We are focusing on these three goals. Fostering connections with other musical theatre groups and continuing to build bonds. We want everyone to walk out with a positive growth experience and are looking to connect creatives with experience mentors. UMMTA's is a diverse group and we want out choices of show to reflect that.
Based on Puccini’s beloved opera La Bohème, Rent follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Musical.
Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, struggles to find his place in the world; his roommate Roger, an HIV-positive musician, wonders how he will leave his mark before he dies. Mimi and Angel look for true love as they face the harsh reality of life as HIV-positive young people, while the business-like Joanne seeks fidelity from her wild-child performance artist girlfriend Maureen.
The group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to paint a stunningly raw and emotional portrait of the gritty bohemian world of New York City in the late 1980s, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
22nd - 30th May
Following successful showings in 2017, 2018, and 2019, UMMTA is delighted to bring back The 2020 Sitzprobe to the Lithuanian Club on the 1st of May. This annual production originated from UMMTA's is commitment to developing student Writers and Composers
The projects themselves may be anywhere from a fully drafted musical, or a collection of songs with a basic story, ready to be tested out on stage. The 2020 Sitzprobe provides writers/composers the opportunity to trial their works in a creative environment and involves a full creative team and cast. Our 2020 production will include 5 short excerpts.
1st May 2020
Auditioning is scary! That's why UMMTA created the Audition workshop! We'll give you the tips and tricks we've picked up over the years.
Going though dancing (when you're only a 'mover'), singing (when it's your first time with a pianist) and acting (or at least faking it!). Let's talk about how to give every audition our best.
(and hopefully see you at UMMTA's next one!)