SHOWTUNES Theatre, Rich Gray, David Silverman and More to Perform at 2013 Gregory Awards
Theatre Puget Sound and the Gregory Awards Planning Committee have announced this year's award ceremony talents.
The house band has been brought together by Maggie Stenson Pehrson of Seattle's own SHOWTUNES Theatre Company with Rich Gray writing original compositions. David Silverman returns as the Master of Ceremonies EXTRAORDINAIRE!
Tickets for the ceremony are on sale now.
"You know, its Seattle's version of the Tony Awards!"
The Gregory Awards are named in honor of Gregory A. Falls (1922-1997), a former chair of the UW School of Drama, who is often credited with creating Seattle's vibrant theatre scene. Falls left the UW in 1971 to devote more time to ACT Theatre (which he had founded in 1965), though he stayed on as a part-time UW faculty member until 1976. He served as president of The National Theatre Conference and Washington Association of Theatre Artists.
Theatre Puget Sound (TPS) is a leadership and service organization founded in 1997 to advocate for the region's growing arts community's causes, and administer much-needed services. TPS is now one of the Northwest's leading arts advocacy and leadership organizations, providing programming and services that benefit both the theatre community and the larger regional arts community. TPS has a two-fold mission: to promote the spiritual and economic necessity of theatre to the public, and to unify and strengthen the theatre community through programs, resources, and services. TPS membership includes more than 1,700 individual artists and 140 performing arts organizations. Furthermore, their Space for the Arts program, Arts Crush, and educational programming serves more than 200 non-theatre arts organizations and innumerable individual artists annually. In addition to ARTS CRUSH, TPS sponsors workshops and seminars, regional auditions, manages affordable rehearsal and performance space in the Armory (formerly the Seattle Center House), produces the annual Gregory Awards, and coordinates and promotes other events which strengthen and celebrate our local community.