Top theatre award for Russell

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Top theatre award for Russell

LEONGATHA’S Russell Hemming brought home one of the most prestigious trophies at the Gippsland Associated Theatre awards on Saturday night.

Russell won the most outstanding male lead actor for his role as Mickey in Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s Blood Brothers production.

Russell was up against some stiff competition, including the very talented Tom Green who played the title role of Jesus in Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s Jesus Christ Superstar Superstar.

The Wonthaggi group won a swag of awards for its Jesus Christ Superstar production, including most outstanding production, most outstanding female lead actor awarded to Kerryn Lockhart for her role as Mary Magdalene; most outstanding musical director to magical maestro Kirk Skinner; most outstanding director Wayne Moloney / Louise Adkins; most outstanding choreographer, Wonthaggi Theatrical Group and Footloose Latrobe Theatre Company’s Bobbie Riley; most outstanding set design, Tad Hendry; most outstanding lighting design, Ewan Cole; most outstanding technical achievement for The Crucifixion; and most outstanding program, Tony Dal Masetto.

Judges for the prestigious awards included locals Nathan Eva, Leongatha Lyric Theatre, Jennifer Paragreen, FAMDA and Sophie Cuttriss, Wonthaggi Theatrical Group.

Other winners included:

  • most outstanding support actor – male, John Black, Firman, The Phantom of the Opera, Warragul Theatre Company;
  • most outstanding support actor – female, Mary Mirtschin, Carlotta, The Phantom of the Opera, Warragul Theatre Company;

Drama and comedy awards went to:

  • most outstanding lead actor – male, tie Jai Law, Estragon, Waiting For Godot, Off the Leash Theatre, and Steve Wiegerink, Vladimir , Waiting For Godot, Off the Leash Theatre;
  • most outstanding lead actor – female, Julia Lambert, Michelle, The Boys, Off the Leash Theatre;
  • most outstanding support actor – male, John Black, Pozzo, Waiting for Godot, Off the Leash Theatre;
  • most outstanding support actor – female, Christine Skicko, Ruth, Calendar Girls, Maffra Dramatic Society;
  • most outstanding director, Cameron Gray, The Boys, Off the Leash Theatre;
  • most outstanding production, The Boys, Off the Leash Theatre;
  • most outstanding youth performance – male, Ethan Romas, Willard, Footloose, Latrobe Theatre Company;
  • most outstanding youth performance – female, Zoe Czempinski, Wendy-Jo, Footloose, Latrobe Theatre Company;
  • most outstanding cameo performance, Nicole Mazza, Betty Blast, Footloose, Latrobe Theatre Company;
  • most outstanding ensemble, Rusty, Urleen and Wendy Jo, Footloose, Latrobe Theatre Company;
  • most outstanding costume design, Christine Skicko, Footloose, Latrobe Theatre Company;
  • most outstanding make-up and hair design, Sue Thompson, Footloose, Latrobe Theatre Company; and
  • Alby Fisher Memorial Award for Creativity In Design, Maffra Dramatic Society, Calendar Girls, fundraising calendar.

 

 

Wonthaggi winners: from left, Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s Gwen Derrick, Jesus Christ Superstar co-director Wayne Maloney, well known television personality and acting coach Rowena Wallace and co-director Louise Adkins celebrated the success of Jesus Christmas Superstar being awarded the most outstanding production at the Gippsland Amateur Theatre awards in Wonthaggi on Saturday night.

Wonthaggi winners: from left, Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s Gwen Derrick, Jesus Christ Superstar co-director Wayne Maloney, well known television personality and acting coach Rowena Wallace and co-director Louise Adkins celebrated the success of Jesus Christmas Superstar being awarded the most outstanding production at the Gippsland Amateur Theatre awards in Wonthaggi on Saturday night.

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