SIMPLY THE BEST!
Some exciting news from the Musical Theatre NZ 62nd AGM, held in Blenheim this weekend...
Our very own Brent and Robyn Gardner were announced as recipients of the MTNZ Merit Award!
This award recognises outstanding achievement and contribution to musical theatre in our communities - something that Brent and Robyn have certainly done, with both of them having given their time and talents in many capacities to SOTS for over 40 years.
Congratulations, Brent and Robyn Gardner.
Brent became a member of SOTS in 1977, when he was a dancer in Fiddler on the Roof. Since then he has been involved in over 30 productions, both on and off stage. A talented singer and actor, he has taken leading roles in many shows, but is also willing to step back and support others to develop and grow within the society.
Robyn joined the society in 1981, taking the role of Bet in Oliver, but her main contribution has been her skilled and inspirational choreography and directing. With dedication and good humour, she manages to make dancers out of anyone, even novices with two left feet. Her vision as a director has led to many high quality shows.
We are very proud of Brent and Robyn and their achievements. This award could not have gone to a more deserving couple!