New Jersey Stage

Monday, August 8, 2011

46 New Jersey Community Theaters Honored with Perry Award Nominations

(Summit, NJ) – Nominations in 35 competitive categories for the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters (NJACT) 38th Annual "Perry" Awards were announced on Saturday July 30th by the NJACT board of directors at  Summit Playhouse  in Summit,  NJ.  Nominees were determined by NJACT from reviews of over 250 shows submitted by theater companies for Perry Award consideration. In total 46 theater companies were honored with nominations.

Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play include Main Street Theater Company's production of And Then There Were None, The Villagers' Steel Magnolias, Chatham Players' Glengarry Glen Ross, Summit Playhouse's  The Late Christopher Bean, Edison Valley Playhouse's The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, The Collaborative Arts Studio's Moonlight and Magnolias and As You Like It produced by Stages at Camden County College

Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Musical include Livingston Community Players' production of A Chorus Line,  JCC Metrowest's  Annie, Cranford Dramatic Club's  Gypsy, Hexagon Players' Annie,  Broadway Theater of Pitman's Altar Boyz,  Our Gang Players' Thoroughly Modern Millie  and Old Library Theater's production of Jesus Christ Superstar

Marking 38 years of excellence in New Jersey Community Theater, The Perry Awards Gala will be held on Sunday, September 18th, 4:30p.m. at The Somerset Doubletree Hotel, 200 Atrium Drive, Somerset, N.J. www.doubletreesomerset.com. The evening will include performances by the casts of the seven nominated shows for Outstanding Production of a Musical.

Community theatrical productions opening in any of the NJACT participating theatres during the current season may be considered for Perry nominations. The 2010/2011 eligibility season began July 1, 2010 and ended June 30, 2011.

The NJACT "Perry" Awards are bestowed annually on community theatre contributors for distinguished achievement. The Perry Awards are named in honor of William Perry Morgan a gifted director, actor, composer, and musician who was once a driving force in New Jersey Community Theater. During his time in New Jersey, Perry and  several of his close colleagues came to the realization that there was a need to recognize the many great accomplishments of their fellow thespians, who gave so freely of their talents to enrich the lives of theater patrons in New Jersey.

NJACT  is a not for profit organization. The NJACT website: njact.org the official source for all Perry Award related news, information as well as exclusive multimedia and interactive features.