Horizon Festival offers free music event
HORIZON Festival connects artists, industries, communities and audiences through an award-winning celebration of arts and culture.
It brings local, national and international artists together for 10 arts-fuelled days of visual art, music, performance, words and ideas, film and creative workshops across the Sunshine Coast.
Tonight, August 30, Festival Central comes to Maroochydore City Centre for visitors to enjoy a free classical music event.
Nocturne, produced by Louise King, of Cello Dreaming fame, is a performance opportunity for musicians to join the Sunshine Coast Chamber Orchestra and features music inspired by the romance of night, the moon and a majestic canopy of stars.
Leading Australian orchestral musicians, chamber music artists, regional instrumental music teachers and young talented award-winning musicians will unite to perform in the orchestra under the baton of King. Hear music by Mozart, Borodin, Piazzolla, Boccherini, Dvorak, Fauré and Tchaikovsky.
Festival Central starts at 7.30pm and is a free event. Go to horizonfestival.com.au
IN AN exciting opportunity for local performers, the next Theatrelab workshop introduces Physical Viewpoints: a process which has become a key learning tool in acting schools here and overseas.
Catherine Steer is another of the University of the Sunshine Coast's Masters in Professional Practice, Performing Arts, and is known to the theatre community for her work with the Queensland School of Performing Arts.
Join her on Saturday, September 7, from 1-6pm in the Black Box Theatre, Nambour.
Book at sunshinecoastlive.com.au/theatrelab or contact Jude Pippen on 0428 188 184.
The Importance of Being Earnest
OSCAR Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is a masterpiece: a combination of love, logic and language.
Taking place in a world full of gentlemen and ladies, the play sees Jack, Algernon, Gwendolyn and Cecily embark on tumultuous romantic journeys, under the watchful eye of the inimitable Lady Bracknell.
Jane Rivers directs Christopher Surplice as Lady Bracknell, Helen Vaughan-Roberts as Miss Prism, Ellie Corbet as Cecily, and Alex Cox as Jack. Stephen Moore returns from Sydney to play butlers Lane and Merriman.
This classic madcap farce is at Noosa Arts Theatre from next Thursday, September 5, to September 14. Book at sunshinecoastlive.com.au or call 5449 9343.
Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival results
ADJUDICATOR Michael Beh presented the following awards at last week's Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival.
Best Director (under 25): Matt Bapty - Lockdown, Moreton Bay Theatre Company
Best Unpublished Play (Youth Section): Crazy Crazy Town - Paula-Mary Camilleri, Bare Feet Drama Club
Youth Bursary: Virgo Nash (Writer, Director) You Had Me At Hello, Snap Crackle Theatre
Youth section - junior
Best Actor (male): Zac Finch - Goodness Gracious, Little Seed Theatre Company
Best Actor (female): Hannah Miller - Goodness Gracious, Little Seed Theatre Company
Best Supporting Actor (male): Michael Pye - Revolting Rhymes, Roar Academy
Best Supporting Actor (female: Annalise Geddes - Revolting Rhymes, Roar Academy
Shortlisted Play: Revolting Rhymes - Roar Academy
Best Play: Goodness Gracious - Little Seed Theatre Company
Youth section - intermediate
Best Actor (male): Jack Miller - You Had Me At Hello, Snap Crackle Theatre
Best Actor (female): Eden Tregear - Antigone Now, Little Seed Theatre Company
Best Supporting Actor (male): Ethan Sanford-Bell - Antigone Now, Little Seed Theatre Company
Best Supporting Actor (female): Ashleigh Law - Lockdown, Moreton Bay Theatre Company
Shortlisted Play: Lockdown - Moreton Bay Theatre Company
Best Play: You Had Me At Hello - Snap Crackle Theatre
Best Director (Open): John McMahon - Black Matter, Noosa Arts Theatre
Best Unpublished Play (Open): Bruce Olive - Black Matter, Noosa Arts Theatre
Best Set Design: The Spiders - Beenleigh Theatre Group
Pam Burchall Award: Sunshine Troupe - We Are All Heroes
Open section - drama
Shortlisted Play: The Spiders - Beenleigh Theatre Group
Best Play: Black Matter - Noose Arts Theatre
Best Actor (male): Glen Miller - Black Matter, Noose Arts Theatre
Best Actor (female): Claire Fermo - Black Matter, Noose Arts Theatre
Best Supporting Actor (male): John Stibbard - The Spiders, Beenleigh Theatre Group
Best Supporting Actor (female): Allycia Staples - We Are All Heroes, Sunshine Troupe
Open section - comedy
Shortlisted Play: Caught In The Act - Downstage Theatre Company
Best Play: Sitting on the Spectrum - Red Carpet Theatre Company
Best Actor (male): Aaron Evans - Caught In The Act, Downstage Theatre Company
Best Actor (female): Alison Lambole - Sitting on the Spectrum, Red Carpet Theatre Company
Best Supporting Actor (male): Ben McKechnie - The Artist, Maleny Players
Best Supporting Actor (female): Susan M. Brown - Sitting on the Spectrum, Red Carpet Theatre Company
Open section - 10 minute
Shortlisted Play: Dust - Beenleigh Theatre Group
Best Play: Fugue Dei Passeggeri - Miranda's Dressing Room
Best Actor (male): William Boyd - Dust, Beenleigh Theatre Group
Best Actor (female): Aimee Monement - Dust, Beenleigh Theatre Group
Best Supporting Actor (male): Clark Andales - Rodney, Bare Feet Drama Club
Best Supporting Actor (female): Jenni McCall - Fugue Dei Passeggeri, Miranda's Dressign Room.