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Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

On the iPlanet, all the musical instruments are banned as if they are responsible for the new world plague. The company computers instead generate tunes which everybody streams. It is an age of boy bands and of girl bands. Of boy and girl bands. Of girl bands with a couple of boys in them that look like girls anyway. Nothing is left to chance as hits are scheduled years in advance.

Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality

But resistance is growing. Underneath the gleaming data cities, down in the lower depths, below the apocalyptic wastelands live the Bohemians. Rebels, led by the wise activist and music historian Buddy, who believes that there was once a golden age when the kids formed their own bands and wrote their own songs. The Bohemians called that time, the Rhapsody.

Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see

Legend persists that somewhere on the iPlanet, instruments still exist. Somewhere, the mighty axe of a great and hairy guitar god lies buried deep within the living rock. The Bohemian’s need a hero, a chosen one, to find the axe, draw it from the stone and play the mighty riff. Is the one who calls himself Galileo that man?

He’s just a poor boy, from a poor family

But the GlobalSoft cops, under the instruction of Commander Khashoggi, are also looking for Galileo and his helper Scaramouche, and if they get them first, they will surely drag them before the Killer Queen and consign them to oblivion across the seven seas of Rhye. Who is Galileo? Where is the hairy one’s lost axe? Where is the place called rock?

Any way the wind blows.

About We Will Rock You The Musical

Since 2002 over 16 million theatregoers in 28 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production which is based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, Popcorn).

The musical takes place in a future age on a planet once called Earth, now the Iplanet, controlled by the mighty corporation Globalsoft and headed by the evil Killer Queen and her side kick, Khashoggi. Rock music is unheard, and all musical instruments are banned. The hope of breaking free rests with an unlikely resistance-an alliance of rebel Bohemians. 

Elton fashioned this hilarious futurist comedy around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs including ‘We Are the Champions’, ‘Radio Ga Ga’, ‘I Want To Break Free’, ‘Somebody To Love’, ‘Killer Queen’, ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, ‘Under Pressure’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ and of course, ‘We Will Rock You’.
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Get ready to enter a world of “Pure Imagination”

Join ALOTCO as we present a mesmerising production of this much loved story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. An amazing chance for theatre goers of ALL AGES to join this incredible production, an experience not to be missed!
Based on the famous novel by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features an original score composed by Marc Shaiman with lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray) and a book by David Greig. The score also pays homage to the Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley score from the 1971 film with songs from the motion picture including "Candy Man", "I've Got a Golden Ticket", "Oompa Loompa Song" and "Pure Imagination".
The world-famous Willy Wonka is opening the gates to his mysterious factory... but only to a lucky few. Charlie Bucket, an imaginative boy with a knack for making something out of nothing, dreams of acquiring a golden ticket to tour Willy Wonka's over-the-top chocolate factory and can't believe his luck when it actually happens. Fellow contest winners: the gluttonous German, Augustus Gloop; Daddy's spoiled rotten princess, Veruca Salt; chewing gum celebrity, Violet Beauregarde; and over-amped computer hacker, Mike Teevee, have no idea what they're getting themselves into as they each learn lessons about selfishness and greed from Wonka who is not only out of his mind but potentially dangerous. With Wonka's world of pure imagination including chocolate waterfalls, nutty squirrels and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka's army of curious Oompa Loompas. You'll devour this family friendly adventure that's full of mouth-watering visuals that "Must be Believed to be Seen".
Director – Lachy McLean
Assistant Director – Fiona Kuiper
Musical Director – Neville Talbot
Co-Assistant Musical Directors – Matthew Clarke & Will Elms
Choreographers – Kelly Seaton & Lachy McLean

Information Night: 
Thursday 13th June
@ Albany Port Theatre
from 6pm to 8pm

Once again, we are excited about this next project with breaksea.org

Ages above 12yrs and any ability

Fridays 2 – 4pm, Albany Port Theatre in the auditorium
Meet & Greet – 31 st May, also showing videos of past dance collaborations.
Rehearsals 7th, 21st, 28th June and 5th July (please note no 14 th )
Dance 4 mins long with the group joining in on the finale’.
Performances Albany Entertainment Centre - Friday July 12 th
4pm & 7:30pm on mainstage (1 hr performances)
Dress Rehearsal Thursday 11th July 2-5pm @ AEC

Costume, wear all black with a special surprise on what we will be holding. Prefer performer to provide own blacks, but Albany Light Opera can help. Membership Associate $10 for all who perform onstage. Support staff can perform onstage with dancer too. We are extremely lucky to have the amazing and very experienced Annette Carmichael as choreographer this year. Visit her WEBSITE or her profile on FACEBOOK.

Janet McArtney, Jill Larsen and Jodie James
Albany Light Opera and Theatre Company ‘Let’s Shine’
To find out more or book your spot call Janet on 0401 203 557
Experience crafted storytelling through singing, acting and dancing interwoven with live music and
beautifully created projections by Roly Skender. Showcasing Breaksea youth artists some are past performers of ALOTCo Jarrad Inman, Bonnie Staude and Gus Moir, together with Albany Light Opera and Theatre Company’s ‘Let’s Shine’ All Abilities Performance Group.

Malkar features a newly formed massed choir, meeting over 10 weeks, bringing together youth and adults in the community. Celebrating side by side partnerships with incredible Noongar artists Jarrad Inman and Rachael Colmer,
Malkar is part of the Albany Entertainment Centre's NAIDOC Week program. Malkar explores the universal themes of home, family and country, following a young father's journey through conflict. What happens when Harry is lost, far from home with only memories of family to sustain him? Directed by Matt Ward, conducted by Pia Harris with brand new music by Jonathan Brain and Sabrina Ives. Join us on a powerful odyssey of reconnection.

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What people have said about Previous Performances:

MAMMA MIA

Last night’s Mamma Mia was incredible. I sat transfixed to the stage for the whole show. The talent of the performers/ musicians and production team was beyond my expectations of a country town show. You all deserve the applause you received. Thank you for a wonderful night 😊😊😊😊

Lindsey Heymans

GREASE

I was fortunate to see the show twice. Definitely my favourite show yet, guys! Albany has SO much talent!

Sheree Williamson

MUSICAL OF MUSICALS

Very clever taking off the styles of various musical composers, great performances and a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Well done ALOTCO for another great production.

Claire Hard

URINETOWN

Go and see our local talent in Urinetown, they will blow your mind! So very professional, and wow Albany we are lucky to have this great Theatre, full of enthusiastic & talented people!
Have enjoyed every show! They just keep getting better.

Karen Hounsfield

Beauty and the Beast

Absolutely superb performance of Beauty and the Beast. Well done to all the cast, musicians, and crew. It was fabulous!

Lisa Bryan

Little Shop of Horrors

I've been to a couple of performances by these guys now and they never disappoint! Their latest production of Little Shop of Horrors was fantastic. The talent Albany has is superb and the amount of work that goes into every performance is amazing!

Kym-Renee Gardiner

The Sound of Music

We just watched The Sound of Music and can say it was exceptional. We loved the singing, the crowd interaction and professionalism of all performance. We were excited to see so many young rising stars. Albany region truly has a pool of talented people.
5 STARS

Jackie Bock

Mary Poppins

We went to Mary Poppins on the weekend and was absolutely amazed at the performance put on by all! Enjoyed every second of it from start to finish so I guess you could say it was practically perfect in every way! 😃

Cody Hulkes

The Sound of Music

To me it was "World Class" an amazing production. The singing amazing! Beautiful harmonies, the voices of angels! You can all be very proud of your production, loved, loved, loved "The Sound of Music" didn't want it to end! Thank you for taking us all to a special place! Looking forward to further productions.

Elizabeth French

ALOTCO

The Albany Light Opera Company was established in 1962. The aims of the Company is to provide an opportunity for those people who wish to display their performing talents and provide entertainment for the population of Albany and surrounding districts.

We at ALOTCO are very proud of the Albany Port Theatre and its history and our tradition of providing high quality entertainment. We continue to provide an artistic outlet for many fine and enthusiastic performers and musicians from the Albany district and several of our former members have gone on to careers in the arts in Australia and internationally.
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