Sunday, January 21, 2018

THE MARLOWE AWARDS FOR 2017

BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY




AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, VINTAGE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

THE BOOK OF WILL, DCPA THEATRE COMPANY


RED, VINTAGE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS


RED, BRECKENRIDGE BACKSTAGE THEATRE

BEST ACTRESS
DEBORAH PERSOFF, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, VINTAGE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

MARTHA HARMON PARDEE, A DELICATE BALANCE, THE EDGE THEATER COMPANY

HANNAH FORD,(seated), THE MIRACLE WORKER, FIREHOUSE THEATER COMPANY

JAN CLEVELAND, ON GOLDEN POND, LOWRY'S SPOTLIGHT THEATER

BEST ACTOR
PAUL BORRILLO, RED, BRECKENRIDGE BACKSTAGE THEATRE
WARREN SHERRILL, THE NANCE, THE EDGE THEATER COMPANY

PHIL LUNA, RED, VINTAGE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
WILLIAM HAHN, BURN THIS, THE EDGE THEATER COMPANY

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

HALEY JOHNSON, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, VINTAGE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

MIRIAM A. LAUBE, THE BOOK OF WILL, THE DCPA THEATRE COMPANY

LINDA SUTTLE, A TIME TO KILL, VINTAGE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

ABBY APPLE BOES, A DELICATE BALANCE, THE EDGE THEATER COMPANY

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
TRINEY SANDOVAL, THE BOOK OF WILL, THE DCPA THEATRE COMPANY

J.W. SPINA, RED, VINTAGE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
ANDREW UHLENHOPP, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, VINTAGE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
JOHN HAUSER, RED, BRECKENRIDGE BACKSTAGE THEATRE

BEST DIRECTOR
BERNIE CARDELL, AUGUST OSAGE: COUNTY, VINTAGE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
CRAIG A. BOND, RED, VINTAGE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
DAVIS MCCALLUM, THE BOOK OF WILL, DCPA THEATRE COMPANY
 RICK YACONIS, THE NANCE, THE EDGE THEATER COMPANY

BEST MUSICAL
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, BDT STAGE
               COMPANY, AURORA FOX ARTS CENTER
    HELLO, DOLLY!, PERFORMANCE NOW THEATER COMPANY
              CABARET, MINERS ALLEY PLAYHOUSE

BEST ACTOR MUSICAL
          DANIEL LANGHOFF, MAN OF LA MANCHA, PERFORMANCE NOW THEATRE COMPANY
   JEREMY RILL, COMPANY, AURORA FOX ARTS CENTER
   MICHAEL O’SHEA, HELLO, DOLLY!, PERFORMANCE NOW THEATRE COMPANY
    TIM HOWARD, BONNIE & CLYDE, TOWN HALL ARTS CENTER

BEST ACTRESS MUSICAL
    ANNA MARIA HIGH, HI-HAT HATTIE, AURORA FOX ARTS CENTER
          ISABELLA DURAN, RING OF FIRE, VINTAGE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
             ADRIANE WILSON, CABARET, MINERS ALLEY PLAYHOUSE
LIZ LARSEN, HELLO, DOLLY!, PERFORMANCE NOW THEATER COMPANY


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS,MUSICAL
ASHLEY KELASHIAN, (center)ANNIE, PHAMALY THEATRE COMPANY

HEATHER LACY, COMPANY, AURORA FOX ARTS CENTER


LINDSEY FALDUTO, COMPANY, AURORA FOX ARTS CENTER
TRACY WARREN, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, BDT STAGE

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR,MUSICAL

BENJI DIENSTFREY, BILLY ELLIOT, VINTAGE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
ANDY SIEVERS, HELLO, DOLLY!, PERFORMANCE NOW THEATRE COMPANY
RANDY HAHN, ANNIE, PHAMALY THEATRE COMPANY
EDDIE SCHUMACHER, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, STAGE DOOR THEATER COMPANY

BEST ENSEMBLE

AVENUE Q, TOWN HALL ARTS CENTER
COMPANY, AURORA FOX ARTS CENTER

DISENCHANTED, BDT STAGE
RING OF FIRE, VINTAGE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

BEST NEW PLAY
THE BOOK OF WILL, DCPA THEATRE COMPANY

BEST TOURING PRODUCTION
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, DCPA BROADWAY

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
MATTHEW D. PETERS, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, BDT STAGE
DEBBIE STARK AND RONNI GALLUP, ANNIE, PHAMALY THEATRE COMPANY
KELLY  VAN OOSBREE, HELLO, DOLLY!, PERFORMANCE NOW THEATRE COMPANY
GINA ESLINGER AND ANDREW BATES, BILLY ELLIOT, VINTAGE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS


BEST DIRECTOR MUSICAL
MATTHEW D. PETERS, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, BDT STAGE
KELLY VAN OOSBREE, COMPANY, AURORA FOX ARTS CENTER
BERNIE CARDELL,  HELLO, DOLLY!, PERFORMANCE NOW THEATER COMPANY
LEN MATHEO, CABARET, MINERS ALLEY PLAYHOUSE

BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR
ANDREW FISCHER, COMPANY, AURORA FOX ARTS CENTER
DONNA KOLPAN DEBRECENI, AVENUE Q, TOWN HALL ARTS CENTER
NEAL DUNFEE, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, BDT STAGE
JODEL CHARLES, HI-HAT HATTIE, AURORA FOX ARTS CENTER


BEST COSTUME DESIGN
LINDA MORKEN, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, BDT STAGE
LAURIE LAMERE KLAPPERICH, HI-HAT HATTIE, AURORA FOX ARTS CENTER
CAMILLE ASSAF, THE BOOK OF WILL, DCPA THEATRE COMPANY
SUSAN RAHMSDORFF-TERRY, SCOTLAND ROAD, LOWRY’S SPOTLIGHT THEATER

BEST SCENIC DESIGN
SONDRA GOLDMARK, THE BOOK OF WILL, DCPA THEATRE COMPANY
 JONATHAN SCOTT - MCKEAN, CABARET, MINERS ALLEY PLAYHOUSE
BRANDON CASE, HI-HAT HATTIE, AURORA FOX ARTS CENTER
BERNIE CARDELL, SCOTLAND ROAD, LOWRY'S SPOTLIGHT THEATER

BEST SOUND DESIGN
CARLOS FLORES, RED, VINTAGE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
LUKE RAHMSDORFF-TERRY, SCOTLAND ROAD, LOWRY'S SPOTLIGHT THEATER
WAYNE KENNEDY, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, BDT STAGE
RICK REID, THE MIRACLE WORKER, FIREHOUSE THEATER COMPANY

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN
BRETT MAUGHAN, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, BDT STAGE
VANCE MCKENZIE, CABARET, MINERS ALLEY PLAYHOUSE
PAUL TOBEN, THE BOOK OF WILL, DCPA THEATRE COMPANY
JACOB WELCH, HI-HAT HATTIE, AURORA FOX ARTS CENTER

BEST PRODUCTION OPERA
CARMEN, CENTRAL CITY OPERA

BEST OPERA DIVA

EMILY PULLEY, CARMEN, CENTRAL CITY OPERA
ANNA CHRISTY, LUCCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, OPERA COLORADO

BEST SUPPORTING OPERA DIVA
ANGELA MORTELLARO, CARMEN, CENTRAL CITY OPERA

BEST MALE OPERA SINGER
ADRIANO GRAZZIANI, CARMEN, CENTRAL CITY OPERA

BEST SUPPORTING MALE OPERA SINGER
MICHAEL MAES, CARMEN, CENTRAL CITY OPERA

BEST DIRECTOR OPERA
MARIA CONDEMI, CARMEN, CENTRAL CITY OPERA





Monday, January 15, 2018

LADY DAY
At Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Vintage Theatre: 1/12 – 2/18
 
    Mary Louise Lee as Billie Holiday 
     (Photo credit:RDG Photography)

You owe it to yourself to see “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.” Currently on view at Vintage Theatre, the show will move to The Garner Galleria after it closes on February 18.      
     It’s this critic’s not so humble opinion that this collaboration between the Denver Center Theatre Company and Vintage is a giant step forward for the Denver theatre community. This bridging of the gap between the Plex and the outlying theatres is a dream come true.
     Lanie Robertson’s play has been produced twice before, and this is the third time that Mary Louise Lee has portrayed Ms. Holiday.
     To get to see her perform the role in the Jeffrey Nickelson auditorium at The Vintage Theatre is a great honor. Nickelson, a beloved actor/director and producer, passed away shortly after moving his Shadow Theatre to the space in which Vintage now resides.
     Playwright Robertson sets the play in 1959, where Billie Holiday is performing at The Emerson Bar and Grill just a few months before her death. The play is peppered with anecdotes and memories that are by turns heart-wrenching and humorous.
     Whether singing classic songs such as “God Bless the Child Who Got His Own” or “Strange Fruit,” Denver’s first lady, Mary Louise Lee, is luminous as legendary jazz singer, Billie Holiday. Her performance is nuanced in such a way as to provide us as audience with glimpses of this iconic artist’s multi-faceted persona.
     Music director Trent Hines accompanies Ms. Lee as well as performing the part of Jimmy Powers, Holiday’s shy and supportive lover.  
     Betty Hart’s clear-eyed direction brings out all the humor and pathos in the story of this artist’s life.
     Phil Cope’s eye-pleasing scenic design, graced with signature gardenias, gives us a raised stage before a faux proscenium with purple curtain that’s flanked by a grand piano and a bar.
“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” 
The life of the legendary Billie Holiday is told through the songs that made her famous.
This performance contains adult language and content.
90 minutes – no intermission

Vintage Theatre presents
Jan. 12 – Feb 18*
Fri/Sat and Mon., Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 2:30 p.m.; Thurs., Feb 1, 8 and 15 at 7:30 p.m.
$15 - $34 
www.vintagetheatre.org or 303-856-7830. 
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010.Marlowe's Musings

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