FANTASTIC NEWS FOR ANYONE INVOLVED WITH RISING STARS
We’ve recently learnt that Rising Stars’ production of ‘Romeo & Juliet – A Rock Musical’ in March last year has been nominated for an award by the National Operatic & Dramatic Association (NODA). We are on the shortlist for ‘Best Youth Production 2019’ in District 6.
NODA are such experts in amateur theatrical productions that to be recognised by them in any capacity is a real achievement. The overall winner won’t be announced until a Gala Awards Ceremony next month, but just being nominated means that ‘Romeo & Juliet – A Rock Musical’ was one of the top three youth productions in the area.
BUT THE GOOD NEWS KEEPS COMING!
At the Gala Award ceremony, Rising Stars member Amelia Parker will be presented with the NODA District 6 Award for ‘Best Young Performer’. Her performance as Juliet’s Nurse in ‘R&J’ was noted as showing style and expression with excellent stage awareness and we are delighted that her outstanding performance has been recognised in a particularly competitive year.
These nominations and awards are a testament to the talent and hard work of all the young cast, the production and technical teams and to everyone involved with Rising Stars so I hope you are all as absolutely thrilled as we are.
The annual Rising Stars Awards ceremony was held during the last night party for ‘RJ – A Rock Musical’
The Rising Stars Awards recognise that the cast get so much more from Rising Stars than just learning how to sing, act and perform on stage. It is always special to see a young cast member improve their self confidence and creativity as well as developing essential life skills such as teamwork, discipline, communication, interpersonal skills and management.
Shields were presented for Most Improved Member Under 13 years, Most Improved Member 13 years and over and for Outstanding Personal Contribution. Huge congratulations to the three winners – we are very proud of what you have achieved over the last 12 months.
The Miller Redpath Memorial Award for the Most Memorable Moment went to the performers in the ‘I am Not Dead Yet’ song in last year’s production of ‘Thoroughly Modern Musicals’. In addition, a Long Service Award was also presented to one member who has performed in 15 or more Rising Stars productions.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THIS YEAR’S WINNERS