What: The STAR Awards (SC Theatre Alliance Awards)
Where: Caloundra Cultural Centre
Who: 250 members of SC Theatre Groups
When: Sat 4th February from 6.30pm
Tony Awards come to the Coast!!
The Sunshine Coast's equivalent of the Tony Awards, the STAR Awards, will be presented next Saturday 4th February at a gala function hosted by SEA FM Morning Crew's John Caruso, at the Caloundra Cultural Centre.
The STAR Awards are presented in recognition of excellence in all aspects of theatre, and celebrate the accomplishments achieved in Live Theatre across the Sunshine Coast throughout 2005.
Awards are given for acting, direction, set design, lighting and sound design, costume design, and the pinnacle award, Performer of the Year, awarded to the actor who receives the highest outright score from the adjudicators.
Like the Tony's and the Oscars, the awards are divided into categories of Drama/Black Comedy, Comedy, Musicals, One-Act Plays, Light Entertainment and Script Writing.
With the Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance now boasting 8 member groups, from Caloundra to Noosa, the awards recognise thousands of unpaid hours are put into amateur theatre productions across the coast.
They are a way of giving recognition to the hard work, blood, sweat and tears that were poured into dozens of productions produced throughout 2005, including such shows as Snow White, Cabaret and the classic Australian drama Summer of the 17th Doll.
The Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance appoints 3 adjudicators to each category. Those 3 adjudicators attend each production throughout the year in their particular category, judging all aspects of the production.
250 coast actors, directors and backstage technicians will converge on the Cultural Centre in their finery, for theatre's night of nights.
A full list of nominations are on the Alliance website at www.livetheatre.com.au, where you can also find out all the information you require on your nearest theatre group.
For more information, phone Synda on 5449 9972.
Graphic to the right: The cast of Chicago took home plenty of awards at last years awards night.
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