Monday, October 24, 2011

Arts Reporting: San Antonio's 2011 Globe Awards

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San Antonio's ATAC Globe Awards:

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Classic Theatre and Overtime Theatre

text below by Deborah Martin, Arts Beat, San Antonio Express-News, posted on, October 23

Classic Theatre was the big winner at Sunday’s Globe Awards of the Alamo Theatre Arts Council, scoring more than 10 trophies, including four that went home with co-founder Allan S. Ross.

The Overtime Theater’s slate of original work did well, too, raking in honors that included several for “Dr. S Battles the Sex-Crazed Reefer Zombies: The Movie: The Musical” and “Broken Record.”

In addition to the awards presented by Alamo Theatre Arts Council, the audience at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre was invited to vote on a People’s Choice Award. This was the second year for the award, which went to the Woodlawn Theatre’s “Miss Saigon.”

Jasmina Wellinghoff Award for Special Contribution to the Theater went to Susan Breidenbach for 26 years of volunteering behind the scenes. She has worked as a stage manager, run light and sound and as a dresser (or, as presenter Anna Gangai put it, “the best dresser I have ever had.”

Breidenbach, resplendent in blue, joked that “this seems to be the only event that gets me out of my tech black and into a skirt and hose.”

In her gracious acceptance speech, she thanked her parents, influential teachers and the tech crews she has worked with.

“I am honored to be a part of this family of passionate lovers of live theater,” she said.

The other principal Globe Awards went to:

Comedy production: “The Lion in Winter,” Classic Theatre

Drama production: “Buried Child,” Classic Theatre

Musical production: “Mame,” San Pedro Playhouse; “Godspell,” San Antonio College

Lead actor, comedy: Allan S. Ross, “The Lion in Winter”

Lead actor, drama: Andrew Thornton, “Hedda Gabler,” Classic Theatre; Jeff Dorman, “Extremities,” Sheldon Vexler Theatre; Jon Smith, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Rose Theatre Company

Lead actor, musical: Byrd Bonner, “Miss Saigon,” Woodlawn Theatre

Lead actress, comedy: Terri Pena Ross, “The Lion in Winter;” Allie Perez, “Unnecessary Farce,” Sheldon Vexler Theatre

Lead actress, drama: Evie Armstrong, “A Streetcar Named Desire;” Christie Beckham, “Broken Record,” Overtime Theater; Susanna Morrow, “Pride’s Crossing,” Trinity University

Lead actress, musical: Anna Gangai, “Mame;” Kim Bianco, “The Light in the Piazza,” San Pedro Playhouse; Yesenia McNett, “Always…Patsy Cline,” Cameo Theatre and Circle Arts Theatre

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