Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the Green Room Awards - Melbourne's night of recognising top talent on stage.
We're thrilled the Melbourne Cabaret Festival was again well represented, with shows appearing in our festival taking out awards for the fifth straight year.
Special mention must also be made of our friends and strong supporters of the local cabaret scene, Martin Croft and Will Conyers, who were made Life Members of the Green Room Awards Association.
Regular Cabaret Festival star Geraldine Quinn took out Best Artist and alumni Andrew Strano and Loclan Mackenzie-Spencer took out Best Original Songs.
We also experienced a special moment of pride on hearing that Jane Patterson took out the Cabaret Musical Direction award for last year's hit show of the festival, Ginger And Tonic’s Desperate & Dateless. Why? Because two years ago, we spotted Ginger & Tonic in the Short+Sweet Cabaret Melbourn competition and saw in their 10 minute performance something special and magical, so offered them a spot in the Festival. A year on and Jane and her assemblage delivered a wondrous show in last year's festival.
Who knows what special treats this uber talented lady has next in store for Melbourne? ;)