Casting is now complete for STAG's production of Fame - The Musical which will take to the stage next May.
Thank you to everyone who auditioned. It certainly was a hard decision with so much talent available for us to play with.
To see who made P.A. and will be listed on the honour roll of the class of '07, please click here.
Posted by Aaron-David on 30.11.06
Congratulations Georgy Boys
Congratulations must go to STAG's only Georgy Award winner for 2006.
Matt La Porta won a well deserved Georgy for his potytrayal of Sir Evelyn Oakleigh in STAG's Anything Goes.
Well done, Matty - knew you could do it!
And while we're talking about Anything Goes, well done to Tarkin Bostancioglu who won the Georgy Award Certificate of Excellence for the show.
Posted by Aaron-David on 19.11.06
Hopefuls Ready To Shoot To FAME
The race is on to find the cast of Shepparton Theatre Arts Group's 2007 musical production, Fame - The Musical, and by the looks of the interest in the show, the producers are going to have a hard time narrowing down hopefuls to create the final cast list.
STAG President and Fame - The Musical director Aaron-David Palmer said the company was overwhelmed by the fantastic response to the announcement of the show's auditions. "It's been a bit of a circus, but the production team are taking it all in their stride," he said. "Auditions will certainly take a while, but in the end we know we will have selected the best of the best."
And the number auditioning for STAG's Fame - The Musical? One hundred and twenty six and counting. Looks to be that this production will one the most anticipated shows of 2007, and rightly so. STAG boasts a fresh, new production team for Fame - The Musical. Aaron-David Palmer will direct his first major theatrical production for the company after his successes with AussieRock and Sing Me A Story while music teacher Ryan Black will act as Musical Director. Claire Sexton will compliment the production with her dynamic choreography.
Auditions for Fame - The Musical will be held on November 18 and 25 at the group's rehearsal venue in Wheeler St. If you think you have what it takes to be part of this exciting production, please phone Jo Chambers on 0427 253 614 for all the inside information.
Fame - The Musical will be staged at WestSide Performing Arts Centre from May 18-26, 2007. Tickets will go on sale from Riverlinks in early 2007.
Posted by Aaron-David on 16.11.06
The Bruce Awards
No, it's not that big Barry Humphries-like shark from Finding Nemo in his own awards presentation, but rather the Victorian Music Theatre Guild Awards for Excellence.
And guess what? Sing Me A Story has been nominated for Best Concert Performance for 2006. *insert loud cheer*
Well done to all involved in the show and to getting it at the performance level it reached. Your commitment has shown that audiences are still very willing to go see a STAG end-of-year show.
What now? Well, we have to wait until December 2 when the awards are presented down in Melbourne.
We'll keep you posted.
Posted by Aaron-David on 14.11.06
Riding The Georgy Train
Congratulations to the following STAG members who managed to secure themselves Georgy nominations for 2006. The winners will be announced in a ceremony at the Eastbank Centre on November 18. Tickets for the event can be purchased at Riverlinks by phoning (03) 5832 9511.
The nominees from STAG are:
Best Performance In A Musical - Male
Shane Woodrow - Billy Crocker in Anything Goes
Aaron-David Palmer - Moonface Martin in Anything Goes
Best Performance In A Musical - Female
Carmen Feehan - Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes
Dawn DeWitt Talbot - Bonnie LaTour in Anything Goes
Best Performance In A Musical In A Supporting Role - Male
David Muir - Elisha J Whitney in Anything Goes
Matt La Porta - Sir Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes
Best Performance In A Musical In A Supporting Role - Female
Joyce Baker-Dawber - Mrs Evangeline Harcourt in Anything Goes
Best Performance In A Play
Ross Meeking - Jack in Some Shiny Days
Sue Meeking - Fleur in Some Shiny Days
Elaine Tonks Award for Best Support In A Play
Dick Hutchinson - Uncle Doug, Professor in Some Shiny Days
Luke Meeking - Bump in Some Shiny Days
Congratulations also to all our STAG members that received nominations in the Junior category for their performances in school and junior productions:
Posted by Aaron-David on 11.11.06
Sing Me A Success
Sing Me A Story blasted it's way onto the Eastbank stage last week to extremely excited audiences who were left rocking well into the night.
Georgia Goonan (pictured) is one of 43 cast who will transform your lives, for three hours at least, and take you on an exquisite music journey.
There are only three performances left - November 9, 10 and 11 - so please get along and book your tickets at Riverlinks today - you won't be sorry.