The fourth annual gala Valley Theatre Awards Gala was celebrated on Monday June 4, 2018 at the Colony Theatre in Burbank.
Hosted by Bree Pavey and Rick Shaw and produced by Fulton Entertainment, the 2018 Valley Theatre Awards 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. Our publisher Nancy Bianconi was also honored with a Lifetime Acheivement Award for her work in the NoHo and Valley theatre community.
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.
Here are the 2018 winners.
BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY OR MUSICAL
JAMAICA MOON PRODUCTIONS | Gloria Gifford | Antony & Cleopatra
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY OR MUSICAL
LOFT ENSEMBLE | Tor Brown | Now or Neverland
BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY OR MUSICAL
ARCHWAY THEATRE | Steven Sabel | Postmortem
BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY OR MUSICAL
ZOMBIE JOES | Shayne Eastin | Popalyptic
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY OF A PLAY OR MUSICAL
CUPCAKE THEATRE | Rehyan Rivera | Legally Blonde
BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
PORTERS OF HELLSGATE | Leon Russom | Pericles
BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
THEATRE WEST | June Schreiner – The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin’ on Godsford)
BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
ABOVE THE CURVE | Brittney Wheeler | Vote! the Musical FOOTHILL PAC
BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
FOOTHILL PAC | Ron Truppa | The Spitfire Grill
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDED TO NANCY BIANCONI
BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY
THEATRE 68 | Bechir Sylvain | The Meeting
BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY
ACTORS WORKOUT STUDIO | Marissa Fennell | All New People
BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
CUPCAKE THEATRE | Matthew Latkiewicz | Into The Woods
BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
FOOTHILL PAC | Tiffany Oliver | The Spitfire Grill
BEST ONE PERSON PERFORMANCE
THEATRE 68 | Ronnie Marmo | I’m Not a Comedian, I’m Lenny Bruce THEATRE WEST | Dina Morrone | The Italian in Me WHITEFIRE THEATRE | Christina Carlisi | Martha
BEST WRITER OF AN ORIGINAL PLAY OR MUSICAL
SECRET ROSE THEATRE | Jeff Gould | The Marriage Zone
BEST IMPROV/SKETCH ENSEMBLE
ACME THEATRE | The Captains of Industry
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST OF A PLAY OR MUSICAL
DEFIANCE THEATRE CO. | My Big Gay Italian Funeral
BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
CUPCAKE THEATRE | Michael Pettenato | Into the Woods
BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
WHITEFIRE THEATRE | Bobby Moresco | Working 2017
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ADAM CHAMBERS – LOFT ENSEMBLE
CUPCAKE THEATRE | Legally Blonde
THEATRE WEST | The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin’ on Godsford)
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE WINNERS AND NOMINEES!
For more information: www.ValleyTheatreAwards.com
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