THE NOMINATIONS ARE IN FOR FOOTLIGHTS PLAYERS 13TH ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

By: Footlight Theatre Last Updated: May 28, 2019

Untitled-1Mark your calendars to attend the 13th Annual Awards Dinner. The event will be held at the Moose Family Center #980 at 1108 Franklin Street in Michigan City. The cost of admission is $15.00 each if you have a paid reservation received no later than July 5th. Any reservations made after or at the door is $20.00. Reservations are highly recommended as we have limited seating. The ticket price offers you a cocktail hour starting from 5:00 with a full stocked cash-bar with drinks at reasonable prices. Dinner will be served at 6:30, and what a great meal it is. It will consist of fried chicken, bone in ham, sausage and sauerkraut, California-mix vegetables, potatoes, salad and bread and butter. Two delicious cakes will also be available for dessert. At 7:30 the Awards Program will begin with the introduction of Footlight’s very own “man-about-town” Joe Blanchard. The first award of the evening will be inducting Marsha Markle into the Footlight Hall of Fame. The officers and Board of Directors are proud to present this honor to this hard-working, loyal member. Then Footlight Theater Award winners are announced for 15 theatrical related categories. (see list of categories and nominees below) The evening will also highlight 5 musical selections from some of the cast members and the Hidden Talent Awards that are voted on by the casts and directors go to those behind the scene workers who rarely get any recognition. Between 5:30 and the beginning of Act II their famous silent auction is held with a huge amount of gift-cards and art objects and jewelry. The closing of the event comes when President Robert W. Komendera presents the prestigious President’s Award. The whole crowd pitches in on the clean-up and gathering all their silent auction prizes, and the committee that puts on this delightful affair gets start in planning for the next year, our 14th Awards night for our 70TH SEASON!

This highly entertaining evening is NOT TO BE MISSED! The date again is Saturday July 20st. Ticket price is $15.00 if paid and reserved and received by July 5. Please remember we do not accept credit-cards at this time. The best way to make your reservations is to go on-line at www.footlightplayers.org. or you can mail in a request for us to hold your tickets at the door including your name, number in your party, address, and phone number along with a check or money order to Footlight Players P.O. Box46, Michigan City, IN 46361. You will be notified within 2 days of receiving your payment by a Footlight representative. The Moose lodge is located is located at 1108 Franklin Street in Michigan City. This program is well attended and due to the quantity of food needed, early reservations are strongly recommended. If you need any other information on this or other Footlight matters please call the box-office at (219) 874-4035 and leave a message or go on-line at www.footlightplayers.org

Best Lead Actor
Alexander Bonner for 'Arsenic and Old Lace'
Alexander Bonner for 'The Wizard of Oz'
Andrew Vendl for 'Dark of the Moon'
Ian Pappas for 'The Wizard of Oz'

Best Lead Actress
Alayna Lauritsen for 'Dark of the Moon'
Amy Crane for 'The Musical of Musical, the Musical'
Hillary Havlin for 'The Musical of Musical, the Musical'
Janice Rice for 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

Best Featured Actress
Dee Piotrowski for 'The Wizard of Oz'
Diana Hirsch for 'A Doublewide, Texas Christmas'
Emmie Reigel for 'The Wizard of Oz'
Laura Meyer for 'A Doublewide, Texas Christmas'

Best Featured Actor
Andrew Vendl for 'A Doublewide, Texas Christmas'
Andy Crane for 'The Musical of Musical, the Musical'
David Mikolajczyk for 'A Doublewide, Texas Christmas'
Ian Leo Pappas for 'Dark of the Moon'
Thom Nelson for 'Arsenic and Old Lace'
Will Crane for 'The Musical of Musical, the Musical'

Best Newcomer
Andrew Vendl for 'Dark of the Moon'
Bryan Redeagle for 'Arsenic and Old Lace'
Courtney Mason for 'Dark of the Moon'
Di Younce for 'A Doublewide, Texas Christmas'
Emmie Reigel for 'The Wizard of Oz'
Grace Brooks for 'The Wizard of Oz'
Ian Hughes for 'Arsenic and Old Lace'
Kathy Lute for 'The Musical of Musical, the Musical'
Kristin Allison for 'Arsenic and Old Lace'
Rick Valle for 'Dark of the Moon'

Best Director
Joe Blanchard for 'The Musical of Musical, the Musical'
Laura Meyer for 'The Wizard of Oz'
Robert W. Komendera for 'A Doublewide, Texas Christmas'
Robert W. Komendera for 'Dark of the Moon'

Best Musical Director
Lee C. Meyer for 'The Musical of Musical, the Musical'
Lee C. Meyer for 'The Wizard of Oz'

Best Choreographer
Denise Barkow for 'The Wizard of Oz'
Emmie Reigel for 'The Musical of Musical, the Musical'

Best Costume Designer
Debbie Bartholomew for 'The Wizard of Oz'
Laura Meyer for 'Dark of the Moon'
Laura Meyer for 'A Doublewide, Texas Christmas'
Terri Dale for 'The Musical of Musical, the Musical'

Best Lighting Designer
Chris West for 'The Wizard of Oz'
Chris West for 'The Musical of Musical, the Musical'
Chris West for 'Dark of the Moon'

Best Set Construction Designer
Floyd Colosky for 'A Doublewide, Texas Christmas'
Joe Blanchard for 'Arsenic and Old Lace'
Ken Siegfried for 'Dark of the Moon'

Best Scenic Artist
Candace Archer for 'The Wizard of Oz'
Chris Whybrew for 'Arsenic and Old Lace'
Chris Whybrew for 'Dark of the Moon'
Chris Whybrew for 'A Doublewide, Texas Christmas'
Chris Whybrew for 'The Musical of Musical, the Musical'

Best Set Dresser
Bobbi Lauritsen for 'The Wizard of Oz'
Joy Davidson for 'A Doublewide, Texas Christmas'
Joy Davidson for 'Dark of the Moon'
Lara West for 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

Best Sound Designer
Chris West for 'Dark of the Moon'
Declan Rice for 'A Doublewide, Texas Christmas'
Declan Rice for 'The Musical of Musical, the Musical'

Best Hair/Makeup
Debbie Bartholomew for 'A Doublewide, Texas Christmas'
Emma Blanchard for 'The Wizard of Oz'
Emma Blanchard for 'The Musical of Musical, the Musical'
Kathy Chase for 'Dark of the Moon'
Sabrina Piotrowski for 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

Best Show
Wizard of Oz
Dark of the Moon
A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
The Musical of Musicals, the musical