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60 Years of Theatrical Excellence: Andover Musical Theatre Company Shines On

Andover Musical Theatre Company (AMTC) is celebrating a remarkable milestone as they reach their 60th anniversary.

For six decades, this talented group has been captivating audiences with their exceptional productions. Situated in the charming town of Andover, Hampshire, AMTC is fortunate to have a fully functioning, modern theatre, The Lights as their performance venue.

Traditionally, AMTC stages two stage musicals each year, treating theater enthusiasts to an array of memorable performances. Their shows encompass a wide range of genres, showcasing the versatility and talent of their members. From classic Broadway hits to contemporary musical masterpieces, AMTC consistently delivers top-notch entertainment.

One of the distinguishing aspects of AMTC is their inclusivity. They warmly welcome individuals aged 16 and over to join them on stage, allowing aspiring performers to showcase their talents and passion. However, their dedication to fostering young talent extends beyond their main company. AMTC Starlights, the youth group affiliated with AMTC, offers an opportunity for budding artists aged 11-17 to take part in a musical production each year. This initiative ensures that the legacy of musical theater in Andover continues to flourish for generations to come.

But AMTC’s commitment to the performing arts doesn’t end there. They have also introduced a pop-up cabaret group called AMTC Cabaristas. This talented ensemble takes their performances beyond the theater’s walls, captivating audiences at various venues across the Andover area. With their captivating cabaret acts, AMTC Cabaristas brings a touch of magic and elegance to the local community.

Excitement is building as AMTC prepares for their next production, and they have chosen a true crowd-pleaser: “Priscilla Queen of The Desert.” This iconic musical promises to dazzle audiences with its vibrant costumes, energetic choreography, and beloved songs. If you’re interested in getting involved with this spectacular show, AMTC invites you to their introduction evening on Tuesday, June 13th at 7:30 PM. This event, held at The Lights, provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about the production and discover how you can contribute either on stage or behind the scenes.

As Andover Musical Theatre Company celebrates their 60th anniversary, they reflect on the tremendous impact they have had on the local arts community. Their unwavering dedication, passion, and talent have created countless unforgettable experiences for audiences over the years. Whether you’re a seasoned theatregoer or new to the world of musicals, AMTC promises a captivating and immersive theatrical journey that will leave you spellbound.