ENCORE AWARDS NIGHT

JOPLIN LITTLE THEATRE’S ENCORE AWARDS NIGHT
was held Saturday, June 10, 2017 at JLT. A record crowd was in attendance
as shows of the 2016-2017 were honored.
Musical presentations were given from
RENT, A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, the upcoming summer show THE SNOW WHITE SHOW
and from the 2017-2018 season from
HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL and SHREK.
Photo montages were presented from August: Osage County and Arsenic and Old Lace
Chet Fritz hosted the evening with assistance from Rebecca Ensor.

The awards presented were:
Best Costume Design: Bonnie Johnson for Little Shop of Horrors
   Best Lighting Design: Sam Claussen and The Dream Team for August: Osage County
      Best Set Design: Tegan Whited for Little Shop of Horrors and Arsenic and Old Lace
         Best Choreography: Kaye Lewis for Little Shop of Horrors 
             Best Vocal and Musical Direction: Breanna Clark for Little Shop of Horrors
                  Best Musical Number: ‘Mushnik & Son’ from Little Shop of Horrors
Best Supporting Actress in a Play: Ashley Trotnic for August: Osage County
    Best Supporting Actor in a Play: Drew Girouard for Arsenic and Old Lace
       Best Supporting Actress in a Musical: The Doo-Wops (Jocelyn Donegan, Bethany                                  
                               Newsom, Lorenzo M.R) Little Shop of Horrors
           Best Supporting Actor in a Musical: Hank Boulanger for Little Shop of Horrors
               Best Actress in a Play: Molly Burkhart for Arsenic and Old Lace
                   Best Actor in a Play: Sam Hydar for Arsenic and Old Lace
                        Best Actress in a Musical: Allison Dodge for Little Shop of Horrors
                             Best Actor in a Musical: Caleb Freeman for Little Shop of Horrors

Director’s Choice Awards were given by the directors of each show:
   RENT, director Ashley Trotnic awarded to Zoe Musick
     A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL, director Carolyn McGowan awarded to
                                                                                      Kevin Newby
      AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, director Todd Manley awarded to David O’Neill
        ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, director Gary Roney awarded to James Boone
          LITTLE SHOW OF HORRORS, director Jade Nicholas awarded to James Boone

Special Awards were given:
              Gary Roney received the Lifetime Achievement Award
                  James Boone The Most Promising Newcomer Award
                       Joey Friel the Angel Guild Cherub Award

Congratulations to all. It was a wonderful season. Encouragement to all to keep coming to               Joplin Little Theatre. Wonderful things are always happening!!!

 
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