… and 7 other awards!
Congratulations to everyone who contributed to making Foster Amateur Music & Drama Association (FAMDA) the big winner in the 2010 Gippsland Associated Theatre awards when its production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee took out the coveted award for the Most Outstanding Musical.
Nathan Eva’s enthusiasm and inspirational leadership was rewarded with the Most Outstanding Director award.
Ivan Koetsveld and Jemima Eva earned Supporting Actor awards. Paul Smith received the Most Outstanding Cameo Performance accolade and the entire cast won the Most Outstanding Ensemble award. In addition there were two judges’ awards given to FAMDA. Ann Roffe presented her award to “the Singers and Orchestra in the “I Love You” song” while Lawrie Fildes chose to award the “innovative and entertaining use of the audience as part of Spelling Bee”. There was certainly plenty of competition. Wonthaggi’s Oliver! scored awards in the big production design areas of Direction (Kirk Skin- ner), Choreography (Anthea Donohue), Set (Tad Hendry) and Costumes (Isaac Lummis) while the awards for leading roles in a musical went to Charles Gruen as Jean Valjean and Britt Lewis as Eponine in Warragul Theatre Company’s Les Misérables. Junior performance awards were won by Aubrey Gaylard as Gavroche in Les Misérables and Kelsea Timmers who played Dinah in Leongatha Lyric’s High Society.