Latest News From The Guild: Spring 2022


Introducing our production team:

Director: Liam Charleston

Growing up in the Latrobe Valley, Liam performed several principal and ensemble roles with local companies Class Act Productions, Latrobe Theatre Company, Off the Leash Theatre and Warragul Theatre Company. Some performance highlights from his time in the Latrobe Valley include The Baker in ‘Into the Woods‘, Uncle Fester in ‘The Addams Family‘ and Horton in ‘Seussical’. In 2017 Liam was lucky enough to travel with Class Act Productions to New York City to perform as part of the choir in Manhattan Concert Productions ‘Crazy For You‘. Liam was lucky enough to be immersed with industry professionals, making this trip a true highlight in Liam’s performance career. Liam now resides in Melbourne where he has performed with a number of companies including PLOS, MLOC, CPAC, Phoenix, Fab Nobs and Stage School Australia. Liam has more recently taken time off the stage and has tried his hand in directing including ‘If/Then’ with Theatrical, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with WTC and he was awarded the Music Theatre Guild Award for direction in 2021 for ‘Wicked’ with WTC. He now works as a Secondary School Drama teacher.

Musical Director: Peter Nguyen

Peter Nguyen studied at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, majoring in Piano Performance, followed by a Master of Teaching at Monash University. Internationally, Peter has toured overseas twice to China as music director for Australian International Productions. He toured in 2018 with Australian artists and again in 2019 with American Broadway stars Brad Little, Kimilee Bryant, Chuck Wagner and Diana Huey, accompanied by a ten-piece orchestra. In Melbourne, Peter has musically directed Panorama Theatre Company’s ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’, where he received a Music Theatre Guild nomination for Best Musical Direction and, most recently, Theatrical’s ‘Freaky Friday‘. Peter is best known as a pit performer affiliated with various shows playing keyboard and violin. Further credits include ‘This Is My Life – Silvie Paladino’ (Melbourne Opera), ‘Rebel A New Musical’ (Front & Centre Productions), ‘The Full Monty’, ‘Nine’ (StageArt), ‘Chicago’ (CLOC), ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ (Babirra), ‘Phantom of the Opera’ (PLOS), and many more.


Introducing our Season 2023 Judges
Open Panel
Elise Dahl
Elly Foster
Liam McWhinney
Trevor Osburn
Sandy Wills


Junior Panel
Sarah Carruthers
Bryce Dunn
Ann Hubbard
Kathy Lang
James McAllister


Relief Panel
Elyse Carmichael
Christine Duff
Deana Jacobs
Caroline Leavey
Nicole Lylak
Peter Maver
Nick Rees
Amanda Stevenson
Lynette Williams


Member Census
Our Member Company Census has been sent to our financial members.
If you have not yet completed the census, we are still accepting responses.
Your responses and the information collected from the Member Company Census will be used to assist the Guild in determining the best way to support our community
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Award Sponsorship

The Guild also acknowledges companies, individuals, corporate bodies and foundations that sponsor our Bruce Awards each year in support of the Awards Night.

The Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation for the ongoing support, encouragement and development of non-professional music theatre in the state of Victoria, Australia. Currently we are seeking Expressions of Interest for sponsorship of the following Awards

  • Junior Female Performer in a Leading Role (Junior Section)
  • Choreography of a Junior Production Award (Junior Section)
  • Sound (Open Section)
  • Concert Award (Open Section)

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