The Gold Coast had it’s real life “TONY” awards night on Tuesday December 10, 2013 at the Paradise Room, Arts Centre Gold Coast, with the Awards Patron, Aussie Showbiz royalty, Tony Sheldon and his partner Tony Taylor, present for the first time (a wonderful change after so many DVD messages from “Priscilla” dressing rooms in London or New York).
Once again the evening was hosted by Ian Stenlake.
The judging panel considered a total of 675 nominations, from 64 shows.
The 2013 Victorian Drama League Awards, the 17th annual awards, were presented on Sunday December 8. 27 productions from 27 companies were entered this year. Best Drama Production went to The Basin Theatre Group’s The Woman in Black, which took out a total of six awards. Best Comedy Production went to Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Company’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor, with a total of three awards.
Phoenix Ensemble (Qld) presents an adaptation of Frank Capra’s much loved Christmas story, It’s A Wonderful Life, as its final show of 2013.
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Ten actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects.
The Phoenix production, directed by Steve Pearton, will play at the boutique Pavilion Theatre in Beenleigh over two weekends from December 6, including Sunday matinees.
Nominations have been announced for the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria's 27th Annual Bruce Awards, to be presented on December 14, 2013 at Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts, Ballarat. Bookings: 0438 711 378.
You can’t keep former professional music hall actors in the wings forever. They keep breaking out in song and dance! This time it’s with The Adelaide Repertory Theatre for its end of year musical parody, The Mystery of the Hansom Cab.
Epicentre Theatre Company (NSW) follows the success of its October production of Calendar Girls (which raised over $4000 for Leukemia research) with a powerful modern Australian classic Blackrock, which shines a light on a dark episode of our recent past, this time raising funds to combat violence.