Gi­ants a win­ner at Help­manns

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Arts -

THIS year’s Help­mann Award nom­i­na­tions were an­nounced last week, with sev­eral nom­i­nees fea­tur­ing a Perth con­nec­tion.

In­di­vid­ual cast mem­bers from Les Mis­er­ables, many of them WAAPA grad­u­ates, were sin­gled out for in­di­vid­ual awards, in­clud­ing Pa­trice Tipoki, Si­mon Glee­son and Ker­rie Anne Green­land.

The pro­duc­tion is also up for Best Mu­si­cal along­side Once, Any­thing Goes and Dirty Danc­ing, which opens at Crown The­atre Perth in Au­gust.

Other nom­i­na­tions in­cluded Perth chore­og­ra­pher Rachel Ari­anne Ogle for dance work Precipice and WASO con­duc­tor Asher Fisch for WASO’s Beethoven Fes­ti­val.

The Best Spe­cial Event Help­mann award was pre­sented to The In­cred­i­ble and Phe­nom­e­nal Jour­ney of The Gi­ants to the Streets of Perth by Royal de Luxe, which opened the 2015 Perth In­ter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val.

Another 13 artists and per­form­ers at this year’s PIAF were nom­i­nated for pro­duc­tions, in­clud­ing The Rab­bits and Madama But­ter­fly.

PIAF artis­tic di­rec­tor Wendy Martin con­grat­u­lated all the nom­i­nees.

“The open­ing week­end of PIAF this year was an ex­cep­tional ex­pe­ri­ence, with The Gi­ants tak­ing over the streets and The Rab­bits de­light­ing ev­ery­one who saw it,” she said.

“It’s great to see both projects re­ceive this well-de­served recog­ni­tion and to see so many nom­i­na­tions across a wide range of art forms.”

The win­ners will be an­nounced on July 27 at the Capi­tol The­atre, Syd­ney, hosted by Perth’s Todd McKen­ney on the set of Les Mis­er­ables.

McKen­ney is also nom­i­nated twice, for Best Male Ac­tor in A Mu­si­cal in La Cage Aux Folles and Any­thing Goes.

Todd McKen­ney is host­ing the Help­mann Awards cer­e­mony.

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