Blackburns 2013

Dayton Playhouse Blackburn Awards September 22, 2013

During this season, the Dayton Playhouse presented: Side by Side by Sondheim, Dracula, Scrooge, The Importance of Being Earnest, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Retreat from Moscow and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
The Blackburn Awards are named in memory of, Jack Blackburn, a much-loved actor, director, designer and active volunteer.

Direction and Technical Support of our Productions:

In the Category of Costuming

  • Blackburn Certificate of Achievement to Barbara Pontecorvo for Costume Design in Dracula
  • Blackburn Award of Excellence to Robin Farinet for Costume Design in Scrooge

In the Category of Lighting Design

  • Blackburn Certificate of Achievement to Anita Bachmann for Dracula Blackburn
  • Award of Excellence to John Falkenbach for The Retreat From Moscow

In the Category of Sound Design

  • Blackburn Certificate of Achievement to Bob Kovach for Dracula and to Bob Kovach for Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Blackburn Award of Excellence to Bob Kovach for The Retreat From Moscow

In the Category of Set Design

  • Blackburn Certificate of Achievement to David Shough for Dracula and to Bobby Mitchum for Scrooge
  • Blackburn Award of Excellence to Craig Smith for The Retreat From Moscow

In the Category of Orchestration

  • Blackburn Certificate of Achievement to the Orchestra of Thoroughly Modern Millie: Judy Mansky, Mariann Hunt, Sharon Sukola, Ed Ewing, Craig Dill, Dustin Malone, Mel Goldfinger, John Root, Dan Jones, Abby Williams, Dan Hall, Mary Fahrenbruch
  • Blackburn Award of Excellence to Nancy Perrin and Bryon Dobbs for Side by Side by Sondheim

In the Category of Choreography

  • Blackburn Award of Excellence to Richard Croskey for Thoroughly Modern Millie

In the Category of Music Direction

  • Blackburn Certificate of Achievement to Ron Kindell for Side by Side by Sondheim, Lindsay Sherman for Scrooge and Ron Kindell for Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Blackburn Award of Excellence to Ron Kindell for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

In the Category of Direction for Plays and Musicals

  • Certificate of Achievement for Direction of a Play to David Shough for Dracula and to Jennifer Lockwood for The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Blackburn Award of Excellence for Direction of a Play goes to Dodie Lockwood for The Retreat from Moscow
  • Certificate of Achievement for Direction of a Musical to Brian Sharp for Side by Side by Sondheim, Bobby Mitchum for Scrooge and Richard Croskey for Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Blackburn Award of Excellence for Direction of a Musical goes to Jim Lockwood for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Performance of our Productions:

In the Category of Ensemble for Plays and Musicals

  • Blackburn Award of Excellence for the Ensemble Cast of a Play to the cast of The Retreat From Moscow: Jennifer Lockwood, Charles Larkowski and Matthew Lindsay
  • Certificate of Achievement for Ensemble Cast of a Musical to the cast of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Brad Mattingly, Brad Bishop, Saul Caplan, Claire Hurley, Matthew Glenn, Mary Mykytka, Jamie McQuinn, Jeff Sams, Richard Young, Malcolm DeSean Casey, Naman Clark, Zachery Tyler, Suzanne Clabaugh, Sarah Jordan, Rikki Overman, Kali Jordan-DeBruin, Krista Stuber, Marabeth Klejna, Tamar Fishbein
  • Blackburn Award of Excellence for the Ensemble Cast of a Musical to the cast of Side by Side by Sondheim: Laura Bloomingdale, Carol Chatfield, Kathy Clark, Bonnie Dobbs, Shawn Hooks, David Moyer, Saul Caplan, Nancy Perrin and Bryon Dobbs

In the Category of Supporting Actor and Actress in a Play or Musical

  • Certificate of Achievement for Supporting Actress in a Play to Sarah Parsons for Dracula
  • Blackburn Award of Excellence for Supporting Actress in a Play goes to Addison Paige Wheeler for Dracula
  • Certificate of Achievement for Supporting Actor in a Play to David Hallowren for Dracula
  • Blackburn Award of Excellence for Supporting Actor in a Play goes to Matthew Lindsay for The Retreat from Moscow
  • Certificates of Achievement for Supporting Actress in a Musical to Kelli Locker for Scrooge, Rachel Mielke for Scrooge, Annie Nereng for Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cathy Long for Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Blackburn Award of Excellence for Supporting Actress in a Musical goes to Elena D. Elmore for Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Certificates of Achievement for Supporting Actor in a Musical to Saul Caplan for Side by Side by Sondheim, David Lindsley for Scrooge, Jordan Duvall for Scrooge, Ryan Fark for Thoroughly Modern Millie, Naman Clark for Thoroughly Modern Millie, Malcolm DeSean Casey for Thoroughly Modern Millie, Saul Caplan for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Matthew Glenn for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Jeff Sams for a Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Jamie McQuinn for a Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Richard Young for a Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • The Blackburn Award of Excellence for Supporting Actor in a Musical goes to Brad Bishop for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

In the Lead Actor and Actress Category

  • Certificate of Achievement for a Lead Actress in a Play to Patti King for The Importance of Being Earnest and Jackie Darnell for The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Blackburn Award of Excellence for a Lead Actress in a Play goes to Jennifer Lockwood for The Retreat from Moscow
  • Certificate of Achievement for a Lead Actor in a Play to Duante Beddingfield for The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Blackburn Award of Excellence for a Lead Actor in a Play goes to Jared Mola for Dracula, Alex Carmichal for Dracula, Matthew Glenn for The Importance of Being Earnest and Charles Larkowski for The Retreat from Moscow
  • Certificate of Achievement for a Lead Actress in a Musical to Laura Bloomingdale for Side by Side by Sondheim, Carol Chatfield for Side by Side by Sondheim, and Bonnie Dobbs for Side by Side by Sondheim
  • Blackburn Award of Excellence for a Lead Actress in a Musical goes to Kathy Clark for Side by Side by Sondheim and Abby McLean for Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Certificates of Achievement for a Lead Actor in a Musical to Shawn Hooks for Side by Side by Sondheim and David Moyer for Side by Side by Sondheim
  • Blackburn Award of Excellence for a Lead Actor in a Musical goes to Michael Stockstill for Scrooge, David Thomas for Thoroughly Modern Millie and Brad Mattingly for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Special Awards

  • Chairman’s Award for Service a Blackburn Award of Excellence to Chuck Knickerbocker
  • Volunteer of the Year Award a Blackburn Award of Excellence to Bob Kovach
  • Lifetime Membership a Blackburn Award of Excellence to John Beck

Outstanding Play or Musical

  • Blackburn Award of Excellence for outstanding Play goes to The Retreat From Moscow
  • Blackburn Award of Excellence for outstanding Musical goes A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum