Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Awards 2017

Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Awards 2017

The winners of the 2017 Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Awards, the 31st annual Bruce Awards, were announced at a ceremony at the Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, on Saturday December 9, 2017.

Big winners on the evening were Babirra Music Theatre and CLOC Musical Theatre, wtaking home a total of seven awards each. Babirra took out seven awards for their production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, including Production of the Year, while CLOC Musical Theatre’s awards were spread across their productions of Les Misérables and A Chorus Line.

 

The Winners

Production of the Year (Bruce McBrien Award)

Thoroughly Modern Millie, Babirra Music Theatre

Direction (Vin Foster Award)

Alister Smith, Wicked, Footlight Productions

Musical Direction (Geoff Tomkins Award)

Andy McCalman, Les Misérables, CLOC Musical Theatre

Choreography (Marie Cumisky Award)

David Harford, A Chorus Line, CLOC Musical Theatre

Settings (Grahame Murphy Award)

Richard Perdriau, A Chorus Line, CLOC Musical Theatre

Erin Boutcher, Rent, Horsham Arts Council Inc.

Wardrobe (Hazel Rodgers Award)

Meredith Cooney, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Babirra Music Theatre

Lighting

Jason Lord, A Chorus Line, CLOC Musical Theatre

Sound

Steve Cooke, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Babirra Music Theatre

Technical Achievement (Nigel Wallace Award)

A Chorus Line, CLOC Musical Theatre

Male Performer in a Leading Role (Harold Burrows Award)

Mark Doran, Jean Valjean, Les Misérables, CLOC Musical Theatre

Female Performer in a Leading Role (Doreen Burrows Award)

Stephanie John, Millie Dillmount, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Babirra Music Theatre

Male Performer in a Supporting Role (Rob Constable Award)

Ian Andrew, Trevor Graydon, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Babirra Music Theatre

Female Performer in a Supporting Role

Kristen Mihalos, Nickie, Sweet Charity, OCPAC

Natasha Bassett, Mrs Meers, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Babirra Music Theatre

Junior Performer in an Open Production

Lenny Thomas, JoJo, Seussical, Panorama Theatre Company

Demby McKenzie, The Cat in The Hat, Seussical, Camperdown Theatre Company

First Performance in a Featured Role (Gladys Moncrieff Award)

Bron Kalos, Velma Kelly, Chicago, Wonthaggi Theatrical Group

Dancer’s Award (Tony McShanagh Award)

Dylan Henry, Larry, A Chorus Line, CLOC Musical Theatre

Cameo Performance

Josh Young, Drummer, Rent, Horsham Arts Council Inc.

Ensemble Performance

The Ensemble, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Babirra Music Theatre

Design Award (Peter Blizzard-Allen Award)

Alister Smith, Design and Technical Team, Staging of Defying Gravity, Wicked, Footlight Productions

MTGV Judges are not permitted to participate in discussion of a show with which they, their partner or immediate family have been associated or any other productions of the same show in the same year. MTGV Judges are not eligible to be a recipient of an Award within their panel.

There were 51 Open Section Productions in 2017. 

Images from Thoroughly Modern Millie (Photographer: Gavin D Andrew) and Les Misérables (Photographer: Ben Fon).

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