ELT AT THE VDL AWARDS

2017 - It's a Wonderful Life

By Joe Landry. Directed by Terese Maurici Ryan (Drama)

Gold Awards (winner):

Best Lighting Design                - Emma Fox 

Best Sound Design                   - Andrea Cole

Best Actor in a Leading Role  - Tim Constantine

Best Director (Drama)             - Terese Maurici Ryan

Best Production (Drama)

Silver Awards (runner-up):

Best Costume Design              - Calypso Spendlove

Best Properties                         - Phil Holmes

Nominations:

Best set design                         - Phil Holmes and Terese Maurici Ryan

Best Actress in a Minor Role  - Kate Manicom, Eleni Miller

Best Actor in a Minor Role     - Phil Holmes

2016 - Harvey

By Mary Chase. Directed by Nick Waxman (Comedy)

Congratulations to Nick Waxman and to the cast and crew of Harvey, the Eltham Little Theatre entry in the 2016 VDL awards. Multiple nominations and awards reflect the high quality of this production and the work put in by everybody involved.

Nominations:
Best actress in a minor role – Leown Tarrant
Best actress in a minor role – Angela Trakula
Best actor in a minor role – Colin Tough

Best actress in a supporting role, comedy – Kate Manicom
Best actor in a supporting role, comedy – Casey Filips

Best actor, comedy – Xavier Ryan

Best director, comedy – Nick Waxman

Best comedy production

And the winners:
Leown Tarrant & Angela Trakula – joint winners of best actress in a minor role
Xavier Ryan – Best Actor
Nick Waxman – Best Director

Considering the quality of the competition, this is a great showing and a fitting reward for the whole team. Well done all!

 

2015

Lost in Yonkers

 

2014

 

 

2013
Calendar Girls by Tim Firth. Directed by Gayle Poor (Comedy)

Nominations:
BEST ACTOR in a MINOR ROLE in a COMEDY or a DRAMA – Samuel Chappel
BEST ACTRESS in a MINOR ROLE in a COMEDY or a DRAMA – Llaaneath Poor
BEST ACTRESS in a COMEDY – Lois Fleming

2012
Moonlight & Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson.  Directed by Terese Maurici-Ryan (Comedy)

Awards:
BEST ACTRESS in a MINOR ROLE in a COMEDY or a DRAMA – Jennifer Piper as Miss Poppenghul
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR in a COMEDY – Bryan Richardson as Ben Hecht
BEST ACTOR in a COMEDY (The Max Grant Perpetual Trophy) – Xavier Ryan as David O. Selznick
BEST COMEDY PRODUCTION (The Victorian Drama League Perpetual Trophy)

Nominations:
BEST SET DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA – Phil Holmes
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA – Campbell Black &  Terese Maurici-Ryan
BEST SOUND DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA – Andrea Cole
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR in a COMEDY – Ben Mitchell as Victor Fleming
BEST DIRECTOR of a COMEDY Production – Terese Maurici-Ryan

 

Best Actress in a Minor Role Jennifer Piper

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Bryan Richardson

Best Actor in a Comedy Xavier Ryan

Best Comedy Production Terese Maurici-Ryan

 

2011
We Happy Few by Imogen Stubbs. Directed by Gayle Poor
(Comedy) A total of 5 nominations and 4 awards.

AWARDS
BEST FOYER DISPLAY – Mick Poor
BEST SOUND DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA – Andrea Cole
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS in a DRAMA – A TIE: Jane Menz as Helen Irving & Melissa Karakaltsas as Charlotte Peters

Nominations
BEST DIRECTOR (COMEDY) – Gayle Poor
BEST COSTUME DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA – Janine Kerwood
BEST ACTOR in a MINOR ROLE in a COMEDY or a DRAMA – Bruce Carter as Minster/Bert/Keith (voice)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS in a DRAMA – Llaaneath Poor as Rosalind Roberts
BEST ACTRESS in a DRAMA – Genevieve Ryan as Hetty Oaks

 Best Supporting Actress in a Drama TIE Melissa Karakaltsas & Jane Menz

 Best Sound Design Andrea Cole

 

2010
Quartet by Ronald Harwood. Directed by Gareth Wilding-Forbes (Comedy)

 

A total of 4 nominations

Nominations
BEST ACTRESS in a COMEDY – Christine Andrew as Jean Horton
BEST ACTOR in a COMEDY – Bob Bramble as Reginald Paget; Chris Gaffney as Wilfred Bond
BEST DIRECTOR of a COMEDY Production – Gareth Wilding-Forbes
BEST COMEDY PRODUCTION

2008
The Shoe-Horn Sonata by John Misto.  Directed by Roderick Chappel
(Drama) A total of 3 nominations.

Nominations
BEST SOUND DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA – Roderick Chappel & Rob Wanless
BEST ACTRESS in a DRAMA – Genevieve Ryan as Bridie; Pat Alcock as Sheila

 

2007
Stepping Out by Richard Harris.  Directed by Cheryl Ballantine.  Choreography Michelle Carr-Fiddes (Comedy)

Nominations
BEST COSTUME DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA – Marilyn Pearce

 

2006
The Best Laid Plans by Fred Carmichael.  Directed by Peter Newling (Comedy)

Nominations
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS in a COMEDY – Janine Evans as Phoebe Kraxley
BEST ACTRESS in a COMEDY – Shirley Cattunar as Ada Westbrook

 

2002
Crossing Delancey by Susan Sandler.  Directed by Gayle Poor (Comedy)

Nominations
BEST ACTRESS in a MINOR ROLE in a COMEDY – Diane Deeming
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR in a COMEDY – Chris Fleming; Marcus Leonard
BEST DIRECTOR of a COMEDY Production – Gayle Poor
BEST COMEDY Production

 

2001
My Three Angels by Sam and Bella Spewack. Directed by Cheryl Ballantine

Nominations
BEST COSTUMES – Bonnie Rothwell
BEST DIRECTOR – Cheryl Ballantine

 

1999
Daisy Pulls It Off by Denise Deegan.  Directed by Cheryl Ballantine

Nominations
BEST COSTUMES
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Kate Thurossell

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