Red Carpet Awards to end 2014-2015 theatrical season

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Theater department recognizes students’ success throughout the year.

By Christina M. Briseno

The theater department’s Red Carpet Awards recognize drama and speech students involved in campus productions this year. The awards ceremony is May 7 in the auditorium of McAllister Fine Arts Center.

Dinner will be served at 5 p.m., and the ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets must be bought in advance for $10.

Theater Professor Ronnie Watson described the ceremony as “our version of the Tony Awards.”

Friends and family are welcome, as well as other students who were involved with the theater department. The dress code for the awards is preferably semi-formal. The vibe of the night is to have fun and reflect on the successes of the year.

“We look back on our year, poke fun at ourselves, and we announce the season for next year,” theater coordinator Paula Rodriguez said. “The entire faculty, staff, drama and speech students gather together for this celebration of hard work, dedication and talent.”

Productions in the fall were “Bach at Leipzig” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The spring’s productions were “Rabbit Hole” and “Cyrano de Bergerac.”

“Approximately 10 awards will be given,” Rodriguez said. “Each plaque is a different category.”

The categories include acting, supporting actor/actress, most outstanding technician and outstanding stage manager. The hosts will be theater graduates Eric Alvarado and Nathan Mason, selected by Chair Jeff Hunt.


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