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College Productions Nominated for 19 Showdown Awards

October 15, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Each year the Showdown organisation has the mammoth task of watching dozens of Auckland Secondary School drama and musical productions in order to determine the most outstanding students and staff in a variety of categories.

This year the College’s Senior School Drama ‘The Crucible’ and Musical ‘West Side Story’ have been nominated by the judging team for a total of 19 awards in both acting and technical categories.

In the past the College has had significant success with a number of category wins including:

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, Rory Nolan, Beauty and the Beast
Best Costume Design for Head of Drama, Emma Bishop, Seussical and Wizard of Oz
Best Musical Director for Head of Music, Ross Gerritsen, Wizard of Oz
Best Set Design, Ross Gerritsen, AIDA

The Awards evening will be held at the Sky City Theatre on November 6th.

The 19 nominations are as follows:

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Sarah Whinham and Emma Bishop, The Crucible

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN
Emma Bishop and Ross Gerritsen, West Side Story
Glen Mortensen, The Crucible

BEST PROPERTIES DESIGN
Ian Thomas, The Crucible

BEST SET DESIGN
Ross Gerritsen, West Side Story

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Glen Ruske, West Side Story

BEST PERFORMED CHOREOGRAPHY
West Side Story

BEST CHORUS VOCAL WORK
West Side Story

BEST FEMALE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – PLAY
Keshini Ketheeswaran (Tituba), The Crucible

BEST MALE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – PLAY
Ben Elias (Thomas Danforth), The Crucible

BEST MALE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – MUSICAL
Findlay Murray (Action), West Side Story

BEST FEMALE IN A LEADING ROLE – PLAY
Alice Finnigan (Abigail Williams), The Crucible

BEST MALE IN A LEADING ROLE – PLAY
Lloyd David (John Proctor), The Crucible

BEST FEMALE IN A LEADING ROLE – MUSICAL
Grace Sturgess (Maria), West Side Story

BEST MALE IN A LEADING ROLE – MUSICAL
Manase Latu (Tony), West Side Story

BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Ross Gerritsen, West Side Story

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER
Rochelle Craig and Emma Bishop, West Side Story

BEST DIRECTOR
Emma Bishop, The Crucible
Emma Bishop, West Side Story

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