Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld South Dakota Awards; MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Leads Best Play!

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By: Nov. 27, 2023
Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld South Dakota Awards; MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Leads Best Play!
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2023 BroadwayWorld South Dakota Standings - 11/27/23

Best Choreography Of A Play Or Musical
Ainsley Shelsta - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Brookings Community Theatre 22%
Leigh Spencer & Tiffany Koppes - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 18%
Megan Gerlach - 9 - 5, THE MUSICAL - Black Hills Playhouse 18%
Andrea Moore - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Black Hills Playhouse 17%
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 4%

Best Costume Design Of A Play Or Musical
Sara Curran Ice - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Black Hills Playhouse 22%
Brittney Lewis - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 15%
Amber Marisa Cook - 9 TO 5 - Black Hills Playhouse 14%
Maggie Dailey - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Brookings Community Theatre 13%
Bunny Christie - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Brookings Community Theatre 12%
Brittney Lewis - CINDERELLA THE MUSICAL - The Premiere Playhouse 11%
Britney Lewis - GREASE THE MUSICAL - The Premiere Playhouse 5%
Bunny Christie - ARSENIC AND OLD LACE - Brookings Community Theatre 4%
Anna Pikiben - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - University of South Dakota 3%
Anna Pikiben - THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 1%

Best Direction Of A Musical
Dan Workman - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Black Hills Playhouse 27%
Bunny Christie - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Brookings Community Theatre 19%
Oliver Mayes and Patrick Simonsen - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 17%
Alex Newcomb-Weiland - RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA - The Premiere Playhouse 10%
Jayna Fitzsimmons - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Augustana University Theare 10%
Joe Stollenwerk - THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 4%
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 22%
Brian Schipper - AT LONG LAST LEO - Mighty Corson Art Players 14%
Mike Thompson - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Brookings Community Theatre 11%
Mike Thompson - DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE - Brookings Community Theatre 7%
Lary B. Etten - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - The Premiere Playhouse 7%
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 6%
Rose Ann Hofland - INDEPENDENCE - Monstrous Little Theatre Company 5%
Jayna Fitzsimmons - ADA AND THE ENGINE - Augustana University Theare 4%
John J. Boe - A FOX ON THE FAIRWAY - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 4%
Mickey Morstad - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - University of South Dakota 4%
Matthew Douglas - LEADING LADIES - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 3%
Jayna Fitzsimmons - ROMEO AND JULIET - Bare Bodkins Theatre Company 1%

Best Ensemble
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Black Hills Playhouse 18%
9-5, THE MUSICAL - Black Hills Playhouse 17%
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Brookings Community Theatre 17%
THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 13%
MOVIE GAME - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 7%
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 2%
INDEPENENCE - Monstrous Little Theatre Company 1%

Best Lighting Design Of A Play Or Musical
Stephen Azua - THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT - Black Hills Playhouse 22%
Jay Bauman - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Brookings Community Theatre 19%
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 8%
Corey Shelsta - GREASE - The Premiere Playhouse 8%
Matt Cook - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Augustana University Theare 5%
Aria Grosvenor - PARABLES AND PROVERBS - Orpheum Theatre 4%
Dani Roth - THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 3%
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 26%
Noah Stremmel - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Brookings Community Theatre 22%
Vonnie Houchin - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Black Hills Playhouse 21%
Vonnie Houchin - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Black Hills Playhouse 14%
Peter Folliard - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Augustana University Theare 12%
Chris Larson & Grace Gasperich - THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 4%

Best Musical
9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Brookings Community Theatre 32%
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Augustana University Theare 25%
THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 24%
GREASE THE MUSICAL - The Premiere Playhouse 8%
THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 7%
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 26%
BROADLY SPEAKING - The Premiere Playhouse 23%

Best Performer In A Musical
Sarah Grosse - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Black Hills Playhouse 19%
Jeff Kingsbury - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Black Hills Playhouse 18%
Macy Runge - 9 TO 5 - Brookings Community Theatre 12%
Madison Gerhart - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 11%
Ellie Koener - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Brookings Community Theatre 10%
Lydia Prior - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Black Hills Playhouse 5%
Katelyn Walsh - RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA - The Premiere Playhouse 4%
Patrick Simonsen - RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA - The Premiere Playhouse 4%
Connor Klimek - THE LITTLE MERMAID - 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%
Tom Roberts - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - The Premiere Playhouse 8%
Keith Campbell - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Brookings Community Theatre 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%
Carrie Wintersteen - THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT - Black Hills Playhouse 3%
Marisa Moser - THE THEATER AT NIGHT - The Premiere Playhouse 3%
Stu Melby - DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE - Brookings Community Theatre 3%
Erin Edward Sharp - A FOX ON THE FAIRWAY - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 3%
Amy Gage - AT LONG LAST LEO - Mighty Corson Art Players 3%
Logan Leavitt - THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 3%
Ezra Hunter - THE MOVIE GAME - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 2%
Richard Swanson - THE THEATER AT NIGHT - The Premiere Playhouse 2%
Parker Anderberg - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - University of South Dakota 2%
Alexander Garcia - LEADING LADIES - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 2%
Marisa Moser - ROMEO AND JULIET - Bare Bodkins Theatre Company 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 2%
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 14%
THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON - Mighty Corson Art Players 13%
A CHRISTMAS CAROL - The Premiere Playhouse 11%
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - University of South Dakota 11%
THE THEATRE AT NIGHT - The Premiere Playhouse 8%
ALL IN THE TIMING - Augustana University Theare 7%
ADA AND THE ENGINE - Augustana University Theare 5%
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE - Brookings Community Theatre 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 21%
Victor Shonk - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Black Hills Playhouse 15%
John J. Boe - MOVIE GAME - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 13%
Jill Clark - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 13%
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 5%
Victor Shonk - TICK TICK BOOM - University of South Dakota 3%
Ally Watters - DADDY LONG LEGS - University of South Dakota 1%
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
Mary-Catherine Jones - 9-5 THE MUSICAL - Black Hills Playhouse 17%
Jill Kruse - 9 TO 5 - Brookings Community Theatre 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 8%
Barry Longden - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 7%
Patrick Simonsen - GREASE - The Premiere Playhouse 5%
Nolan Wipf - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Augustana University Theare 5%
Tatiana Chance - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Augustana University Theare 5%
Ava Breems - THE LITTLE MERMAID - The Premiere Playhouse 3%
Caleb Isham - 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - Brookings Community Theatre 3%
Madison Lukomski - REEFER MADNESS - The Goodnight Theatre Collective 3%
Connor Klimek - GREASE - The Premiere Playhouse 2%
Patrick Simonsen - THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! - University of South Dakota 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 9%
Terry Zerfas - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - The Premiere Playhouse 7%
Erin Edward Sharp - MOVIE GAME - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 6%
Bart Workman - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - The Premiere Playhouse 6%
Halie Wilson - ARSENIC AND OLD LACE - Brookings Community Theatre 5%
Christian Withers - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Brookings Community Theatre 5%
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 4%
Hillery Croucher - LEADING LADIES - Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 3%
Jeff Larsen - ROMEO AND JULIET - Bare Bodkins Theatre Company 3%
Jason Soren - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Brookings Community 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 2%
Emmy Hewitt - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - University of South Dakota 1%
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 24%
CINDERELLA THE MUSICAL - The Premiere Playhouse 21%
PARABLES AND PROVERBS - Orpheum Theatre 11%

Favorite Local Theatre
Black Hills Playhouse 28%
Brookings Community Theatre 21%
The Premiere Playhouse 17%
Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 13%
Mighty Corson Art Players 11%
Augustana University Theare 7%
University of South Dakota 2%
Bare Bodkins Theatre Company 1%
Monstrous Little Theatre Company 1%
South Dakota Shakespeare Festival 0%



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