Cast, crew efforts recognised

Posted: May 28, 2012 at 7:18 am

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Most of the cast and crew of The Sound of Music, staged by Showbiz Queenstown at the Queenstown Memorial Hall from May 17 to 26. Photo by Geoff Patterson.

Lisa Moore, who lit up the stage as Maria, was selected by director Bryan Aitken to receive the Alan Cheak Memorial Trophy for displaying the most personal development during rehearsals.

Assistant director and stage manager Marty Newell was chosen by Aitken to receive the Scooter Reid Memorial Crew Excellence Award for his technical skill, good spirit, commitment and attitude. Along with the trophy, Newell took home late community stalwart Glenn "Scooter" Reid's tool box for a year.

Chris Parvin, who co-starred as Captain Georg von Trapp, won the Kenny Maurice Memorial Award, awarded to the cast member who made the most positive contribution to the overall good spirit of the show and based on a vote by the cast.

Helen Bird, who played the role of Sister Berthe, was presented with the Showbiz Queenstown Douglas Kamo Scholarship of $500 to help advance her musical theatre career. Bird has performed in every Showbiz production since Chess in 2005.

Head mechanist Jim Gibson was recognised by Showbiz president Alex Derbie with the President's Pick for choreographing set movements.

Jonty Climo, one of two actors who played Kurt von Trapp, was given the Hoofer's Award on Aitken's recommendation for making the most personal growth and contributing the most as a dancer.

Samuel Farr won the Committee Award for his significant contribution to the show, specifically for looking after the children, making sure they had the right costumes on, had the correct props and were in the right places for their entrances.

Derbie told the Queenstown Times the awards recognised those who "excelled even beyond their own expectations and it's a thank you, really, from the society".

The president said The Sound of Music had been one of the Showbiz Queenstown's most successful shows in terms of attendance and staging.

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