Jesus Christ Superstar | 2016 Production of the Year

CLOC Musical Theatre was honoured at last nights Victorian Music Theatre Guild Awards with 9 awards including Best Production for Jesus Christ Superstar. Only once before has any one production been so successful at the Guilds, with that production being our original Les Misérables in 1993.

It takes over 250 people to put on any CLOC production and in 2016 we had two amazing productions. Firstly the Australasian premiere of WICKED which although with 13 nominations did not win an award last night was represented on stage by Rosa McCarty reprising her role as Elphaba singing “No Good Deed”. To say the house came down was an understatement.

Our second production Jesus Christ Superstar broke many records, from highest attendance for a October show through to highest number of tickets sold from bump in to closing (only beaten by Phantom in 2013).

Shaun Kingma’s vision for Superstar was executed brilliantly by the entire production team, crew, orchestra and cast. A well deserved win for a production that pushed the artistic boundaries and the result of which no one could have predicted or expected. To the 250 people involved in Superstar from the sewers to the lighting crew we thank you.

Below is a full list of CLOC’s awards from last night’s Guild Awards:

Music Theatre Guild of Victoria 2016
(* denotes winner)

Production of the Year (Bruce McBrien Award)
Jesus Christ Superstar, CLOC Musical Theatre

Lighting
Brad Alcock, Jesus Christ Superstar, CLOC Musical Theatre

Sound
Marcello Lo Ricco, Jesus Christ Superstar, CLOC Musical Theatre

Technical Achievement (Nigel Wallace Award)
Jesus Christ Superstar, CLOC Musical Theatre

Male Performer in a Leading Role (Harold Burrows Award)
Scott Mackenzie, Judas, Jesus Christ Superstar, CLOC Musical Theatre

Female Performer in a Leading Role (Doreen Burrows Award)
Katie Weston, Mary, Jesus Christ Superstar, CLOC Musical Theatre

Male Performer in a Supporting Role (Rob Constable Award)
Henry Shaw, Caiaphas, Jesus Christ Superstar, CLOC Musical Theatre

Ensemble Performance
The Ensemble, Jesus Christ Superstar, CLOC Musical Theatre

Design Award (Peter Blizzard-Allen Award)
David Wisken, Makeup Design, Jesus Christ Superstar, CLOC Musical Theatre