News Archive

Stories from December 2010

GAMTA to present EVITA!
December 21, 2010
Spring Season launches soon!

Following negoiations with Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group, we are delighted to announce that GAMTA will present the Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice classic EVITA.  This stunning musical charts the rise of Peron and his wife Eva Peron in Argentina.

Featuring a host of modern Musical Theatre classics such as A New Argentina, High Flying Adored, Another Suitcase in Another Hall and of course the haunting Don't Cry for Me Argentina - GAMTA will present the show from Tues 17th - Sat 21st May 2011.

The show will feature our 2nd and 3rd Year full-time students and also some of our part-time students to play the childrens roles.

There's more exciting news to follow however with a new production of a GAMTA original musical for our part-time School and third Musical for our part-time 2 & 3 groups and also a 'Night at the Musicals' revue!

Full season listings will be available from January 2011.

Tickets go on general sale from Monday 10th January 2011!

Winter Term is over!!
December 20, 2010
Happy holidays everyone!

All classes have now stopped for the Christmas holidays.  McScrooge schedule for any remaining rehearsals and performances runs as normal.    ALL CLASSES re-commence week beginning Mon 10th January 2011.

May we take this opportunity to thank every GAMTA student and parents for their hard work and support and a special thank you to all for making McSCROOGE such a HUGE success!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!   Here's to an amazing 2011!!!!!

Extra Show for McScrooge
December 12, 2010
Dates announced!

We have added two extra shows into the schedule for pre-elementary and Starfactory 6 to make up for those cancelled due to bad weather.   Saturday 18th Dec 4.30pm for Pre-El and Sunday 19th Dec 8pm for Starfactory 6 - in both cases cast should be there 2 hours before showtime!

For part-time 3, schools performances take place this week on Tues 14th, Wed 15th and Fri 17th all at 10.30am.   Call time - 9am!   Oh yes!

Weather update from GAMTA
December 8, 2010
Update at 2pm Wed 8th DEC

GAMTA aim to return to (as near) normality as possible as of THURSDAY 9th DEC.  Starfactory 5 are called for 11am on THU 9th with a show that evening at 7pm.  Starfactory 5 will also have a NEW performance on SATURDAY 11th DEC at 4.30pm and should attend 2 hours prior to that show.  Tickets for the cancelled performances are automatically valid for the new 4.30 show - provided you have not already received a refund or reallocation - we have a detailed record of contact with patrons regarding tickets.

Further NEW shows have been added into the Schedule for Pre-Elementary & Starfactory 6.   These are SATURDAY 18th DEC at 4.30pm for Pre-Elementary and SUNDAY 19th DEC at 8pm for Starfactory 6.  In both cases students should attend from 2 hours prior to the performance time.

This has been an extremely difficult time for all concerned, not least for GAMTA staff who are dealing with daily show cancellations, calling ticket patrons, refunds, reallocations and rescheduling of performances in what has been a situation the likes of which we have not encountered in 17 years of producing our Christmas show.

Thank you all for your patience and hopefully (fingers crossed) we can return to some sense of normality.

GAMTA Closure - WED 8th DEC
December 7, 2010
Information re classes, performances & auditions

Following the decision to close all central belt schools, and forecast of plummeting temperatures, GAMTA has decided at 11.30pm on Tues 7th DEC to CLOSE on WED 8th DEC.  The 7pm performance of McSCROOGE on Wed 8th DEC is CANCELLED.  All classes, rehearsals and auditions on WED 8th DEC are CANCELLED.

We are working on a revised performance schedule tomorrow (Wed 8th DEC) and will issue this late on Wed 8th DEC via Parent & Student Login sections and also Facebook.  We are looking to reschedule cancelled performances this weekend and also the following.

Patrons who have booked for the cancelled shows will have tickets reallocated to a show of their choice - and if no alternative is available, tickets will be refunded.  However, if a performance goes ahead and a patron is unable to attend - as with all theatre box office policies, tickets will not be refunded in this instance.

A polite reminder to parents - should you have individual queries and concerns about any issues the correct forum to raise these issues is to contact the office.   If we are unavailable (due to the same problems that EVERYONE else is having) - leave a message or for a prompt reply EMAIL admin@gamta.org.uk   Forums such as Facebook are not the place to complain or air personal issues and concerns and patrons who abuse this facility in this manner will be permanently deleted from the page.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time and apologies for the invconvience caused but the situation is extremely unusual and unprecendented.   There is no-one more unhappy about having to cancel shows than the hard working team at GAMTA who have worked so hard to create such a great production to feature all of our students.

 

Sponsor a Seat Appeal Launch
December 6, 2010
Become a part of GAMTA history!

GAMTA are launching a major fundraising campaign to refit our Studio Theatre space at The Brickhouse and create a small specialist producing house for Glasgow.   In addition to recent investment in lighting and rigging systems, we are planning to install a permanent retractable seating system in the space providing patrons with comfortable seating to watch some of the best Musical Theatre productions in Scotland!

For an donation of just £300, you or your business will have their name permanently displayed on the seat of your choice.  What better way to help support the development of theatre training in Scotland!

For more details about how we can work with you or your business, contact our Development Director - Stuart Bird on 0844 247 4566 (Opt 3) or email stuart@gamta.org.uk

Snow report for GAMTA - Update
December 6, 2010
Position at 2pm Mon 6th DEC

Following yet more bad weather, gridlocked roads and cancellation it seems, of post public transport - GAMTA is once again cancelling todays classes and ALSO this evenings performance of McSCROOGE.

Where possible, patrons who have purchased tickets will be re-allocated to a show of their choice or of course offered a full refund.

We will try where possible to re-schedule the cancelled performances!

We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause but we are sure that everyone understands that the safety of our students is our prime concern.

Elementary Group 1 Call Times - Mon 6th Dec
December 5, 2010
Check your call times!

Please be aware that Elementary Group 1 students who are assisting the Pre-Elementary students in Mon 6th Dec performances of McSCROOGE are called for 5pm!!

Snow report for GAMTA - Update
December 3, 2010
Update at 9.30am FRI 3rd DEC

Classes are cancelled today, FRI 3rd DEC however this performances of McSCROOGE and call times in relation to rehearsals will run as normal.    Normal timetable resumes on Sat 4th DEC for all classes.

Snow report for GAMTA - Update
December 2, 2010
Position at 5pm THU 2nd Dec

Classes on FRIDAY 3rd DEC and evening classes on THURSDAY 2nd DEC are CANCELLED.   Performances of MCSCROOGE and CALL TIMES for the show are running as normal.

Snow report for GAMTA - Update
December 1, 2010
Position at 9.30am Wed 1st Dec

As a result of the Glasgow Schools closure and further forecasts of heavy snow today, Wed 1st Dec, we have decided to cancel ALL CLASSES AND THIS EVENINGS 7PM SHOW OF McSCROOGE.   Please continue to check the website and facebook for updates.   NO CLASSES will run tomorrow (Thu 2nd Dec) however a decision regarding Thu 2nd Dec 7pm show of McSCROOGE will be made tomorrow morning.

GAMTA will schedule a further performance in the run to replace this performance.  All patrons will have their tickets reallocated to a date of their choice, or a full refund offered.