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GILLIAN Wins MCT Awards

Mesquite Community Theatre held their annual  awards banquet Saturday night and presented two awards to cast members of their 2009 production of To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday.  Written by Michael Brady and directed by Brad Stephens, the critically-acclaimed production ran in April of last year and garnered multiple nominations.

Larry Jack Dotson took home the coveted People’s Choice Award.  Dotson won the hearts of audiences with his sincere performance as Paul, a seemingly brow-beaten husband who carefully chooses when to assert himself.  Arlette Morgan took home the Best Featured Actress trophy for her multi-layered portrayal of the title character.

Congratulations go out to them and all the winners of this year’s banquet.

  • LEAD ACTRESS: Jan Summar, Belles
  • LEAD ACTOR: Steve Iwanski, The Dining Room
  • SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Ashley Curts, Belles
  • SUPPORTING ACTOR: Steve Iwanski, The Butler Did It
  • FEATURED ACTRESS: Arlette Morgan, To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday
  • BEST SHOW: Belles
  • BEST DIRECTOR: Lois Sheeler, Belles
  • BEST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Scott Croy, The Dining Room
  • BEST SET DESIGN: Tina Pisanelle, Belles
  • BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Emily Hunt, The Butler Did It
  • BEST LIGHT DESIGN: Scott Croy, Belles
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE — Don’t Dress For Dinner: Alex Wade
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE — To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday: Larry Jack Dotson
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE — The Dining Room: Cory Timmons and Aaron McDavis
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE — Belles: Shannon Souddress
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE — The Butler Did It: Rachel Hall
  • 2009 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Dan Tillman 

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GILLIAN Gains MCT Nominations

Mesquite Community Theatre has honored my production of To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday with numerous nominations for their upcoming awards banquet celebrating their 2009 season.  I had the pleasure of directing the Michael Brady play last April with an awesome cast and crew.  The nominations are:

  • Brad Stephens  —  Director
  • Rebekah Kennedy, Rachel  — Lead Actress
  • Larry Jack Dotson, Paul    Supporting Actor
  • Lacy Lambert, Esther    Supporting Actress
  • Jenny George, Kevin   Featured Actress
  • Ragen Jansky, Cindy  —  Featured Actress
  • Arlette Morgan, Gillian  —  Featured Actress
  • Winston Hammonds — Assistant Director
  • Scott Croy — Light Design
  • Brad Stephens  —  Set Design

My congratulations and thanks go out to everyone involved with Gillian as well as everyone associated with MCT’s very successful silver anniversary season.  Also, my gratitude to Art Director, David Jetre, who was instrumental in dressing our set.

Mesquite Community Theatre’s Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, January 23, 2010.

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Brad Wins MCT Award

My good friend, Lois Sheeler, at Mesquite Community Theatre informs me that I have recieved MCT’s 2008 People’s Choice Award for my performance as Chris Keller in All My Sons.  My thanks to all who attended and chose to single me out from all the performers in MCT’s 2008 season.  I am surprised and humbled and extend my gratitude for your recognition.

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