The 2015 Laurel Awards was held on July 11, 2015 at Crystal Arbors in Fremont, Ohio. The event started with a social hour at 5:00 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m. and then a roughly two-hour awards ceremony began at 7:00 p.m., led by Emcees Scott Havice and Michael PJ Foos.
Highlights of the evening were a performance by Scott and PJ of “Who Is Primary?”, an Elizabethan rendering of “Who’s on First?” Scott and PJ also announced a blooper episode of “The Scott and PJ/PJ and Scott Show” has been released on YouTube. Be sure to check it out!
Of course, the awards are the thing at the Laurel Awards, and the following is a listing of those honored:
Laurels are given by directors to individuals who they feel contributed the most to the success of a show. Hardy Awards are given to those who kept up the cast’s morale or “added that extra bit of comic relief”. Audience Choice Awards are voted on by the audience with a monetary donation which goes, in part, to fund our Teen Scholarship.
SHREK THE MUSICAL (FCTT)
Directors Delilah Foos and Jason Kramer
Laurels: Alexis Schmidt, Mackenzi Shaull-Babcock, Leah Marty, Joseph Magnuson, Cyrus Foos,
Hardy: Elizabeth Vogel, Brandon Pennell, Ryan Book
Audience Choice Award: Cyrus Foos
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Director Mitchell Antesky
Laurels: Monica Siesel and Adam Cox, Ethan Mandeville, Harley Berry, Linda Bower
Audience Choice Award: Monica Siesel
BE MY BABY
Director Janet Wilcox
Laurels: Tim Bolton, Linda Bower, Cyndi Hineline. Bob Ammanniti
Hardys: Floyd Collins, Mike Magnuson, Scott Havice
Audience Choice Award: Ember Ollom
MOON OVER THE BREWERY
Director Linda Bower
Laurels: Mitchell Antesky, Harley Berry, Sue Stotz, Kaitlyn Phillips
Hardys: Cyrus Foos, Floyd Collins
Audience Choice Award: Kaitlyn Phillips
ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT
Director Griff Allan
Laurels: Tim Bolton, Michael PJ Foos, Ben Archer, Sam Waugaman, Steve Koenig
Hardys: Linda Bower, Cheryl Bolton
Audience Choice Award: Michael PJ Foos
Director Diane Cepeda
Laurels: Ember, Autumn & Breeze Ollom; Dion, Lea-Ann & Madison Wilson; Michael PJ, Cyrus & Delilah Foos; Matt, Stephanie, Ryan & Makenna Book; Randy Brown; Chuck Cantrell
Hardys: Ted Ball, Danny Stratton
Audience Choice Awards: Madison Wilson
Each year, the Board of Trustees gives three awards to those who have shown outstanding effort to help make the past season a success.
Outstanding Business: Action Printing and Photography (Dan Laity)
Outstanding New Member: Cyrus Foos
Outstanding Orchestra Member: Matt Book
Outgoing Board Members Sue Stotz, Michael PJ Foos and Jim Gruss were recognized for their service.
Audience Choice and Scholarship Awards: Each show, the audience is able to vote for their favorite cast member by placing a monetary sum in the receptacle for that actor. Part of those moneys go to a Scholarship Fund for a member of Fremont Community Teen Theatre.
2015 Scholarship Recipient Crystal Camden
Stanley Award: From votes cast by the season’s directors and the officers and board of trustees, this award goes to the FCT member who exemplifies the spirit of community theatre at FCT and who has contributed the most towards the success of the 2011-2012 season.
2015 Stanley Award Winner Tim Bolton