Theatre Aspen earns seven Henry Award nominations
Henry Award nominees
Outstanding Season for a Theatre Company
DCPA Theatre Company
Town Hall Arts Center
Outstanding Musical Direction
Donna Kolpan Debreceni, “Anything Goes,” Town Hall Arts Center
Donna Kolpan Debreceni, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Phamaly Theatre Company
David Dyer, “Little Women,” Theatre Aspen
David Nehls, “Memphis,” Arvada Center
Michael Rafter, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” DCPA Theatre Company
Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Dane Agostinis, “The Full Monty,” Theatre Aspen
Jim Hogan, “Memphis,” Arvada Center
TJ Hogle, “Shrek the Musical,” Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Tim Howard, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” Town Hall Arts Center
Wayne Kennedy, “Fiddler on the Roof,” BDT Stage
Burke Moses, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” DCPA Theatre Company
Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Anna High, “Dreamgirls,” Ignite Theatre
Aisha Jackson, “Memphis,” Arvada Center
Alison Luff, “Little Women,” Theatre Aspen
Beth Malone, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” DCPA Theatre Company
Norrell Moore, “Anything Goes,” Town Hall Arts Center
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical
Constantine Germanacos, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” DCPA Theatre Company
Damon Guerrasio, “Shrek the Musical,” Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Ken Krugman, “Little Women,” Theatre Aspen
Andy McCain, “Spamalot,” Midtown Arts Center
Michael Wordly, “Memphis,” Midtown Arts Center
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical
Alicia Dunfee, “Always, Patsy Cline,” Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Annie Dwyer, “Young Frankenstein,” Town Hall Arts Center
Emily Jansen, “Spamalot,” Midtown Arts Center
Melissa Swift-Sawyer, “Memphis,” Arvada Center
Alie Walsh, “Little Women,” Theatre Aspen
Outstanding Ensemble Performance
“Little Women,” Theatre Aspen, Paige Price, Director; David Dyer, Musical Director
“Memphis,” Arvada Center, Rod A. Lansberry, Director; David Nehls, Musical Director
“Middle Aged People Sitting in Boxes,” Buntport Theater; Buntport Theater, Director
“Spamalot,” Midtown Arts Center, Jordan Nichols, Director; Casey Cropp & Nigel Huckle, Musical Direction
“The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” DCPA Theatre Company, Kathleen Marshall, Director; Michael Rafter, Musical Direction
Outstanding Sound Design
Craig Breitenbach, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” DCPA Theatre Company
Jason Ducat, “Charles Ives Take Me Home,” Curious Theatre Company
David Thomas, “Memphis,” Arvada Center
David Thomas, “She Loves Me,” Arvada Center
The Colorado Theatre Guild has nominated Theatre Aspen for seven Henry Awards for its 2014 summer repertory, including Outstanding Season for a Theatre Company, the statewide guild announced last week.
Nominations include four for the cast of “Little Women,” with Alison Luff (outstanding actress in a musical), Alie Walsh (outstanding supporting actress in a musical) and Ken Krugman (outstanding supporting actor in a musical) all up for awards, along with a cast nod for outstanding ensemble performance. Aspenite David Dyer is also nominated for outstanding musical direction for the production.
Dane Agostinis is also nominated for outstanding actor in a musical for his performance in Theatre Aspen’s “The Full Monty.”
Nominees also include part-time Snowmass Villager and Tony nominee Beth Malone for outstanding actress in a musical for DCPA Theatre Company’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” Theatre Aspen sound designer David Thomas was nominated for his work on the Arvada Center’s “She Loves Me” and “Memphis.” And David Nehls, musical director for this summer’s Theatre Aspen production of “Junie B. Jones The Musical,” is nominated for directing music in the Arvada Center’s “Memphis.”
In 2009, Theatre Aspen received the Outstanding Regional Theatre Henry Award. Its 2015 season opens today with “Cabaret.”
Established in 2006, the Henry Awards honor outstanding achievements during the past season and serve as the Colorado Theatre Guild’s annual fundraising event. The awards are named for longtime local theater producer Henry Lowenstein. Nominations are determined through a judging process conducted by more than 45 statewide theater reporters, educators and assigned judges, including Aspen Times arts editor Andrew Travers.
The 10th annual Henry Awards ceremony will be July 20 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Tickets are $23 for guild members, $30 for nonmembers or $50 for VIPs. Tickets go on sale July 6 through the Arvada Center website and at 720-898-7200. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $35. For more information, go to http://www.coloradotheatreguild.org.
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