The Drowsy Chaperone
4th - 12th May 2018
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
Hailed by New York Magazine as "The Perfect Broadway Musical," The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.
22nd - 23rd March 2018
As a result of the previous two years work by UMMTA in promoting and developing new work, UMMTA was awarded a space for development of new work in the Guild Theatre. The Workshop is the result of this, providing a space for two new music theatre works to be developed.
The works being developed and showcased are GP by Lachlan Boldt and Beau Wants to Be A Billionaire by Jackson Peele and Conor Neylon.
The Workshop will have two development showings, these are not full theatrical performances but rather explorations. These will allow viewers to experience a snapshot of each of these works in development.
Witches of Eastwick
Comedy, drama and horror all come together in John Dempsy and Dana P. Rowe's musical adaptation of THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK.
In the sleepy New England town of Eastwick, our three (not-so-wicked) witches Alexandra Spofford, Sukie Rougemont and Jane Smart are divorcees feeling trapped in their everyday humdrum lives. One stormy night, high on Martinis and brownies, they make a crazy wish - for a man to make their own. But their wish has consequences they could never have dreamed...