In November we hosted our 15th Annual Talbot Awards, a night to celebrate theatre and the outstanding contributions of everyone in our community.
This year's season was truly a year of collaboration. Congratulations to everyone who helped bring to life four outstanding productions, transporting our audiences to a different time or place, allowing audiences to feel joy, fear, love, sadness, or hope and creating moments on stage to be remembered forever.
It takes a small army to stage each production and on this night we acknowledge the efforts of some with awards for outstanding contribution. The 2018 Talbot Award winners:
Most Outstanding Set Design
Chris Churchward, The Mystery of Irma Vep
Most Outstanding Sound Design
Fred Pezzimenti, Snoopy - the Musical
Most Outstanding Sound Operation
Div Collins, The Mystery of Irma Vep
Most Outstanding Lighting Design
Alan Crispin, Chicago
Most Outstanding Lighting Operation
Dillon Gellatly, The Mystery of Irma Vep
Most Outstanding Stage Manager
Kristina Doucouliagos, The Mystery of Irma Vep
Most Outstanding Stage Crew
Stuart Anderson, Chris Hunter & Justin Keyt, The Mystery of Irma Vep
Most Outstanding Costume Coordination
Deb Carpenter, The Mystery of Irma Vep & Jenni Osburn, Snoopy - the Musical
Most Outstanding Creative Contribution
Kristy Griffin , Snoopy - the Musical
Most Outstanding Male Cameo
Justin Royce, Chicago
Most Outstanding Female Cameo
Anne Gasko, Chicago
Most Outstanding Male in a Supporting Role
Daniel Baker , Snoopy - the Musical
Most Outstanding Female in a Supporting Role
Emily Holding, Echoes
Neil Barnett for technical achievements for variety of special effects, The Mystery of Irma Vep
The everywhere man, Stuart Anderson for powerful additions to three productions this year
The Merry Murderesses & Costume Design for Cell Block Tango
Most Outstanding Actor
Jonathan Best, The Mystery of Irma Vep
Most Outstanding Actress
Judy Corderoy, Echoes
Most Outstanding Director
Debbie Keyt, Chicago
Most Outstanding Production
Snoopy - the Musical
We also awarded life membership to Rhonda Vaughan, Vince Vaughan, Kristina Doucouliagos, Jenni Osburn, Trevor Osburn and Danny Forward. Over more than 10 years of dedication, these outstanding members of the Beaumaris Theatre community continuously go above and beyond to ensure the theatre runs smoothly, bring new and innovate ideas and are committed to bring the best possible theatre to Beaumaris.
Sincere thanks to our entire theatrical family for making this a marvellous night and fitting finale to our spectacular 2018 season.
Thank you to our adjudicators Angela Norris, David Krause and Stephen Shinkfield along with the panel convener Trevor Osburn for their thoughtful analysis of our shows and their time and effort.
We are extremely grateful to everyone who made sure the evening ran smoothly, particularly to our MC Michael Young, Rhonda Vaughan and Sue Paterson for working with our performers and Fred Pezzimenti for sound. Thank you to all our presenters and performers who kept us entertained all evening. And a very big thank you to Debbie Keyt for all her hard work to make this such a special evening!