Here is a report of last night’s 2013 PAGE Award ceremony listing those members of the Players Guild of Dearborn who were award winners for their work in Guild productions.
Matt Ripper won the Featured Actor in a Play award for his performance as the bumbling George in First Things First.
Valerie Haas won the Featured Actress in a Musical award for her performance as the long-suffering Countess Charlotte Malcolm in A Little Night Music.
Brett Reynolds won the Featured Actor in a Musical award for his performance as the pompous Count Carl-Magnus Malcom in A Little Night Music.
Ian Haas and Maddie Kaplan won the Outstanding Youth in Theatre awards for their work in the Guildlings 2012 summer production of Willy Wonka, Jr.
Patricia LaFramboise won the Costume Design award for her work in A Little Night Music.
MaryAnn Denyer won the Properties Design award for Return Engagements.
Jennifer Maiseloff won the Scenic Design award for A Little Night Music.
Mike Kinnell won the Sound Design award for Return Engagements.
Tiffany Mullins won the Leading Actress in a Play award for her performance as Daisy Lawrence in Return Engagements.
Sally Goodman won the Leading Actress in a Musical award for her work as Desirée Armfeldt in A Little Night Music.
Tom Murphy won the Leading Actor in a Musical award for his portrayal of Fredrik Egerman in A Little Night Music.
Return Engagements won the Outstanding Achievement in a Play award.
A Little Night Music won the Outstanding Achievement in a Musical award.
The cast of A Little Night Music performed the Act I finale, “A Weekend in the Country” with Music Director Paul Abbott in the role of Count Carl-Magnus. Abbott, substituting for Brett Reynolds who was unable to attend the ceremony, was fabulous as the puffed-up Count.
And our beloved Brian Townsend was inducted into the Dearborn Theatre Hall of Fame with Mike Moseley, a Past President of the Guild, doing the induction.
The PAGE Awards Ceremony is always an exciting evening. It’s fun to watch the thespians from the area high schools and see them excited about theatre and the arts. Maybe there’s hope for the future!
Congratulations to all the nominees and all the winners!!
The Guild is closed today, Wednesday, May 22, for asbestos abatement. Tomorrow is Stage Night.