White Rock Players Club Aladdin and the Magic Lamp actors Reginald Pillay (as the Emperor) and Sara Morales (as Princess Jasmine) are both nominated in this season’s Community Theatre Coalition awards. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Players Club productions up for CTC Awards

Three productions receive a total of 19 nominations

White Rock Players Club productions, performers and behind-the-scenes workers have received numerous nominations in this year’s Community Theatre Coalition awards, announced Aug. 4.

The small-cast, multiple-character chiller spoof Dracula, The Bloody Truth received a total of eight CTC nominations, including best production (comedy/drama); Alan Ayckbourn’s novelty farce How The Other Half Loves was recognized with six, also including best production (comedy/drama), while five nominations went to cast members of the Christmas musical pantomime Aladdin and the Magic Lamp.

Surrey-based FVGSS a Musical Theatre Society’s Cinderella, The Panto received a total of 13 nominations in the current CTC award crop, including best musical production.

CTC awards are usually presented at a gala early in September, although under COVID-19 restrictions such an event may not be possible this year. No date for presentations has been confirmed by the coalition as yet.

Dracula, The Bloody Truth received individual nominations for Cathe Busswood (best director, comedy/drama); Lori Tych (best lead actress); Cale Walde, Ben Odberg and Eric Fortin (all nominated for best lead actor); Miles Lavkulich (best lighting design); Gordon Gilmour (best sound design) and Jessie Morton (best graphic design/program).

READ ALSO: White Rock Players Club’s Dracula a pre-Halloween hoot

How The Other Half Loves received individual nominations for Susanne de Pencier (best director, comedy/drama); Janine Guy (best lead actress); Laura McKenzie (best costume design); Robin Maggs and de Pencier (best set design) and Laurel Winkler and de Pencier (best set decoration).

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp gained individual nominations for Sara Morales (best lead role in a musical); Christopher Hall and Reginald Pillay (both for best supporting actor in a musical); and Janelle Carss and Paige Thomsen (both for best supporting actor in a musical).

READ ALSO: Appealing cast is strong suit of White Rock’s Aladdin

In addition to his White Rock nomination, Pillay was also nominated for best graphic design/poster for Langley Players’ Drop Dead, which is also in the running for best production (comedy/drama); while James Walker, who got his start in theatre on the White Rock stage, received a nomination for best actor in a leading role in a musical for Alice in Wonderland, which scored a total of 15 nominations for Vancouver’s Metro Theatre.

Individual nominations for FVGSS’ Cinderella, The Panto went to Mike Balser (best director, musical); Bryce Paul Mills (best lead actor in a musical); Rosie Forst and Melanie Mercer (both up for best lead actress in a musical); Adrian Duncan (best supporting actor in a musical); Erin Mulcahy (best supporting actress in a musical); the ‘FVGSS Dream Team’ (best costume design); Daniel Pauhl (best set design); Timothy Tucker (up for both best sound design and best musical direction); Kailley Roesler (best choreography) and Paddy Tennant (best graphic design/program)



alex.browne@peacearchnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey’s Johnston Heights reporting COVID-19 exposure

Fraser Health has created a new webpage listing COVID-19 cases in schools

Surrey denturist goes mobile

Dr. Sarwar Sarwari, of True Fit Denture Centre, has had the van up and running for a month

White Rock Playhouse, Bell Centre lit up red in support of entertainment workers

Facilities across Canada participated in national Light Up Live movement on Sept. 22

New 10-bed substance use program opens in Surrey

It’s described as a ‘soft landing’ for people who are coming out of detox

B.C. records 98 more COVID-19 cases, most in Lower Mainland

One new senior home outbreak, Surrey Memorial outbreak over

VIDEO: COVID won’t dampen Lower Mainland woman’s Halloween spirit

Langley’s Tanya Reid posted video offering suggestions of how trick-or-treating might look for her

PHOTOS: 2nd calf in a month confirmed among Southern Resident killer whale pod

Center for Whale Research said they will eagerly await to observe the calf to evaluate its health

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

$250K reward offered as investigation continues into Sea to Sky Gondola vandalism

Police also asking for specific footage of Sea to Sky highway around time of incident

Trudeau ‘disappointed’ by RCMP treatment of Sikh officers over mask issue

World Sikh Organization of Canada said taking Sikh officers off the front lines constitutes discrimination

Most Read