Sunday in the Park with George
5th – 13th May 2017
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE captures two moments in time revolving around one picture frame.
SUNDAY follows painter Georges Seurat in the months leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Consumed by creative hunger and his need to “finish the hat”, Seurat's artistic ability thrives while his love diminishes, not realising that his actions will reverberate over the next one hundred years.
From the award–winning duo behind Into the Woods, this stunning masterpiece merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art.
With MUDfest fast approaching, plus the rare opportunity to perform at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, UMMTA is launching THE FACTORY, a new initiative to foster and produce original musical theatre works.
If you have an idea that deserves to be workshopped, or a script that needs a stage, please get in contact!
Heathers: The Musical
13th – 21st October 2017
Based on the 1989 cult film, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL combines a punchy rock–musical score with an unflinching exploration of teen angst in a new and deliciously dark comedy.
Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder–padded, scrunchie–wearing clique: Heather, Heather and Heather – the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But when misfit Veronica Sawyer meets the troubled and sexy stranger J.D., the two hatch a twisted plan to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under.
Kevin Murphy and Laurence O'Keefe’s HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is a hilarious, heartfelt, and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time.
UMMTA, the University of Melbourne Music Theatre Association, is a student-run musical theatre company based in Melbourne, Australia, producing two full-scale musical productions each year. Established in 2002, UMMTA aims to provide all members of the Melbourne University community with the opportunity to participate in and appreciate all forms of music theatre.
Since its inception UMMTA has grown as a community and served as an introduction to the amateur theatre world for many successful Melbourne creative talents. UMMTA provides a foundation for performers and production team members to develop and improve their skills in a fun and social setting.