The 2015 CONDA Awards will be presented at Wests New Lambton’s Starlight Room on Saturday, November 28 and organizers are promising quite a show.
A theatre awards launch would not be a worthy event without entertainment between the announcements. This year, songs will be presented by young musical theatre performers aged from 14 to the early 20s who are contributing to enriching the already high standards of musicals staged in Newcastle and the Lower Hunter.
CONDA is an acronym for City of Newcastle Drama Awards. The yearly awards were initiated by Newcastle City Council in 1979 to mark the 50th anniversary of its Civic Theatre, and are the longest established continuous theatre awards in a major Australian city.
Tickets for the November 28 Awards night at Wests New Lambton are on sale, and more than half the 450 seats in the Starlight Room venue have already been sold. You can purchase tickets via www.proticket.com.au.
CONDAs will be presented in 25 categories
Outstanding Achievement and Contribution to Theatre
Best Dramatic Production
Best Musical Production
Best New Play or Musical
Best Special Event
Excellence by a Director (Drama or Comedy)
Excellence by a Director (Musical)
Excellence by a Choreographer
Excellence by a Musical Director
Excellence in Costume Design
Excellence in Makeup and Wigs
Excellence in Set or Prop Design
Excellence in Lighting Design
Excellence in Sound Design
Excellence by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Drama or Comedy)
Excellence by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (Drama or Comedy)
Excellence by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Musical)
Excellence by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (Musical)
Excellence by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Excellence by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Excellence by a Male Actor – Under the age of 18
Excellence by a Female Actor – Under the age of 18
Excellence by a Performing Ensemble