Company History

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Music Theatre Australia is a unique entertainment and event production company which was formed out of the ground-breaking success of one of Australia's most talented singing groups, Pot-Pourri. Pot-Pourri have had a long and colourful history since beginning its life in 1987 as a trio called "The Hums of Pooh" in a smoky nightclub in Melbourne. Since then it has played to over a million people in 25 countries and released 6 CDs.

Over the years, MTA and Pot-Pourri artists have performed in countless major venues and festivals worldwide. Since 1987 Music Theatre Australia has presented some innovative productions of classic repertoire and adaptations and commissioned new work for public seasons and for a range of special events. Additionally, it has organised over 35 overseas tours (for Pot-Pourri, physical theatre and circus artists, musicians and bands) to countries in Asia, America, Europe and the Pacific, and has often been engaged to showcase the talent of Australian artists in Australia and overseas for a range of concerts, festivals, conferences and special events.

Music Theatre Australia also created a primary education program featuring The Warbles. This program was taken to needy children through the auspices of the not-for-profit organisation The Song Room and has so far introduced over forty thousand children to the joys of the performing arts, in particular music theatre and opera. It is now available for booking through Music Theatre Australia.

MTA's extensive network of performers, presenters and suppliers stemmed from clients of Pot-Pourri and Music Theatre Australia requesting assistance in sourcing celebrities, speakers, feature shows, presenters, bands, roving performers and a range of other artists suitable for corporate and private functions. At the same time, other entertainers wanting to find work in the corporate sector approached Pot-Pourri performers. naturally, the company expanded to include a national and international entertainment agency and related event and production services.

With a professional and passionate team and a stable of talented, innovative and professional artists and production personnel, MTA can source customised entertainment and create unique productions and events to suit any occasion or size, in an easy stress-free manner. The friendly team strive to provide not only individual artists but entire entertainment solutions. Some of MTA's clients include BMW, Microsoft, NAB, Westpac and the City of Melbourne. To see more of MTA's client list, please click here.

In 2009, MTA became part of Creative Universe, an umbrella company which encompasses MTA Entertainment and Events, Pot-Pourri, the Inspiring Minds suite of teambuilding, brainstorming and leadership training programs, and the presentations and performance of founder Tania de Jong AM.

“We found MTA extremely professional and easy to deal with – nothing was too much trouble. We greatly appreciated the little ‘extras’…and the attentiveness to our needs…What more can I say? A fantastic job provided by a multi-talented group of people run by a professional and customer focussed organisation.” Standard and Poor"s, S&P Australian Fund Awards
“Fantastic. Professional. Entertaining. Classy. Unique.” Organisers Australia – various regional business awards dinners

 

Please follow the links below for more information on:
Creative Universe
Inspiring Minds
Pot-Pourri
Tania de Jong AM
Booking entertainment

 

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