8th Annual Footlight Players Awards Banquet set for July 26th

By: Footlight Theatre Last Updated: July 9, 2014

Footlight-PlayersFootlight Players of Michigan City will host their eighth annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, July 26th at the Michigan City Moose Lodge, 1108 Franklin Street. The evening festivities will begin with a cash bar at 5:30 followed by a buffet dinner, awards presentation and silent auction. Live excerpts from this past season's productions will provide the evening's entertainment. The evening will also take the opportunity to honor Bonnie Quigley as the group's Hall of Fame recipient. The event will be hosted by area theatre critic and columnist Andrew Tallackson. Tickets are $15 if paid prior to July 15th or $20 thereafter or at the door. Reservations are strongly encouraged and may be made by calling 219-879-5840. The Footlight Theatre Awards Nominees are:

Best Lead Actor:
Alex Britzke for Lost In Yonkers
Jacob West for I Hate Hamlet
Patrick Watterson for I Hate Hamlet

Best Lead Actress:
Calla Holmes-Robbins for I Hate Hamlet
Emily Chidalek for Lost In Yonkers
Marianne LaRiccia for Lost In Yonkers

Best Featured Actress:
Alice Dickey for Dearly Departed
Laura Blythe for I Hate Hamlet
Lisa Babigian for Dearly Departed
Mary Kay Steele for The Dream Continues

Best Featured Actor:
Alexander Bonner for Passion of Dracula
Alexander Bonner for Lost In Yonkers
David Mikolajczyk for Dearly Departed

Best Newcomer:
Alex Britzke for Lost In Yonkers
Calla Holmes-Robbins for Passion of Dracula
Jacob West for I Hate Hamlet

Best Director:
Bobby Komendera for The Dream Continues
Donald Beck for I Hate Hamlet
John Avila for Dearly Departed

Best Musical Director:
Lee Meyer for The Dream Continues

Best Choreographer:
Bobby Komendera for The Dream Continues

Best Costume Design:
Bonnie Quigley for I Hate Hamlet
Christine Wiegand for The Dream Continues
Costumes Allice Dickey/Christine Wiegand for Lost In Yonkers

Best Lighting Design:
Jim Snyder for The Dream Continues
Tom Montgomery for I Hate Hamlet
Tom Montgomery for Passion of Dracula

Best Set Design:
Alice Dickey for Passion of Dracula
Christopher Whybrew for The Dream Continues
Christopher Whybrew for Lost In Yonkers
Donald Beck & Alice Dickey for I Hate Hamlet

Best Sound Design:
Alice Dickey for Passion of Dracula
Alicia Ebaugh for Dearly Departed
Andrea Caprous for I Hate Hamlet