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Community theater players nominated for regional honors

By Dave Nicholson
Published: July 20, 2013
Alysia Cruz and John Harrer, who played a married couple in "A Catered Affair," have both been nominated for regional community theater awards. They are shown rehearsing the play. FILE PHOTO

PLANT CITY Plant City Entertainment's cast, crew members and productions have been nominated for a number of regional awards.

The MONTI Awards are presented each year for the top community theater work in Plant City, Brandon, Tampa and Riverview. Plant City Entertainment and its players were nominated in nearly 20 categories, from best actress in a musical to best stage management.

The 8th annual awards ceremony will take place Aug. 23 at Brandon's Center Place Civic & Fine Art Theater.

Plant City Entertainment's nominees in the various categories include:

Best Actress - Musical

Mollie Anderson as Aggie Hurley in "A Catered Affair"

Brianna Manley as Mary Magdalene, "Jesus Christ Superstar"

Kim Mitchell as Sister Robert Anne, "Sister Robert Anne's Cabaret Class"

Jolanda Nell as herself, "Night At The Popera"

Best Actor - Musical

Brian Beach and Oliver Sprague as Jesus Christ, "Jesus Christ Superstar" Randy Magruder as Tom Hurley, "A Catered Affair"

Chris Romeo as himself, "Night At The Popera"

Clint Shepherd as himself, "Night At The Popera"

Best Supporting Actor - Musical

Maurice Cecchini as Winston, "A Catered Affair"

Alex Dyles and Todd DuPriest as Judas Iscariot, "Jesus Christ Superstar"

John Harrer as Sam/Mr. Halloran, "A Catered Affair"

Oliver Sprague as Ralph Halloran, "A Catered Affair"

Best Supporting Actress - Musical

Tracey Magruder as Jane Hurley, "A Catered Affair"

Best Supporting Actor - Play

Ben Rawnsley as Prince John, "The Somewhat True Tale Of Robin Hood"

Best Featured/Ensemble Actor - Play or Musical

Kevin Barta as himself, "Sister Robert Anne's Cabaret Class"

Best Featured/Ensemble Actress - Play or Musical

Alysia Cruz as Myra/Mrs. Halloran, "A Catered Affair"

Jennifer Jackson as Delores/caterer, "A Catered Affair"

Holly Turcich as Alice/Army sergeant, "A Catered Affair"

Best Stage Management

Derek Abbott, "The Somewhat True Tale Of Robin Hood"

Kristen Holloway, "Jesus Christ Superstar"

Keith Holmes, "A Catered Affair"

Best Director - Play

Angela Hollis and Tyler Hollis, "The Somewhat True Tale Of Robin Hood"

Best Director - Musical

Tom Mitchell, "Sister Robert Anne's Cabaret Class"

Domin Pazo, "Jesus Christ Superstar"

Greg Summerall, "A Catered Affair"

Best Vocal Director

Tracey Magruder, "A Catered Affair"

Best Set Design

"A Catered Affair," Corey Wade

"Jesus Christ Superstar," Tom Mitchell

"A Night At The Popera," Clint Shepherd, Corey Wade and Jolanda Nel

Best Sound Design

"A Catered Affair," Jeff Moranville

"Jesus Christ Superstar," Dylan Billmaier

"A Night At The Popera," Erik Hann

Best Lighting Design

"A Catered Affair," Jeff Moranville

"A Night At The Popera," Jeff Moranville and Corey Wade

Best Costume Design

"A Catered Affair," Betty Roney

"Jesus Christ Superstar," Christine Barton and Paula Spangler Klein

Best Musical Accompaniment

"A Catered Affair," Shanna Holland, conductor

Production of the Year - Play

"The Somewhat True Tale Of Robin Hood"

Production of the Year - Musical

"A Catered Affair"

Production of the Year - Variety/Revue/Special Event

"Best Of Broadway"

"A Night At The Popera"

"Sister Robert Anne's Cabaret Class"

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