University theatre program recently held its annual
achievement night, awarding students for their academic
and production achievements for the 2011-2012 theatre season.
Department” Award. This award is the highest honor the department gives to any actor, student,
technician, designer or manager. The
recipient is the person who best
exemplifies all aspects of the theatre department, including leadership,
loyalty, talent and a high GPA.
performing arts, said what made Cavallone stand out among his peers
was his “academic standing, followed by his quiet and effective leadership and
his constancy of purpose.”
“Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading
Role” for his performance as Salieri in “Amadeus.” Kassaundra
Davidson of Roseau, Minn., was awarded “Best
Performance by an Actress in a Leading
Role” for her performance as Emily in “Our Town.”
Hux of Fulton, Mo., won “Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting
Role” for her role as Mrs. Gibbs in “Our Town.” Drew
Arnett of Columbia, Mo., won “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting
Role” for his role as Amadeus in “Amadeus.”
Theatre Guild Awards, Best Actor and Actress honors,
along with Best Actor and Actress in a Supporting
Role, are determined by a group of
faculty, staff and community members.
forth by the theatre department and the guild,
directors from each main stage
production submit nominees for the awards, and the guild then
votes on them. Students are not allowed to vote.
was presented to Dustin Z. West of Kansas City, Mo. This award
is given to an
individual who has
demonstrated exceptional mainstage artistry in some capacity
far beyond the requirements of the production.
achievement, Potter said, “He demonstrated a tireless work ethic to the
department and the performing arts.”
Achievement were awarded to Katherine Carney of St.
Peters, Mo., for her stage
management on “Amadeus,” Joey Merlotti of St.
Louis, Mo., for his sound design on “Amadeus,” and Maddie Meyer of St.
Charles, Mo., for her properties
management on “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.”
non-theatre major seniors
Amanda Almich of Granby, Mo., and Gillian Tracey of Spring, Texas, were
awarded the “Technical Theatre Extraordinaire” award for their
outstanding contributions, achievements and dedication to the department.
Paige Runge of St.
Louis, Mo., were all recognized for winning theatre portfolio awards.
were also awarded “Best Actress” and
“Best Actor” for the
Jesters Club. These awards were presented by Jesters sponsor, Melissa
Alpers-Springer. Other Jesters award recipients were T.J Green of Brandon, Miss., for “Best
Technical” and Maggie Hunter of
Columbia, Mo., for “Best Design and Management.”
society, were recognized. In addition to
Meyer, Tracey and Hunter, they are Stephen
Chamineak of Hazelwood, Mo.; Jennifer Steindorf of San Diego, Calif.;
and Bailey Campanini of Camdenton, Mo.
announced. The season will include the
musical “Nine to Five,” “Bob, A Life in Five Acts,” “Medea,”
and “The Cherry Sisters Revisited.”
very hard and sacrifice a lot of time toward the art
of theatre,” Potter said. “We hope that you will buy a
season ticket for next year and continue to support live theatre.”
Theatre Department” at William Woods University.