Olathe Civic Theatre Association Celebrates Annual Buddy Awards

Thank you to all who attended the 2017 Buddy Awards celebration, which was held Saturday, June 3, and to everyone who made the Olathe Civic Theatre Association 2016-17 season one of the most successful in many years! In addition to current casts, creative teams, subscribers, and volunteers, OCTA was thrilled to also welcome John Vaughn, musician and friend of former Olathean and silent film star Buddy Rogers who was the namesake of both the building and annual awards. John not only shared the story of how he met Buddy, but also played a popular song written for him at the height of his career.

Congratulations to the many award recipients listed below*!

-Leading Actor: Peter Leondedis, One Man, Two Guvnors
-Leading Actress: Julia Masterson, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
-Supporting Actor: Matt Leonard, Poor Relations
-Supporting Actress: Lucy McClung, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
-Character Actor: Joshua Gleeson, One Man, Two Guvnors
-Character Actress: Lindsay Lovejoy, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
-Cameo: Meredith Kiesling, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
-Sound Design: Michael Bunn, Poor Relations
-Lighting Design: J. Patrick Inlow, Altar Boyz
-Costume Design: Julie Ewing, One Man, Two Guvnors
-Properties Design: Kate Haugan, Poor Relations
-Stage Manager: D.K. Evenson, Poor Relations
-Set Design: J. Patrick Inlow, Altar Boyz
-Director: Tina Morrison, Poor Relations
-Individual Musical Achievement: James Levy, Music Direction Altar Boyz
-Best Show: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
-Amy Pierron Volunteer of the Year Award: Victoria and Shawn Hoffman
-Smith-Moyer Award for Outstanding Board Service: Rita Marks

For information about OCTA’s exciting 2017-2018 season and to purchase a subscription, visit olathetheatre.org/2017-2018-season

Want more OCTA? Join the conversation, see more Buddy Award pictures, and watch the video “OCTA: An American Theatre – 2016/17 Season in Review (Parody)” on the OCTA Facebook page at facebook.com/olathecivictheatre.

UP NEXT AT Olathe Civic Theatre Association

Don’t miss the New Works Playwright Competition Winner Workshop of the wildly popular script The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip by Kansas City playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson, July 7 and 8 at 8 pm. More info here.

*Recipients of the acting, directing, and best production awards are voted on throughout the season by OCTA subscribers. Technical award recipients are determined by a committee of local theatre practitioners and the two special award are chosen by the OCTA board.

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