Seymour Performers Workshop is excited to announce our 2021 major musical will be Annie! After more than 12 months with our theatre lights dimmed and our curtains drawn we can’t wait to bring this much loved classic to the stage in Seymour this November. Auditions will be held on Sunday 20th and Thursday 24th of June. Click here for more information.
Planning is underway to present our fifth One Act Play Festival on Saturday 23rd of October 2021. Applications are now open and we encourage theatre groups and performers interested in participating to complete the form on our website and return to us by 5pm on Sunday 25 July.
Our 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 21 February and all are welcome to attend. We are always keen to hear from people interested in joining the committee and helping support the Workshop. To assist us to be COVIDSafe please RSVP your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org
Performing Arts Scholarship Opportunity
The Seymour Performers Workshop is delighted to announce applications are now open for the Howe Family Scholarship, an annual scholarship established to provide access to professional training in the performance arts for young people within the Mitchell Shire.
The Scholarship has been made possible through the generosity of Clinton Howe and family and will enable the recipient to attend a mid-year short course at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Melbourne. The recipient will have access to a week long NIDA-Open winter course in either Musical Theatre or Acting.
Mr Howe said, “Through this Scholarship we hope to continue to develop the strong theatre community in the Mitchell Shire and inspire our young people to pursue their dreams in the Arts. We have chosen NIDA due to its national recognition for excellence and SPW for its ongoing commitment to the arts within the Mitchell Shire, to help us deliver this Scholarship”.
Applications are open to secondary school students aged 16+ who are residents of the Mitchell Shire. Applications close on Friday 10 April 2020.
The cast and crew of the Seymour Performers Workshop 2019 productions of Footloose and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown received a number of awards at the recent 46th Annual Georgy Awards. Held in the Goulburn Valley area since 1973, the awards recognise theatrical excellence in community theatre.
Seymour Performers Workshop President Brett Harvey said, “We are so proud and delighted to have received so many nominations and a number of fantastic awards for our 2019 season. Congratulations to the cast, crew, and creative team of Footloose for winning Best Musical, and to the team from You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown for taking out the Junior Encouragement Award. We are so proud of each and every one of the amazing people involved in making these wonderful productions happen”.
Other award recipients included John Sharp (Best Male Singing and Best Performance in a Musical Male – Footloose), Isabella Polimeni (Best Female Singing – Footloose), Adeline Hunter (Achievement in Choreography – Footloose), and the Footloose Backstage Crew (Judge’s Award for Excellence).
Broadford local Barry Withers received the Ted Malloy Award for Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Theatre. This award recognises Mr Wither’s involvement in community theatre over many decades and, in particular, his contribution to the Broadford Amateur Theatrical Society (BATS) and Seymour Performers Workshop. Over the years Mr Withers has appeared in more than 80 productions and worked tirelessly behind the scenes as an active member of both organisations. He continues to support both groups and provide fantastic mentorship to their younger members.
Congratulations everyone and thank you to the Georgy Awards Association and all sponsors for their fantastic support of community theatre.