Manatee Performing Arts Center home of The Manatee Players, National Award-Winning Theatrical Group

Awards

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SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
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2011 AACTFEst: Rochester, NY
BEST PRODUCTION-THIRD PLACE
Best ActressDianne Dawson
Best CostumesDavid W. Walker
Special Recognition for Scenery and ProjectionsMarc Lalosh
BEST BACKSTAGE

2011 South Eastern Theatre Conference: Atlanta, GA
BEST PRODUCTION-FIRST PLACE
BEST TECHNICAL & PRODUCTION
Best DirectorRick Kerby
Best Music & Vocal DirectionRick Bogner
Best ActressDianne Dawson
Featured ActorSteve Dawson

 

2010 Florida Theatre Conference: Lakeland, FL
BEST PRODUCTION-FIRST PLACE
Best ActressDianne Dawson
Best Set DesignMarc Lalosh
Best CostumesDavid Walker
Special Actor AwardSteve Dawson

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Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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2006 Florida Theatre Conference: Lakeland, FL
Best Production-FIRST PLACE
Best DirectorRick Kerby
Ensemble Acting AwardFull Cast
Technical Achievement Award
Bill Booth & Kristin Ribble
Acting AwardRolf Winkler

2007 Southeastern Theatre Conference:
Atlanta, GA

Best Production-FIRST PLACE
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Best ActressDiane Dawson
Special Acting AwardRolfe Winkler
Special Music AwardJustin Clement

2007 SARASOTA MAGAZINE AWARDS: Sarasota, FL
Best Musical
Best DirectorRick Kerby
Best Musical DirectorRick Bogner
Best Actress in a MusicalDianne Dawson
Best Actor in a MusicalSteve Dawson
Best Family Entertainment – SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL

 

2007 AACTFest American Association
of Community Theatres:
Charlotte, NC

Best Director - Rick Kerby
Best Musical Direction - Rick Bogner
Best Set Design - Marc Lalosh

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Bat Boy: The Musical
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2005 Florida Theatre Conference: Lakeland, FL
Best Production-FIRST PLACE
Acting AwardDianne Dawson
Acting AwardRolfe Winkler

2006 Southeastern Theatre Conference: Orlando, FL
Best Production-FIRST PLACE
Acting AwardDianne Dawson
Acting AwardRolfe Winkler
Best DirectorRick Kerby
Spirit of the Road Show

2006 SARASOTA MAGAZINE AWARDS: Sarasota, FL
Best Musical
Best DirectionRick Kerby
Best Musical DirectionTodd Lindamood
Best Actress – MusicalDianne Dawson
Best Actor – MusicalSteve Dawson
Separated at Birth Award - Rolf Winkler and Ryan Bintz


Sarasota Herald-Tribune 2006 Handy Awards: Sarasota, FL
BEST MUSICAL
Best Director - Rick Kerby
Best Musical Direction - Todd Lindamood

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Side Show
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2005 SARASOTA MAGAZINE AWARDS
Sarasota, FL

Greatest Challenge for a Community Theatre - Rick Kerby

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Metamorphoses
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2004 Florida Theatre Conference: Lakeland, FL
Best Production-FIRST PLACE
BEST ENSEMBLE
BEST TECHNICAL DESIGN
Special Music AwardMary Page

2005 Southeastern Theatre Conference: Greensboro, NC
Best Production-FIRST PLACE
BEST TECHNICAL DESIGN
Best DirectorRick Kerby
Acting AwardCheryl Clifford
Acting AwardDavid Brown
Acting AwardLaurie Zimmerman

 

2005 AACTFest: Kalamazoo, MI
Best Production-FIRST PLACE
Excellence in Ensemble Acting
Excellence in Set Design
Excellence in Sound Design
Excellence in DirectingRick Kerby
Acting AwardCheryl Clifford

 

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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2003 Florida Theatre Conference: Lakeland, FL
Best Production-FIRST PLACE
Best ActorAndrew Foster
Supporting ActorDawn Dougherty
Supporting ActorDylan Jones
Stage Management AwardBill Booth
Costume DesignNick Hartman



2004 Southeastern Theatre Conference:
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Outstanding Achievement in Dance

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