Semi-Finalists for Prestigious Music Theatre Scholarship Announced
2017 Rob Guest Endowment Award
After auditions in both Melbourne and Sydney, the committee for the 2017 Rob Guest Endowment Award have selected 30 semi-finalists who will perform in front of a panel of judges in Melbourne on 16 October to determine the six finalists for the 2017 Rob Guest Endowment Award.
The 30 Semi-Finalists for the 2017 Rob Guest Endowment Award are:
|Annie Aitken||Julian Kuo|
|Prue Bell||Matthew Manahan|
|Nicola Bowman||Kieran McGrath|
|Stefanie Caccamo||Thomas McGuane|
|Ali Calder||Alessandra Merlo|
|Baylie Carson||Imogen Moore|
|Rebecca Cullinan||Matilda Moran|
|Jessica Di Costa||Joshua Mulheran|
|Joshua Firman||Morgan Palmer|
|Bronte Florian||Brittanie Shipway|
|Jayme-Lee Hanekom||Alana Tranter|
|Bobbie-Jean Henning||Jack Van Staveren|
|Georgina Hopson||Sam Ward|
|Nigel Huckle||Rachael Ward|
|Todd Jacobsson||Lyndon Watts|
The Rob Guest Endowment Award, now in its 9th year, is awarded annually to an emerging musical theatre performer selected by a panel of industry experts. The Rob Guest Endowment 2017 panel will seek out Australia’s brightest and most talented young rising stars through a multistage audition process.
Six finalists will be shortlisted and will have the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of an audience of Australia’s leading and most established producers and casting agents at the final event. The winner will take home the highly coveted Rob Guest Endowment Award of $20,000.
Previous finalists and winners of the Rob Guest Endowment Award have since been launched into the industry, starring in lead roles in musical theatre around Australia. Past winners include Linden Furnell (Kinky Boots, Rent), Daniel Assetta (The Book of Mormon, Wicked), Joshua Robson (Dream Lover, Les Miserables), Samantha Dodemaide (The Wizard of Oz, Singing in the Rain), Glenn Hill (Matilda the Musical, Legally Blonde), Blake Bowden (The Book of Mormon, Fiddler on the Roof) and Francine Cain (Grease, Rock of Ages).