So. SCOUNDRELS has closed is Sydney and there are no plans for a tour in the foreseeable future so Sheldy will be returning to NYC in the new year to hit the audition trail once more. But first...
a short holiday on the Gold Coast where Sheldy has been the patron of the Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards since their inception five years ago. This is the first time he has not been working on a show when the awards are presented so instead of sending his usual video apology he actually fronted up for the event in person.
An exhibition in the Gold Coast Arts Centre foyer displayed the photographs of Harry Jay, theatre photographer of the 50s and 60s. That's Toni Lamond in PAJAMA GAME just above Sheldy's head.
Tikki Taylor in PAJAMA GAME and below, a very young auntie Helen Reddy
On the night of the awards, TT scrubbed up beautifully as always
as did new Surfers Paradise resident, song-and-dance man extraordinaire Jack Webster
and the incomparable musical theatre star Sheila Bradley
Ian Stenlake hosted and the 50 plus awards were interspersed with selections from the nominated shows. Congrats to all!!!!!