Annual General Meeting – Notice

Western Arts Theatre places this notice of its upcoming Annual General Meeting:

Sunday 31st July at 5:30pm

McNabb Hall
St Johns Uniting Church

Cnr Mt Alexander Rd & Buckley St

All members are welcome to attend, helping shape our company for the upcoming financial year.  Committee positions will be released and invite any willing members to get involved. Western Arts Theatre will be looking to fill a variety of committee member roles, requiring a minimum one year commitment.


  • Strategic Planning – set and review the short, medium and long term goals of the organisation
  • Financial Oversight – approving budgets, monitoring financial performance, ensuring accurate financial reporting
  • Promotion of the organisation – being positive ambassadors externally and role models internally


  • Organisational aware, or willingness to learn about it
  • Ability to operate as part of a team
  • Commitment to the organisation’s objectives
  • Familiarity with technical theatre aspects, or willingness to familiarise with it
  • Ethical and moral behaviour
  • Ability to think strategically

Follow this link to view our Annual General Meeting Agenda

Annie – Cast Announced

Western Arts Theatre is proud to present the Annie cast list, performing at Maribyrnong College in September.  All junior roles have been double cast.

Annie: Charli Sandwith & Lucy Stubbs
Pepper: Eadie Milne & Maddison Short
Duffy: Shannelle Diongson & Cassidee Mordaunt
July: Allanah Hessey & Amellie Zaitzev
Tessie: Chloe Ferrigno & Rayann Hasna
Kate: Lucy Diggerson & Abigail Warren
Molly: Eva Engelevski & Miranda Ferrigno

Allanah Anderson
Abigail Bradford
Ellie Caisley
Aliera Franzone
Tayla Rosen

Warbucks: Antony Steadman
Grace: Saskia Penn
Ms. Hannigan: Carolyn Hasenkam
Rooster: Tim Barsby
Lily St Regis: Louise Twinn

Giles Adams
Lachlan Anderson
Ellen Akers
Sarah Charles
Christien Dariol
Alicia Leckie
Daniel Ortega
Briony Smith
Kassandra Tilley
Laura Williams
Hugh Wilson
Sammy Yahya

Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for performance announcements.

Audition Notice – Annie

Western Arts Theatre is proud to announce upcoming auditions of its major production Annie – a family favourite and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved show features a wonderful score written by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, including the Broadway smash hit, “Tomorrow”.

Director: Chris Anderson
Musical Director: Minna Ikonen
Choreographer/Asst Director: Kai Mann-Robertson
Production Manager: Tristan Lawrence
Stage Manager: Meg Warren

Annie will be performed in the September School Holidays at Maribyrnong College.

Check out for full details.

Audition Notice

Love Me Not GraphicLove. The soft, gooey element of the world. It inspires us. It fills us. It drives us…insane. From the horrid Public Displays of Affection you are forced to witness on public transport, to the endless parade of commitment ceremonies and “in a relationship” Facebook updates – we are desperately seeking an alternative view.

Join Western Arts Theatre Inc. in its upcoming cabaret: Love Me Not, WAT aims to spotlight the unrequited, the underexplored, the over explored. Leave your unbroken hearts, your power ballads of devotion and “I just met the one of my dreams” songs at home.  Give us the bitterness, the anger and carnality that love reveals in us all.

Showcasing musicals such as Chicago, Chess, Into The Woods, The Wedding Singer and more, WAT welcomes an all-inclusive production – featuring a variety of cast, simplified set and a 3-piece band. Western Arts Theatre Inc values mentorship, and invites performers of all skill levels to audition.


Production Team

Production Manager: David Cenzato

Director: Brian Dixon

Musical Director: Norm Anderson

Choreographer: Katie Franzone


Audition Information and Requirements

Audition Times:

Monday 14th December from 7:30pm

Wednesday 16th December from 7:30pm

  • All auditionees are requested to make a booking through
  • Please prepare one audition song that demonstrates your vocal range and ability, connection with the lyric and confidence. If suitable, your song may be selected as part of the production.
  • In your audition, you may only be required to perform part of your song, so please choose an appropriate starting place.
  • Please provide sheet music in the correct key. A Capella or backing tracks are also accepted.


Rehearsal Times:

Starting January 10th, Every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7:30pm with some Sunday afternoon rehearsals closer to the performance


Performances will be held:

Friday 7th April at 8:00pm

Saturday 8th April at 2:00pm

Saturday 8th April at 8:00pm

Maribyrnong Area Venue TBC


Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at:

Essendon Baptist Church

134-138 Buckley Street

Essendon VIC 3040


To book your audition go to

or contact Brian on 0402 559 075 for more information.

Open Mic Night

Western Arts Theatre Inc is proud to present


Musical Theatre Karaoke

Showcase your talents in a relaxed cabaret setting

A variety of musical styles are encouraged

A vast range of sheet music will be provided on the night, or bring your own

Hosted by Brian Dixon and the WAT Committee

Piano accompaniment by the wonderful Luke

Saturday December 5th

7:30pm till Late

Essendon Masonic Centre

840 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds

$10 Entry


Snacks & Drinks available for purchase

Call DAVID on 0418 381 476 to Pre-Register your performance



Open Mic Night Flyer

Audition Announcement – Allo Allo

Withdrawal Notice

Unfortunately due to lack of interest, Western Arts Theatre Inc will not be holding auditions for Allo Allo next week.

We will be notifying those who had booked their auditions via email shortly.

Thank you to those who have taken the time to register their interest in the show, and we hope to see you on our audition bookings again.

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for our announcement of our musical production for 2016 and our open mic night on the 5th of December… we hope to see you there!

on behalf of Western Arts Theatre

Official Sponsor Announcement

Cambridge Weight PlanWestern Arts Theatre are pleased to announce our next OFFICIAL SPONSOR:


Chat to Marianne Lommi – Your Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant. We all know that during rehearsals and prod week, we forget to eat healthy. Let Marianne assist you with dietary needs and getting that “Show-Fit” body you’re after!

Call Marianne on 0402 696 569 or check out her Cambridge Profile Page for more information. Thank you to Marianne and Cambridge Weight Plan for her upcoming support.

Official Sponsor Announcement

Western Arts Theatre Inc​ are proud to announce our new OFFICIAL SPONSOR:


Visit David and his brilliant team for perfect deals on your next getaway! Mention WESTERN ARTS at the time of booking to receive a further discount on your holiday packages.

Call 03 93295397 or in store 4 Errol Street North Melbourne. Thank you to Flight Centre North Melbourne for their upcoming support.  Check out their upcoming Discover Europe Travel Expo for more information.

Call for proposals for 2016

Western Arts Theatre logo

We are currently in the process of finalising our 2016 season and are looking for proposals for our mid year show.

Our Vision Statement

Western Arts Theatre Incorporated is a newly established musical theatre company. Founded by residents of Moonee Valley and nearby suburbs, who believe in providing performance opportunities in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Western Arts Theatre aims to create quality musical theatre productions and allow individuals to develop their skills and talent. Western Arts Theatre focuses on building social cohesion, community pride and artistic collaboration.

The Parameters

Our mid year show is our major project, with the biggest cast opportunities and the largest budget. For 2015 this was RENT by Jonathan Larson. For 2016 we are looking for a family friendly show. A show that can support an open chorus (non auditioned), cast members of all ages and a family friendly audience. Whilst the mid year show has the biggest budget of all our shows, it will be a low budget project as we are still establishing ourselves and building capital.

Your Proposal

The proposal needs to include the name of the show, who wrote it, who holds the rights, who is putting forward the proposal (your name), who would be involved (any other creative or production team members who are putting in the proposal with you), an outline of how your vision for the show relates to the WAT vision statement and the parameters set above and any other information you wish to include.

Heather Verschuur is lined up to act as Producer so this position does not require filling. However, any other positions that require incumbents can be sourced from our list of contacts if you do not have people in mind for the role.

All proposals should be sent to by 5 August 2015.