Outstanding plays, musicals, performers, directors and designers et al were given the honours they deserve at a recent awards evening
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 jupitersgoldcoast.com. 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.
Louise Harris picked up an award for Into the Woods