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GHCT 2012 Orchid Awards

Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre 2012 Orchid Awards

LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL

  • Excellence in COSTUMES
    Teresa Durbin
  • Excellence in DIRECTION
    Ryan Heinrich
  • Excellence in ENSEMBLE
    Ryan Heinrich & cast
  • Excellence in LIGHT DESIGN
    Eric Cimini
  • Excellence in MUSICAL DIRECTION
    Mark Durbin
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Chelsea LaValley as Jo
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Hannah Hall as Meg
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Erin Schilling as Beth
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Leah Hall as Amy
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Dianne Robinson as Marmee
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Tom Dierling as Professor Bhaer
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Bob Dronberger as Mr. Laurence
  • Excellence in OVERALL TECHNICAL QUALITY
    Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre
  • Excellence in PRODUCING
    Dick Gentry & Joe Nagle
  • Excellence in SET CONSTRUCTION
    Wally Getz & crew
  • Excellence in SET DESIGN
    Mary Slocum
  • Excellence in SOUND EXECUTION
    Eric Cimini
  • Excellence in STAGE MANAGEMENT/SCENE CHANGE
    Jeff Christian
  • Excellence in VOCAL DIRECTION
    Mark Durbin
  • Excellence in VOCAL QUALITY
    The Cast

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

  • Excellence in CHORUS
    Jay Myers
  • Excellence in DIRECTION
    Adam Drake
  • Excellence in ENSEMBLE
    Adam Drake and cast
  • Excellence in MUSICAL DIRECTION
    Robert Borden
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Greg Shaffer as Mitch Mahoney
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Darin Art as Chip Tolentino
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Scott Christian as William Barfee
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Joey Schnell as Leaf Coneybear
  • Excellence in ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE
    Robert Borden & orchestra
  • Excellence in OVERALL PERFORMANCE QUALITY
    Adam Drake and cast
  • Excellence in PROGRAM ART – Original
    Ron Burrage
  • Excellence in SOUND EXECUTION
    Eric Cimini
  • Excellence in VOCAL QUALITY
    The Cast

THE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED)

  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY
    Jake Brown
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY
    Scott Christian
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY
    Jeff Christian
  • Excellence in ENSEMBLE
    Brian Smith & Cast
  • Excellence in PROPERTIES
    Melanie Winsted
  • Excellence in SET DÉCOR
    Mary Slocum

THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE

  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY
    Leslie Hedrick as Eleanor Vance
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY
    Helen A. Raymond as Theodora
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY
    Michelle Lewis as Mrs. Montague
  • Excellence in LIGHT DESIGN
    Eric Cimini
  • Excellence in PRODUCING
    Dick Gentry & Joe Nagle
  • Excellence in SET CONSTRUCTION
    Dave Schirmer & crew
  • Excellence in SET DÉCOR
    Dick Gentry, Don Grimes, William Poser, Mary Slocum
  • Excellence in SET DESIGN
    Mary Slocum
  • Excellence in SPECIAL EFFECTS
    Eric Cimini
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THE WEDDING SINGER runs July 27-Aug. 5

Reggie Hemphill as Sammy, Dorsey Ziller as Grandma Rosie, Brian Spencer as George, Kelcey Steele as Robbie Hart, Kalie Kaimann as Linda, Lindsey Mullen as Julia & Jo Ellen Pellman as Holly

THE WEDDING SINGER
Presented by Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre
July 27-Aug. 5
West Price Hill 

In THE WEDDING SINGER, its 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party, until his own fiancee leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. With a brand new score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the 1980’s, THE WEDDING SINGER takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.

Directed by Tim Perrino
Music directed by Steve Goers
Choreographed by Jennifer Martin

Cast list:

  • Fri-Sun, July 27-29 at 8pm
  • Wed-Sat, Aug. 1-4 at 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 5 at 2pm & 8pm

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Local media coverage: Enquirer article |

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Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. runs July 26-29

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.
Presented by Cincinnati Christian Community Theatre
July 26-29
Sycamore Township

After a handsome but conceited prince treats a beggar woman poorly, the woman turns out to be a beautiful enchantress and turns the prince into a beast. Further, the prince’s staff is all transformed into objects to do with their profession. The prince is given a magical mirror to view the outside world. To break the spell, he needs to learn to love a person for who they are, and get her to love him before a magical rose loses its petals. Meanwhile in a nearby village, a beautiful young bookworm (Belle) feels lonely and out of place. She lives with her eccentric but kind father, Maurice. Soon, Maurice goes off to compete at an inventors’ fair but gets lost in the woods and ends up a prisoner at the beast’s castle. Belle eventually finds the castle and makes a deal with the beast to let her father go in return for her staying there with the beast. As the beast’s inner kindness slowly reveals itself, Belle grows to be in love with him. However, a jilted, self-centered and overly-masculine suitor from Belle’s village, Gaston, takes a posse to ‘save’ her from the beast. Gaston ends up stabbing the best. Luckily, when Belle rushes to the beast and expresses her love for him, he comes back to life again as a handsome prince. –StageAgent

Cast list:

  • Thu-Fri, July 26-27 at 7pm
  • Sat, July 28 at 2pm* & 7pm
  • Sun, July 29 at 2pm* & 7pm
    *optional Princess Tea Party at 12:30pm 

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FLI 2012 Orchid Awards

Footlighters Inc. 2012 Orchid Awards

FOOTLOOSE

  • Excellence in DIRECTION
    Gary Rogers
  • Excellence in ENSEMBLE
    Gary Rogers and cast
  •  Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Zak Schneider as Willard
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Jim Curtis as  Rev Shaw Moore
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Emily Carroll-Martin as Vi Moore
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Robert Breslin as Ren McCormack

LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

  • Excellence in DIRECTION
    Dennis Murphy
  • Excellence in ENSEMBLE
    Dennis Murphy and cast
  • Excellence in LIGHT DESIGN
    Beth Boland
  • Excellence in LIGHT EXECUTION
    Beth Boland
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Abby Palijieg as Clara Johnson
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Catherine Ross as Margaret Johnson
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Jeff Richardson as Signor Naccarelli
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Steffen Whorton as Fabrizo Naccarelli
  • Excellence in OTHER
    Ron Houck, Jr. for the Italian Dialect Coaching
  • Excellence in OVERALL PERFORMANCE QUALITY
    Dennis Murphy and cast
  • Excellence in PRODUCING
    Cathy Lutts, Madelyn Setterberg & Gary Allen Wettengel
  • Excellence in SET CONSTRUCTION
    Ron Houck and crew
  • Excellence in SET DESIGN
    Dennis Murphy
  • Excellence in STAGE MANAGEMENT/SCENE CHANGE
    Mary Stone & Janet Wisner
  • Excellence in VOCAL DIRECTION
    Missy Whitis
  • Excellence in VOCAL QUALITY
    Dennis Murphy & Cast

RENT

  • AWARD
    Robert Weidle and Cast
  • Excellence in CHOREOGRAPHY
    David L. Radtke
  • Excellence in CHORUS
    Missy Whitis & cast
  • Excellence in DANCE EXECUTION
    David L. Radtke & cast
  • Excellence in DIRECTION
    Robert Weidle
  • Excellence in ENSEMBLE
    Robert Weidle and Cast
  • Excellence in HOUSE
    Peggy Kenney
  • Excellence in LIGHT DESIGN
    Missy Malone
  • Excellence in LIGHT EXECUTION
    Missy Malone
  • Excellence in MUSICAL DIRECTION
    Alan Masters
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Zachary Huffman as Roger
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Brandon Fox as Mark Cohen
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Steffen Whorton as Tom Collins
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Dustin Baird as Angel
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Tina de Alderete as Mimi
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
    Jen McGuire as Maureen
  • Excellence in ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE
    Alan Masters, Charles Wilhelm & orchestra
  • Excellence in OVERALL TECHNICAL QUALITY
    Footlighters, Inc.
  • Excellence in PRODUCING
    Cathy Lutts, Madelyn Setterberg & Gary Allen Wettengel
  • Excellence in PROGRAM
    Maureen Lindner & Madelyn Setterberg
  • Excellence in SET CONSTRUCTION
    Ron Houck , Gary Fruhwirth & Crew
  • Excellence in SET DÉCOR
    Dan Phares & crew
  • Excellence in SET DESIGN
    Dan Phares
  • Excellence in STAGE MANAGEMENT/SCENE CHANGE
    Amie Marmer & Janet Wisner
  • Excellence in VOCAL DIRECTION
    Missy Whitis
  • Excellence in VOCAL QUALITY
    The Cast

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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT runs July 25-28

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Presented by Encore Youth Theatre
July 25-28
Hamilton

In this retelling of the Biblical story, Joseph is a handsome young man who is his father’s favorite child, able to interpret dreams, and the bearer of an amazing coat. These facts lead Joseph’s eleven brothers to become insatiably jealous. Thus, they sell Joseph into slavery to some passing Ishmaelites. After refusing the advances of his owner’s wife, Joseph is sent to jail. Once in jail, he quickly becomes popular due to his ability to interpret dreams. The Pharaoh soon hears of Joseph’s ability and appoints him to the post of Number Two man in Egypt. Years later, Joseph’s now starving brothers arrive in Egypt and ask Joseph, whom they don’t recognize, for assistance. Joseph, in turn, gives his brothers a scare, but eventually grants them all they desire, reveals his identity, and reunites the family. Dancing in the show requires all types of styles. -StageAgent 

Directed and choreographed by Chris Beiser
Vocal music direction by Sue Combs
Orchestra conducted by Bob Borden
Produced by Diane Noonan and Lynn Huff

Cast list:

  • Wed-Sat, July 25-28 at 8pm

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