Out­stand­ing plays, mu­si­cals, per­form­ers, di­rec­tors and de­sign­ers et al were given the honours they de­serve at a re­cent awards evening

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - DRESSING ROOMERS - KATE PETERS

The re­cent Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre Dol­phin Awards pro­vided a ter­rific so­cial oc­ca­sion where au­di­ence mem­bers and per­form­ers gath­ered for a knees-up to ac­knowl­edge their con­tri­bu­tion to last year’s shows.

It was both sur­pris­ing and sad to see so many nom­i­nees ab­sent from the night.

And the win­ners were: Out­stand­ing One Act Play: Writer’s Block di­rected by Libby Ban­croft Out­stand­ing Sound De­sign: Mac­beth, Gra­ham Simp­son Out­stand­ing Light­ing De­sign: Mac­beth, Michael Sut­ton Out­stand­ing Stage Man­age­ment: Corpse, Dar­ren Camp­bell and Nicky Stone Out­stand­ing Set De­sign : Into the Woods, Joshua McCann Thom­son and Sa­muel Ethan Jones Out­stand­ing Cos­tume De­sign: Into the Woods, Sally Hardy, Heidi Enchel­maier and Joshua McCann Thom­son Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Per­former in a Mu­si­cal: Into the Woods, Jess Papst Out­stand­ing Lead Male Per­former in a Mu­si­cal: Into the Woods, Stephen Hirst Out­stand­ing Lead Fe­male Per­former in a Mu­si­cal: Into the Woods, Louise Har­ris Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Ac­tor in a Play: Mac­beth, James An­der­son Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Ac­tress in a Play: Don’t Just Lie There Say Some­thing, Ruth Hen­der­son Out­stand­ing Lead Ac­tor in a Play: Corpse!, Dean Mayer

Out­stand­ing Lead Ac­tress in a Play: The Glass Menagerie, Laney McLean Out­stand­ing Di­rec­tor for 2013: Joshua McCann Thom­son, Into the Woods Out­stand­ing Pro­duc­tion for 2013: Into the Woods, Di­rec­tor

Joshua McCann Thom­son Pres­i­dent’s Award: Robert Grant Mu­sic theatre stu­dents and en­thu­si­asts on the Coast will be ex­cited by the news that Adri­enne An­gel, vo­cal coach to many Broad­way and other stars, will give a vo­cal mas­ter­class at Jupiters Casino and Ho­tel, Broad­beach, on April 6. The event in­cludes a 30-minute Q&A ses­sion with Broad­way star Ber­nadette Peters, who per­forms at Jupiters Theatre on April 5. Ms An­gel’s for­mer pupils in­clude Cher, Ann Reink­ing, Mary Tyler Moore, Chris­tine Baran­ski, Kenneth Branagh, Ar­mand As­sante, Whoopi Gold­berg, Jane Krakowski, Cy­bill Shepherd, Ja­son Alexan­der, Joel Gray, Swoosie Kurtz, Joan Jett, Sheena Easton, Brid­get Fonda, and Jes­sica Wal­ter. To book, go to jupiters­gold­ Great to see the venue bring­ing in world-class stars of this cal­i­bre. I ex­pect the gig will be a sell-out. It’s your last chance to book for the very stylish and tune­ful Celtic Cel­e­bra­tion at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast on Satur­day. I saw this show in Bris­bane and heartily rec­om­mend it.

If you like pipes, dancing and songs from Scot­land, Ire­land and Wales, this is the show to catch this weekend. In re­hearsal on the Coast are Javeen­bah Theatre Com­pany’s Quar­tet , Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre’s The Re­moval­ists and Spot­light Theatre’s Next to Nor­mal. Check in­di­vid­ual venues for times and dates. It looks like it is go­ing to be a very busy time for thes­pi­ans and au­di­ences over the next few weeks! Bob Green com­peres the March meet­ing of Tweed Links Mu­sic Club at the Coolan­gatta Tweed Heads Golf Club’s main au­di­to­rium on Sun­day from 1pm (Qld time).

The Tweed Links Quar­tet, with mu­si­cal di­rec­tor Jean Stone on dou­ble bass), Jed Stone on piano), Peter McHutchi­son on clar­inet , flute and sax­o­phone and Owen Smith on drums will ac­com­pany pop­u­lar lo­cal singer Michelle Cook, jazz vo­cal­ist, Karen Brown and up-and­com­ing young singer and en­ter­tainer Ti­mothy Crisp.

The Tweed Links Dancers add a glam­orous touch.

Tick­ets $6-10.

Louise Har­ris picked up an award for Into the Woods

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