG
Stage Manager: LORETTA COSTA
Musical Director: WILL MCMINN
Equity Officer: NAIDA SHERRIFF
Sound Designer: ROBERT SARGENT
Publicity Officer: LEXI GREENBERG

The 5 shows are as follows:

MADAME

Writer: LACHLAN BOLDT
Director: ERICA MOFFAT
Asst. Director: MATILDA MCCLINTOCK
Musical Director: DANIELLE ZUCCALA
Caroline: OLIVE CULLEN
Martha: LILY INFANTINO
Ellen: JAIMEE WHITE
Mary: ALICE SCHLIPALIUS
Alfred: BENJI ARNDT
Henry: DEMETRIUS KIRIAKIDIS
Annie: CRYSTAL SO
Lottie: EUNA CATAMPONGAN
Ensemble: JERRY GE

IT NEVER WAS A PHASE, KID

Writer: ALEX LANGDON
Director: HARRY TIBBALLS
Asst. Director: ABBEY CROWLEY
Musical Director: CLAIRE BELLO
Blair: LUISA D’INTINI
Ellie: ALICE SCHLIPALIUS
Quinn: SOFIA BILIC
Nic: JULIAN MACHIN
Evan: JACK LEAR
Ensemble: EDEN MCLEAN, MILLA SIEVERS, STEPH BROWN

ICARUS

Writer/Director: GADEN SOUSA
Asst. Director: ELLA MCDERMOTT
Writer/Musical Director: TORSTEN STROKIRCH
Icarus: LILY INFANTINO
Daedalus: BENJI ARNDT
Naucrate: MERRYN HUGHES
Angler: NINA HUGHES
Mayor: MATILDA SHERIDAN

THE SCARLET SUN

Writer/Director: ETHAN FRANCIS-D’AMOUR
Asst. Director: MARC ALOI
Musical Director: CHARLOTTE GREENSLADE
Adrian Scarlet: MICHAEL CAMPBELL
Florence Gold: MILLA SIEVERS
Elias Jade: DEMETRIUS KIRIAKIDIS
Pierre Dellatre: EUNA CATAMPONGAN
Yvonne Petit: KATIE TREASURE
Milo Kamaka: NABS ADNAN
Grace Walker: EDEN MCLEAN

THE DARK WEB

Writer/Director: ARIELLA GORDON
Asst. Director: MOLLY PETHICK
Musical Director: WILL MICMINN
Julie: MARCHELLA RUSCIANO-BARROW
Steve: JULIAN MACHIN
Anne: JACK LEAR

Telling Your Stories

Get inspired (and learn some practical skills to boot!) with UMSU Creative Arts and UHT’s Telling Your Stories workshop.
Guest speaker Glenn Shea is an Award-winning writer of An Indigenous Trilogy featuring Three Magpies Perched in a Tree, Masterpiece and Some Secrets Should Be Kept Secret.
He is a researcher/curator; his work including the History of Blak Theatre 1967 – 2000 with a one-year exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum (Sydney). Glenn is the inventor/facilitator of the Indigenous cultural education resource THE STORYTELLER Board Game, which provides knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal people, society and culture from a generic and non-political perspective through active learning pathways.
This class will empower you to tell your stories through artistic mediums… and, if you’re game, get them up in front of an audience for our Mudfest arts festival!
 When: Wed 28 April, 3pm-4:30pm | Zoom.
 Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/152245862473
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We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Presented by University of Melbourne Music Theatre Association (UMMTA)

Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical. The whole gang’s here! Bossy Lucy (Adeline Hunter) is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder (Melanie Verhagen) who doesn’t give her the time of day. Perfectionist Sally (Hayley Edwards) is still mocking blanket-toting Linus (Peter Lejins). Snoopy (Guy Webster) is in the doghouse, and “blockhead” himself, Charlie Brown (John Sharp), is in rare form.
Join the gang on vignettes spanning the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. Experience the sweet and joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang we all know and love, but with a fresh splash of insouciance and playfulness.
Whether you’re keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find “Happiness” – “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” is the classic for you.
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Performance Dates

Thursday 13 May at 7:30pm *Opening Night*
Friday 14 May at 7:30pm
Saturday 15 May at 2:00pm
Saturday 15 May at 7:30pm
Sunday 16 May at 12:30pm
Sunday 16 May at 6:00pm *Closing Night*
All performances will be captioned.

Venue

St Ambrose Hall, 3 Dawson St, Brunswick VIC 3056

Tickets

Concession / Student: $25
Adult: $29
Tickets now available at: ummtacharliebrown.iwannaticket.com.au
UMMTA is committed to making performances accessible to the widest possible audience. We recognise that there may be a variety of barriers to attending theatre; financial, distance and travel time, and more. UMMTA has a limited number of discounted tickets for each show to help reduce these barriers. If you believe these barriers (or others) prevent you from attending the show, please contact the Equity Officer Megan Carney through email (charliebrown@ummta.org) with your preferred performance date. Please note that your tickets will only be confirmed once you have received confirmation from our Equity Officer.

Accessibility

The venue is a short walk (2 minutes / 140 metres) from the Dawson Street / Glenlyon Road (Stop 21) number 19 tram stop along Sydney Road. The venue is also a short walk (5 minutes / 450 metres) from Brunswick Station. There is a car park adjacent to the venue with disability parking spaces. The venue is wheelchair accessible. This is a COVID-safe event.

Acknowledgements

UMMTA acknowledges that we gather, work, and perform on the land of the Wurundjeri People. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Original Direction for this version of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” by Michael Mayer
Originally Produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson
“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC

Enquiries

For ticketing and accessibility enquiries please email charliebrown@ummta.org or message UMMTA on Facebook.

Production Team

Co-Producer – Liv Jackson
Co-Producer – Tom O’Sullivan
Director – Jared Smith
Movement Director – Teresa Giansiracusa
Music Director – Lachlan MacLaren
Assistant Music Director / Vocal Director – Bella Wiemers
Assistant Music Director / Repetiteur – Charlotte Greenslade
Production Stage Manager – Rachel Dwyer
Deputy Stage Manager – Miranda Larsson
Assistant Stage Manager – Celia Harvey
Costume Designer – Samantha Hastings
Assistant Costume Designer – Becky Silveira
Set Designer – Ella McDermott
Assistant Set Designer – Helena Cui
Lighting Designer – Natalya Shield
Sound Designer – Caidan de Win
Equity Officer – Megan Carney
Publicity Manager – Francis Cao
Assistant Publicity Manager – Liam Harris

Cast

Charlie Brown – John Sharp
Snoopy – Guy Webster
Lucy Van Pelt – Adeline Hunter
Sally Brown – Hayley Edwards
Linus Van Pelt – Peter Lejins
Schroeder – Melanie Verhagen
Dance Captain / Ensemble – Chloe Taylor
Ensemble – Rebecca Cecil
Ensemble – Rayhan Maskun

Band

Keys / Keyboard – Charlotte Greenslade
Electric / Double Bass – Jude Angove
Trap Set / Percussion – Angus McKean
Violin – Charlotte Crowley
Flute – Jenny Wang
Clarinet / Alto Saxophone – Matthew Castle
French Horn – Phoebe Rizzoli