(Note: This story was updated June 25 to add Josh Hartwell’s nomination for Outstanding Direction of a Play for Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s production of “Ghost-Writer.”)
Boulder’s Dinner Theatre and the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company have done the town proud in nominations for the 2012-13 Henry Awards.
BDT and BETC each received nine nominations from the Colorado Theatre Guild. The eighth annual Henry Awards banquet is Monday, July 22, at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., in Arvada. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction. The awards ceremony begins at 7 and will be followed by an after-party.
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Boulder’s Theatre Dinner received nine Henry Award nominations for its production of “42nd Street,” which included Johnny Stewart and Alicia Dunfee in its cast. (Courtesy photo)
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Boulder’s Dinner Theatre received two nominations for Outstanding Costume Design (Linda Morken, “42nd Street” and “The Wizard of Oz”), as well as for Outstanding Production of a Musical (“42nd Street,” Michael J. Duran, director; Neal Dunfee, musical direction), Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Duran, “42nd Street”), Outstanding Musical Direction (Dunfee, “42nd Street”), Outstanding Choreography (Tracey Warren, “42nd Street”), Outstanding Actor in a Musical (John Scott Clough, “42nd Street”), Outstanding Scenic Design (Amy Campion, “42nd Street”) and Outstanding Sound Design (Wayne Kennedy, “42nd Street”).
The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s nominations include the prestigious Outstanding Season for a Theatre Company.
BETC also received two nominations for Outstanding Ensemble Performance (“Ghost-Writer,” Josh Hartwell, director; and “How the World Began,” Stephen Weitz, director), as well as Outstanding Direction of a Play (Hartwell, “Ghost-Writer”), Outstanding Production of a Play (Hartwell, “Ghost-Writer”), Outstanding Actress in a Play (Laura Norman, “Ghost-Writer”), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play (Chris Kendall, “How the World Began”), Outstanding Lighting Design (Kerry Cripe, “Ghost-Writer”) and Outstanding Sound Design (Andrew Metzroth, “Ghost-Writer”).
The Dairy Center for the Arts was involved in five nominations.
The Boulder-based Local Theater Company was nominated for Outstanding Scenic Design (Kathryn Kawecki) for “Elijah: An Adventure,” which played at The Dairy. And Brighton-based Abster Productions, which premiered “August: Osage County” at The Dairy, received two nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Play (Abby Apple Boes and Anne Oberbroeckling), as well as Direction of a Play (Peter J. Hughes) and Outstanding Scenic Design. “August: Osage County” was Abster Productions’ first project.
The Henry Awards, established in 2006, honor outstanding achievements during the past season, and the ceremony serves as the Colorado Theatre Guild’s annual fundraising event. The awards bear the name of longtime local theater producer Henry Lowenstein. Nominations are determined through a judging process involving more than 40 theater reporters, reviewers and assigned judges.