Twin City Players Celebrates 2018-2019 Season with "Monster Mash” Tiffany Awards

Twin City Players Celebrates 2018-2019 Season

with "Monster Mash” Tiffany Awards

 

The Twin City Players community gathered recently to celebrate the 32nd Annual Tiffany Awards. The “Monster Mash” themed celebration recognized the performances and achievements of its members and volunteers from the immediate past season.

 

The Tiffany Performance Awards are named after the late Marion Tiffany, an actress, volunteer and charter member of Twin City Players. A secret panel of judges selects each year's winners.

 

Best Lead Actor went to William Downey for his performance in Chicago. Best Lead Actress went to Kathy McAlhany for her performance in Chicago. Best Supporting Actors went to Kraig Kirkdorfer for his performance inThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Adrienne Glisson for her performance in Chicago. Named Best Character Actors were Joshua Bennett for his performance in The Addams Family and Susan Matheny for her performance in Chicago.

 

Golden Neophyte Awards, presented for best "first-time" performances in a TCP production, went to Justin Shepard for his performance in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Susan Meadows for her performance in Wedding Secrets. The Youth Award, given for one or more outstanding performances by an actor under the age of 19, went to Persephone Tusciuk for her performance in Scrooge. Honored with the Outstanding Ensemble Performance Award was the cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

 

The What a Ham (Hammie) Award was presented to Scott Bradford for his performance in Wedding Secrets.

 

From each show, cast and crew members select one fellow cast member and one crew member for the highly prized Unsung Hero Awards. The following were recognized with this distinction: Chicago: Belle Schmidt (crew) and Kathy McAlhany (cast); An Act of the Imagination: Aaron Rennhack (crew) and Bill Klein (cast) and Beth Taylor (cast); Scrooge: Connie Weaver (crew) and Cindy Jakeway (cast); How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Julie Smiy (crew) and Maureen Bradford (cast); Wedding Secrets: Aaron Rennhack (crew) and Peggy Harrington (cast); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Matt Davidson (crew) and Emily Frazier (cast); The Addams Family: Abby Buckhanan (crew) and Juliet Golob (cast).

 

The award for Outstanding Costume Design went to Julie Smiy for her work on The Addams Family. Andrew Sawyer received the award for Outstanding Set Design for An Act of the Imagination. Matt Davidson and Dan Velez were recognized with the award for Outstanding Lighting Design for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

 

Singled out for special service to the organization during the 2018-2019 season were Eugene Weil (Bob Grace Service Award), Carol Sizer, Donna Metz, and Rolfe Jenkins (Dottie Griffith Distinguished Volunteer Award), Christy Sloan and Paige Smillie (President's Award), and Scott Bradford and Mary Nielsen (The Player Award).

 

The Twin City Players also recognized this year’s recipients of the Brian Swiger Memorial Scholarship: Megan Yacobozzi and Aly Wilson.

 

About Twin City Players

Formed in 1932, Twin City Players is one of the oldest, continuously operating community theaters in Michigan. It is a volunteer based nonprofit organization that strives to engage the community in quality theatre that changes lives and to be recognized for organizational excellence producing quality performances in southwest Michigan. The TCP Playhouse is located at 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, MI. For more information about TCP, call 269-429-0400 or visit twincityplayers.org.




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