MLOC Productions Incorporated – The History
MLOC Productions Incorporated is a non-professional not for profit organisation, administered by a board of management and assisted by volunteers.
MLOC was first established as the Mordialloc Philharmonic Society in 1945, operating as a choral society until the 1970s when as the Mordialloc Musical Society, the group began staging full musical comedy productions.
From 1985, as an incorporated association, the group has been known as the Mordialloc Light Opera and, from 1992, as MLOC Productions Incorporated.
Providing Quality Entertainment & Acting Skills
There is always a serious need for quality non-professional musical theatre in metropolitan areas. Talent is always out there but often wasted for the choice of hi-tech gadgets.
MLOC provides a cost effective exposure for amateur talented actors in community. It is a win-win situation: opportunity for actors and the affordable access to world class show for community.
The aims and objectives of MLOC Productions Inc are to provide:
- opportunities for the community to participate on stage as performers in the presentation of quality musical theatre and concert entertainment
- opportunities for the community to participate off stage in valued front of house, back stage and production roles in the presentation of quality musical theatre and concert entertainment
- quality entertainment to the community and provide opportunity for them to attend our productions at very affordable prices
- a training platform and a source of practical experience for persons (students and others) who are seeking professional careers in theatre and theatre craft
Board of Management
MLOC Productions is administered by a Board of Management, who are elected by the members to manage the theatre company. The 2018 Board comprises:
President: Garry Bertrand
Vice President: Paul Court
Secretary: Sally Fleming
Treasurer: Leah Osburn
Board Members: Andrew Gyopar, Elizabeth Jones, Tony Pearson
Musical Theatre for Community – Functional locations
MLOC’s activities are from the following locations:
- Rehearsals – Parkdale Church of Christ, Como Parade, Parkdale – twice a week (Tuesday & Thursday)
- Set construction/storage – Heatherton Uniting Church, Kingston Road, Heatherton
- Costumes – Heatherton Uniting Church, Kingston Road, Heatherton
- Shows – mainly at the Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale
Membership of MLOC
Any member of the community with an interest in performing on stage, assisting off stage or learning stagecraft is eligible and can apply for membership. Member and Show fees are currently being reviewed:
MLOC’s members (full and show) have ranged in age from children under ten to adults in their eighties.
Junior membership (same rate as concession) applies to those persons under sixteen years of age.
Please contact us if you wish to know more about MLOC and its activities.