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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Oh, Henry

The Henry Award nominees have been announced. As you might expect, there are some that I don't agree with, some that I feel were left out, and a number that I haven't seen, but, for the most part, I'm pleased with the showing. As always, I'm in favor of recognizing quality performances.

So here are the noms (with a bit of commentary from me):

Supporting Actor in A Play

John Arp, "Almost, Maine," Aurora Fox

Steven J. Burge, "Dog Sees God," The Avenue
I loved "Dog Sees God." I'd have nominated everyone in the cast.

Jason Henning, "tempOdyssey," Curious Theatre

Cajardo Lindsey, "Lobby Hero," Miners Alley Playhouse

Seth Maisel, "No Sex, Please, We're British," Victorian Playhouse


Supporting Actress in A Play

Erica Sarzin-Borrillo, "The Price," Germinal

Elgin Kelley, "Dog Sees God," The Avenue Theatre
Again, loved this show. Also love this girl. Top-notch actress. Cool chick.

Billie McBride, "Over the Tavern," Arvada Center

Simone St. John, "A House with No Walls," Curious

Mare Trevathan, "Aphrodisiac," Curious


Sound Design

Brian Freeland and Lorrin Dyer, "The Turn of the Screw," Modern Muse
Loved this show, too. Mike and Emily were superb!

Brian Freeland, "tempOdyssey," Curious

Dave Johnson, "Dog Sees God," The Avenue
Maybe the best play I've seen in 2007 so far.

Iaedon Hovorka, "A House With No Walls," Curious

Patrick Selvage and Judson Webb, "Defiled," Theatre 13


Lighting Design

Nicholas Kargel, "Ragtime," Boulder's Dinner Theatre

Charles Dean Packard and Jennifer Orf, "The Wiz," PHAMALy
I really like working with Charlie and Jen. Did you see "The Wiz?" Awesome, no?

Charles Dean Packard, "I Am My Own Wife," Curious

Shannon McKinney, "tempOdyssey," Curious

Jacob M. Welch, "A House With No Walls," Curious


Costume Design

Kevin Copenhaver, "Seascape," Modern Muse Theatre

Nicole Harrison, "As You Like It," Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Linda Morken, "Ragtime," Boulder's Dinner Theatre

Linda Morken, "Plenty of Time," Shadow

Mallory Kay Nelson,"The Wiz," PHAMALy
Lovely lady in green, and a downright menace with those crutches.


Scenic Design

Amy Campion, "Crazy for You," Boulder's Dinner Theatre

Kent Homchick, "Over the Tavern," Arvada Center

Brian Mallgrave, "Do I Hear a Waltz?" Arvada Center

Brian Mallgrave, "My Fair Lady," Town Hall Arts Center

Charles Dean Packard, "I Hate Hamlet," Aurora Fox

Charles Dean Packard, "tempOdyssey," Curious

Christopher Wink, "Hedda Gabler," Paragon


Choreography

Juliana Black, "Urinetown," Score Marketing

Alicia Dunfee, Michael J. Duran, "Crazy for You," Boulder's Dinner Theatre

Alicia Dunfee, "Ragtime," Boulder's Dinner Theatre

Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck, "Swing," Country Dinner Playhouse
One of my favorite people ever. And possibly the nicest person I've ever worked with in a show.

Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck, "Thoroughly Modern Millie," Arvada Center
The show was called "Speakin' Easy." You've never heard of it.


Ensemble Performance

"Almost, Maine," Aurora Fox

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," Aurora Fox

"Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," The Avenue
This what I've been saying.

"Ragtime," Boulder's Dinner Theatre

"Winter in Graupel Bay," Buntport

"Something Is Rotten," Buntport

"Swing," Country Dinner Playhouse


New Play

"Something Is Rotten," Buntport

"Winter in Graupel Bay," Buntport

"Someone Else's Life," Conundrum

"tempOdyssey," Curious

"How We May Know Him," Paragon
Heady show. Colorado playwrights rock! Emily Paton Davies was spooky and awesome.


Actor In A Play

Thomas Borrillo, "Frankie & Johnny," Paragon Theatre
Amazingly real and raw performance. Riveting.

Scott McLean, "Tuesdays With Morrie," Miners Alley Playhouse

Chris Reid, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," Aurora Fox

Erik Sandvold, "I Am My Own Wife," Curious

Roger L. Simon, "Tuesdays With Morrie," Miners Alley Playhouse


Actress In A Play

Barbra Andrews, "Hedda Gabler," Paragon

Dee Covington, "tempOdyssey," Curious

Emily Paton Davies, "Frankie and Johnny," Paragon
Quite possibly my favorite actress in Denver. (Or beyond.)

Diana Dresser, "Bad Dates," Modern Muse

Laura Norman, "The Weir," Victorian Playhouse
Another favorite actress.

Terry Ann Watts, "Dead Man Walking," Victorian Playhouse


Actor In A Musical

David Ambroson, "My Fair Lady," Town Hall Arts Center
Might be tied with Kitty for nicest person with whom I've worked. Kinda my role model.

Leonard Barrett, "Ragtime," Boulder's Dinner Theatre
Man, do this guy and I have fun backstage. And what a talent!

Wayne Kennedy, "Ragtime," Boulder's Dinner Theatre

Geoff Kent, "Urinetown," Score Marketing
This was a great role for Geoff.

Jeffrey Nickelson, "Ragtime," Boulder's Dinner Theatre

Nick Sugar, "Cabaret," Town Hall Arts Center


Actress In A Musical

Joanie Brosseau-Beyette, "Evita," Country Dinner Playhouse

Joanie Brosseau-Beyette, "Sweet Charity," Boulder Dinner Theatre

Michelle Merz, "Urinetown," Score Marketing
Yet another favorite. So talented. So charming. So stunning. You just hate her, don't you? Just kidding, Michelle. Looking forward to "Assassins" this fall.

Shelley Cox-Robie, "Ragtime," Boulder's Dinner Theatre

Juliet Villa, "The Wiz," PHAMALy
Lovely lady. Great actress. Marvelous singer. Mediocre driver.

Supporting Actor in a Musical

David Ambroson, "1776," Town Hall Arts Center
As much as David has made the character of Henry Higgins his own, I believe he may have been born to play Dickinson in "1776."

John Arp, "Cabaret," Town Hall Arts Center

Brandon Dill, "Ragtime," Boulder's Dinner Theatre

Wayne Kennedy, "Sweet Charity," Boulder's Dinner Theatre

Joel Sutliffe, "1776," Town Hall Arts Center
Masterful performance. (No pun intended.)


Supporting Actress in a Musical

Genevieve Baer, "Urinetown," Score Marketing
Nearly stole the show. Adorable.

Joanie Brosseau-Beyette, "Ragtime," Boulder's Dinner Theatre

Beth Flynn, "Thoroughly Modern Millie," Arvada Center

Barb Reeves, "Cabaret," Town Hall Arts Center

Reynelda Snell, "Ragtime," Boulder's Dinner Theatre


Production of a Play

"Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," The Avenue
Yes!

"Something Is Rotten," Buntport

"I Am My Own Wife," Curious

"How We May Know Him," Paragon

"Frankie and Johnny at the Claire de Lune," Paragon
Oh, now I'm torn.


Production of a Musical

"Ragtime," Boulder's Dinner Theatre

"Crazy For You," Boulder's Dinner Theatre

"Swing!" Country Dinner Playhouse

"The Wiz," PHAMALy
Volunteers danced backstage every night during "Brand New Day." What fun!

"Urinetown," Score Marketing
I miss Amanda Farnsworth already.


Direction of a Play

Terry Dodd, "The Weir," Denver Victorian Playhouse
I was not a fan of "The Weir" when I first read it. Terry (and the cast) really brought it to life.

Wendy Franz, "How We May Know Him," Paragon

Christy Montour-Larson, "I Am My Own Wife," Curious

Warren Sherrill, "Hedda Gabler," Paragon

Nick Sugar, "Dog Sees God," The Avenue


Direction of a Musical

Michael J. Duran, "Ragtime," Boulder's Dinner Theatre

Michael J. Duran, "Crazy For You," Boulder's Dinner Theatre

Nick Sugar, "Cabaret," Town Hall Arts Center

Bob Wells, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," Town Hall Arts Center

Dan Wiley, Cathy Reinking and Terry Dodd, "Urinetown," Score Marketing
And perhaps also "most innovative." Clever, clever.

Christopher Willard, "My Fair Lady," Town Hall Arts Center
Chris is also doing great things as the Artistic Director of the Backstage Theatre in Breckenridge. You should head up the mountain and catch a show this summer if you can.


Season for a Theatre Company

Aurora Fox
And the next season looks promising, too. "Anna in the Tropics" is a great play.

Boulder's Dinner Theatre

Curious Theatre

Miners Alley Playhouse

Modern Muse

Paragon Theatre Company

This is an exciting company to watch grow.

Okay, good luck to one and all. I have my favorites, naturally, but, then again, I didn't see every show.
Thanks to all of the judges (each of whom had to see at least fifty shows) and thanks to CTG for sponsoring the awards. For more info on the Henry nominees read John Moore's article.
Support local theatre.

2 comments:

Ali said...

oh, i've got some comments on this, but i'll be nice and not post them. i'll email them to you later with the other stuff i've teased you about.

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