Willie Winners announced!

Willie Award Win­ners 2012–2013, announced at our cer­e­mony on August 11, 2013

Out­stand­ing Pro­duc­tion of a Play: Shawn Car­ring­ton for Lend Me a Tenor

Out­stand­ing Pro­duc­tion of a Musi­cal: Jim Cole­man for White Christmas

Out­stand­ing Lead Actor in a Musi­cal: Eddie Har­g­reaves as Sey­mour in Lit­tle Shop of Horrors

Out­stand­ing Lead Actress in a Musi­cal: Melissa Esau as Reno Sweeney in Any­thing Goes

Out­stand­ing Lead Actor in a Play: Mike Kiley as Henry Saun­ders in Lend Me a Tenor

Out­stand­ing Lead Actress in a Play: Sarah Spenker as Mag­gie Saun­ders in Lend Me a Tenor

Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Actor in a Musi­cal: Grady Tay­lor as Lord Eve­lyn Oak­leigh in Any­thing Goes

Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Actress in a Musi­cal: Peggy Cole­man as Martha Wat­son in White Christmas

Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Actor in a Play: David Nel­son as Bell­hop (Frank) in Lend Me a Tenor

Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Actress in a Play: Andrea D. Daste as Maria Merelli in Lend Me a Tenor

Out­stand­ing Cameo Per­for­mance: David Bald­win as Ezekiel Fos­ter in White Christmas

Out­stand­ing Set Design: Brian John­son for Lend Me a Tenor

Out­stand­ing Light­ing Design: Greg Dart for White Christmas

Out­stand­ing Chore­og­ra­phy: Eve­lyn Bar­ney for Any­thing Goes

Out­stand­ing Cos­tume Design: Cathy Hast­ings and Kathie Dixon for White Christmas

Out­stand­ing Musi­cal Direc­tion: Jim Cole­man and Josh Landin for White Christmas

Out­stand­ing Sound Design: Bran­don Chaf­fin for White Christmas

The New­comer Award: Margie Faber

The Vol­un­teer Award: Greg Dart

The William Kar­raker Award: Eliz­a­beth Baldwin

The Fred Bollinger Award: James and Car­olyn Snyder

The Dora Belle Howard Award: Mary Fornaciari

The Tech­ni­cal Award: Syd Lobb

President’s Cita­tions: Hugh Litfin; Tony Franks & St. Mary’s High School; Elaine Orimo & Stock­ton Ballet

The Layne Fields Award: Jim Coleman

The Frank Jones/Clyde Nielsen Founders Award: Bar­bara Crocker

Stockton Civic Theatre announces Willie nominations

SCT is pleased to announce nom­i­na­tions for the 2012–2013 Willie Awards, as selected by 5 judges (work­ing indi­vid­u­ally, not as a team). The win­ners will be announced at the Willies cer­e­mony on Sun­day, August 11, at 6:00 p.m. Tick­ets are $12 per per­son and may be pur­chased at our box office at (209) 473‑2424 or pur­chased online at sctlivetheatre.com. Each nom­i­nee listed below receives one comp ticket…please call the box office to con­firm. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

AND THE NOMINEES ARE

Out­stand­ing Cameo Per­for­mance
David Bald­win as Ezekiel Fos­ter in White Christ­mas
Melissa Esau as Rita in White Christ­mas
Matthew Mor­ishige as John in Any­thing Goes
Gabriel Tauro as Luke in Any­thing Goes

Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Actor in a Play
Richard Garvin as Tito Morelli in Lend Me a Tenor
David Nel­son as Bell­hop in Lend Me a Tenor
Matt Sac­ulla as Chris in The Ritz

Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Actress in a Play
Andie Daste as Maria in Lend Me a Tenor
Jen­nifer Hast­ings as Diana in Lend Me a Tenor
Elaine Sac­ulla as Julia in Lend Me a Tenor

Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Actor in a Musi­cal
Anthony Allen as Audrey 2 in Lit­tle Shop of Hor­rors
Wes­ley Fore­man as Mush­nik in Lit­tle Shop of Hor­rors
Stephen Orr as Gen­eral Henry Waverly in White Christ­mas
Grady Tay­lor as Lord Eve­lyn Oak­leigh in Any­thing Goes

Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Actress in a Musi­cal
Peggy Cole­man as Martha Wat­son in White Christ­mas
Rachel Foley as Susan Wat­son in White Christ­mas
Che Franklin as Mrs. Har­court in Any­thing Goes

Out­stand­ing Set Design
Brian John­son for Any­thing Goes
Brian John­son for Lend Me a Tenor
John Lev­en­dowski for Lit­tle Shop of Hor­rors
Kenichi Taka­hashi for White Christmas

Out­stand­ing Cos­tume Design
Elsa Ful­ton for Lend Me a Tenor
Cathy Hast­ings and Kathie Dixon for Any­thing Goes
Cathy Hast­ings and Kathie Dixon for White Christmas

Out­stand­ing Light­ing Design
Greg Dart for Lit­tle Shop of Hor­rors
Greg Dart for White Christ­mas
Greg Dart and Hugh Litfin for Lend Me a Tenor

Out­stand­ing Sound Design
Bran­don Chaf­fin for Lit­tle Shop of Hor­rors
Bran­don Chaf­fin for White Christ­mas
Brian John­son for Lend Me a Tenor

Out­stand­ing Chore­og­ra­phy
Eve­lyn Bar­ney for Any­thing Goes
Eve­lyn Bar­ney for White Christ­mas
Jen­nifer Hast­ings and James Reed for Lit­tle Shop of Horrors

Out­stand­ing Musi­cal Direc­tion
Jim Cole­man for Any­thing Goes
Jim Cole­man and Joshua Landin for White Christ­mas
Jon Robin­son for Lit­tle Shop of Horrors

Out­stand­ing Lead Actor in a Play
Michael Kiley as Saun­ders in Lend Me a Tenor
Scott Minor as Gae­tano Pro­clo in The Ritz
Joseph T. Smith as Max in Lend Me a Tenor

Out­stand­ing Lead Actress in a Play
Sheri Gar­land as Goo­gie Gomez in The Ritz
Sarah Spenker as Mag­gie in Lend Me a Tenor

Out­stand­ing Lead Actor in a Musi­cal
Shaun Baker as Bob Wal­lace in White Christ­mas
Eddie Har­g­reaves as Sey­mour in Lit­tle Shop of Hor­rors
Joshua Landin as Billy Crocker in Any­thing Goes
James Reed as Phil Davis in White Christmas

Out­stand­ing Lead Actress in a Musi­cal
Melissa Esau as Reno Sweeney in Any­thing Goes
Lydia Merriam-Pigg as Audrey in Lit­tle Shop of Hor­rors
Lydia Merriam-Pigg as Betty Haynes in White Christmas

Out­stand­ing Pro­duc­tion of a Play
Shawn Car­ring­ton for Lend Me a Tenor
Richard Garvin for The Ritz

Out­stand­ing Pro­duc­tion of a Musi­cal
Jim Cole­man for Any­thing Goes
Jim Cole­man for White Christ­mas
James Reed for Lit­tle Shop of Hor­rors
Joseph Toon for Grease

AUDITIONS DATES FOR THE 2013–2014 SEASON

Here are the audi­tion dates for the shows for next sea­son. Reminder notices will be sent through the mail approx­i­mately 4 weeks before the auditions.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF…Directed by Jim Coleman…June 30th, July 1st…callbacks on July 2nd, 2013

A CHRISTMAS CAROL…Directed by Joseph Toon…Sept. 8th and 9th…callbacks on Sept. 10th, 2013

DOUBT…Directed by Jim Coleman…Nov. 3rd and 4th…callbacks on Nov.5, 2013

AVENUE Q…Directed by Dae Spering…Jan. 12th and 13th…callbacks on Jan. 14th, 2014

IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY…Directed by Richard Garvin…Mar. 9th and 10th…callbacks on Mar. 11, 2014

SPAMALOT…Directed by James Reed…May 11th and 12th…callbacls on May 14th, 2014

 

Updates from Jim

Hello there!  I have been neg­li­gent about post­ing things on this blog, and I will tell you why.  Our won­der­ful folks over at Big Mon­key Group, who update our web­site for us, gave me this email that they thought would be easy to remem­ber, because I had worked with Carol Chan­ning.  It is a phrase, but with all the caps and num­bers used, I very sel­dom get it right and am always ask­ing them to help me.  I think I have it now. At least until the next time I attempt to update this blog.

First of all, you are all going to love THE RITZ. I go way back with this show, see­ing it for the first time on its open­ing night on Broad­way in 1975.  Ter­rence McNally wrote this play, which in itself is great, as he is fan­tas­tic. The cast was headed by Jack Weston, Rita Moreno and F. Mur­ray Abra­ham.  I laughed until I couldn’t breathe! Dur­ing the year that the play ran, I saw it 15 times, and laughed every sin­gle time.  The movie was NOT good, so please don’t judge the play by the movie. It is Rated R, for lan­guage and adult situations.…it takes place in a gay bath house, for heaven’s sake.  These do not exist any­more in New York City, but in the 70’s they were very pop­u­lar.  In fact, Bette Midler used to do her night club act at the Con­ti­nen­tal Baths at mid­night on the week­ends. At the time, she was play­ing the role of Tzei­tel on Broad­way in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. After the show, she would hail a cab and go to do her out­ra­geous night­club act at the baths.  Barry Manilow was her musi­cal direc­tor at the time. There was a cabaret in the baths that was shut off from the bath activ­i­ties.  Bette was such a hit and every­body was com­ing to see her there, includ­ing the likes of Jackie Kennedy Onas­sis. From there the rest is his­tory, where Bette’s career is con­cerned. So this play, is a take off on those times, and Goo­gie Gomez is THE RITZ’s Bette Midler…but she’s not very good.  DON’T MISS IT!

ANYTHING GOES is just start­ing rehearsals, and is going to be a fun show. Cole Porter’s tunes are clas­sics, and it is going to be hijinks on the high seas.  More to come on that later!

As you know, I will be retir­ing at the end of June. I have had 8 won­der­ful years here at the helm of SCT.  Kevin Costello will be replac­ing me, and he is the per­fect choice.  I’m his biggest fan, next to his wife and boys. He is smart, fun, extremely tal­ented, knowl­edge­able, and really knows his stuff.  I am so happy to wel­come him to the SCT fam­ily, and I am sure he will have everyone’s sup­port. He deserves it.  I am still going to be around, so you will still see me around. I am direct­ing FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and DOUBT next season.

I have made many great friends here at the the­atre, and it has been a pleasure .

PLEASE DON’T MISS

THE RITZ directed by Richard R. Garvin

May 1st-19th, 2013

 

Stockton Civic Theatre announces it’s 2013–2014 Season

Stock­ton Civic The­atre announces it’s 2013–2014 Season

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF…Directed by Jim Coleman…September 4–29, 2014…sponsored by Chase Chevrolet

A CHRISTMAS CAROL…Directed by Joseph Toon…November 13-December 8, 2013

DOUBT, A PARABLE…Directed by Jim Coleman…January 8–26, 2014

AVENUE Q…Directed by Dae Spering…March 5–30, 2014

IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY…Directed by Richard R. Garvin…May 7–25, 2014

LEGALLY BLONDE…Directed by James Reed…June 25-July 20, 2014

Flex passes are on sale now. The sea­son brochure will be mailed out in April.

Call the Box Office for you flex passes now. Flex passes are the way to go. You buy 6 tick­ets, which can be used at any­time just by call­ing the box office and mak­ing your reservation!

See you all at the theatre!