BroadwayWorld South Dakota Awards December 5th Standings; 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Leads Best Musical!

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By: Dec. 05, 2023
BroadwayWorld South Dakota Awards December 5th Standings; 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Leads Best Musical!
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It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld South Dakota Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

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2023 BroadwayWorld South Dakota Standings

Best Choreography Of A Play Or Musical
Ainsley Shelsta - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Brookings Community Theatre 24%
Leigh Spencer & Tiffany Koppes - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 17%
Megan Gerlach - 9 - 5, THE MUSICAL - Black Hills Playhouse 17%
Andrea Moore - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Black Hills Playhouse 16%
Lisa Conlin - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Augustana University Theare 7%
Magen Richeal - GREASE - The Premiere Playhouse 7%
Tiffany Koppes - RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA - The Premiere Playhouse 6%
Patricia Downey - THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 5%

Best Costume Design Of A Play Or Musical
Sara Curran Ice - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Black Hills Playhouse 21%
Maggie Dailey - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Brookings Community Theatre 15%
Brittney Lewis - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 15%
Amber Marisa Cook - 9 TO 5 - Black Hills Playhouse 13%
Bunny Christie - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Brookings Community Theatre 12%
Brittney Lewis - CINDERELLA THE MUSICAL - The Premiere Playhouse 10%
Britney Lewis - GREASE THE MUSICAL - The Premiere Playhouse 5%
Anna Pikiben - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - University of South Dakota 4%
Bunny Christie - ARSENIC AND OLD LACE - Brookings Community Theatre 4%
Anna Pikiben - THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 2%

Best Direction Of A Musical
Dan Workman - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Black Hills Playhouse 26%
Bunny Christie - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Brookings Community Theatre 21%
Oliver Mayes and Patrick Simonsen - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 17%
Jayna Fitzsimmons - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Augustana University Theare 10%
Alex Newcomb-Weiland - RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA - The Premiere Playhouse 10%
Joe Stollenwerk - THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 5%
Oliver Mayes - GREASE - The Premiere Playhouse 4%
Roseann Kelly Hofland - REEFER MADNESS - The goodnight theater collective 4%
Brent Grosvenor - PARABLES AND PROVERBS - Orpheum Theatre 2%
Brent Grosvenor - THE PASSION OF THE CROSS - Orpheum Theatre 2%

Best Direction Of A Play
Dan Workman - THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT - Black Hills Playhouse 21%
Brian Schipper - AT LONG LAST LEO - Mighty Corson Art Players 14%
Mike Thompson - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Brookings Community Theatre 14%
Mike Thompson - DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE - Brookings Community Theatre 7%
Lary B. Etten - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - The Premiere Playhouse 6%
Brittney Lewis - THE THEATER AT NIGHT - The Premiere Playhouse 6%
Dan Workman - ALL IN THE TIMING - Augustana University Theare 6%
John J. Boe - MOVIE GAME - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 5%
Mickey Morstad - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - University of South Dakota 5%
Rose Ann Hofland - INDEPENDENCE - Monstrous Little Theatre Company 4%
Jayna Fitzsimmons - ADA AND THE ENGINE - Augustana University Theare 4%
John J. Boe - A FOX ON THE FAIRWAY - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 3%
Matthew Douglas - LEADING LADIES - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 3%
Jayna Fitzsimmons - ROMEO AND JULIET - Bare Bodkins Theatre Company 2%

Best Ensemble
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Brookings Community Theatre 18%
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Black Hills Playhouse 17%
9-5, THE MUSICAL - Black Hills Playhouse 16%
THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 13%
MOVIE GAME - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 6%
ALL IN THE TIMING - Augustana University Theare 5%
AT LONG LAST LEO - Mighty Corson Art Players 4%
THE PASSION OF THE CROSS - Orpheum Theatre 4%
LEADING LADIES - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 4%
REEFER MADNESS - The goodnight theater collective 4%
RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA - The Premiere Playhouse 3%
THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 3%
ROMEO AND JULIET - Bare Bodkins Theatre Company 3%
INDEPENENCE - Monstrous Little Theatre Company 1%

Best Lighting Design Of A Play Or Musical
Stephen Azua - THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT - Black Hills Playhouse 21%
Jay Bauman - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Brookings Community Theatre 21%
Andrew Steinhouse - MOVIE GAME - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 15%
Nick Zoia - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 13%
Carter Voorde - ALL IN THE TIMING - Augustana University Theare 7%
Corey Shelsta - GREASE - The Premiere Playhouse 7%
Matt Cook - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Augustana University Theare 5%
Dani Roth - THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 4%
Aria Grosvenor - PARABLES AND PROVERBS - Orpheum Theatre 4%
Jacee Casarella - ADA AND THE ENGINE - Augustana University Theare 3%
Aria Grosvenor - THE PASSION OF THE CROSS - Orpheum Theatre 1%

Best Music Direction & Orchestra Performance
Matthew Walicke - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 25%
Noah Stremmel - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Brookings Community Theatre 25%
Vonnie Houchin - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Black Hills Playhouse 21%
Vonnie Houchin - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Black Hills Playhouse 13%
Peter Folliard - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Augustana University Theare 11%
Chris Larson & Grace Gasperich - THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 5%

Best Musical
9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Brookings Community Theatre 32%
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Augustana University Theare 24%
THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 23%
THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 8%
GREASE THE MUSICAL - The Premiere Playhouse 8%
RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA - The Premiere Playhouse 5%

Best New Play Or Musical
THE THEATER AT NIGHT BY MO HURLEY - The Premiere Playhouse 51%
PARABLES AND PROVERBS - Orpheum Theatre 27%
BROADLY SPEAKING - The Premiere Playhouse 22%

Best Performer In A Musical
Sarah Grosse - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Black Hills Playhouse 18%
Jeff Kingsbury - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Black Hills Playhouse 17%
Macy Runge - 9 TO 5 - Brookings Community Theatre 12%
Ellie Koener - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Brookings Community Theatre 12%
Madison Gerhart - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 10%
Lydia Prior - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Black Hills Playhouse 5%
Patrick Simonsen - RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA - The Premiere Playhouse 5%
Connor Klimek - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 4%
Katelyn Walsh - RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA - The Premiere Playhouse 4%
Jim Anderson - PARABLES AND PROVERBS - Orpheum Theatre 3%
Rowdy Hegge - THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 3%
Emmy Hewitt - THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 2%
Keenan Carnes - PARABLES AND PROVERBS - Orpheum Theatre 2%
Lisa Wipperling - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Black Hills Playhouse 2%
Megan Gilbreath - THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 1%
Logan Kehoe - THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 1%

Best Performer In A Play
Mia Dorsett - SILENT SKY - Black Hills Playhouse 10%
Deirdre Martin - SILENT SKY - Black Hills Playhouse 9%
Tyler Johnson - MOVIE GAME - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 9%
Keith Campbell - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Brookings Community Theatre 8%
Tom Roberts - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - The Premiere Playhouse 7%
Halie Wilson - DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE - Brookings Community Theatre 6%
Jacob Womack - ARSENIC AND OLD LACE - Brookings Community Theatre 5%
Blake Todd - ALL IN THE TIMING - Augustana University Theare 4%
Michael Matthys - THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT - Black Hills Playhouse 4%
Stu Melby - DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE - Brookings Community Theatre 3%
Amy Gage - AT LONG LAST LEO - Mighty Corson Art Players 3%
Marisa Moser - THE THEATER AT NIGHT - The Premiere Playhouse 3%
Carrie Wintersteen - THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT - Black Hills Playhouse 3%
Erin Edward Sharp - A FOX ON THE FAIRWAY - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 3%
Parker Anderberg - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - University of South Dakota 3%
Logan Leavitt - THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 2%
Ezra Hunter - THE MOVIE GAME - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 2%
Marisa Moser - ROMEO AND JULIET - Bare Bodkins Theatre Company 2%
Richard Swanson - THE THEATER AT NIGHT - The Premiere Playhouse 2%
Alexander Garcia - LEADING LADIES - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 2%
Izzie Stone - ADA AND THE ENGINE - Augustana University Theare 2%
Debbi Jones - ROMEO AND JULIET - Bare Bodkins Theatre Company 2%
Julia Lemos - ALL IN THE TIMING - Augustana University Theare 1%
Tatiana Chance - ROMEO AND JULIET - Bare Bodkins Theatre Company 1%
Emily Sharp - 2 ACROSS - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 1%

Best Play
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Brookings Community Theatre 15%
THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON - Mighty Corson Art Players 12%
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - University of South Dakota 11%
A CHRISTMAS CAROL - The Premiere Playhouse 10%
THE THEATRE AT NIGHT - The Premiere Playhouse 8%
ALL IN THE TIMING - Augustana University Theare 7%
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE - Brookings Community Theatre 6%
ADA AND THE ENGINE - Augustana University Theare 5%
LEADING LADIES - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 5%
A FOX ON THE FAIRWAY - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 4%
DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE - Brookings Community Theatre 4%
MOVIE GAME - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 4%
INDEPENDENCE - Monstrous Little Theatre Company 3%
ROMEO AND JULIET - Bare Bodkins Theatre Company 2%
AT LONG LAST LEO - Mighty Corson Art Players 2%
AMERICAN HERO - Mighty Corson Art Players 1%

Best Scenic Design Of A Play Or Musical
Jill Kruse - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Brookings Community Theatre 22%
Victor Shonk - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Black Hills Playhouse 15%
Jill Clark - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 12%
John J. Boe - MOVIE GAME - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 12%
Kathy Voecks - THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT - Black Hills Playhouse 9%
Victor Shonk - GREASE - The Premiere Playhouse 8%
Jacee Casarella - ADA AND THE ENGINE - Augustana University Theare 6%
Jacee Casarella - ALL IN THE TIMING - Augustana University Theare 5%
Brent Grosvenor - THE PASSION OF THE CROSS - Orpheum Theatre 4%
Ally Watters - DADDY LONG LEGS - University of South Dakota 3%
Victor Shonk - TICK TICK BOOM - University of South Dakota 3%
Victor Shonk - THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 1%

Best Sound Design Of A Play Or Musical
Malia Lukomski - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 51%
Lane Bode - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Black Hills Playhouse 49%

Best Supporting Performer In A Musical
Jill Kruse - 9 TO 5 - Brookings Community Theatre 17%
Mary-Catherine Jones - 9-5 THE MUSICAL - Black Hills Playhouse 16%
Jey Young - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Black Hills Playhouse 14%
Etta McKinley - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 8%
Jessica Johannsen - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 7%
Barry Longden - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 7%
Patrick Simonsen - GREASE - The Premiere Playhouse 5%
Tatiana Chance - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Augustana University Theare 5%
Caleb Isham - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Brookings Community Theatre 4%
Nolan Wipf - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Augustana University Theare 4%
Ava Breems - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 3%
Madison Lukomski - REEFER MADNESS - The Goodnight Theatre Collective 3%
Patrick Simonsen - THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 3%
Connor Klimek - GREASE - The Premiere Playhouse 2%
Neil Peltier - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Augustana University Theare 2%

Best Supporting Performer In A Play
Kaitlin Gant - SILENT SKY - Black Hills Playhouse 13%
Tyler Johnson - THE MOVIE GAME - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 12%
Nate Petsche - THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT - Black Hills Playhouse 8%
Terry Zerfas - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - The Premiere Playhouse 7%
Christian Withers - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Brookings Community Theatre 6%
Erin Edward Sharp - MOVIE GAME - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 6%
Bart Workman - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - The Premiere Playhouse 5%
Halie Wilson - ARSENIC AND OLD LACE - Brookings Community Theatre 5%
Jason Soren - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Brookings Community Theatre 4%
Tracen Ashes - ALL IN THE TIMING - Augustana University Theare 4%
Rachel Smart - ARSENIC AND OLD LACE - Brookings Community Theatre 4%
Jey Young - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - University of South Dakota 4%
Scott Shlanta - ADA AND THE ENGINE - Augustana University Theare 3%
Jeff Larsen - ROMEO AND JULIET - Bare Bodkins Theatre Company 3%
Hillery Croucher - LEADING LADIES - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 3%
Ryan Howe - ROMEO AND JULIET - Bare Bodkins Theatre Company 3%
Benjamin Ashwood - MOVIE GAME - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 3%
Marion Read - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Brookings Community Theatre 3%
Emmy Hewitt - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - University of South Dakota 2%
Lydia Kibler - FAMILIARITY - University of South Dakota 1%
Betty Kay - ROMEO AND JULIET - Bare Bodkins Theatre Company 1%
Jackson Graham - FAMILIARITY - University of South Dakota 1%

Best Theatre For Young Audiences Production
THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 43%
SEUSSICAL JR. - The Premiere Playhouse 25%
CINDERELLA THE MUSICAL - The Premiere Playhouse 20%
PARABLES AND PROVERBS - Orpheum Theatre 11%

Favorite Local Theatre
Black Hills Playhouse 27%
Brookings Community Theatre 22%
The Premiere Playhouse 17%
Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 13%
Mighty Corson Art Players 11%
Augustana University Theare 6%
University of South Dakota 3%
Bare Bodkins Theatre Company 1%
Monstrous Little Theatre Company 1%
South Dakota Shakespeare Festival 1%



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