Andover Actor Wins Award!
Eddie Nias, a member of Andover Musical Theatre Company, has been presented with a Curtain Call Award by the Southern Daily Echo for ‘Best Actor in an Opera’ in recognition of his performance as The Major General in their 2013 production of The Pirates of Penzance.
Eddie was praised by the judges who described him as a director’s dream, superb as the manic Major-General. Although nominated under the Opera category, the version of The Pirates of Penzance performed was very much a modern musical and Director Carol Robinson was praised by for delivering a funny, fast-paced, visually attractive production, described as an ‘altogether faultless show’.
The Curtain Call Awards, known as the Oscars of the amateur theatre world, cover the whole of the Hampshire area, and the judges review hundreds of productions throughout the year, nominating the cream of the crop for the annual awards.
This is not the first time that Andover Musical Theatre Company have been recognized for their talent; they have previously been nominated for over ten different awards in the Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, Best Scenery and Props and the most coveted award - Best Musical for their 2012 production of Jekyll & Hyde.
The company’s next production is the deliciously salacious musical The Witches of Eastwick on stage at The Lights 29th April – 3rd May.
Tickets are on sale now from the box office 01264 368368.
Eddie Nias has been nominated by the Southern Daily Echo for a Curtain Call Award in the category "Best Performance in an Opera" for his role as The Major General in The Pirates of Penzance.
They said "Eddie Nias as Major-General in Pirates of Penzance, Andover Musical Theatre Company. Superb as the manic Major-General as well as taking (joint) credit for two very professional-looking sets, lighting and sound design."
We are absolutely thrilled to be nominated for three Curtain Call Awards by The Southern Daily Echo! We are proud of Carol to be nominated for her performance, and it is fantastic to see Ed get some well-deserved recognition for the technical aspects of the show, but we are especially pleased with the Best Musical nomination as it really represents the hard work and effor
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Carol Robinson. Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde, Andover Musical Theatre Company. Displayed real emotion as the tart-with-a-heart.
Eddie Nias. Jekyll & Hyde, Andover Musical Society. Impressively staged stabbings, slashed jugulars and gunshot on a great set.
Jekyll and Hyde, Andover Musical Theatre Company. Certainly did what it said on the tin, blessed with exceptionally gifted performers.
The awards ceremony will be on 25th January 2013.
John and Sue Parker have been put forward after 40 years of work with the Andover Musical Theatre Company.
The husband and wife from Conholt Road in Andover, were nominated by Louise Ellison: "Over the years, John and Sue have worked tirelessly to keep the Society going, providing the opportunity to take part in musical productions to hundreds of people young and old.
"They stepped down from the committee in 2007 but John has returned in cameo roles and Sue continues to give her time as President. They've both dedicated so much time to the Andover Musical Theatre Company, that members past and present would like to show their appreciation by nominating them."
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our Presidents, John and Sue Parker, have been nominated as finalists for the 2011 Pride of Andover Awards!
John and Sue have been selected for this contribution to the arts in Andover, having been at the helm of the Andover Operatic Society / Andover Musical & Operatic Society, since the 1970's. They led the group for many years on the committee making a name for the society in the local performing arts scene. Together they managed to keep everything going during the difficult time when the cricklade theatre was closed for renovations and even after stepping down from the committee, they have continued to support the new leaders providing advice and assistance whenever needed.
We are sure you will agree that John and Sue are so deserving of this nomination. They have given so much of their time and energy for so many years to keep musical theatre alive in Andover, providing countless opportunities not only for hundreds of people take part in a musical production, but to thousands of people to enjoy the excitement and joy of watching a musical.
Upon hearing they had been nominated, Sue said "What a lovely surprise! We are touched and honoured to be nominated – whether we win is neither here nor there, it is the thought that is important."
John and Sue will be treated to a special reception for nominees at the Awards Ceremony to be held at The Lights in October.
Break a Leg.
AMOS are thrilled to announce that we have been nominated for not one, but two categories in the 2010 Curtain Call Awards!
The prestigious awards, organised by the Southern Daily Echo are judged by team of astute reviewers who travel the length and breadth of the county and further afield – to take a look at the best amateur theatre has to offer in Hampshire. Presenting the sort after accolades annually at a glittering awards ceremony.
Paul Marsh has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, the awards judges commented on his performance as Francis Fryer “He had the audience hooting with laughter at his impersonation of an actress.”
Neil Streeter has also been nominated, for Best Musical Director. The judges said, “The show was a musical delight – every song was sheer pleasure and the whole Company numbers created magical and heartfelt performances.”
The winners will be announced at the annual Curtain Call Awards Ceremony on 29th January 2011.
Congratulations to Paul Marsh who has been nominated for a Curtain Call Award - Best Actor in a Musical - for his performance of Ebenzer Scrooge!
The judges said that Paul had a beautiful singing voice and had excellent characterization. The awards will take place on the 29th January 2010 at The Devere Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton. Fingers crossed!
On Friday 30th January, Louise, James and eight AMOS members attended The Southern Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards ceremony at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton (unfortunately Maria couldn't make it due to overseas work commitments).
Dressed up in our best frocks and tuxes, the evening started with a surprise ride in a stretch Limosine from Ben's Limo's, complete with glass of bubbly for the journey! We were greeted at the venue with a Champagne reception which was followed by a delicious three course meal - lovely!
After dinner the presentations began and we waited with anticipation for the results..... unfortunately we didn't win, but we still felt honoured to have been nominated, as there seemed to be some very talented competition.
Louise and James would like to thank the society for all their support and particularly those who came with us - We thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening!
To see photos from the event - CLICK HERE
We are pleased to announce that three of our members have been nominated for the presitigous Southern Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards! All three of the nominees had lead roles in our 2008 production - Thoroughly Modern Millie!
Louise Ellison has been nominated for 'Best Actress in a Musical'
James Quinn has been nominated for 'Best Actor in a Musical'
Maria Candy has been nominated for 'Best Supporting Actress in a Musical'.
The winners are announced at a glittering Oscars style ceremony at Southampton's St Mary's Stadium on Friday 30th January - fingers crossed!!!
CLICK HERE to for more information about the awards.
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