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The Gold Coast Little Theatre’s Dolphin Awards

Pic one: Rowena Orcullo Ryan (Centre) (Best Supporting Actress) and Kellie Wilson (Best Actress) from The King and I.

The Gold Coast Little Theatre had a full-house for its special awards night as members gathered to acknowledge the best of 2019.

Despite having had a busy year, with some excellent productions, there were only two winners in all categories.

They were the Addams Family musical – which took out seven awards – while the much loved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I took out eight.

The Addams Family scored wins in audio (Cody O’Prey), lighting (Andrew Borg), choreography (Jo De Goldi), set (Lawrie Esmond and Ann-Britt Riget), crew member (Leeanne Schultz), joint stage manager (Ralph Lenton) and leading male (Daniel O’Connell).

Meanwhile, The King and I won Dolphins with costumes (Shirley Whitehouse), music (Ann Sparks), joint stage manager (Di Morgan), supporting female (Rowena Orcullo Ryan), supporting male (Flynn Anderson), leading female (Kellie Wilson), director (Stuart Morgan) and show of the year.

The evening also gave the company the opportunity to celebrate the work of life members Joyce Grant, Del Halpin, Nina Khan, Nellie and Leo Mevissen and Julianne and Bruce Shearer.

Another guest of honour was Gold Coast City Councillor Dawn Critchlow who is retiring at this year’s council election after nearly 30 years in local government. And the winners are ... 2019 Dolphin Winners AUDIO: Cody O’Prey – The Addams Family LIGHTING: Andrew Borg – The Addams Family CHOREOGRAPHY: Jo De Goldi – The Addams Family SET: Lawrie Esmond And Ann-Britt Riget – The Addams Family CREW MEMBER: Leeanne Schultz – The Addams Family STAGE MANAGER: (tie) Ralph Lenton – The Addams Family & Di Morgan – The King And I COSTUMES: Shirley Whitehouse – The King And I MUSIC: Ann Sparks – The King And I SUPPORTING FEMALE: Rowena Orcullo Ryan – The King And I SUPPORTING MALE: Flynn Anderson – The King And I LEADING FEMALE: Kellie Wilson – The King And I LEADING MALE: Daniel O’Connell – The Addams Family DIRECTOR: Stuart Morgan – The King And I PRODUCTION: The King And I PRESIDENT'S AWARD: (A) Lawrie Esmond & (B) Front Of House And Technical Volunteers

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