The cast and crew of three Highlands productions had their time in the spotlight once again on Saturday night.
Chevalier College, Oxley College and CMS Productions picked up seven awards at the 43rd annual CAT Awards held at Llewellyn Hall School of Music in Canberra on Saturday night.
Chevalier College's production of Baskerville received of the five awards, with praise for its overall production, director, leading actor and actress and costume team.
The awards Chevalier College received include:
- Best production of a school or youth play
- Best direction of a school or youth play
- Best youth actress in a featured role in a play to Beatrice McRobbie as Dr McCann/Nurse Malloy
- Best youth actor in a featured role in a play to Sam Malone as Mr Stapleton
- Best costumes for a school or youth production to Joanne Crowe, Ann Philippe and Denise Hiser
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There was also praise for Oxley College's production of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
- Best Production of a School / Youth Musical
- Best Ensemble in a School/Youth Production for the principal cast
- Best Director of a School/ Youth Musical for Phil Cunich
Oxley College also picked up the best ensemble in a play award for the chorus in its production of Where in the World is Frank Sparrow.
CMS Productions received two awards for Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, including one for the performance of its lead actress and another for its production values:
- Best actress in a leading role in a play to Ali Rapp as Olive
- Best production of a play
The Canberra Area Theatre Awards (CAT Awards) have been part of the theatre, dance and musical scene in Canberra and the surrounding districts since 1994.
They provide recognition for the enormous contribution made by non-professional groups to the artistic life of Australia, in particular in Canberra and the region, and they encourage individuals in the performing arts.