The cast and crew of Bendigo Theatre Company's production of Wicked have been nominated for 14 Music Theatre Guild of Victoria awards.
Wicked came to life at the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo in October.
BTC president Abe Watson said the company already new the show was a success without the nominations.
"Everyone is super proud (of this show)," he said. "We don't do it for awards or nominations we want to put on a show for Bendigo.
"The aim is is entertaining Bendigo audiences with a worthwhile experiences and we did that. Any success on top of that is nice but it's not what we do it for."
The show has been nominated for production of the year while director Paul Watson and musical director Matthew Dudfield have also been nominated for awards.
"To be nominated for production of the year is huge. To my knowledge we have never been nominated for that in my time. we are particularly proud of that," Abe Watson said.
"From the first meeting of the creatives and then the first rehearsal we knew we had something special. To what level of special you never know because the ultimate thing is you don't know how audiences will respond to it.
"We had around 5000 people come see it, which is great. It was ambitious in terms of us doubling our performance capacity. The maximum (audience number) we could have done was about 8000, so to get around that 5000 mark made us happy."
Young actor Kody Austin leads the Bendigo performing contingent with three nominations for his role of Fiyero in Wicked.
Austin has been nominated for the male performer in a supporting role, junior performer in an open production and first performance in a featured role awards.
Melissa Harrington starred as Elphaba and has been nominated for best female performer in a leading role.
Claire Sexton who portrayed Madame Morrible has been nominated for the award for best female performer in a supporting role.
The entire cast has been nominated for best ensemble performance.
"Thousands of hours go in to the logistics, make up, hair and everything like that," Abe said.
"We take real pride in terms of being nominated for production of the year - it speaks to all that (behind-the-scenes) stuff.
"It's crazy to have been nominated for a whole cast performance in ensemble performance. That speaks to the respect and teamwork in the room to make is it special on stage."
Behind the scenes Ken Wells (sets), Liz Young (wardrobe), Ian Scott (lighting) and Greg Ginger (sound) have all been nominated for awards.
"So many other people put in time, effort and dedication, who deserve awards," Abe said.
"Awards don't capture things like marketing, stage management and many other elements. It's important to recognise that we are proud of everyone.
"We are also thankful for support of the Bendigo community. At the end of day that's what we do it for. Whether we win or not, we're proud of the show."
Participants of BTC's Wicked will also be presented with awards of excellence at the awards ceremony on December 14 at Her Majesty's Theatre in Ballarat.
Nominations for the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria didn't stop in Bendigo with Monique Kerr nominated for best female performer in a leading role.
Kerr portrayed Alice Murphy in Castlemaine group Three's a Crowd's production of bluegrass musical Bright Star.
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