HORSHAM Arts Council has received multiple nominations for Music Theatre Guild of Victoria awards.
The performing arts group received seven award nominations in six categories.
The winners will be announced during a ceremony at Her Majesty's Theatre in Ballarat on December 14.
Horsham Arts Council president Simon Dandy said he was so proud of everyone nominated.
"It's icing on the cake," he said. "It's an indication that we're on the right track and doing some pretty good things in relation to our peers."
"We don't do anything for these awards. What we do is to do the best possible job we can to give people on stage a great experience and people in the audience a great show and value for money."
"The fact that we've had 17 shows this year and 14 have sold out, really that's the biggest reward we could have," Mr Dandy said.
Liam Robertson has three nominations - two for junior performer in an open production for his work as Pepper in Mamma Mia and Franz Klinemann in Rock of Ages; the other a dancer's award for his performance as Pepper.
Mr Robertson has been involved with Horsham Arts Council since he was a 12-year-old and will go to Melbourne next year to finish school at performing arts college Patrick Studios Australia.
He said his involvement with Horsham Arts Council had been invaluable in preparing him for a career on stage.
"It's always been that nice constant thing that's always been there to support people like me who just really love a creative outlet and just aren't that interested in sport," he said.
Shane Podolksi said he couldn't believe he had received a nomination for his lighting work on Rock of Ages.
He said Horsham Arts Council had helped to "put Horsham on the entertainment map" with artists increasingly interested in bringing their show to town.
Susie Mibus was nominated for a design award for her costume and seamstress work with Mamma Mia.
She said it was her first time being involved with the group and that she was impressed by the professionalism.
"I sat next to people one night and they said 'we're from Donald, we come to every show that comes here because we know we're going to have a good time'," she said.
Jessica Wilson was nominated for female performer in a supporting role for her work as Justice Charlier in Rock of Ages and Brady King was nominated for male performer in a supporting role for his work as Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages.
"I feel like I've already won just by being recognised by that calibre of award," she said.
Mrs Wilson has been involved with Horsham Arts Council for 20 years and has been preparing to reprise her role as Tanya Chesham-Leigh for a few shows of Geelong Arts Centre's production of Mamma Mia.
She said it would be great if the award nominations attracted more funding for the group from the state government and Horsham Rural City Council.
Horsham Arts Council is one of four theatre companies who will receive an Award of Excellence and will perform their rendition of The Final Countdown from Rock of Ages at the awards ceremony.
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