The Picketwire Players, La Junta’s community theatre organization, concluded its 47th consecutive year of producing quality community theatre. On Saturday, Jan. 30, the Players celebrate their 2015 season during their annual awards program—the Mickie Awards. These awards are named for Picketwire’s founder: Mickie Miller.
The Mickie Awards will pay tribute to its 2015 plays:
Steel Magnolias * Directed by Brenda Erwin
Into the Woods * Directed by Tracey Salzbrenner
Christmas in New York * Directed by Suzy Sarlo
Awards include: Best Technician, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Director. Awards also include the play director’s choices for the June Miles Theatrical Spirit and Dedication Award for each show and the Board's selection for Volunteer of the Year.
Current Picketwire Patrons and Players who have participated in plays the last three years were eligible to vote in these categories. Ballots were mailed the end of December and received by Jan. 15.
Information about the event is listed below:
What: Picketwire Players’ Mickie Awards Where: Picketwire Theatre, 802 San Juan Avenue, La Junta, Colorado When: Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 Time: 6 p.m. Wine and Appetizers 7 p.m. Business Meeting & Announce New Board of Directors 7:30 p.m. Awards/With a presentation of a scene from each play produced in 2015 8:45 p.m. Announce the 2016 Season of Plays
Season tickets will go on sale at the Mickies and can also be purchased by calling 384-8320 or contacting Picketwire via their web site: www.picketwireplayers.org. The cost for 2016 season tickets is $60. The price of tickets at the door amount to $66 for the season.
And the nominees are …
Brenda Erwin – Steel Magnolias
Tracey Salzbrenner – Into the Woods
Suzy Sarlo – Christmas in New York
N/A, – Steel Magnolias
John Eubank, Baker – Into the Woods
Braeden Harris, Jacen – Christmas in New York
Dawn Pollmiller, M’Lynn – Steel Magnolias
Kelly Jo Smith, The Witch – Into the Woods
Kieran Harris, Courtney Ann – Christmas in New York
Best Supporting Actor
Tom Seaba, Announcer – Steel Magnolias
Levi Grimlund, Jack – Into the Woods
Ed Stafford, Radio City M.C. - Christmas in New York
Best Supporting Actress
Rachel Patrick, Truvy – Steel Magnolias
Abigail Wallner, The Baker’s Wife – Into the Woods
Leslie Williams, Nanny G – Christmas in New York
Lena Figueroa – Steel Magnolias
Zach Zamora – Into the Woods
Brenda Erwin – Christmas in New York