Sunday, June 24, 2007

*Assassins* places second in nation, wins six awards

At the AACTfest national competition among community theaters, Spokane Civic Theatre's production of Stephen Sondheim's *Assassins* took second, edged out by a production of Regina Taylor's *Crowns* from Denton, Texas.

The Spokane production also won for Best Hair and Makeup; Marianne McLaughlin as Best Supporting Actress; George Green as Best Supporting Actor; Patrick McHenry-Kroetch as Best Actor; and "most professional theater recognized by Back Stage Crew."

Spokane's Jan Wanless didn't win but earned a nomination for Best Costumes, as did Gary Pierce in the category of Best Minor Role (cameo appearance).

For overall production, Crowns was first, Assassins was second, and *Honk!* (Aberdeen, So. Dak.) placed third.

*Sweeney Todd* (Bradenton, Fla.) won for Best Set. *Crowns* took the Best Ensemble award and Best Costumes.


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