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2015-2016 Orchid Awards for Union Community Theatre

UCT_logoDisney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR

  • Excellence in Stage Management: Abby Bittlinger
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance: Cassidy Perme
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance: Elijah Prather
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance: Natalie Sendelbach
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance: Jessie Weickert
  • Excellence in Set Design: Michael Kiser

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2015-2016 Orchid Awards for Acting Up

ACTUP-logoGUYS AND DOLLS

  • Excellence in HOUSE- Sharon Turner and Veronica Turner
  • Excellence in LOBBY DISPLAY- Karen Kopack
  • Excellence in STAGE MANAGEMENT- Debbie Meyer
  • Excellence in COSTUME DESIGN- Andrea Ledford, Sue Speno, Becky Corstanje
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE- Danielle Morey
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE- Cole Hankins
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE- Kayla Stroud
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE- Christian (CJ) Allen
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE- Alyssa Hart
  • Excellence in CHOREOGRAPHY- Jerry Wiesenhahn
  • Excellence in STAGE COMBAT- Joshua Pikar & Melanie Braxton
  • Excellence in OVERALL PERFORMANCE QUALITY- Acting Up
  • Excellence in ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE- Jeanne Bilyeu
  • Excellence in VOCAL DIRECTION- Jeanne Bilyeu
  • Excellence in OVERALL TECHNICAL QUALITY- Acting Up
  • Excellence in PRODUCING- Karen Morey and Laura Peebles
  • Excellence in SET DESIGN- Brent Peebles
  • Excellence in SET CONSTRUCTION- Steve Fair and Crew
  • Excellence in LIGHT DESIGN- Eric Bardes
  • Excellence in DIRECTION- Erin Wallace
  • Excellence in ENSEMBLE- Erin Wallace & Cast

Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID

  • Excellence in PROGRAM- Bonnie Collins and Myron Holtzman
  • Excellence in SET DESIGN- Brent Peebles
  • Excellence in COSTUME DESIGN- Becky Corstanje, Andrea Ledford, Sue Speno
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE- Victoria Shields
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE- Kayla Stroud
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE- Matt Pugh
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE- Danielle Morey
  • Excellence in ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE- Little Mermaid Orchestra
  • Excellence in DIRECTION- Joel Saeks
  • Excellence in MUSICAL DIRECTION- Jeanne Bilyeu

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2015-2016 Orchid Awards for Tri-County Players

TCP_logoHere is the list of Orchid nominees and award winners announced at the ACT banquet. Congratulations to all nominees and winners from TCP.

BIRDS

  • Excellence in Pre-Show Chris Lee
  • Excellence in House Koben Hinman
  • Excellence in Acting Annika M Baldwin

REHEARSAL FOR MURDER

  • Excellence in Acting Neil Goeppinger
  • Excellence in Acting Bethany Atchinson

BEDROOM FARCE

  • Excellence in Set Décor Sharon Buchtman & Vicki Rafferty
  • Excellence in Acting Shannon Fallo
  • Excellence in Acting Bob Buchtman

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2015-2016 Orchid Awards for CenterStage Players of Ohio

CSPOH_logoACAPULCO

  • Excellence in LIGHT DESIGN – Alex Crocker-Lakness
  • Excellence in PRODUCING – Burt McCollom and Jennie Hughes
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY – Jeffery K. Miller
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY – Linda Callahan
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY – Valeria Amburgey

JUNIE B. IN JINGLE BELLS BATMAN SMELLS

  • Excellence in PROGRAM ART – Stephanie Mooney
  • Excellence in PRODUCING – Fred Hunt
  • Excellence in SET DESIGN – Colin Cronin
  • Excellence in SET DÉCOR – Alan Trueblood
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY – Grace Critzer

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

  • Excellence in PRE-SHOW – Mark Aronson
  • Excellence in PROGRAM ART – Rebecca Coots
  • Excellence in PRODUCING – Fred Hunt and Dee Dunn
  • Excellence in SOUND DESIGN – Mark Aronson
  • Excellence in STAGE COMBAT – Kevin Burnley
  • Excellence in DIRECTION – Lynne Aronson
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY – Bill Keeton
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY – Julie Poux
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY – Kiya Fix

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

  • Excellence in PROGRAM – Rebecca Coots
  • Excellence in LIGHT DESIGN – Alex Crocker-Lakness
  • Excellence in STAGE MANAGEMENT – Abby Bielski
  • Excellence in SPECIAL EFFECTS – Charles Flatt
  • Excellence in SOUND DESIGN – Chris Lee and Charles Flatt
  • Excellence in COCTUME DESIGN – Kathy Luhn
  • Excellence in DIRECTION – Burt McCollom
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY – Olivia Dunn
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY – Richard Zenk
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY – Clint Bramkamp

THE AMISH PROJECT

  • Excellence in DIRECTION – Karen Vanover
  • Excellence in LIGHT DESIGN – Alex Crocker-Lakness
  • Excellence in ENSEMBLE – Karen Vanover and Cast
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY – Skye Anderson
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY – Matthew Santeler
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY – Bridgid Dunn Weber
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY – Livvy Stubenrauch
  • Excellence in ACTING IN A PLAY – Rebecca Coots

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The Passing of Blake Bowden

MISC_Blake BowdenEarly last week, the news of the passing of Blake Bowden shocked and saddened the Cincinnati theater community.

Blake Sperry Bowden
Beloved father of Sam and Spencer Bowden; dear brother of Rebecca Rebrook (Dennis). Born in Columbus, Ohio on October 27, 1967 to Annette Sperry Bowden and William Lee Bowden, Blake grew up in Marion and Wooster, Ohio. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Northwestern University and his Ph.D. at DePaul University. His post-graduate work brought him to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s CCDD division, and he went on to work as a school psychologist for the Forest Hills School District, Cincinnati Public Schools, and Lakota Local Schools. Here in Cincinnati, Blake happily pursued his passion for the theatre onstage and off, acting in many local productions and writing and producing a stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Age 47, he leaves behind many cherished colleagues who will miss him dearly, as well as his sister, his beloved sons, and their mother, Wendy Dorn. Family will receive visitors Monday, September 14, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati Columbus Rd, West Chester. Service will follow at 6:00 p.m. Donations in Blake’s memory may be made to Prospect House, www.prospect-house.org. Condolences to hodappfuneralhome.com.

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