Theatre BR to celebrate ‘What’s in a Name?’ at  Beaux Arts Ball June 1

The Baton Rouge Little Theater has changed its name to Theatre Baton Rouge, but the talent that the theater showcases each year continues to shine.

The theater’s Board of Governors is hosting the annual Beaux Arts Ball on Saturday, June 1, to celebrate the best of the 67th season and the volunteers that made it happen.

This year’s event titled “What’s in a Name?” begins with “John Deaux” cocktails beginning at 7 p.m. The awards and entertainment portion of the program starts at 7:45 p.m. and will feature some of the past season’s hits and everyone’s favorite, a parody of the past season. The evening will continue with dancing and hors d’oeuvres, 9 p.m. to midnight.

Theatre Baton Rouge will be shining the spotlight on its talented actors in numerous categories. The nominees are:

Outstanding Supporting Actor — Play

  • Phil Blanchard as Algemon Moncrieff in The Importance of Being Earnest.
  • Kurt Hauschild as Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol.
  • Zac Thriffiley as Alistair Spenlow in Move Over Mrs. Markham.

Outstanding Supporting Actress — Play

  • Jennifer Johnson as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest.
  • Bess Yunek as Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
  • Carole Moore as Linda Lodge in Move Over Mrs. Markham.

Outstanding Supporting Actress — Musical

  • Jennifer Johnson as Sara Jane Moore in Assassins.
  • Charlynn White as Louise Seger in Always … Patsy Cline.
  • Marion Bienvenu as Gabby/Bobbie in City of Angels.
  • Carole Moore as Dolie/Donna in City of Angels.

Outstanding Supporting Actor — Musical

  • Jason Dowies as Lt. Joseph Cable in South Pacific.
  • Ronald Coats as Lee Harvey Oswald in Assassins.
  • Terry Byars as Charles Guiteau in Assassins.
  • Johnny Worsham as Samuel Byck in Assassins.
  • Terry Byars as Buddy Fidler/Irwin S.Irving in City of Angels.
  • Davis Hotard as Detective Munoz/Pancho Vargas in City Of Angels.

Outstanding Actor — Play

  • Travis Williams as Jack Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest.
  • Bill Martin as George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
  • Ronald Coats as Philip Markham in Move Over Mrs. Markham.

Outstanding Actress — Play

  • Courtney Murphy as Gwendolen Fairfax in The Importance of Being Earnest.
  • Celeste Veillon as Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
  • Elizabeth Canfield as Joanna Markham in Move Over Mrs. Markham.

Outstanding Actor — Musical

  • Gerard Kilebrew as Emile de Beque in South Pacific.
  • Jason Dowies as John Wilkes Booth in Assassins.
  • Ernest Ourso Jr. as the Balladeer in Assassins.
  • Albert Nolan as Stine in City of Angels.

Outstanding Actress — Musical

  • Dana Todd Lux as Nellie Forbush in South Pacific.
  • Alaina Ellen Richard as Patsy Cline in Always ... Patsy Cline.

The winners of all acting awards in each of the eight categories will be determined by a panel of judges who attended each production through the season. The nominees were selected from all eligible participants of Theatre Baton Rouge’s productions throughout the season. For more information, call (225) 924-6496 or visit http://www.brlt.org.

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