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DM Playhouse Announces 2015 Dionysos Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for 7/26

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Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse for the 2014-15 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 26. The Dionysos Awards celebrates the contributions of more than 1,700 individuals, giving 77,000 hours annually as actors and backstage and front-of-house volunteers.

The evening will begin with a social event at 5:30 PM. The awards presentation will follow at 6:30 PM in the Mainstage auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, contact Lee Ann Bakros at 515-974-5358 or by e-mail at Lbakros@dmplayhouse.com.

The Dionysos Awards annually recognizes backstage, front-of-house, and education volunteers who have made exceptional contributions to the recently completed season. Acting award winners are also revealed. Actors are nominated by audiences with winners chosen by season ticket holders.


Acting nominees are:

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Mainstage Musical

Edward Corpus, "South Pacific" (Emile de Becque)

Eric Deutz, "Mary Poppins" (Bert)

Mark Maddy, "Shrek the Musical" (Lord Farquaad)

Ken-Matt Martin, "Shrek the Musical" (Donkey)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Mainstage Musical

Dani Boal, "Mary Poppins" (Mary Poppins)

Amber Duimstra, "South Pacific" (Nellie Forbush)

Rachel Forney & Eliza Tutty "Mary Poppins" (Jane Banks)

Patricia Uy-Westland, "South Pacific" (Bloody Mary)

Jill S. Ziegler, "Shrek the Musical" (Fiona)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Mainstage Play

Jamaal Gabriel Allan, "A Streetcar Named Desire" (Stanley Kowalski)

Peter Dean, "Girls' Weekend" (Sheriff Tom Lane)

Jason Rainwater, "Around the World in 80 Days" (Passepartout)

Cody Schug, "Girls' Weekend" (Stephen)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Mainstage Play

Kellie Kramer, "A Streetcar Named Desire" (Blanche DuBois)

Rebecca Scholtec, "Girls' Weekend" (Meg)

Vicky Stafford, "A Streetcar Named Desire" (Stella Kowalski)

Nancy Zubrod, "Girls' Weekend" (Dot)

Oustanding Performance by an Actor in a Kate Goldman Children's Theatre Play

Douglas Cochrane, "Charlotte's Web" (Templeton)

Douglas Cochrane, "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" (Prince John)

Will Donaghy, "Charlotte's Web" (Wilbur)

Phil McLean, "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" (Little John)

Cody Schug, "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" (Robin Hood)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Kate Goldman Children's Theatre Play

Paige Fahrenkrug, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" (Imogene Herdman)

Sarah Hinzman, "The Miracle Worker" (Annie Sullivan)

Annie Mielke, "Charlotte's Web" (Charlotte)

Elizabeth Miglin, "The Miracle Worker" (Helen Keller)

Lily Spahr, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" (Gladys Herdman)


The Playhouse is beginning its 97th consecutive season and is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the nation. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and the Dionysos Awards, contact the Playhouse at 515-974-5358.


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