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Local productions of ‘Shrek the Musical’ and ‘Foxfinder’ win big at Las Vegas Valley Theatre Awards

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Las Vegas Little Theatre’s Avenue Q cast performed at the Las Vegas Valley Theatre Awards at Inspire Theatre.
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Shrek the Musical by Super Summer Theatre and Feral Tale Theatricals was the big winner at the sold-out, second annual Las Vegas Valley Theatre Awards at Inspire Theatre, collecting honors for Best Musical, Best Director, Best Actor (for both principal and supporting roles in a musical), Best Ensemble in a musical and Best Costume Design.

A Public Fit’s Foxfinder was the second most decorated with four awards for Best Play, Best Director, Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a play and Best Lighting. Signature Productions’ Mary Poppins took the Audience Choice Awards.

What made the two so successful?

“For Shrek I think it was the one-two punch of having a very talented cast and a vibrant, fun show,” said Theatre Awards organizer and Las Vegas Weekly theater critic Jacob Coakley. “Everyone just shined bringing those characters to vivid life.

Foxfinder was almost its polar opposite in tone—a taut, dark show—but the way it held its tension throughout and delivered a chilling climax was impressive.”

Find the full list of winners below.

Best Play

Foxfinder, A Public Fit

Best Musical

Shrek the Musical, Super Summer Theatre and Feral Tale Theatricals

Audience Choice

Mary Poppins, Signature Productions

Best Director – Play

Ann Marie Pereth, Foxfinder

Best Director – Musical

Erik Ball, Shrek the Musical

Best Actor in a Principal Role – Play

Michael Blair, Mrs. Mannerly

Best Actor in a Principal Role – Musical

Ayler Evan, Shrek the Musical

Best Actress in a Principal Role – Play

Gillen Brey, Mrs. Mannerly

Best Actress in a Principal Role – Musical

Kirstin Maki, Cabaret

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Play

Joe Basso, Motel

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Musical

Steve Huntsman, Spamalot, and Jordan Mazzocato, Shrek the Musical

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Play

Ginger Lanier, Foxfinder

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Musical

Mary Beth Zentner, Mary Poppins

Best Best Ensemble – Play

Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche, Poor Richard’s Players

Best Ensemble – Musical

Shrek the Musical, Super Summer Theatre and Feral Tale Theatricals

Best Choreography

Ashley Oblad, Mary Poppins

Best Scenic Design

Ron Lindblom, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Best Lighting Design

Josh Wroblewski, Foxfinder

Best Costume Design

Erik Ball, Shrek the Musical

Best Sound Design

John McClaine, Bug

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