KYABRAM’S Trish Deakin has proved to be a triple threat – scoring three nominations in regional Victoria’s most prestigious theatre awards.
The co-director of the recent production of Spamalot has been nominated for three Georgy awards – achievement in direction and achievement in wardrobe design (co-nominated with Spamalot’s Lesley Summers) as well as a solo nomination for lighting design.
Ms Deakin said she was thrilled to receive the news of the nominations.
“It’s just fantastic to have some recognition for all the hard work put into the show,” she said.
“Both myself and Lesley are so thrilled to have worked with our incredible team. If nothing else happens with these nominations, we’ll be happy.
“Of course, these nominations are not the reason we do what we do – but it’s still so exciting.”
Numerous other Kyabram faces featured in Spamalot, with thespians Connor Deakin and Daniel Walkeden taking to the stage.
Kyabram’s Sue Meeking, Karin Bosman, Narelle Morris, Greg Dunn, Andrew Moore and Chris McDonald also contributed their talents behind the scenes.
And Ms Deakin was just one among a raft of Kyabram names nominated for Georgy awards this year.
Connor Deakin was nominated for best male performance in a musical and best male singing for his role as Warren in Shepparton Theatre Arts Group’s (STAG) production of Ordinary Days.
Fiona Wallace is in the running for best female performance in a play for her role as Annie in STAG’s Calendar Girls.
In the Junior Awards, TK Owen was nominated for best female junior supporting performance for playing the Queen of Hearts in Kyabram P-12 College’s Alice in Wonderland and Millie Dillon-McKenzie for best female junior performance for playing Miss Hannigan in Dillmac Entertainment’s Annie Jr.
Levi Stevens was nominated for best male junior supporting performance (Caterpillar in Kyabram P-12’s Alice in Wonderland) and Brandon Armstrong for best male junior supporting performance and best male junior singing (Rooster/Bert Healy in Annie Jr).
The Georgy Awards will be held at the Eastbank Centre on November 11.
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