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Nicole Cooper with Sue Lindsay’s Judge’s Award presented to Brad Beach for his enthusiasm and skill in directing FAMDA’s production of “The Vagina Monologues” and his commitment to creating awareness about issues of violence against women.

Gippsland Theatre Awards presentation
Saturday 2 December 2017
Turfside Function Centre, Moe Racecourse

PRODUCTIONS 2017
MUSICALS                                        DRAMA / COMEDY
Wonthaggi TG – Miss Saigon              FAMDA The Vagina Monologues
Leongatha Lyric – Hairspray                OTLT – Checklist for an Armed Robber
Off the Leash – Tick, Tick, BOOM!       Warragul – Measure for Measure
Latrobe TC – Oliver!                           MoARTZ – Caravan
Wonthaggi – Chicago                         Impact – Full Stop
Singing Strong – Little Women            Leongatha Lyric – Our Country’s Good
Warragul TC – Song Contest              OTLT – The Laramie Project

GIPPSLAND THEATRE AWARD AWARDS* & NOMINATIONS 2017

MOST OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
* Colin Mitchell Miss Saigon
Wonthaggi TG
Tad Hendry
Chicago – Wonthaggi TG
Colin Mitchell Hairspray – Leongatha Lyric
Mike Pullar Caravan – MoARTZ
Jim Inches Full Stop – Impact Theatre

MOST OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
* Louise Adkins Hairspray Leongatha Lyric Theatre

Colin Mitchell Miss Saigon – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Christine Skicko / Kate Dougan Little Women – Singing Strong
Khaseem Warren Chicago – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group

MOST OUTSTANDING MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGN
* Kerrin Barker/Deb Firth Miss Saigon – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group

Bron Beach Hairspray – Leongatha Lyric Theatre
Janet Legg Chicago – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Kylie Sinclair Measure for Measure – Warragul Theatre Company
Sue Thompson Little Women – Singing Strong

MOST OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
* Mungo Trumble Chicago – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Luke Cassidy
Oliver! – Latrobe Theatre Company
Jimmi Jones–Ellis Song Contest  – Warragul Theatre Company
Jimmi Jones–Ellis Measure for Measure – Warragul Theatre Company
Berni Sweeney Miss Saigon – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group

MOST OUTSTANDING SOUND
* Brett Van Hoorn Miss Saigon – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Matt Sibthorpe
Checklist for an Armed Robber – Off The Leash
Brett Van Hoorn Chicago – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group

MOST OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
* The Live Crosses Song Contest  – Warragul Theatre Company

The Soundscape Checklist for an Armed Robber – Off the Leash Theatre
The Projections Hairspray – Leongatha Lyric Theatre
The Helicopter Scene Miss Saigon – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group

MOST OUTSTANDING PROGRAM
* Sarah Hartnell Checklist for an Armed Robber
Off The Leash Theatre
Will Hanley Chicago – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Jo Howell et al Hairspray – Leongatha Lyric Theatre
David Wall Miss Saigon – Wonthaggi Theatre Group
Callum Comber Oliver! – Latrobe Theatre Company

MOST OUTSTANDING YOUTH PERFORMANCE – Male
* Jaive McEwan Seaweed J Stubbs Hairspray Leongatha Lyric Theatre
Jaedan Kindon
Tam Miss Saigon – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Sebastian Poole Oliver Oliver! – Latrobe Theatre Company
Cooper Taylor The Artful Dodger Oliver! – Latrobe Theatre Company

MOST OUTSTANDING YOUTH PERFORMANCE – Female
* Olivia Winchcombe Penny Pingleton Hairspray
Leongatha Lyric Theatre
Brianna Comber
Bet Oliver! – Latrobe Theatre Company
Crystal Libreri
Amy March Little Women – Singing Strong
Rose Mirtschin Beth March Little Women – Singing Strong

MOST OUTSTANDING SMALL ENSEMBLE – 3 to 5 People
* Cast Checklist for an Armed Robber
Off The Leash Theatre
Cast Tick, Tick, Boom! – Off The Leash Theatre
March Sisters Little Women – Singing Strong
Who Will Buy Singers
Oliver! – Latrobe Theatre Company

MOST OUTSTANDING LARGE ENSEMBLE
* Merry Murderesses Chicago Wonthaggi TG
Bar Girls
Miss Saigon – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
The Cast The Laramie Project – Off The Leash Theatre
The Ensemble Chicago – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Fagin’s Gang Oliver! – Latrobe Theatre Company

MOST OUTSTANDING CAMEO PERFORMANCE
* Lawrie Fildes Mr Lawrence Little Women Sing Strong
Jack Botterill
Fred Casely Chicago – Wonthaggi Theatrical  Group
Bruce Grainger Multiple Roles Hairspray – Leongatha Lyric Theatre
Peter Larsen Mr Sowerberry Oliver! – Latrobe Theatre Company
Sharryn Marshall Mistress Overdone Measure for Measure – Warragul Theatre Company

ALBY FISHER AWARD FOR CREATIVITY IN DESIGN
* Leongatha Lyric Theatre – Integration of Aboriginal artwork on the floor in Our Country’s Good

DRAMA / COMEDY

Most Outstanding Lead Actor – Male
* Adrian Darakai Angelo Measure for Measure –  Warragul Theatre Company

Gene Jarvis Parkes Robinson Caravan –  MoARTZ
Todd Miller Major Ross/ James Freeman –  Our Country’s Good Leongatha Lyric Theatre

Most Outstanding Lead Actor – Female
* Josie Inches Person 1 Full Stop Impact Theatre
Georgia Green
The Duke Measure for Measure – Warragul TC
Emily Legg Person 2 Full Stop – Impact Theatre
Amy Moss Penny Robinson Caravan – MoArtz
Isabel Stephens Isabella Measure for Measure – Warragul TC

Most Outstanding Support Actor – Male
* Todd Miller Actor 1 Checklist for an Armed Robber
Off the Leash Theatre
* Kyle Wright Actor 2 Checklist for an Armed Robber 
Off the Leash Theatre
Anthony Kennedy
Multiple Roles The Laramie Project – Off the Leash Theatre
Lucas Thomas Multiple Roles The Laramie Project – Off the Leash Theatre

Most Outstanding Support Actor – Female
* Deb Welch Pompey Measure for Measure
Warragul Theatre Company
Alison McIntyre
Alison The Vagina Monologues – FAMDA
Amy Moss Actor 4 Checklist for an Armed Robber – Off the Leash Theatre
Annette O’Shea Multiple Roles The Laramie Project – Off the Leash Theatre
Julie Strini Monica Rice Caravan – Moartz

Most Outstanding Director – Drama / Comedy
* Cameron Gray Checklist for an Armed Robber Off The Leash Theatre
Sarah Hartnell
Full Stop – Impact Theatre
Todd Miller The Laramie Project – Off the Leash Theatre
Steve Wiegerink Measure for Measure – Warragul Theatre Company

Most Outstanding Production
* Checklist for an Armed Robber Off The Leash Theatre
The Laramie Project
– Off The Leash Theatre
Full Stop – Impact Theatre
Measure For Measure – Warragul Theatre Company

MUSICAL THEATRE

Most Outstanding Lead Actor – Male
* Will Hanley Billy Flynn Chicago 
Wonthaggi TG
Brad Boucher
Edna Turnblad Hairspray – Leongatha Lyric Theatre
Bayne Bradshaw Jon Tick, Tick, Boom! – Off the Leash Theatre
Corey Green Chris Miss Saigon – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Jay Nelson The Engineer Miss Saigon – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group

Most Outstanding Lead Actor – Female
* Tayla Gane Jo March Little Women Singing Strong
Nina Barry-Macauley
Roxie Hart Chicago – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Bron Kalos Velma Kelly Chicago – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Sharryn Marshall Bettina Song Contest – Warragul Theatre Company

Most Outstanding Support Actor – Male
* Jay Nelson Amos Hart Chicago – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Liam Charleston Michael Tick, Tick, Boom! – Off The Leash Theatre
Adrian Darakai Wilbur Turnblad Hairspray – Leongatha Lyric Theatre
John Molden Corny Collins Hairspray – Leongatha Lyric Theatre
John Molden Prof Bhaer Little Women – Singing Strong

Most Outstanding Support Actor – Female
* Elly Poletti Mama Morton Chicago 
Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Nicole Cooper
Motormouth Maybelle Hairspray – Leongatha Lyric
Leanne Horn Marmee Little Women – Singing Strong
Michaela Philp Susan Tick, Tick, Boom – Off the Leash Theatre

Most Outstanding Director
* Karen Milkins-Hendry Chicago Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Louise Adkins
Hairspray Leongatha Lyric Theatre
Wayne Moloney Miss Saigon Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Christine Skicko Little Women Singing Strong

Most Outstanding Choreographer
* Rose Wray-McCann Chicago
Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Sophie and Rachel Adkins
Hairspray – Leongatha Lyric Theatre
Anthea Donohue Miss Saigon – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group

Most Outstanding Musical Director
* Ben Stein Chicago
Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Mary Mirtschin
Little Women Singing Strong
Kirk Skinner Miss Saigon Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
William Yates Tick, Tick, Boom! Off the Leash Theatre

Most Outstanding Production
* Chicago –  Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Miss Saigon – 
Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
HairsprayLeongatha Lyric Theatre Inc.
Little Women –  Singing Strong
Oliver! –  Latrobe Theatre Company

 

EXECUTIVE 2017
President: Phillip Dowling   0415 464 869   chair @ gat.org.au
Vice President: Annette O’Shea
Secretary: Todd Taranto      secretary @ gat.org.au
Treasurer: Phillip Dowling      treasurer @ gat.org.au

MEMBER COMPANIES 2017
FAMDA (Foster Arts Music & Drama Association)
Impact Theatre
Leongatha Lyric Theatre (LLT)
Latrobe Theatre Company (LTC)
Maffra Dramatic Society (MDS)
MoARTZ
Off the Leash Theatre (OTL)
Singing Strong  (SS)
Warragul Theatre Company (WTC)
Wonthaggi Theatrical Group (WTG)

JUDGING PANEL 2017
Judges Coordinator: Christine Skicko  . christine.skicko @ gmail.com
FAMDA: Jennifer Paragreen
Impact Theatre: Stephanie Clark
Latrobe Theatre Company: Lawrie Fildes
Leongatha Lyric Theatre: David Tattersall
Maffra Dramatic Society: Ann Roffe
MoArtz: Annette O’Shea
Off The Leash Theatre: Todd Miller
Warragul Theatre Company: Steve Wiegerink
Wonthaggi Theatrical Group: Sue Lindsay

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