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January 14, 2011 > Chanticleers Annual Awards Night Winners

Chanticleers Annual Awards Night Winners

Submitted by Floyd Wayne
Photo by Floyd Wayne

Chanticleers' Annual Awards Night was held Sunday night, January 9, at the theatre on Quail Avenue. A packed parking lot and theatre attested to the popularity of this annual event. Scenes, songs and dances from all four shows of the 2010 season were presented for the enjoyment of the audience. The affair concluded with a complimentary beverage and dessert reception.

Awards received:
Five awards for "Broadway Bound," including Best Over-all Production; Best Director-Marty Nemko; Best Actor-Brady Woolery; Best Supporting Actor-Kip Wixson; and Best Set Design-John McMullen.

Two awards for "Arsenic And Old Lace," including Best Supporting Actress-Sue Hohl; and Best Costumer-Patricia Inabnet.

One award for "The Lion In Winter," Best Actress-Chris Macomber.

A Special Award was given to outgoing Artistic Director, Gary Wright, for his 12 years of invaluable service to Chanticleers. Gary has recently taken the position of Executive Director at the California Conservatory Theatre in San Leandro. A 42-year community theatre veteran, Gary has been a founder, directed and managed several local companies, including Lakeside Players, Oakland; Cabaret Theatre, Alameda; Altarena Playhouse, Alameda; Stage 1, Newark; and Chanticleers Theatre in Castro Valley. With 80 directorial assignments to his credit, Gary is a true lover and friend of the arts in our communities. Although his new position is a wonderful opportunity, he will be sorely missed at Chanticleers.

The evening not only served to honor those producing and performing in last season's shows, but to announce Chanticleers' 2011 season, which includes "Lend Me A Tenor," "The Dixie Swim Club," "Harvey," and "New Wrinkles."

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