A Brief History of Nova

NOVA Music Theatre originated from the Box Hill Light Opera Company. The name was changed so that the company could present a wider range of musical productions, not just operatic style performances. Since then, NOVA has progressed from presenting shows in school halls to the highly technical, high quality shows of today. The last productions as Box Hill Light Opera were The White Horse Inn and Carousel, performed in the Box Hill High School hall.


In 1972. NOVA decided to perform Camelot as its first production and to stage it in the Alexander Theatre because of the better facilities. It was a fine production and an Australian amateur premiere. This was followed by Hello Dolly in the same venue .... another premiere!
Finding it hard to attract audiences from Box Hill and surrounding areas it was decided to try Kew High School because of its proximity. NOVA stayed at Kew for some time, but still the audience seemed to want to stay near home.


NOVA moved to Nunawading High School presenting many productions both large and small. A tremendous challenge for such a small venue.


NOVA now has a very fine home at the Whitehorse Centre in Nunawading. The first production in this venue was Brigadoon in 1986, followed by many others in the ensuing years. Nova has been nominated for, and received, a large number of Music Theatre Guild and Lyrebird Awards.


NOVA Music Theatre Inc. presents two major productions a year in May and October.

How to get in contact with NOVA...

Lyn Handy: 9727 0192
(Chairman)

Postal Address: 532 Springvale Rd Nunawading, Vic, 3131

Email: novamusictheatre@optusnet.com.au

Chairman
Lyn Handy

Artistic Director
Noel Browne

Finance Manager
Glenys Browne

Secretary
Wayne Robinson

Membership
Jane Wootten

Assistant Secretary
Kay Roberts

Programme
Brian Leaver

Marketing
Kristen Mihalos

Lyrebird Rep
Anne Dewar

Ticket Secretary
Lyn Handy

Front of House Manager
Marialisa Mandarino

Advertising
Matt Jakowenko

Social Events Organiser
Lachlan Nash

Committee Member
Jess Marshall

Production Coordinator
Ben Carter

Wardrobe Manager
Felicity Hill

 


 
 

NOVA Music Theatre Inc.
Postal Address: 532 Springvale Rd Nunawading, Vic, 3131


Last Update August 2016.