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Local nominees for the 2019 Georgy Award

By John Lewis

The 46th annual Georgy Awards for excellence in theatre arts across the Goulburn Valley takes place at Shepparton's Riverlinks Eastbank centre on Saturday, February 8.

Nominations for the awards involve theatre groups and schools from Nathalia, Mansfield, Kyabram, Seymour, Albury-Wodonga, Echuca-Moama, Wangaratta, and Numurkah.

Tickets to February's Georgy Awards are on sale from December 17 at Shepparton's Riverlinks Box Office, phone 5832 9511 or at www.riverlinksvenues.com.au

Among this year's Shepparton adult award nominees are Fiona Kennan for best direction in Shepparton Theatre Arts Group's production of The Laramie Project; Tricia Deakin for lighting design in STAG's production of Jesus Christ Superstar; Casey Fogarty for set design in STAG's The Laramie Project; Aaron David Palmer for program design for STAG's Jesus Christ Superstar; Jayden Yosh and John Head for Best Performance in a Play (male) for STAG's The Laramie Project; Rosie Leonardi for Best Support in a Play (female) in STAG's The Laramie Project; Drew Walker for Best Singing and Best Performance in a Musical (female) in STAG's Jesus Christ Superstar; Troy McKindley for Best Singing and Best Supporting Performance in a Musical (male) in STAG's Jesus Christ Superstar; Jayden Yosh, Laura Varapodio, John Head and Fiona Kennan for Best Cameo Performance in STAG's The Bakehouse Bard; and Aaron David Palmer for Best Cameo Performance in STAG's Jesus Christ Superstar.

Among the Shepparton junior nominees are Hamish Nelson, Jessica Eldred and Mitchell Lawson-Banks for the Shepparton Alliance Schools’ 13: The Musical; Grace Newman and Emma Pummeroy for Notre Dame Secondary College's School of Rock; and Alli Meddings, Grace Newman, Kirsty Jones, Ruby Davies and Sarah Anderson of Notre Dame Secondary College for Best Performance in a Senior School Play (female).

For the full list of nominees go to www.sheppnews.com.au