Hendersonville Community Theatre announced winners of the 15th Annual Barnie Awards on March 2 at the Mountain Lodge and Convention Center in Flat Rock. Artistic Director Colby Coren hosted this year’s show. One hundred actors, volunteers and members attended.
HCT’s staff, board and familiar faces presented and performed, including Sage Albert, Facilities Director Tate Albert, Jaylan Brinson, Development Director McKenzie Eury, Executive Producer Jonathan Forrester, Board Member Laresa Griffin, Alexander Guazzo, Operations Director Janice Guazzo, President Chuck Kelsey, Managing Director Victoria Lamberth, Board Member Lisa McCarthy, Casting Coordinator Jennifer Memolo, Bob Pompeo, Technical Director Bob Reece and Charlene Spinks.
Long-time member and Box Office Manger Sue Kamerick and Executive Producer Beth Bristol presented actor and volunteer Henry Styron with the Spotlight Award for outstanding service to HCT. Leslie Jean Newell was honored with the Lifetime Membership Award, making her an HCT member and giving her free season tickets for her lifetime.
About the Barnie Awards:
Originally established in 2004, the Hendersonville Community Theatre presented their first Barnie Awards in January 2004 for the 2003 season. Each year, the festive gala honors thespians, producers, directors, and theater lovers for their work the previous season.
Best Youth Actor/Actress in a Production
Jayna Gerber – The Redhead, The Love Talker
Claire Estes – Gowdie/Soma, The Love Talker/A Ghost Story
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama
Nancy Colangione – Big Mama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Madeline Johnson –Benny Southstreet, Guys & Dolls
Best Set Design/Dressing
Bobby Foster & Jonathan Forrester-Rumors
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama
David Mycoff- Big Daddy, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Colby Coren-Nicely Nicely Johnson, Guys & Dolls
Best Lighting Design
Pat Durako- Hairspray Jr.
Jr. Production Best Actress
Chloe Ostman- Motormouth Maybelle, Hairspray Jr.
Best Leading Actress in a Comedy or Drama
Shari Azar- Margaret, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Celia Butterworth- Tracy Turnblad, Hairspray Jr.
Kathleen Henby & Janice Guazzo- Hairspray Jr.
Jr. Production Best Actor
Alex Guazzo- Edna Turnblad Hairspray Jr
Best Leading Actor in a Comedy or Drama
Rick Huhn-Weller Martin, The Gin Game
Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Craig Conner –Nathan Detroit, Guys & Dolls
Molly Carlin Folk and Jonathan Forrester Hairspray Jr
Best Stage Manager
Beth Bristol- Nuncrackers
Colby Coren, Tasha Pepi, Lenora Thom- Hairspray Jr.
Best Overall Production
People’s Choice Best Overall Production
Leslie Jean Newell