PRESS RELEASE: OCTOBER 28, 2015
Circle Theatre Company’s production of Sasquatched! The Musical has received thirteen OUTSTANDING nominations by the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts’ 2015-16 Applause Awards in association with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, including OUTSTANDING MUSICAL.
In addition to the nomination of OUTSTANDING MUSICAL, Circle Theatre Company’s ensemble (Delaney Blackwood, Johanna Brown, Rachel Boone, Noah Lyon, Hannah Speers, Amanda Townes, and Annalise Williams) received the OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE nomination.
We are especially excited to share Paige Norberg and Karissa Dumbacher were both nominated as OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMERS.
In the category of OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING PERFORMERS, four cast members were nominated: Brynn Creasman, Emma Thacker, Chandler Talkington Fletcher, and Bella Lamb. Two CTC’s dancers, Annalise Williams and Brynn Creasman, received OUTSTANDING DANCERS nominations.
Our director/choreographer, Miss Linda Mementowski, was nominated in two categories, OUTSTANDING DIRECTION and OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY and Mrs. Erin Theriualt received the OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTION nomination.
Maddie Herbster, Johanna Brown, and Mckenzie Svenson received Honorable Mentions along with Mrs. Becky Saunders and Mrs. Donna Speers receiving an Honorable Mention for Design (Program Art Design & Layout).
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts’ Applause Awards celebrates the achievements of area high school teachers and students involved in musical theater. On Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 6:00 PM, the Dr. Phillips Center will present a Tony Awards® inspired showcase in the Walt Disney Theater to honor schools and students for artistic excellence in musical theater. This event will be a tribute to the enthusiasm, dedication and accomplishments of Central Florida’s high school musical theater programs. Nominees have the opportunity to win awards and perform on the Walt Disney Theater stage as a part of that evening’s program. Students, faculty, administrators, and staff from participating high schools are encouraged to attend the awards showcase.
Congratulations to all the outstanding nominees and honorable mentions!