2017 Pietzsch Award Nominees Announced!

Cary Players is pleased to announce the 2017 Pietzsch Award Nominees!

Congratulations to the many talented volunteers, backstage artists and performers who have been nominated for this year’s Pietzsch Awards. The award recipients in each category will be announced at the 9th Annual Pietzsch Awards, which will be held at The Cary Theatre in downtown Cary on Tuesday, August 29th, at 7:00pm. All fans of Cary Players, all cast and crew from last season, and all nominees and their families are invited to attend for an evening of entertainment, reflection on the season that was, and a look forward to the upcoming season. The nominees were selected by committee from a combination of write-in votes from the public and committee discussions. Award recipients will receive a crystal peach, in honor of the late Wilson Pietzsch, after whom the awards are named.

Please join us on August 29th at The Cary!

And the nominees are . . .

OUTSTANDING CAMEO

  • Olivia Easly as Gertie in Oklahoma!
  • Phil Kruh as Fireman in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Sarah Preston as Priscilla/Dancer in Oklahoma!
  • Charles Robson as Ensemble in Oklahoma! & Fireman in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Tim Wiest as Andrew Carnes in Oklahoma!
  • Chelsey Winstead as Edna McCarthy in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MINOR ROLE

  • Laura Arwood as Miss Boyle in The Mousetrap
  • Noelle Azarelo as Miss Casewell in The Mousetrap
  • Kyndall Boxell as Alice Wendleken in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Harper Cleland as Ado Annie in Oklahoma!
  • Rachel Holsopple as Gladys Herdman in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Virginia O’Brien as Aunt Elller in Oklahoma!

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MINOR ROLE

  • Mark Anderson as Ali Hakim in Oklahoma!
  • Dan Bain as Bob Bradley in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Ryan Miller as Will Parker in Oklahoma!
  • Brook North as Mr. Paravachini in The Mousetrap
  • Scott Peters as Jud Fry in Oklahoma!
  • Benoit Sabourin as Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MAJOR ROLE

  • Lorelei Lemon as Lorelei in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  • Rhonda Lemon as Mollie Ralston in The  Mousetrap
  • Melissa Marinello as Grace Bradley in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Marleigh Purgar-McDonald as Imogene Herdman in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Hannah Smith as Beth Bradley in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Randi Winter as Laurey in Oklahoma!

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MAJOR ROLE

  • Gus Allen as Giles Ralston in The Mousetrap
  • Daryl Ray Carliles as Daryl in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  • Greg Guiliano as Greg in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  • Owen Hopkins as  Charlie Bradley in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Christian O’Neal as Sargant Trotter in The Mousetrap
  • Seth Packham as Curly in Oklahoma!

PIETZSCH FUZZ AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING YOUTH PERFORMER

  • Kyndall Boxell as Alice Wendleken in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Rachel Holsopple as Gladys Herdman in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Owen Hopkins as Charlie Bradley in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Sydney Mitchell as Maxine in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Marleigh Purgar-McDonald as Imogene Herdman in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Hannah Smith as Beth Bradley in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR

  • Gina Winter for Oklahoma!
  • Debra Grannan/Dan Martschenko for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Nancy Rich for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  • Tim Wiest for The Mousetrap

OUTSTANDING BACKSTAGE ARTISTS

  • Jeffrey Nugent as Set Designer/ Carpenter for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  • Debra Grannan as Producer for Oklahoma!
  • Michelle Wood as Assistant Director/Fight Choreographer for Oklahoma!
  • Carole Kelly as Producer for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  • Rachel McKay as Costume Designer for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever & The Mousetrap
  • Pam Marquie as Costume Designer for Oklahoma!
  • Dustin Britt as Stage Manager for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Ian Robson as Technical Director for The Mousetrap
  • Gina Winter & Ian Robson as Set Designers for Oklahoma!
  • Liz Droessler as Lighting Designer for Oklahoma!, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever & The Mousetrap
  • Bob Grannan as Set Designer for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERS

  • Julie Weber
  • Megan Woronka
  • Nicola Lefler
  • Jenny Robson
  • Scott Peters
  • Jenny Robinson
  • Julie Crawford
  • Jeri Summer
  • Steve Whetzel
  • Quinn Mishra
  • Dan Bain

 Congratulations to all the nominees! See you on Tuesday, August 29th at 7pm at The Cary!