2016 Season

Good news. amtc has been very organised this year and is ready to announce our season for 2016.


“Please sir, I want some more”

July 8 – 17, 2016


The musical adaptation of Charles Dickens Oliver Twist

Book, Music and Lyrics by

Lionel Bart

Orchestral arrangements by William David Brohn

By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, exclusive representative of Cameron Mackintosh and the Southbrook Group.

 Since its premiere in the West End in 1960 the musical Oliver! has delighted audiences with the hauntingly beautiful Where is Love and As Long As He Needs Me to the bright and bubbly Oom pah pah and Consider Yourself + many more. The winner of 3 Tony Awards in 1963 Oliver! is a show for the whole family and one not to be missed.11355LEGALLY BLONDE the Musical

November 11 – 20, 2016

Music and Lyrics by

Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Book by Heather Hach

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown

and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, Exclusive agent for Music Theatre Internation (NY)


From the sorority house to the halls of justice, Harvard’s beloved blonde Elle Woods overcomes peer pressure and tackles stereotypes to realize her potential.

Legally Blonde the Musical is a fun, upbeat story of self discovery with memorable songs and dynamic dancing.

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Anna Pedersen’s death

Many of you will have seen Anna’s happy face in the orchestra pit with one of our shows. Unfortunately Anna has lost her long battle with cancer. She was a hard working and tireless supporter in the orchestra and played in a number of our shows, including Les Miserables, Fiddler On The Roof, The Pirates Of Penzance, Sweeney Todd and Anything Goes.

Anna was an active supporter and worked on Committee  for the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod and the Shoalhaven City Concert Band. She strongly encouraged youthful players to get involved, and spread her love for participating in music and community events.

We will miss her positive presence. Our thoughts go out to Max Croot and Anna’s family.

R.I.P Anna


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FUNDRAISER EVENT for the Dyer Family

SUNDAY 18th OCTOBER 2pm to 5.30pm:
Please save this date and bring your family and friends along to have fun and help one of our ‘AMTC family’ members. We don’t have a lot of opportunities to socialise outside of rehearsals and this afternoon should be a lot of fun. Further information will be posted as activities are locked in. There will be live entertainment, a Photo Booth with costumes and props, face painting for the kids, photo opportunity with a “Pink” car and other activities. You will find further information and rsvp details on the attached flyer.


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Tri-monthly meeting

Next Tuesday , 8th September, is a scheduled tri-monthly meeting. We look forward to seeing you at the School Of Arts at 7.30pm, after our regular Committee meeting. You would be most welcome to stay on for a cuppa and chat.

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Funeral details for Lyn Aldred


Due to circumstances beyond our control and in order to better accommodate all of those that wish to attend Lynn’s service it has been moved to Nowra City Church and will now be held on Tuesday, September 1st at 3pm. We apologise for the change and hope that those who wish to attend are still able to do so.

At the service there will be a rendition of “Do You Hear The People Sing”, the arrangement as per the Ed Lojeski medley we have used before. If you would like to join the performance on the day you are welcome.

THERE IS NOW A REHEARSAL AT 2.30PM, prior to the service at 3pm.

Here are the lyrics for the section of the song that is being used:

Do you hear the people sing? Lost in the valley of the night?

It is the music of a people who are climbing to the light

For the wretched of the earth there is a flame that never dies

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise

They will live again in  freedom in the garden of the Lord

They will walk behind the plough-share, they will put away the sword

The chain will be  broken and all men will have their reward!


Will you join in our crusade? Who will be strong and stand with me?

Somewhere beyond the barricade is there a world you long to see?

Do you hear the people sing? Say, do you hear the distant drums?

It is the future that they bring when tomorrow comes.


Will you join in our crusade? Who will be strong and stand with me?

Somewhere beyond the barricade is there a world you long to see?

Do you hear the people sing? Say, do you hear the distant drums?

It is the future that they bring when tomorrow comes.


Ah!_______________Tomorrow comes!

It is in the key of Ab.

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Sad passing of Lyn Aldred


On Thursday, August 20, 2015 the Shoalhaven lost a great musical force when Lyn Aldred died unexpectedly. In her lifetime Lyn touched many lives within our community and beyond through her teaching, her work with massed choirs and her engagement with young people through activities such as the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod.

Lyn had been an active member of amtc, serving as Secretary/Treasurer in 1984 and also Musical Director for the Sound of Music, the Mikado, Calamity Jane, Annie, Snugglepot & Cuddlepie and two of Sondheim’s musicals Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods. She also performed on stage, but her quality Musical Direction will be her lasting legacy for amtc.

A Primary School teacher and a teacher of dance, piano and vocals Lyn added ‘published author’ to her list of credits and ended her life as the Musical Director/Conductor of the Shoalhaven Lydian Singers. At times a hard taskmaster, Lyn expected no less than she was prepared to give; she always got the best out of our performers.

The tributes that are flowing are a solid testament to her place in our hearts and our community. She will be sorely missed.

Our sincerest condolences go out to her husband Doug and family.

Photo courtesy of The Lydian Singers

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Grease Rehearsal Information

Rehearsal information for Grease will be posted on the “Grease” page – please click on the link above to access.

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Grease Audition Information




Dance Workshop Sunday 26th July 11AM – EVERYONE TO ATTEND

Individual Auditions Sunday 26th July from 1PM

Individual Auditions Monday 27th July from 7:30PM

Please Call Ron Hawthorne 0413 044 621 to book individual audition time.

All cast are to book an individual audition. If not able to attend dance workshop, please advise when booking.

If you are not a strong singer, you may be able to join the ensemble as a dancer only.

Everyone else is required to sing something in their audition. Preferably this will be something from the show or a similar style song. We will make available karaoke versions of the main songs (keys based on the movie). If not singing something from the show, please bring backing tracks (not sheet music) on either CD or USB.

Callbacks will be Monday 3rd August. Rehearsals commence Wednesday 5th August 7:30


Monday and Wednesday Nights 7:30-10:30

Some Sundays & other days TBA


Bump-In SEC Sunday November 8th

Opening Night Friday Nov 13th

Matinee & Evening performance Sat Nov 14th

Matinee Sunday Nov 15th

Evening Thursday Nov 19th

Closing Night Friday Nov 20th

Bump-Out Saturday Morning Nov 21st


  • Danny: Confident & good-looking. Strong Singer. Key Song: Sandy
  • Sandy: Sweet, wholesome, cute. Strong singer Key Song: Hopelessly Devoted to You
  • Rizzo: Tough, sarcastic but vulnerable: Strong singer Key Song: There are Worse Things I could Do
  • Frenchy: Good-natured but not academic: minimal singing.
  • Marty: Pretty, false sophistication. Good singer. Key Song: Freddy, My Love
  • Jan: Loud, comical, compulsive eater. Minimal singing.
  • Kenickie: Tough, surly. Strong singer. Key Song: Greased Lightning
  • Doody: Younger, looks up to other guys. Good singer. Key Song: Those Magic Changes
  • Roger: Stocky, mischief –maker. Good singer. Key Song: Rock n Roll Party Queen (with Doody)
  • Sonny: Slick, thinks he’s a lady killer. Minimal singing.
  • Patty: Attractive & athletic cheerleader. Twirls a baton. Minimal singing.
  • Cha-Cha: Homely & loud mouthed. Great dancer.
  • Eugene: Stereotypical awkward ‘geek’. Minimal singing.
  • Vince Fontaine: Radio DJ, slick & fast talking. Hits on Marty.
  • Johnny Casino: Rock & Roll band leader. Strong Singer Key Song: Born to Hand-Jive
  • Teen Angel: Crooner, good-looking. Sings “Beauty School Dropout” to Frenchie. Strong singer. Key Song: Beauty School Dropout
  • Miss Lynch: Adult English teacher. Minimal singing.

Ensemble/Chorus 15-20 estimate – other students

Backing Vocalists

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Tri-monthly meeting

Tuesday 14th July, 7.30pm, School Of Arts Hall

This is an opportunity to catch up after our “Fabulous and Forty” show and celebrations, return cast costumes and welcome any new or past members.


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Sellout second show and first not far off.


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