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.

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.

Brainstorming a Creative Idea

Presented by Union House Theatre and George Paton Gallery

Need help coming up with an idea for your next creative project?

Join David Attwood from UMSU’s Arts Programs and Union House Theatre Artistic Director, Xanthe Beesley for an Idea Generation + Clarification workshop. Dave and Xanthe will lead participants through a series of open-ended exercises designed to assist students to think through how to come up with, build on, shape and crystalise ideas. The workshop is applicable to all creative pursuits (visual art, performing arts, creative writing etc), no prior experience necessary.

When: Wednesday 12th May, 2pm-3:30pm
Where: Zoom
Cost: Free for Uni Melb students
Register: creative-idea.eventbrite.com.au
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Participation in Workshops and Masterclasses is open to all University of Melbourne students.

If you have any questions email uht@union.unimelb.edu.au or call 83446975

Accessibility is very important at UHT. Please contact us so we can provide you with the right support to participate in this activity.

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

Captioning Workshop

Presented by Union House Theatre

Have you found yourself asking how or when you should use captions? Do you want to increase your outreach and accessibility?

Captioning is not only an incredible access provision for those that require it but is also used by the majority of people as it helps with comprehension, accuracy, engagement, and retention.

Come join UHT’s Clynton and Erin as they chat through the basics and advise you on how to use captioning for your online, social media and IRL performances and works. We will be talking through what captioning programs we use and you will learn about the difference between live captioning and subtitling. 

If you have any specific questions or captioning projects please bring them along.
No experience necessary.

When: Wednesday 14th April, 2pm-3pm
Cost: Free
Register: captions.eventbrite.com.au
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Participation in Workshops and Masterclasses is open to all University of Melbourne students.

If you have any questions email uht@union.unimelb.edu.au or call 83446975

Accessibility is very important at UHT. Please contact us so we can provide you with the right support to participate in this activity.

Foley (Sound Effects) Workshop

Presented by Union House Theatre
With Guest Artist Connor Ross

What is Foley? From the earliest radio plays to modern Hollywood productions and even live theatre; from the subtleties of a jacket rustling as someone walks, to the genre-defining hum of a Lightsaber. Foley is a crucial part of making the worlds we show to our audiences real, and even stretching them to the hyper-real.

During this workshop, we’ll not only look at where Foley came from and how it can be used, but also get into the nitty-gritty of how to go about choosing sounds, recording those sounds, and editing them together to create the most effective Foley track – all with the tools around you.

When: Tuesday 30th March, 2 pm-3:30 pm
Where: Zoom
Cost: Free
Register: foleysound.eventbrite.com.au
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About Connor Ross:
Connor Ross is a sound designer and composer who focuses on creating immersive auditory environments for theatre, screen, installations and sound art projects, utilising his experience in sound engineering and systems design to implement his work. Some of his recent theatrical credits have included work on: Lobby Hero at Fortyfivedownstairs (Dir. James Vinson, Around The Moon Productions, 2019); Lake Disappointment at Meat Market (Dir. Gavin Roach, Melbourne Fringe, 2019); My Wife Peggy at Gasworks Arts Park (Dir. Gavin Roach, Gasworks Premiere, 2019); We Were There at Chapel Off Chapel (Dir. Dirk Hoult, Tilted Projects, 2018); Macbeth at Southbank Theatre (Dir. Simon Phillips, Melbourne Theatre Company, 2017).


Participation in Workshops and Masterclasses is open to all University of Melbourne students.

If you have any questions email uht@union.unimelb.edu.au or call 83446975

Accessibility is very important at UHT. Please contact us so we can provide you with the right support to participate in this activity.

Filming and Editing Basics – Fully Booked

Presented by Union House Theatre with guest artist Lesley Pinder

Are you making videos for the first time? Do you need to capture content and are not sure where to start? This introductory session will focus on smart phone filming, teaching you the basics to help get the best out of your footage. Learn tips and tricks on filming and editing from an industry professional. The workshop will provide practical tips and resources and is aimed at beginners.

When: Wednesday 24th March 2pm-4pm
Where: Zoom
Cost: Free!
Register: filming-basics.eventbrite.com.au(this is fully booked but you can join a waiting list)
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Lesley Pinder is an award-winning filmmaker with over twenty years professional industry experience. She has directed a broad range of screen content including Australia’s long running and iconic Neighbours and Family Affairs, a daily drama series for UK television. Lesley’s short films have been selected for international film festivals, won awards and been distributed by the Australian Film Institute. She also worked for over a decade as a Script Supervisor on international feature films and television programs.


Participation is open to all University of Melbourne students.

If you have any questions email uht@union.unimelb.edu.au or call 83446975

Accessibility is very important at UHT. Please contact us so we can provide you with the right support to participate in this activity.

Page to Stage – Design Realisation 

Presented by Union House Theatre

Co-hosted by UHT’s Allen Laverty & Clynton Jones

Do you have a keen interest in developing skills to design for performance? Ever wondered how to take an idea and make it come to life?

UHT is offering a five-session intensive workshop about the skills and techniques you might need to bring the creative design concepts from the page of scripts to the realisation on the theatre stage. The workshops will cover all design disciplines: scenic, lighting, sound, audiovisual (projection) and costume, while discussing and exploring topics such as text analysis, the language of design, creative conversations, mood boarding, colour theory, designing for devised works, budgeting, materials and some theatre trickery.

No previous experience required. Participants must be available to commit to all five sessions.

When: 

  • Tues 30 March – Session # 1-  2pm – 3:30pm
    (then one week off for Mid Sem Break)
  • Tues 13 April– Session # 2-  2pm – 3:30pm
  • Tues 20 April – Session # 3- 2pm – 3:30pm
  • Tues 27 April – Session# 4 – 2pm – 3:30pm
  • Tue 4 May – Session # 5 – 2pm – 3:30pm

Where: Zoom
Cost: Free
To apply: fill out this Expression of Interest FORM – deadline Wed 24 March at 5pm.

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Participation is open to all University of Melbourne students.

If you have any questions email uht@union.unimelb.edu.au or call 83446975

Accessibility is very important at UHT. Please contact us so we can provide you with the right support to participate in this activity.

Acting Fundamentals

Find your inner actor through Union House Theatre’s Acting Fundamentals workshops.

Work with actor and theatre-maker Michelle McCowage, as she takes you through the basics of performing for theatre. Begin with understanding actor warm-up training, learn about making character choices, introduction to script analysis and translating ideas from a text into action. No experience is necessary – this intro workshop is open to all. In these fun online sessions, you will also begin to delve into the basics of creating your own performance with the acting techniques you learn. Whether you want to build confidence, meet new friends, or be introduced to a life-long passion for acting, these workshops are for you!

N.B. It is important to attend both sessions as the material and skills build each week.  

When: Wednesday 17th and 24th March from 6.30pm–8pm
Where: Zoom
Cost: Free!
Register: acting-fun.eventbrite.com.au
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Michelle McCowage is an actor, theatre-maker and recent graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (BFA Theatre). Her practise is playful and physically driven. Some of her credits include ‘Grand Gesture’ (La Mama, 2021), ‘Simulacrum’ (Digital work, 2020), two years touring Australia with Bamboo Theatre and a bit part in Season 4 of ‘A Place To Call Home’.


Participation is open to all University of Melbourne students.

If you have any questions email uht@union.unimelb.edu.au or call 83446975

Accessibility is very important at UHT. Please contact us so we can provide you with the right support to participate in this activity.