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.
The Sitzprobe ~ 25th August 2017
Melbourne Fringe Festival ~ coming soon
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.
UMMTA was overwhelmed with the number of writers & composers that emerged to share their original musical theatre works. We are beyond thrilled to share with you the ways in which you will be able to get your glimpse of these stunning new works. The 'Factory' is well and truly working, don't miss your few chances to see what it is making...
First, we would like to present to you THE SITZPROBE. 8 original musicals, one night only. In collaboration with UMSU Creative Arts Department's Mudfest 2017 festival, and backed by the beautiful Crescendo Orchestra from Crescendo Music Australia, each of our writing teams will be giving you a taste of what they've been working on behind the 'Factory' doors. Click the button below for more info...
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.