Nominees for the schools and youth stream of the Gold Palm Theatre Awards will soon be announced as planning for the event ramps up
The Gold Palm Theatre Awards are in deep planning mode for the end-of-year presentation night, with the nominees for the schools and youth stream soon to be announced. This is to fit in with students’ desires to include any nominations in end-of-year reports. Genial host Ian Stenlake will return as compere this year, having completed his run in Mamma Mia! in Adelaide in late November. While the theatres on the Gold Coast are quiet, Tyalgum will host the Dance Spectacular on November 10. Completing the line-up for this year’s Dance Spectacular are Melbourne professional Latin champions Jarryd Byrne and Alarna Donovan. Jarryd has competed in three seasons of Dancing With The Stars, becoming a grand finalist in two. Jarryd also toured internationally with Burn The Floor and performed in the national tour of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom the Musical. His partner Alarna Donovan is a four-time Australian champion and winner of the prestigious Blackpool Rising Star Championships. A new partnership, Jarryd and Alarna recently triumphed at the WDC Ballroom Dancing Championships in Sydney, winning the Professional Latin title earlier this month. As previously announced, the Beautiful Ballroom segment of this year’s show will be presented by Andrew Nolo and Sarlote Jakse from Melbourne, alongside the fabulous Rhett and Emma Salmon for the New Vogue segment. Hosted by Dancing With The Stars’ Mark Wilson, this event is set to be the very best yet, so don’t miss out. Make sure to enjoy the pre-show dinner at Flutterbies Cafe from 6pm. Doors open at the hall at 7.30pm for an 8pm start (NSW time). Dinner and show packages are $95, show only Javeenbah Theatre is in rehearsal for A Kick in the Baubles, as is GCLT for Hello, Dolly!, Tugun Theatre’s Pins and Needles and Spotlight’s We Will Rock You. On stage is Spotlight Theatre’s musical production The Wonderettes. See you in a crowded foyer.
Ian Stenlake will host the Gold Palm Theatre Awards end-of-year presentation night.