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GIPPSLAND ASSOCIATED THEATRE AWARDS
ANNOUNCED SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER 2015
MESLEY HALL, LEONGATHA

GAT award - Best play

Some of FAMDA’s The Peppercorn Tree crew with the GAT trophy for the Most Outstanding Drama or Comedy – Marg Rudge (Grace), Judy Barnard (Costume Design & Set Dressing), Peter Clyne (Production Manager) and Jo Street (Zoe).

* WINNERS & OFFICIAL NOMINATIONS 2015

MUSICAL THEATRE

MOST OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR – Male
* Will Hanley, The Leading Player Pippin , Wonthaggi TG
Brad Beach
, Herbie Gypsy, Leongatha Lyric
John Black, Horace Vandergelder Hello Dolly, Warragul TC
Corey Green, Pippin Pippin, Wonthaggi TG

MOST OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR – Female
* Elly Poletti, Rose – Gypsy, Leongatha Lyric
Nicole Cooper
, Ava Fisher – Waratah, FAMDA
Casey Hall, Elle Woods – Legally Blonde, Latrobe TC
Janine Howe, Dolly Levi – Hello Dolly, Wonthaggi TG

MOST OUTSTANDING SUPPORT ACTOR – Male
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Tim Gesell
, Charles – Pippin, Wonthaggi TG
Will Hanley, Tulsa – Gypsy, Leongatha Lyric
John Moldon, Cornelius Hackle – Hello Dolly, Warragul TC
Cody Nelson, Lewis – Pippin, Wonthaggi TG

MOST OUTSTANDING SUPPORT ACTOR – Female
* Kate McCulley, Paulette Buonofuonte – Legally Blonde, Latrobe TC
Natasha Eastman–Nagle, Louise – Gypsy, Leongatha Lyric
Kerryn Lockhart, Fastrada – Pippin, Wonthaggi TG
Kerryn Moren, Catherine – Pippin, Wonthaggi TG

MOST OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTOR
* Kirk Skinner – Pippin, Wonthaggi TG
Joseph Bonnici – Hello Dolly, Warragul TC
Carmel Slater – Gypsy, Leongatha Lyric

MOST OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER
* Leasal Liddle–Pirouet – Pippin, Wonthaggi TG
Bronwyne Kalos
– Gypsy, Leongatha Lyric
Lynne Vanderzalm – Legally Blonde, Latrobe TC

MOST OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR
* Karen Milkins–Hendry – Pippin, Wonthaggi TG
Chris Dickins
– Waratah, FAMDA
Colin Mitchell – Gypsy, Leongatha Lyric

MOST OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION
* Wonthaggi Theatre Company Pippin
Leongatha Lyric Theatre
Gypsy
Warragul Theatre CompanyHello Dolly
Latrobe Theatre CompanyLegally Blonde

DRAMA / COMEDY

MOST OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR – Male
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Bruce Grainger
, Jonah Cloake – The Peppercorn Tree, FAMDA
Chris Knights, Gavin – Table 17, HT&E
Scott Miller, Sidney – Kindly Keep It Covered, MoARTZ
Brian Teese, Ken Gorman – Rumours, Sale TC
Lucas Thomas, Roland – Kindly Keep It Covered, MoARTZ
Kyle Wright, Lewis – Summer of the Aliens, Off the Leash

MOST OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR – Female
* Krissi Creighton, Helen – Table 17, HT&E
Evangeline Clough-Good, Dulcie – Summer of the Aliens, Off the Leash
Melesa Eldred, Chris Gorman – Rumours, Sale TC
Rebecca Gardiner, Helen Hanff – 84 Charing Cross Road, Maffra Dramatic Society

MOST OUTSTANDING SUPPORT ACTOR – Male
* Kyle Wright, Luke – And Now We Wait, Impact
John Bridgeman
, Lenny Ganz – Rumours, Sale TC
Dani Capron, Bevan – Table 17, HT&E
Ash Kearns, John – Table 17, HT&E
Stephen Loftus, Brian – Summer of the Aliens, Off the Leash
Todd Miller, Eric – Summer of the Aliens, Off the Leash
Graeme O’Connor, Michael Cloake – The Peppercorn Tree, FAMDA

MOST OUTSTANDING SUPPORT ACTOR – Female
* Stephanie Clark, Rose – And Now We Wait, Impact
* Sarah Hartnell, Emily – And Now We Wait, Impact
Karina Byrne, Amy – Table 17, HT&E
Alice Krieger, Kara – Table 17, HT&E
Katie Lee, Joan – Table 17, HT&E
Sharryn Marshall, Norma – Summer of the Aliens, Off the Leash

GIPPSLAND THEATRE

MOST OUTSTANDING YOUTH PERFORMANCE – Under 13
* Taj Cooper, Barney Player – Waratah, FAMDA

* Bella Kent, Baby June – Gypsy, Leongatha Lyric

MOST OUTSTANDING YOUTH PERFORMANCE MALE – Over 13 & Under 18
* Leuca Maclean, Tim Player – Waratah, FAMDA
Matthew Berend
, Aaron Schultz – Legally Blonde, Latrobe TC
Finn Donohue, A Player – Pippin, Wonthaggi TG
Connor Epifano, Gerry Player – Waratah, FAMDA
Luke Ward, Theo – Pippin, Wonthaggi TG

MOST OUTSTANDING YOUTH PERFORMANCE FEMALE – Over 13 & Under 18
* Hailee Smogavec, Minnie Fay – Hello Dolly, Warragul TC
Meagan Dal Masetto
, A Player – Pippin, Wonthaggi TG
Jade Dalton, A Player – Pippin, Wonthaggi TG
Janie Gordon, Dainty June – Gypsy, Leongatha Lyric
Harley McDonald-Eckersall, Phoebe / Poison – Waratah, FAMDA

MOST OUTSTANDING CAMEO PERFORMANCE   
* Scott Miller, Dewey / Kyle B O’Boyle – Legally Blonde, Latrobe TC
Brad Boucher, A Player – Pippin, Wonthaggi TG
Lawrie Fildes, Pop / Phil – Gypsy, Leongatha Lyric
Bruce Grainger, Multiple Roles – Gypsy, Leongatha Lyric
Stephen Loftus, A Player – Pippin, Wonthaggi TG
Colin Mitchell, Uncle Jocko / Mr Goldstone – Gypsy, Leongatha Lyric
Christine Skicko, Miss Cratchitt – Gypsy, Leongatha Lyric
Jessica Stephens-Short, Enid – Legally Blonde, Latrobe TC

MOST OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE     
* Pippin Ensemble – Pippin, Wonthaggi TG
The StrippersGypsy, Leongatha Lyric
The Greek ChorusLegally Blonde, Latrobe TC
The Minstrels (The Group in White) – Pippin, Wonthaggi TG
Children’s EnsembleGypsy, Leongatha Lyric
Older Vaudeville Boys & GirlsGypsy, Leongatha Lyric
The CastThe Peppercorn Tree, FAMDA
The CastTable 17, HT&E

MOST OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
* Geoff Davey The Peppercorn Tree, FAMDA
Tad HendryPippin, Wonthaggi TG
Colin MitchellGypsy, Leongatha Lyric
John TeagueKindly Keep It Covered, MoARTZ

MOST OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
* Colin Mitchell – Gypsy, Leongatha Lyric
Judy Barnard
The Peppercorn Tree, FAMDA
Liz Campbell / Kate DouganHello Dolly, Warragul TC
Khaseem WarrenPippin, Wonthaggi TG
Annette O’SheaKindly Keep It Covered, MoARTZ

MOST OUTSTANDING MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGN
* Kerrin Barker / Tierney Lilleyman – Pippin, Wonthaggi TG

Tania PellThe Peppercorn Tree, FAMDA
Kylie Sinclair / Carol Buckle StimsonHello Dolly, Warragul TC
Sue Thompson / Kerrin BarkerGypsy, Leongatha Lyric
Impact TheatreAnd Now We Wait, Impact

MOST OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
* John Cuttriss – Pippin, Wonthaggi TG
Michelle Carrigy / Jimmi Jones–Ellis Hello Dolly, Warragul TC
Robert ParagreenThe Peppercorn Tree, FAMDA
Matt Saario / Gary BoastGypsy, Leongatha Lyric

MOST OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
* Projections – Pippin, Wonthaggi TG
Uncle Sam Montage
Gypsy, Leongatha Lyric
The FountainKindly Keep It Covered, MoARTZ
The Cauldron and the TorchPippin, Wonthaggi TG

MOST OUTSTANDING PROGRAM
* Pippin – Wonthaggi TG
GypsyLeongatha Lyric
Hello DollyWarragul TC
Legally BlondeLatrobe TC
Summer of the AliensOff the Leash

ALBY FISHER AWARD FOR CREATIVITY IN DESIGN
* Hand painted peacock design at Harmonia Gardens – Warragul TC, Hello Dolly
Projections, Cauldron & Torch – Pippin – Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Chris Dickins – music composed for The Peppercorn Tree, FAMDA
Fountain –  Kindly Keep It Covered, MOaRTZ

JUDGE’S AWARDS

Michelle Carrigy – Kerrie Giles maintaining character while on stageLeongatha Lyric, Gypsy
Sophie Cuttriss
Chris Gale & his band – FAMDA, Waratah
Nathan Eva
– Dancers Megan Dal Masetto, C Atkins & Jade Dalton – Wonthaggi, Pippin
Lawrie Fildes
Julie for debut performance – MOaRTZ, Kindly Keep It Covered
Julia Lambert
– Wonthaggi for staging & choreography in the orgy scene, Pippin
Phillip A Mayer
Impact Theatre, innovation and promotion of young performers
Jill McCubbin
Peter Epifano & Naomi Campbell as backing singers – FAMDA, Waratah
Annette O’Shea
Stephanie Clark touching & poignant script – Impact, and now we wait
Jennifer Paragreen
John Bridgeman energetic final monologue – Sale TC, Rumours
Ann Roffe
Bernadette Grainger, Marg Rudge, Graeme O’Connor – sensitive stage business in clearing the bed after Jonah’s death – FAMDA, The Peppercorn Tree

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MEMBER COMPANIES 2015
FAMDA (Foster Arts Music & Drama Association)
Here, There & Everywhere Theatre Company (HT&E)
Impact Theatre
Leongatha Lyric Theatre
Latrobe Theatre Company
Maffra Dramatic Society
MoARTZ
Off the Leash Theatre
Sale Theatre Company
Warragul Theatre Company
Wonthaggi Theatrical Group

PRODUCTIONS 2015
Musicals ………………………….. Drama / Comedy
FAMDA – Waratah …………………. Sale Theatre Company – Rumours
Warragul TC – Hello Dolly ………. Off the Leash – Summer of the Aliens
Latrobe TC – Legally Blonde ….. MoARTZ – Kindly Keep It Covered
Wonthaggi TG – Pippin ………….. FAMDA – The Peppercorn Tree
Leongatha Lyric – Gypsy …………. Here There & Everywhere Theatre –Table 17
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Impact TheatreAnd Now We Wait
………………………………………………. Maffra Dramatic Society – 84 Charing Cross Road

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Leongatha Lyric Theatre hosted the 2015 GAT awards
Saturday 5th December, Mesley Hall, Leongatha

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