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Locals stack the Georgys shortlist

By Kyabram Free Press

KYABRAM and Tongala residents have scored a bevy of Georgy Award nominations for five productions this year.

Sophie Miller was nominated for best female performance in a musical and best female singer for her role as Christine Daaé in EMTC’s The Phantom of the Opera.

In the same show, Kyabram’s Tricia Deakin scored a nomination for achievement in lighting design, while Tongala’s Murray Ross and his team received one for excellence in artistic design for their work on the Proscenium Arch.

Tongala resident and Kyabram P-12 College student Dennis Carter is in the running for best male junior performance and best male junior singer for his portrayal of Alex The Lion in EMTC’s Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr.

Kyabram’s Deb De Luca nabbed a nomination for best female performance in a play for her role as Cecily Robson in EMTC’s Quartet.

In Dillmac Entertainment’s production of Shrek Jr, Harper Raverty was nominated for best female junior singer for her performance as Princess Fiona, while Patrick McDonald, who played the trying role of Donkey, was nominated for best male junior performance and Sam Clydesdale for best male junior supporting performance as Lord Farquaad.

Kyabram’s Connor Deakin was nominated for best male performance in a play for his take on Orson Welles in STAG’s Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre.

The Georgy Awards, regional Victoria’s most prestigious theatre awards, will be held at the Riverlinks WestSide on February 16, 2019.

Tickets are on sale at 58329511 or www.riverlinksvenues.com.au