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Balloting continues for local theater productions nominated for outstanding work

Local theater patrons have until Dec. 31 to cast ballots for theater performers and stage crew in the 2016 Broadway World Chicago Awards competition.

Three nominations went to Artists Walk Theatre that presented “The Fantasticks” in late August at the Flossmoor Community House.

The Drama Group, based in Chicago Heights, has numerous nominations for its productions of “Bleacher Bums,” “Murder on the Nile” and “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

Nominations are for performances between Oct. 1, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2016. Nominations covered both professional productions and non-equity theaters, such as The Artists Walk Theatre and Drama Group. Nominations were submitted by BroadwayWorld readers. Winners will be announced in January.

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Balloting is only online at: http://bit.ly/2hOWVBb.

Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduate Megan Murray is nominated for her performance as Louisa in the production of “The Fantasticks.”  And, former H-F High teacher David Boettcher is nominated for his direction of the production. They were featured in the Aug. 18 print issue of the Chronicle.

The complete list of local nominees follows:

Best Revival of a Musical or Revue (Resident non-equity): “The Fantasticks” presented by Artists Walk Theatre.

Best Actress in a Musical or Revue (Resident non-equity): Megan Murray in “The Fantasticks.”

Best Director of a Musical or Revue (Resident non-equity): David Boettcher for “The Fantasticks.”

Best Director of a Play (Resident non-equity): MJ Renzi for Drama Group’s “Bleacher Bums.”

Best Actor in a Play (Resident non-equity): Earle Howe in Drama Group’s “Murder on the Nile.”

Best Actress in a Musical (Resident non-equity): Regina Gadotti in Drama Group’s “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

Best Actress in a Play (Resident non-equity): Samantha Hilger in “Murder on the Nile.”

Best Ensemble (equity and non-equity): Drama Group’s “Bleacher Bums.”

Best Set Design (Resident non-equity): Russell Hoganson for Drama Group’s “Bleacher Bums.”

Best Costume Design (Resident non-equity): Wayne Poulton for Drama Group’s “Murder on the Nile.”

Best Director (Resident non-equity): Warren Sampson for Drama Group’s “Murder on the Nile.”

Best Lighting Design (Resident non-equity): Rick Keeley for Drama Group’s “Murder on the Nile.”

Best Sound Design (Resident non-equity): Koni Schaughnessy for Drama Group’s “Murder on the Nile.”

 

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