Horowhenua is becoming recognised as a district packed with theatrical talent, and the upcoming 2019 Artistic Awards for Levin Performing Arts Society LPAS) will only add to the area's thespian reputation.

LPAS have staged three major productions over the past year, with three adjudicators in attendance at each, said spokeswoman Lorraine Lepper.

Nominations have been made for a range of award categories, and final decisions made by the judges, with the winners to be announced at the special event on Saturday at the society's headquarters in Levin.

Mrs Lepper said Directors Choice awards will be presented for each show, and a society award will recognise service given to the group over the year.

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They acknowledge the cast member who has, in the director's eyes, given that little bit extra and not necessarily in their performance," she said.

"A society award decided by the LPAS committee [will be] presented to a special person who has helped donated time and service to the society for the year. Always a difficult choice with so many people giving so willingly of their time."

For the performance of Starblaze awards for male and female youth performer will be presented.

Male nominees are Noah Watters, Liam Rogers, Kai Smith, Jonty Praat and Tiernan Spalding.

Female nominees are Charli O'Brien, Caitlin O'Neill, Amber Rollinson, Aaliyah Wicks and Jazz Aungiers.

Levin Performing Arts Society youth performers onstage during their production of Starblaze.
Levin Performing Arts Society youth performers onstage during their production of Starblaze.

For Disenchanted award nominees for lead cameo or support are Tacita Bohan, Jenna Wicks, Jennie Ferguson, Libby Bruhn, Asaria Saili, Ana Harkin and Margs Sanson.

A host of awards for the show Rock Of Ages will see judges pick winners from nominees Asaria Saili, Bernard O'Brien and Marcus Wolland for male lead, while Kaylee Wicks, Jenna Wicks and Sjan Giles-Oza are up for the female lead award.

Nominations for male support role are William Gilbert, Corey McAleese, Mark Peni and Anthony Butterfield, with Libby Bruhn, Lisa Lynn, Stephanie Greenslade and Amy Aitchison nominated for the female support role award.

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New Face award nominees are Corey McAleese, William Gilbert, Marcus Wolland and Amy Aitchison.

Ensemble award nominees are Owen Walburn, Amy Aitchison, Lisa Lynn and Caitlin Sanson.

Best Cameo nominees are Amy Aitchison, Mark Peni, Frazer Double and Stephanie Greenslade.

The cast of Levin Performing Arts Society's show Rock Of Ages.
The cast of Levin Performing Arts Society's show Rock Of Ages.

The awards evening will include entertainment interludes and will finish with Karaoke, Mrs Lepper said.

It begins at 7pm on Saturday, March 16 at 659 Queen St, Levin.

Tickets are $15 and are available by contacting 368-4555 or 027 6868 106.