Brandon Wilson – Rocky Mountain Outlook – October 4
Congratulations are in order for members of Canmore’s young theatre community as eight young actors, as well as two group ensembles, were nominated for Canada’s Joey Awards held in Vancouver on Nov. 10.
Individual nominations from Canmore include: Cirdan Monteith for Best Actress in a Play (13-14); Sarah Keith for Best Actress in a Play (16-19); Mira Hills for Best Actress in a Musical (14-19); Liam Brett for Best Actor in a Play or Live Performance (15-19) and Morgan Lowry for Best Actor in a Musical (10-13). Also nominated were Vera Heal, Kiana Murdoch, and Sage Pryor all in the Best Actress in a Musical (7-12) category.
For the ensemble casts, both the cast of The Apple Kingdom and Romeo and Juliet were nominated for performances during the Canmore Summer Theatre Festival.
The Joey Awards are meant to recognize Canada’s emerging performance talent, from theatre and film, to commercials and short movies. The awards are meant to keep kids springing forward in a business that is often filled with rejection.
Twelve-year-old Lowry, who was nominated for his performance as the young king in The Apple Kingdom, has been in theatre for eight years already, but this nomination is his first recognition as a professional actor.
“It feels amazing to be recognized for all the hard work,” said Lowry. “The whole cast has been working really hard on this. I’m not surprised, with all the hard work this cast has put in. But it’s a lot of awards, and I hope everybody wins.”