Pin It

 

Marianne DonnellyMarianne Donnelly 500

By Marianne Donnelly

 

The 6th annual Las Vegas Valley Theatre Awards ceremony was held at Starbright Theatre in Summerlin on July 15. it is the must-go social event of the year for all theatre lovers, actors, techies and hounds. Part party, performance and ceremony, with surprises sprinkled liberally, it is a guaranteed good time. Indeed, Starbright was filled with laughter, hugs, camaraderie and good vibes as acts from various shows kept the energy rolling in-between winner announcements.

Each winner is chosen through a sophisticated system of rankings by anonomous workshop-trained adjudicators who attend shows and enter scores in several categories into an electronic tallying designed by Eat More Art Vegas (EMAV).

Eat More Art Vegas! (EMAV) is the powerhouse behind the annual awards, and the powerhouse behind it all is Sarah O’Connell, founder and Executive Director of EMAV, who runs several theatrical and multi-arts services, resources, and arts-convergence and advocacy workshops under her EMAV umbrella. Anyone in the Arts in Nevada (theatre, dance, film, poetry, fine art, folk art, opera...) will want to join her amazingly resourceful site and list their services and venues— for free!!! How does she do it!?

59022672 10155973824061401 2239068598612000768 n
Sarah O'Connell

EMAV welcomes dedicated people to apply to be an adjudicator. To do so, you must agree to a set of standards; attend a training workshop; commit to attending at least five shows per season and submit your scoring immediately after the show. You are invited to send an email to: "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.” to be invited to an upcoming training.

Ms. O'Connell reminds us that every person working in the arts is a winner and is respected for the intense labor of love (and modest income) they all experience.

The following is the list of this year's winners in each category:

Best Production - Play - Sweat - Cockroach Theatre Company

Best Production - Musical - Spring Awakening - Majestic Repertory Theatre

Best Actor, Female Role - Play Monica Heuser - Sweat - Cockroach Theatre Company

Best Actor, Male Role - Play - Marcus Weiss - Every Brilliant Thing - Cockroach Theatre Company

Best Supporting Actor, Female Role - Play - Gillen Brey - A Dolls House Part 2 - Las Vegas Little Theatre

Best Supporting Actor, Male Role - Play - Timothy Cummings - Small Mouth Sounds - A Public Fit

Best Ensemble - Play - Small Mouth Sounds - A Public Fit

Best Direction - Play - Daz Weller - Sweat - Cockroach Theatre Company

Best Actor, Female Role - Musical - Traci Kesisian - Into the Woods - Hynes-Sight Entertainment & Super Summer Theatre

Best Actor, Male Role - Musical - Ray Winters - Newsies - Signature Productions

Best Supporting Actor, Female role - Musical - Gail Romero - Cabaret - Majestic Repertory Theatre

Best Supporting Actor, Male Role - Musical - Keaton Delmar Johns - Spring Awakening - Majestic Repertory Theatre

Best Ensemble - Musical - Spring Awakening - Majestic Repertory Theatre

Best Choreography - Ashley Oblad - Newsies - Signature Productions

Best Direction – Musical - Troy Heard - Spring Awakening - Majestic Repertory Theatre

Best Scenic Design - Erik Ball & Stan Judd - Newsies - Signature Productions

Best Lighting Design - Marcus Randolph - Spring Awakening - Majestic Repertory Theatre

Best Costume Design - Mariya Radeva-Nedyalkova - The Elephant Man - A Public Fit

Best Sound Design - Arles Estes - Small Mouth Sounds - A Public Fit

Audience Choice - Best Play - A Dolls House - Las Vegas Little Theatre

Audience Choice - Best Musical - Into the Woods - Hynes-Sight Entertainment & Super Summer Theatre

Empower Award for Excellence in STEAM Education - Athena Garrison, Fay Herron Elementary School

Sankuer Hero Award for Outstanding Service to the Theatre Community - Joseph O'Neill, Nevada Arts Council & City of Las Vegas Cultural Affairs

Certificates of Congressional Recognition from US Representative Susie Lee - Levi Fackrell, Cockroach Theatre & Sarah O'Connell, EatMoreArtVegas.com

Certificate of Senate Recognition from Senator Jacky Rosen - Athena Gibbons & Joe O'Neill


9f9af2 a0ed0be10e40486da49adbd1f7ec3c5c mv2
Group photo of winners - Photo credit: Adriana Chavez

 


 

banner 2


Compojoom.com - get some good Joomla extensions now!

 


Pin It

SUBSCRIBE
Sign up for our free newsletter and get the latest on whats happening in Las Vegas...Round the Clock!



Joomla Extensions powered by Joobi

We're multilingual!

English French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish

Vegas Strong

We, at Las Vegas Round the Clock, are deeply saddened by the senseless act of violence that occurred in our city on Sunday evening, October 1, 2017 and send our deepest condolences, healing prayers and love to the victims, their families, and all those affected by the tragedy.