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Surrey theatre groups up for numerous awards

Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society's The Frog Princess is up for multiple CTC Awards, as is Surrey Little Theatre's The Drawer Boy (below).
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Surrey-based theatre groups have been nominated for numerous Community Theatre Coalition (CTC) Awards.

Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society rated high on the recognition list this year with multiple nominations for its two musical productions.

The FVGSS pantomime The Frog Princess gained nominations for best musical director, Timothy Tucker; best actor in a musical, James Walker; best actress in a musical, Chelsea Tucker; best choreographer, Seitz; best costume design, Christy Zaporozan; best lighting design, Mike Balser; and best set design, Omanie Elias.

The society’s HMS Pinafore was nominated for best musical production, Stadel and Dann Wilhelm; best director, Jacqollyne Keath; best musical director, Kerry O’ Donovan; best choreographer, Carol Seitz; best actor in a musical, Mike Friesen; and best actress in a musical, Dodi Barrilec.

Surrey Little Theatre is also up for multiple honours, with its production of The Drawer Boy nominated several times. Rita Price and Diane Gendron are nominated for Best Production of a Comedy/Drama, as are June Ainsworth (Best Director, Best Set Design) and Mike Busswood (Best Supporting Actor). Ainsworth and Leigh Burton are also up for Best Set Decoration for Drawer Boy.

Robyn Bradley is nominated for Best Lead Actress for her role in SLT's Becky's New Car.

White Rock Players Club will host the annual CTC awards gala, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m., at Coast Capital Playhouse. For tickets to the awards ($30), call 604-536-7535 or visit www.whiterockplayers.ca

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