Valley Theatre Awards

2018 Valley Theatre Awards

2018 Award Nominations


Best Sound Design of a Play or Musical

FOOTHILL PAC | Tim Borquez/Andrew Brown | Spitfire Grill 

JAMAICA MOON PRODUCTIONS | Gloria Gifford | Antony & Cleopatra 

ACTORS WORKOUT STUDIO | Javier Martinez | All I Want for Christmas is my Sanity Clause

DEFIANCE THEATRE CO. | Marjorie LeWit | A David Lynch Christmas Carol

ABOVE THE CURVE | Joe Lorenzo | Dark Stories 

ZOMBIE JOES | Brandon Slezak and Zombie Joe | Camp Whitset

CUPCAKE THEATRE | Zach Stauffer | The Little Mermaid 


Best Lighting Design of a Play or Musical

LOFT ENSEMBLE | Tor Brown | Now or Neverland 

PORTERS OF HELLSGATE | Douglas Gabrielle | Pericles 

THEATRE 68 | Matthew Richter | I Am Not a Comedian, I Am Lenny Bruce 

JAMAICA MOON PRODUCTIONS | Chris Rivera | Antony & Cleopatra 

CUPCAKE THEATRE | James Smith III | Into the Woods 

WHITEFIRE THEATRE | Derrick McDaniel | Where the Numbers End


Best Scenic Design of a Play or Musical

ARCHWAY THEATRE | Steven Sabel | Postmortem

DEFIANCE THEATRE CO. | Dave McManus & Tommy Germanovich | A David Lynch Christmas Carol 

CUPCAKE THEATRE | Thurzday Lyons & Nate Stephenson | Into the Woods

ACTORS WORKOUT STUDIO | Brian Graves | All New People


Best Costume Design of a Play or Musical

ARCHWAY THEATRE | Sara Morris /Brandon Spear/Kevin Spear | Night of the Living Dead

FOOTHILL PAC | Yessica Armenta | Two Gentleman of Verona, The Musical

LOFT ENSEMBLE | Jen Derosa | Now or Neverland 

PORTERS OF HELLSGATE | Jessica Pasternak | Pericles 

THEATRE 68 | MJ Scott | Burt… A Homeless Odyssey 

CUPCAKE THEATRE | Mama J | Into The Woods

WHITEFIRE THEATRE | Where the Numbers End | Nancy Santiago 

ZOMBIE JOES | Shayne Eastin | Popalyptic


Best Choreography – Play or Musical

LOFT ENSEMBLE | CJ Merriman & Marc Leclerc | Now or Neverland 

FOOTHILL PAC| Lindsey Lorenz | Two Gentleman of Verona, The Musical

CUPCAKE THEATRE | Rehyan Rivera | Legally Blonde 

ZOMBIE JOES | Gina Bishop & Katie Lee | Monsters Come out at Night


Best Writer(s) of an Original Play or Musical

LOFT ENSEMBLE | Angela Gant | Social Darwinism 

SECRET ROSE THEATRE | Jeff Gould | The Marriage Zone 

DEFIANCE THEATRE CO. | Lesley Gouger| Group

JAMAICA MOON PROD. | Sy Rosen | Almost Touching 

THEATRE WEST | Steve Nevil | The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin' on Godsford) 

WHITEFIRE THEATRE | Amanda Moresco | Where the Numbers End


Best One Person Performance

ACME THEATRE | George Steeves | Magic 8 Ball, my life with Asbergers

THEATRE 68 | Ronnie Marmo | I’m Not a Comedian, I’m Lenny Bruce

THEATRE WEST | Dina Morrone | The Italian in Me 

WHITEFIRE THEATRE | Christina Carlisi | Martha 

ZOMBIE JOES | Abbott Alexander | One Night Beyond


Best Improv/Sketch Ensemble

ACME THEATRE| Side Effects Reunion Show

ACME THEATRE | The Captains of Industry 

WHITMORE-LINDLEY | The Cliffhangers

SECRET ROSE THEATRE | SHPLOTZ 

THEATRE 68 | Mad JackRats 

WHITEFIRE THEATRE | Live on Fire 

WHITMORE-LINDLEY| Slow…Children at Play


Best Featured Actor – Play

PORTERS OF HELLSGATE | Leon Russom | Pericles 

THEATRE 68 | George Russo | Burt…. A Homeless Odyssey 

THEATRE WEST | Robert W. Laur | The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin' on Godsford) 

DEFIANCE THEATRE CO. | William Appiah | Group

ABOVE THE CURVE | Ron Walsh | Dark Stories 

WHITEFIRE THEATRE | Bruno Oliver | Bono and the Edge Waiting for Godomino's 

ACTORS WORKOUT STUDIO | Cameron Weir | All I want for Christmas is my Sanity Clause


Best Featured Actress – Play

ARCHWAY THEATRE | Melissa Virgo | Medea

DEFIANCE THEATRE CO. | Barbera Ann Howard | Robin Hood, A Lady in Waiting 

THEATRE 68 | Laura Lee Botascos | Burt… A Homeless Odyssey 

LOFT ENSEMBLE | Bree Pavey | Romeo and Juliet 

PORTERS OF HELLSGATE | Molly Kennedy Wear | King John 

THEATRE WEST | June Schreiner - The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin' on Godsford) 

ZOMBIE JOES | Elizabeth Lanier | Hyenas


Best Featured Actress – Musical

FOOTHILL PAC | Jill Kocalis Scott | The Spitfire Grill 

ABOVE THE CURVE | Brittney Wheeler | Vote! the Musical 

CUPCAKE THEATRE | Kristen Pickrell | Legally Blonde 

FOOTHILL PAC | Sarah Marie Borquez | Two Gentleman of Verona, the Musical 


Best Featured Actor- Musical

FOOTHILL PAC | Ron Truppa | The Spitfire Grill 

ABOVE THE CURVE | John Corrigan |Vote! the Musical 

CUPCAKE THEATRE | Michael Pettanato | The Little Mermaid 

CUPCAKE THEATRE | Nate Stephenson | Into the Woods

 

Best Actor – Play

ARCHWAY THEATRE | Christopher Karbo | Cyrano de Bergerac 

LOFT ENSEMBLE | Jefferson Reid | Romeo and Juliet 

PORTERS OF HELLSGATE | Gus Kreiger | King John 

THEATRE 68 | Bechir Sylvain | The Meeting 

THEATRE WEST | Jim Beaver | The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin' on Godsford) 

SHERRY THEATER | Ian Michaels | Eviction Notice (New Valley Theatre Co.)

WHITEFIRE THEATRE | Michael Pare’ | Working 2017

 

Best Actress – Play

PORTERS OF HELLSGATE | Betsy Roth | King John 

THEATRE WEST | Leslie Caveny | The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin' on Godsford)  

DEFIANCE THEATRE CO. | Hope Bello LaRoux | Robin Hood, A Lady in Waiting 

ABOVE THE CURVE | Lara Repko | Dark Stories 

WHITEFIRE THEATRE | Tonya Cornelisse | Working 2017

ACTORS WORKOUT STUDIO | Marissa Fennell | All New People 

LOFT ENSEMBLE | Madilyn Sweeten | Now or Neverland


Best Lead Actor – Musical

CUPCAKE THEATRE | Tim Jenkins | Legally Blonde 

FOOTHILL PAC | Steven Brogan | Two Gentlman of Verona, the Musical

CUPCAKE THEATRE | Matthew Latkiewicz | Into The Woods


Best Lead Actress- Musical

FOOTHILL PAC | Tiffany Oliver | The Spitfire Grill

FOOTHILL PAC | Fiama Fricano-Traxler | The Spitfire Grill

CUPCAKE THEATRE | Jana Souza | Legally Blonde


Best Director of a Play

ARCHWAY THEATRE | Steven Sabel |Cyrano de Bergerac

ZOMBIE JOES | Brandon Slezak | Deviled

LOFT ENSEMBLE | Adam Chambers | Social Darwinism 

PORTERS OF HELLSGATE | Charles Pasternak | Pericles 

JAMIACA MOON PROD. | Gloria Gifford | Antony & Cleopatra 

DEFIANCE THEATRE CO. |Marjorie LeWit | A David Lynch Christmas Carol 

THEATRE WEST | Arden Teresa Lewis | The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin' on Godsford) 

WHITEFIRE THEATRE | Bobby Moresco | Working 2017 

ACTORS WORKOUT STUDIO | Stacy Ann Raposa | Elvis is in the Building


Best Director of a Musical

FOOTHILL PAC | Timothy Jon Borquez | Spitfire Grill

CUPCAKE THEATRE | Michael Pettenato | Into the Woods

FOOTHILL PAC | Timothy Jon Borquez | Two Gentleman of Verona, the Musical


Best Ensemble of a Play or Musical

FOOTHILL PAC | The Spitfire Grill 

ARCHWAY THEATRE | Post Mortem 

WHITMORE- LINDLEY THEATRE | This is Our Youth 

THEATRE WEST | The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin' on Godsford) 

DEFIANCE THEATRE CO. | My Big Gay Italian Funeral 

JAMAICA MOON PROD. | Antony & Cleopatra

ZOMBIE JOES | Deviled

ACTORS WORKOUT STUDIO | Elvis is in the Building


Best Play

LOFT ENSEMBLE | A Soldiers Play 

SECRET ROSE THEATRE | The Marriage Zone 

PORTERS OF HELLSGATE | King John 

THEATRE WEST | The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin' on Godsford) 

WHITEFIRE THEATRE | Working 2017 

ZOMBIE JOES | Deviled

ACTORS WORKOUT STUDIO | All New People


Best Musical

FOOTHILL PAC | The Spitfire Grill 

CUPCAKE THEATRE | Into the Woods

FOOTHILL PAC | Two Gentleman of Verona 

ABOVE THE CURVE | Vote the Musical 

CUPCAKE THEATRE | Legally Blonde


Lifetime Achievement Award

Nancy Bianconi   (Presented by Taylor Bryce)


Congratulations to all of the Nominees. This was a very strong year of performances for intimate Theatre in the San Fernando Valley.

The 2018 Gala will take place at 7:00pm on Monday June 4, 2018 at The Colony Theatre in Burbank.

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There will be no seats available without a reservation.


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