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!


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.

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!

Annie has been cancelled

It looks like third time still unlucky.
We are sorry to advise that irrespective of Covid problems, the SEC has advised us that we cannot be guaranteed our booked dates for Annie in April 2021. This is because of compulsory renovation work that is likely to be occurring at that time.
We were advised of this a little while ago, but we have been exploring other possibilities including alternative dates, venues, etc.  The AMTC committee has met and come to the decision that we regrettably cannot do the show justice with any of the alternatives. As such we are therefore advising our supporters that we will not be able to perform Annie in 2021.
We trust that you can understand that this is very difficult for the committee and the production team. We know that it is also very difficult for the cast, crew and orchestra.
We will explore the possibility of revisiting Annie sometime in the future, but this would be subject to the usual process of securing performing rights etc.
We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding throughout this time, and for the messages of support and encouragement. Thanks to the production team for all the work that you have already put into this. Hopefully one day it will be able to come to fruition for the public.

JAM Update from April

AMTC committee met today and decided that JAM, as originally planned for 2020, cannot go ahead. With great sadness we are cancelling plans to put on Alice in Wonderland in 2020. We feel more confident that we can stage the show next year. AMTC already has a booking for the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre for JULY 2021, the middle of the school holidays.
We propose to start JAM in Term 4 this year and continue work on Alice in Term 1 and 2. If a child was enrolled in JAM for 2020 and turns 16 before July 2021 (there are 5), we will make an exception for these kids to do “one more JAM”.
Julia and other members of the production team had already put in so much work this year. Our world has really changed. It is not just the children who will be disappointed at this announcement. We hope this period of uncertainty ends soon. Please make an effort to keep track of your libretto and look forward to getting to use it later this year!


We were truly saddened to hear of the death of a very dear compatriot, Christa Leahmann. Christa was a star of Opera and Musical Theatre in Australia before she settled in the Shoalhaven with her dear friend David Foley. Christa will be remembered by many AMTC members as a gifted and engaging performer on stage, a generous mentor to younger and older fellow performers, and a friend and adviser to myself and other production team members.

Christa delighted audiences in two huge AMTC productions at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre – “Showtime” in 2011, and our mammoth celebration production of “Fabulous and Forty” in 2015. It was this performance of “Fabulous and Forty” that Christa declared to be her last, and we felt utterly privileged to be able to honour and farewell her by performing “Prima Donna” from “Phantom of the Opera”.

Christa was not averse to helping our productions in any way possible, including agreeing to be a Pit Singer in the “Wizard of Oz” in 2014. Even this role was taken very seriously by her, and we will all remember Christa’s presence at rehearsals, studying her music quietly in the corner while other activities took place around her – a true professional at all times. She was a wonderful role model to our less experienced cast members.

It was a joy for me to work as Musical Director for these productions and share many beautiful musical moments with such an experienced performer as Christa.

Thank you for supporting us and sharing many performing delights with us Christa. RIP.

Merrin Ross

2020 Show Updates

Due to the ongoing issues created by the coronavirus, a number of changes for AMTC’s schedule of shows have been made.

  • Annie’s performance dates in June / July have been cancelled.  Annie will now be on at the end of the year, in November (dates to be confirmed)
  • Jesus Christ Superstar, which was going to be in November, is being held over for 12 months, until November 2021
  • JAM dates for October remain in place, but will need to be reviewed subject to the ongoing social isolation practises put in place by the government.  Further information will be made available once known
  • We are looking for people and ideas for an April 2021 show.  Make yourself known if you are interested

JAM Suspended till Term 2

JAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED FOR THIS TERM. In light of the current advice that NON-ESSENTIAL gatherings be put off, the AMTC committee met today and has decided that JAM should not meet for the time being. Our priority is for the health of our members and production team as well as the wider community. We are confident this is the best decision for all involved. The AMTC Management Committee will reassess after Easter, taking into account advice at that time.

The JAM team are are really disappointed and we want to encourage your child’s involvement in the Arts, we hope we will be back next term. We intend to upload the script and music tracks to be available for download. We need to figure out the best way to do this. Please keep checking emails and Facebook as the situation may change.

Annie Auditions in Full Swing

AMTC’s first production for 2020 will be Annie.  Rehearsal’s are now in full swing, getting ready for show time.  Show dates will be 26th – 28th June and 3rd – 5th July at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.  Tickets are available now from the Centre.  

Some of our “orphans” rehearsing A Hard Knock Life