The SCCAS Youth Schollarship Award 2017 was presented to Jonathan Ogilvie in front of the cast of Cinderella and the Pirates on 20 November. The schollarship award was created in 2010 to recognize youth tallent in the Society, and encourage further involvement in the arts industry. Previous recipeints have contributed their skills in acting, musicianship, make-up artistry and choreography to various shows for the Society. This year, for the first time, the award has been presented to a young director.
Jonathan Ogilvie joined SCCAS in 2012, to be in the chorus of The Sound of Music. That same year, he got a taste of life backstage, doing props for The Importance of Being Earnest. Since then he has held many rolls, both on and off stage; including a Crow in The Wizard of Oz, Assistant Business Manager for Jesus Christ Superstar and Assistant Director for Sweeney Todd. He has also been onstage in the ensemble and in various cameo roles in shows like Jesus Christ Superstar and Pippin. Jonathan is on the SCCAS Management Committee, holding the position of Assistant to the Secretary and Treasurer since 2015.
In 2015 Jonathan made his directoral debut: Jack and the Beanstalk. The pantomime was a success, and 2 years later, Jonathan directed another pantomime, this time the self-written Cinderella and the Pirates. Both shows introduced new talent to the Society, and provided young artists the opportunity to sharpen their skills.
Jonathan is already planning for 2018. In April he will be appearing in the South Australian premier of Side Show with the Hills Musical Company, and then he will be returning to Victor Harbor as Assistant Director for SCCAS's soon to be announced second show for 2018.