Bas Bleu’s “Magical Thinking” wins top festival prize

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Bas Bleu Theatre artistic director Wendy Ishii, left, and production manager Tricia Navarre hold up the Fort Collins company’s booty from the 2013 Colorado Theatre Festival in Denver, including outstanding actress (Ishii) and play (“The Year of Magical Thinking”).

By John Moore
Aug. 11, 2013

The Colorado Community Theatre Coalition has announced the winners from its 2013 Colorado Theatre Festival held this weekend at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. They are:

FIRST PLACE: “The Year of Magical Thinking,” Bas Bleu Theatre Company, Fort Collins

SECOND PLACE: “Sitting Together,” Longmont Theatre Company

THIRD PLACE: “RFK: A Portrait of Robert Kennedy,” Vintage Theatre (currently playing through Aug. 31)

BEST ACTRESS: Wendy Ishii, Bas Bleu, “The Year of Magical Thinking”
OTHER NOMINEES:
Shauna Earp, Flying Rabbit Productions, “SCRIPTprov” (currently playing at the Avenue Theater through Aug. 24)
Liana Shafer Huey, Longmont Theatre Company, “Sitting Together”
Ginny Butler, Heather Gardens, “Riviera Royale”
Margie Lamb, Ignite Theatre, “Next to Normal”

BEST ACTOR: James O’Hagan-Murphy, Vintage Theatre, “RFK: A Portrait of Robert Kennedy”
OTHER NOMIMEES:
Alejandro Roldan, Ignite Theatre, “Next to Normal”
Kaleb Tank, Longmont Youth Theatre, “Voices In Conflict”
Aaron Huey, Longmont Theatre Company, “Sitting Together”
Cody Wehrli, Longmont Youth Theatre, “Voices In Conflict”

BEST DIRECTOR: Larisa Netterlund, Longmont Theatre Company, “Sitting Together”
OTHER NOMINEES:
Terry Dodd, Vintage Theatre, “RFK: A Portrait of Robert Kennedy”
Oz Scott, Bas Bleu, “The Year of Magical Thinking”

ACTING COMPETITION: Mark Terzani

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN: Vintage Theatre, “RFK: A Portrait of Robert Kennedy”

BEST SET DESIGN: Vintage Theatre “RFK: A Portrait of Robert Kennedy”

BEST COSTUMES: Heather Gardens, “Riviera Royale”

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Ellie McKeenan, Piano Accompanist, Heather Gardens

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT: Vintage Theatre, “RFK: A Portrait of Robert Kennedy”

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: Heather Gardens, “Riviera Royale”

 

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