The 2017 Valley Theatre Awards were hosted by Theatre 68 artistic director Ronnie Marmo on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Cupcake Theatre in the NoHo Arts District.
The third annual gala was an evening to enjoy food and wine, fun performances, meet Valley theatre folks and a time to acknowledge and award the “best artists” on this side of the hill.
The Valley Theatre Awards was created to bring recognition to the great work being done in the NoHo Arts District and San Fernando Valley, to honor its artistic heritage, and to provide a meeting ground for this extensive community.
The Awards focus on intimate theatre and recognizes the unique and essential role it plays in contributing to our culture. We believe that publicly recognizing excellence in intimate theater will expand audience awareness and appreciation of a wonderful theatre experience in our community.
Congratulations to those who took home an award. The biggest award is being part of this community.
And The Valley Theatre Award Winners Are…
Outstanding Lighting Design
Yancey Dunham – A Thorn in the Family Paw – Theatre West
Outstanding Sound Design
Aaron Lyons & Shane Howard – Of Mice and Men – Theatre Unleashed
Outstanding Costumes Design
David Callendar – Hairspray – Cupcake Theatre
Outstanding Scenic Design
John Eddings – The Importance of Being Earnest – Archway Theatre
Outstanding Comedy/Variety Show
Slow…Children at Play – Whitmore Lindley Theatre
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Jetta Juriansz – Eat Your Turkey – Zombie Joe’s Underground
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Thomas Odoue Polk – American Idiot – Cupcake Theatre
Outstanding One Person Performance
Deedee O’Malley – Waiting for Johnny Depp – Whitefire Theatre
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Kimberly Green – It’s Just Sex – Secret Rose Theatre
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Steven Sabel – Oedipus-Antigone – Archway Theatre
Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Philip Rodriguez – Orange is the New Musical – Whitefire Theatre
Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Amy Londyn – Lili Marlene – WriteAct Rep
Outstanding Actress in a Play
Marissa Galloway – King Lear – Loft Ensemble
Outstanding Actor in a Play
Gregory Crafts – Of Mice and Men – Theatre Unleashed
Outstanding Ensemble in a Play or Musical
Park Plays – Above the Curve
Outstanding Writing of an Original Play or Musical
A Thorn in the Family Paw – Garry Michael Kluger
Outstanding Direction of a Play
Thomas Bigley -Henry VI Trilogy – Porters of Hellsgate
Outstanding Direction of a Musical
Gloria Gifford – Down on your Knees and Up to the Moon – Jamaica Moon Productions
A Time to Kill – Theatre 68
Hairspray- Cupcake Theatre
Outstanding Artistic Director
Ronnie Marmo – Theatre 68
Lifetime Achievement Award – Edmund Gaynes
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