Melbourne City Youth Theatre

Be a part of Melbourne’s newest Broadway experience for teens and young adults. 

Have you ever wondered how a Musical comes together? MCYT is an exciting program developed to deliver wonderful productions, while educating its aspiring young artists. They will experience the process of a professional production; the audition process, dance rehearsals, singing and acting coaching, wardrobe calls, dress rehearsals all in the lead up to an exhilarating performance season. 

The exposure to this knowledge, set in a fun and professionally led environment is one not to be missed!

 

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Everything you need to know

Who we are

Melbourne City Youth Theatre provides a platform for young performers from across the state to work together in a company style environment to create a Broadway musical theatre production annually. The goal of the program is to provide enriching team based experiences for young musical theatre rising stars from other training institutions across Victoria in a positive and supportive learning environment. The company holds one annual audition each year (usually around November).

How it works

Every second Sunday at 10am MCYT comes together to participate in a morning warm up class which comprises a musical theatre dance warm up of 1 hour and a 30 minute vocal and dramatic acting warm up. Rehearsal for the production will then be conducted for the rest of the day concluding at 5pm. Further to this 2 intensive weeks will be run - one in January and one in April. These are full time from 10am - 5pm for 5 days. One on one coaching will guide the young performers in a professional environment, producing a 6 season production of Cats. All dates are provided in the link below including show days.

What you will recieve

  • 21 days of training over a 6 month period

  • The Boardway experience of this full length production of Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber

  • Season T-shirt with cast names

  • Season Program

  • A recording of produciton

  • Professional singing and acting coaching

  • Certificate of Participation

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Audtioning 11th November 2018

Do you want to be part of this exciting new production of CATS?

Register to audition below

Audition information:

Auditonees are asked to prepare the audition material included in the audition pack which will be sent out after registration is completed at the link below.

Auditionees should be aware that there will be both a singing and dancing call for the show.

It is not imperative that your skills are equally as strong in both areas - both singers and dancers will be required for the production - however please be prepared for both.

Audition times will be allocated once registration is completed.

Please follow the link below to register.



 

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For more information on the program please click the link below to download the complete program pack.

 Tutors

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Wendy Perfect

Wendy trained at The Independent Theatre North Sydney, where she trained in all aspects of theatre. She was a regular member of the Children’s Theatre and the educational programs presented at the Independent.

Once she graduated, she performed professionally in productions of Disney on Parade, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, Cats and Pippin to name but a few.

She has also appeared in films which include Picnic at Hanging Rock, Rebel, and Barnaby & Me. And on television in Rush, McCloud in Australia, The Lost Islands and A Country Practise.

While living in Tamworth she developed her own Children’s Theatre Company called Tell Tale Travellers and commenced her play writing career, something she has a genuine passion for.

After returning to Sydney, Wendy became the tutor for the Young Peters in The Boy From Oz Arena Spectacular, with Hugh Jackman.

She has taught at the MacDonald College and at various venues around Sydney. She has a passion for Theatre and loves passing her knowledge on to her students.

Many of Wendy’s students have performed in professional productions such as Showboat, The Lion King, Oliver, Annie, The Sleep Over Club, Play School, How to Train Your Dragon and the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Most recently she has been the Drama tutor for Melbourne City Ballet and wrote the original storyline for Tink.

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Tyler Warwick

Tyler Warwick is an actor originally from New Zealand and now based in Melbourne. Tyler holds a Bachelor of Performing and Screen arts majoring in acting from Unitec’s School of Performing Arts (2014).

Tyler was a cast member of the original ‘Pop Up Globe’ theatre and earlier this year was featured on the Nickelodeon show ‘Power Rangers’. He is a regular performer at Melbourne’s leading industry night, ‘Broadway Unplugged’.

Tyler is also a Musical Theatre coach and is currently both directing and musical directing children’s productions of Annie and Mulan.

Earlier this year Tyler had the privilege of receiving personal coaching from Broadway stars Jonathan Groff (Glee, Hamilton, Spring Awakening) Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party) and Andrea Burns (In the Heights, Beauty and the Beast.)

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Audra Tory

Audra Tory, a Company Artist with Melbourne City Ballet, grew up training in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, acting and singing. She has always had a passion for both the Classical Ballet and Musical Theatre industries.

She trained at The McDonald College in Sydney, Australia before starting her classical Ballet career in the USA. After two years working abroad she returned to Australia. Alongside her classical Ballet experience, she has also performed professionally in Davin Griffith-Jones’ ‘Le Ballet Rock’ (N.S.W & VIC tours), ‘70s Dance Explosion’ (N.S.W) and T.W.A Christmas Carolers(N.S.W).

Audra has always enjoyed choreographing across all genres of dance. While in America she had the fantastic opportunity to teach ballet, theatre jazz and contemporary as part of Atlantic City Ballets’ Summer school programs. In 2009, her work to a medley from ‘Chicago’ was selected by the director to be filmed as part of the film Warrior. Upon returning to Australia she has continued her choreography; ‘Side Story’ (webseries), flashmobs, Melbourne City Youth Ballet (Peter Pan & Alice in Wonderland) and School of Melbourne City Ballet. She was privileged to have a work included in ECHO, a Melbourne City Ballet contemporary season.

 

 Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber -  Based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot

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