Illalong News

  • 12th January, 2015

On the Red Carpet at the Gold Coast Theatre Awards

The  Gold Coast Theatre Awards are held annually to honour and recognise theatre productions and their cast members, in what can only be described as an Oscar-esque style awards night of glitz and glamour. With a red carpet entrance, Korbie-Lee Paltridge and Isaac Tredinnick, both nominated for awards, made an elegant Foyer entrance, beaming with enthusiasm and pride. In 2014, the awards night was held just prior to Christmas in the glorious setting of the Paradise Room at the Arts Centre on the Gold Coast . 

Congratulations to Korbie- Lee, who won her section for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a School/Youth Musical. Korbie-Lee was competing for the title against Lauren Smithers with Spotlight for Battlescars  and Cindy Gibson for Alice’s Adventures from the Murwillumbah Theatre Company.  A wonderful achievement for Korbie-Lee who played Miranda, the daughter of Gloria (Christine Foote)  and Dr Prospero (Joel Underwood), and the love interest of Cookie (Isaac Tredinnick) and Captain Tempest (James Hudson) in our production of Return to the Forbidden Planet.

Isaac Tredinnick was very well placed to be nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a School/Youth Musical. The competition was James Hunt/ Miss Saigon for Emmanuel College (the winner in this category) and Harry Lions/ Beauty and the Beast for Saint Stephen’s College. Well done,Isaac!

Jacqui Fry, Janet Burridge and Lisa Wise, from the College's production team, attended this wonderful evening of excellent entertainment with Korbie-Lee, Isaac and their families, as part of an 'audience' of 400 patrons. Korbie–Lee and Isaac were an outstanding credit to our College. 

The schools with nominations for the Best School/Youth Musical were: A.B. Paterson College for Return to the Forbidden Planet, Emmanuel College for Miss Saigon,  Saint Stephen’s College for Beauty and the Beast and Palm Beach Currumbin for Little Shop of Horrors. The rest of the nominees were from Theatre Companies. Emmanuel College took out the Major Award, the Gold Palm Award, for Miss Saigon, which was a wonderful achievement.

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