Footlight Players 9th Annual Awards Banquet set for July 25, 2015

By: Footlight Theatre Last Updated: July 13, 2015

Footlight-Laura-MeyerOn Saturday, July 25th, the Footlight Players will host their 9th annual awards banquet at the Moose Family Center in Michigan City. The event will begin with a cocktail hour at 5:30 with dinner at 6:00 followed by the awards presentation emceed by the always amusing Mike McCalment and featuring highlights of the six major productions of this 65th season. Ticket prices are $15.00 if purchased by July 15th and $20.00 afterwards or at the door. Reservations may be made by calling president Bobby Komendera at (219) 879-5840. The awards are split in 15 categories and all shows had 17 viewers making the nominations throughout the year. Initially there were 117 nominations with the final ballot being secretly voted for in the end of June. This year’s recipient of the Hall Of Fame Award will be the multi-talented Laura Meyer and the president shall announce his recipient for the prestigious President's Award that evening. A huge silent auction will also take place during the festivities with dinner music being provided by Ryan and Sherry Sweeney.

2015 Footlight Theatre Awards Nominees.

Best Lead Actor
Christian McDaniel for 'Oliver'
David Mikolajczyk for 'Lend Me a Tenor'
George Maslankowski for 'Lend Me a Tenor'
Jeremiah Souza for 'Consider the Oyster'
Robert Komendera for 'Oliver'

Best Lead Actress
Alicia Ebaugh for 'Oliver'
Deb Dashiell for 'Anne of Green Gables'
Luanne Pezel for 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'
Molly Dashiell for 'Anne of Green Gables'

Best Featured Actress
Alice Dickey for 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'
Amy O'Brien for 'Lend Me a Tenor'
Caitlyn Desjardins for 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'
Debbie Bartholomew for 'Oliver'
Emily Chidalek for 'God of Carnage'

Best Featured Actor
Billy Myers for 'Oliver'
David Mikolajczyk for 'Anne of Green Gables'
Kevin Mellen for 'Consider the Oyster'
Noel Carlson for 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'

Best Newcomer
Jeremiah Souza for 'Consider the Oyster'
Katy Gartland for 'Lend Me a Tenor'
Luanne Pezel for 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'

Best Director
Alice Dickey for 'Lend Me a Tenor'
Eric Helmken for 'Anne of Green Gables'
John Avila for 'Consider the Oyster'
Laura Meyer for 'Oliver'
Leslie Flores for 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'

Best Musical Director
Alexis Bratsakis for 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'
Lee Meyer for 'Oliver'

Best Choreographer
Laura Meyer for 'Oliver'
Mary Kay Steele & Karen Arden for 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'

Best Costume Design
Alice Dickey for 'God of Carnage'
Alice Dickey & Alicia Ebaugh for 'Anne of Green Gables'
Bonnie Quigley, Monique Fredline, Sharon Kienitz for 'Lend Me a Tenor'
Christine Wiegand for 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'
Jan Weinig for 'Oliver'

Best Lighting Design
Anthony Holt for 'Lend Me a Tenor'
Arturo Pozos for 'Consider the Oyster'
Jim Snyder for 'Oliver'
John Avila, Arturo Pozos & Anthony Holt for 'Anne of Green Gables'

Best Set Design
John Avila & Arturo Pozos for 'Consider the Oyster'
Ken Siegfried/Bobby Komendera for 'Oliver'
Leslie Flores & Dutch Williams for 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'

Best Sound Design
Alice Dickey for 'Lend Me a Tenor'
Alicia Ebaugh for 'Consider the Oyster'
John Avila/Drew Holt for 'God of Carnage'

Best Hair Design
Isabella Pozos for 'Consider the Oyster'
Isabella Pozos for 'Anne of Green Gables'