Three massive musicals coming to Williamstown in 2018

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company will bring three massive musicals to Williamstown in 2018, to be held at their new venue, the Centenary Theatre in Williamstown.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic masterpiece Hot Mikado, directed by Tyson Legg, will bring the swinging sounds of 1940s jazz and blues to Williamstown in May.

Cultures glide and collide in this hilarious and ‘HOT’ updating of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’.

Hot Mikado weaves a snappy and fun packed tale where despite life or death stakes, characters still find time to tap their toes and sing their troubles away.

Japanese culture meets 1940s America in a land where outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion, and jazz, the blues and gospel are spoken fluently.

Based on the beloved holiday film, Elf Jr The Musical will bring its hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy to Williamstown in August.

Directed by Ang Cuy and Stuart Dodge, Elf Jr The Musical follows the story of Buddy the elf in his quest to find his true identity.

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole.

The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.

With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.

Based on the legendary Hilton twins, Side Show will bring its heartwarming story to to Williamstown in November.

Directed by Nick Kong, Side Show follows Daisy and Violet in their search for love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame. 

Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, Side Show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love.

Told almost entirely in song, the show follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks.

This 2014 revival version of the musical delves deeper into the backstory of the Hilton twins, their relationship with Harry Houdini and of a proposed separation surgery.

For more information on the performance season and for season bookings, visit the Williamstown Musical Theatre Company website or call 1300 881 545.

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