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STOCKTON CIVIC THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2011–2012 WILLIE AWARD NOMINEES

STOCKTON, CA: Stock­ton Civic The­atre has announced the nom­i­nees for the 2011–2012 season’s Willie Award Pre­sen­ta­tions, sched­uled for Sun­day, August 12, with cock­tails at 6 p.m. and awards cer­e­mony at 7 p.m.

The Willie Awards, named tongue-in-cheek after William Shake­speare, were founded in 1953 as a means of hon­or­ing the pro­duc­ers, per­form­ers and tech­ni­cians for SCT shows dur­ing the sea­son. The pro­gram, directed by James Reed, will fea­ture per­for­mances by the theatre’s actors in open­ing and clos­ing num­bers and between pre­sen­ta­tions of awards. The theme is “The Willies Go to the Movies.”

Out­stand­ing achieve­ment will be rec­og­nized for the season’s six shows: “For­ever Plaid,” “Hair­spray,” “Dearly Beloved,” “I Do! I Do!,” “On Golden Pond,” and “Sweeney Todd.” The cat­e­gories and nom­i­nees are:

Out­stand­ing Lead Actor in a Musi­cal
Jacob Bron­son as Jinx in FOREVER PLAID
Jim Cole­man as Edna Turn­blad in HAIRSPRAY
Kevin Costello as Sweeney Todd in SWEENEY TODD
Mike Moon as Michael in I DO, I DO


Out­stand­ing Lead Actress in a Musi­cal

Melissa Esau as Agnes in I DO, I DO
Randi Linee as Mrs. Lovett in SWEENEY TODD
Katy Uyeno as Tracy Turn­blad in HAIRSPRAY

Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Actor in a Musi­cal
Jacob Bron­son as Tobias in SWEENEY TODD
Rudy Roods Brown as Sea­weed in HAIRSPRAY
John Hop­kins as Wilbur Turn­blad in HAIRSPRAY

Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Actress in a Musi­cal
Eliz­a­beth Costello as The Beg­gar Woman in SWEENEY TODD
Holly Halay as Penny Pin­gle­ton in HAIRSPRAY
Leanita Tay­lor as Motor­mouth May­belle in HAIRSPRAY

Out­stand­ing Lead Actor in a Play
Richard Garvin as Dub Dub­berly in DEARLY BELOVED
Michael Strat­ford as Nor­man Thayer in ON GOLDEN POND

Out­stand­ing Lead Actress in a Play
Bon­nie DeChant as Honey Raye Futrelle in DEARLY BELOVED
Sherry Dumas as Ethel Thayer in ON GOLDEN POND
Jen­nifer Nelson-Burgher as Frankie Futrelle in DEARLY BELOVED

Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Actor in a Play
Richard Garvin as Bill Ray in ON GOLDEN POND
Dalin Nel­son as Billy Ray in ON GOLDEN POND
Matt Sac­ulla as Justin Waverly in DEARLY BELOVED

Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Actress in a Play
Jen­nifer Nelson-Burgher as Chelsea Thayer Wayne in ON GOLDEN POND
Sheri Gar­land as Patsy Price in DEARLY BELOVED
Judy Caruso Williamson as Geneva Mus­grave in DEARLY BELOVED

Out­stand­ing Set Design
Brian John­son for ON GOLDEN POND

Brian John­son for SWEENEY TODD
Terry Smith for DEARLY BELOVED

Out­stand­ing Light­ing Design
Hugh Litfin for ON GOLDEN POND

Terry Smith for DEARLY BELOVED
Terry Smith for SWEENEY TODD

Out­stand­ing Sound Design
Brian John­son for ON GOLDEN POND

Nathen Neill for SWEENEY TODD
James Sny­der for I DO, I DO

Out­stand­ing Cos­tume Design

Elsa Ful­ton for DEARLY BELOVED

Cathy Hast­ings & Kathy Dixon for SWEENEY TODD
Liz Kast­ner for ON GOLDEN POND

Out­stand­ing Chore­og­ra­phy
Melissa Esau for FOREVER PLAID
Jen­nifer Hast­ings for I DO, I DO
James Reed, Jen­nifer Hast­ings and Kathryn Esau for HAIRSPRAY

Out­stand­ing Musi­cal Direc­tion
Jim Cole­man for HAIRSPRAY
Jim Cole­man for I DO, I DO
Jim Cole­man for SWEENEY TODD
Jim Cole­man and Karen Rogers for FOREVER PLAID

Out­stand­ing Pro­duc­tion of a Play
Jim Cole­man for DEARLY BELOVED
Richard Garvin for ON GOLDEN POND

Out­stand­ing Pro­duc­tion of a Musi­cal
Jim Cole­man for SWEENEY TODD
James Reed for HAIRSPRAY
Coraleta Rogers for FOREVER PLAID
Elaine Sac­ulla for I DO, I DO

All tick­ets for the Willie Awards Pre­sen­ta­tions are $12, and can be ordered by call­ing the Box Office at 473‑2424.

 


STOCKTON CIVIC THEATRE, JR. PRESENTS ANNUAL SUMMER YOUTH PRODUCTION

Stock­ton Civic Theatre’s sum­mer youth pro­gram, SCT, Jr., presents this year’s pro­duc­tion, “The Lit­tle Mer­maid Jr.” This full-scale pro­duc­tion is the cul­mi­na­tion of a full month’s sum­mer work­shop offer­ing youth expe­ri­ence in act­ing, singing and danc­ing. The 60-minute musi­cal, designed for youth from grades 3 through 12, is based on the 2008 Broad­way pro­duc­tion and the 1989 ani­mated fea­ture film. The SCT, Jr. cast con­tains over 80 stu­dents led by direc­tor Dom­i­nee Muller-Kimball.

The Lit­tle Mer­maid, Jr.” takes place in a mag­i­cal king­dom beneath the sea, where a beau­ti­ful young mer­maid named Ariel, played by Bri­anna Ligon, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and con­vince a prince that she’s the girl with the per­fect voice.

Says Muller-Kimball, “This summer’s pro­gram has pro­gressed with an excep­tion­ally strong set of tal­ented young­sters. “Lit­tle Mer­maid, Jr.” is a tech­ni­cal chal­lenge that we are find­ing fas­ci­nat­ing to mount. Cre­at­ing under­wa­ter effects, sea crea­tures, seag­ulls, French chefs, and – of course – mer­maids is a com­pli­cated process in any the­atre. We think SCT is def­i­nitely up to the chal­lenge, and audi­ences will be pleased with the results.”

Pro­duced by spe­cial arrange­ment with Music The­atre Inter­na­tional, per­for­mances of “The Lit­tle Mer­maid, Jr.” are sched­uled for Thurs­day, August 2, and Fri­day, August 3, at 7 p.m., and Sat­ur­day, August 4, and Sun­day August 5, at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. For more infor­ma­tion, call the Box Office Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at (209) 473‑2424, or go online at sctlivetheatre.com.