TANYS Reviews & Awards - Full List

Strictly Murder
Date: November 2011

Excellence in Acting to the Cast

Excellence in Direction to Karen Tuccio

Meritorious Achievement in Costume Design to Kay Noske

Meritorious Achievement in Scenic Design and Set Dressing
to Meredith Powell, Kay Noske, Jacque Kirk and Lynn Zicari

Comments: Penfield Players production of "Strictly Murder" as finely executed and made you want to know what was happening next! The Ensemble worked together along with the director and crew to give the audience a great afternoon of theatre!

Adjudicator: Rob Sharman


Horse Scents
Date: May 2011

Excellence in Acting to Cassandra Kelly for her portrayal of Avaricious

Excellence in Acting to Julie Cramer for her portrayal of Debit

Excellence in Acting to Jennifer LaFountain for her portrayal of Roady

Meritorious Achievement in Concept Execution to the Cast and Director of Horse Scents

The Sunshine Boys
Date: November 2010

Excellence in Acting to the Cast

Excellence in Directing to Dianne Schaumberg

Meritorious Achievement in Acting to the Pre-Show Vaudeville Performers
Communicating Doors
Date: November 2009

Excellence in Acting to Stephanie Roosa for her portrayal of Poopay

Excellence in Acting to Kathy Dauer for her portrayal of Ruella

Meritorious Achievement in Overall Production Design and Concept to the Production Team
Show: A Fate Worse than Death, or Adrift on Life's Seas
Date: May 2008

Meritorious Achievement in Direction to Jillian Christensen

Meritorious Achievement in Ensemble Work to Kathy Maudlin for her portrayal of Felicia Ramsgate
Meritorious Achievement in Ensemble Work to Meredith L. Graham for her portrayal of Dorothea Ramsgate
Show: Ladies of the Camillas
Date: November 2007

Excellence in Acting to Christine Wade for her portrayal of Eleonora Duse

Meritorious Achievement in Acting to Jonathan Lewit for his portrayal of Flavio Ando

Show: Rumors
Date: May 2006

Excellence in Ensemble Work to the Cast
adjudicated by Ruth Legg - May 2006

Meritorious Award to Louie Podlaski
for his portrayal of Lenny Ganz

Meritorious Award to the costumer, Kathy Dauer, actresses Gina Menzer-Kunz, Christine Wade, Gloria Montgomery and Jill Rittinger for their work assembling costumes appropriate to the production and pleasing to the audience.
adjudicated by Joan Luther - March 2006

 

Show: Echoes
Date: July 2005

Meritorious Achievement in ensemble work to the Penfield Players Cast and Crew
adjudicated by Joan Luther, July 2005

 

 

Show: Don't Drink the Water
Date: November 14, 2004
Region: Finger Lakes
Adjudicator: Ruth Legg

The production of "Don't Drink the Water" has been awarded two Roving Adjudicator Merit Award(s) by Ruth Legg.

Excellence in Acting to Jeff Siuda for his portrayal of Axel Magee
Meritorious Accomplishment in Ensemble Work to director, designers, cast and crew

There are three (3) separate categories of Merit Awards as follows:

"Outstanding" - To be issued to the whole or part of the whole of a theatrical event or production of a superlative quality rarely witnessed or experienced by the adjudicator.

"Excellence" - To be issued to the whole or part of the whole of a theatrical event or production considered by the adjudicator to be of exceptional merit surpassing the norm.

"Meritorious Achievement" - To be issued to the whole or part of the whole of a theatrical event or production considered by the adjudicator to be worthy of special recognition.

We also encourage you to publicize these awards in your company's literature and in the press. Here's what Ruth had to say about the awards:

"Jeff's Siuda energetic performance as Axel leads the cast on a fun-filled romp though this Woody Allen farce.  It is an enjoyable journey for the audience."

Please be aware that these awards will be presented at the 2005 TANYS Festival. They will also be displayed on the TANYS website (www.tanys.org) sometime after the close of this year's Festival.

 

Show: Clone People
Date: May, 2005

Region: Finger Lakes
Adjudicator: Arnold Galin

Meritorious Achievement in Direction to Stephanie Roosa

Meritorious Achievement in Set Design to Paul Mack and Dave Zumchak

adjudicated by Arnold Galin, March 11, 2005

 

Show: Lily, the Felon's Daughter
Date: May, 2005

Region: Finger Lakes
Adjudicator: Ruth Legg

"From the preshow sing along to the cheering for the hero who saves the day, Lily, the Felon's Daughter, was a fun filled evening.  The talented cast handled their roles with a total understanding of their characters and interacted beautifully with the audience.  The Penfield Players proved how entertaining melodramas can be for everyone."

Awarded three Roving Adjudicator Merit Award(s) by Ruth Legg.

Excellence in Ensemble Work to the Director, Cast, Pianist, Production Staff and Crew of Lily, the Felon's Daughter, Penfield Players.

Excellence in Acting
to the Cast of Lily, the Felon's Daughter, Penfield Players.

Excellence in the creation of the ambiance of an 'old fashioned melodrama'
, to the Penfield Players, for Lily, the Felon's Daughter.

There are three (3) separate categories of Merit Awards as follows:

"Outstanding" - To be issued to the whole or part of the whole of a theatrical event or production of a superlative quality rarely witnessed or experienced by the adjudicator.

"Excellence" - To be issued to the whole or part of the whole of a theatrical event or production considered by the adjudicator to be of exceptional merit surpassing the norm.

"Meritorious Achievement" - To be issued to the whole or part of the whole of a theatrical event or production considered by the adjudicator to be worthy of special recognition.

The 2005 TANYS Festival will be November 18, 19, and 20 at Cayuga Community College, Auburn. Formal presentations of these awards will be held on Saturday, November 19th, during the TANYS Festival Awards Banquet at Highland Country Club, Auburn.  Stay tuned for exciting news about a new format for the awards presentations.


 

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