2015 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards Update - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in Lead!

Brendan van Rhyn is currently leading the
Best Leading Actor in a Musical category for his performance
as Frank-N-Furter in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Photo credit: Jesse Kramer

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld South Africa Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2014 and September 2015. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31.

Voting is now underway for South Africa! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

With LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS leading the categories for Best Director of a Musical (Steven Stead), Best Actress in a Musical (Candice van Litsenborgh) and Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Zak Hendrikz) and THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW leading the categories for Best Choreography (Louisa Talbot), Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Brendan van Rhyn) and Best Musical, here are the current standings for all nomination categories in the BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards:

Best Choreography (Professional)
Louisa Talbot, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for the Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre, Montecasino 32%
Janine Bennewith, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Pieter Toerien Productions/Kickstart - Theatre on the Bay/Main Theatre, Montecasino 32%
Louisa Talbot, WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - Artscape 23%

Best Costume Design (Professional)
Greg King, SHREK - Kickstart Theatre Company - Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre 40%
Birrie le Roux, ORPHEUS IN AFRICA - Eric Abraham, Daniel Galloway and Renaye Kramer for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 29%
Melissa van Eck, ASPOESTERTJIE - Add-Life productions - Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace 11%

Best Director of a Musical (Professional)
Steven Stead, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Pieter Toerien Productions/Kickstart - Theatre on the Bay/Main Theatre, Montecasino 51%
David Kramer, ORPHEUS IN AFRICA - Eric Abraham, Daniel Galloway and Renaye Kramer for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 22%
Janice Honeyman, SISTER ACT - Bernard Jay for the Joburg Theatre - Joburg Theatre 21%

Best Director of a Play (Professional)
Neil Coppen, ANIMAL FARM - Nobulali Productions/Shakexperience - Market Theatre 41%
Louis Viljoen, THE PERVERT LAURA - Eric Abraham for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 23%
Christiaan Olwagen, WIE'S BANG VIR VIRGINIA WOOLF? - Saartjie Botha - The Fugard Theatre 19%

Best Ensemble Performance (Professional)
ANIMAL FARM - Nobulali Productions/Shakexperience - Market Theatre 39%
BORN IN THE RSA - The Baxter Theatre - The Baxter Theatre 25%
PYTHONESQUE - Pieter Toerien Productions - Theatre on the Bay/Main Theatre, Montecasino 24%

Best Family Friendly Production (Professional)
SHREK - Kickstart Theatre Company - Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre 72%
THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY - Here Manje - National Arts Festival 11%
WHAT GOES UP - FTH:K - Cape Town Fringe 7%

Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Professional)
Brendan van Rhyn, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for the Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre, Montecasino 38%
Jonathan Roxmouth, WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - Artscape 32%
Steven Stead, SNOOPY - Kickstart Theatre Company - Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre 16%

Best Leading Actor in a Play (Professional)
Marius Weyers, WIE'S BANG VIR VIRGINIA WOOLF? - Saartjie Botha - The Fugard Theatre 38%
Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, A MAN AND A DOG - KB Theatre Productions - National Arts Festival 24%
Wessel Pretorius, UNDONE - Artscape - Market Theatre 16%

Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Professional)
Candice van Litsenborgh, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Pieter Toerien Productions/Kickstart - Theatre on the Bay/Main Theatre, Montecasino 38%
Lynelle Kenned, WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - Artscape Theatre 28%
Kate Normington, SISTER ACT - Bernard Jay for the Joburg Theatre - Joburg Theatre 15%

Best Leading Actress in a Play (Professional)
Anna-Mart van der Merwe, PEOPLE ARE LIVING THERE - The Market Theatre/Windybrow Theatre - Market Theatre 32%
Emily Child, THE PERVERT LAURA - Eric Abraham for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 26%
Sandra Prinsloo, WIE'S BANG VIR VIRGINIA WOOLF? - Saartjie Botha - The Fugard Theatre 25%

Best Musical (Professional)
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for the Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre, Montecasino 36%
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Pieter Toerien Productions/Kickstart - Theatre on the Bay/Main Theatre, Montecasino 34%
WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - Artscape 23%

Best New Work (Professional)
THE PERVERT LAURA (Louis Viljoen) - Eric Abraham for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 34%
WE DIDN'T COME TO HELL FOR THE CROISSANTS (Various) - Jemma Kahn - POPArt Theatre/National Arts Festival 27%
A VOICE I CANNOT SILENCE (Greg Homann) - The South African State Theatre/Atsa/National Arts Festival - The South African State Theatre/National Arts Festival 20%

Best Play (Professional)
ANIMAL FARM - Nobulali Productions/Shakexperience - Market Theatre 30%
THE PERVERT LAURA - Eric Abraham for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 25%
WIE'S BANG VIR VIRGINIA WOOLF? - Saartjie Botha - The Fugard Theatre 22%

Best Set Design (Professional)
Conor Murphy, WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - Artscape 61%
Jaco Bouwer, SAMSA-MASJIEN - Jaco Bouwer/Willem Anker/Baxter Theatre - Baxter Theatre 16%
Guy De Lancey, THE PERVERT LAURA - Eric Abraham for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 9%

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Professional)
Zak Hendrikz, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Pieter Toerien Productions/Kickstart - Theatre on the Bay/Main Theatre, Montecasino 39%
Andrew Laubscher, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for the Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre, Montecasino 30%
Michael Richard. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Pieter Toerien Productions/Kickstart - Theatre on the Bay/Montecasino 12%

Best Supporting Actor in a Play (Professional)
Wessel Pretorius, WIE'S BANG VIR VIRGINIA WOOLF? - Saartjie Botha - The Fugard Theatre 28%
Carel Nel, PEOPLE ARE LIVING THERE - Market Theatre/Windybrow Theatre - Market Theatre 20%
Guy De Lancey, THE PERVERT LAURA - Eric Abrahams for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 19%

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Professional)
Bianca Le Grange, WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 52%
Toni Jean Erasmus, SISTER ACT - Bernard Jay for the Joburg Theatre - Joburg Theatre 26%
Marlee van der Merwe, ASPOESTERTJIE - Marlee van der Merwe, ASPOESTERTJIE - Marlee van der Merwe, ASPOESTERTJIE 11%

Best Supporting Actress in a Play (Professional)
Claire Mortimer, A VOICE I CANNOT SILENCE - The South African State Theatre/Atsa/National Arts Festival - The South African State Theatre/National Arts Festival 34%
Terry Norton, THE PERVERT LAURA - Eric Abrahams for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 27%
Anthea Thompson, A DOLL'S HOUSE - National Arts Festival - Rhodes Theatre 22%

Best Technical Design - Lighting & Sound (Professional)
Joshua Cutts and Mark Malherbe, WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - Artscape 48%
Tina le Roux and Tristan Horton, ANIMAL FARM - Nobulali Productions/Shakexperience - Market Theatre 26%
Daniel Galloway, Benjamin du Plessis and Mark Malherbe, ORPHEUS IN AFRICA - Eric Abraham, Daniel Galloway and Renaye Kramer for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 13%




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