2019-2020 Herman Award winners

Best Show of the Season A Christmas Story
Best Direction of a Play or Musical Kenan Stewart
Best Set Nick Ham, A Christmas Story
Best Costuming
Sandra Evans, A Christmas Story
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play or Musical
Jack D’Entremont as Ralphie, A Christmas Story
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play or Musical
Rosanna Anderson as Juror # 8, 12 Angry Jurors
Linda Sampson as Violet, 9 to 5: The Musical
Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Play or Musical
Kenan Stewart as Ralph, A Christmas Story
Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Play or Musical
Tamara Baltazar as Judy, 9 to 5: The Musical
Best Special Performance by an Actor in a Play or Musical
Elliott Turner as The Old Man, A Christmas Story
Best Special Performance by an Actress in a Play or Musical
Stephanie Slusser as Roz, 9 to 5: The Musical
Best Vocal Performance by an Actor in a Musical
Gene McLendon as Mr. Hart, 9 to 5: The Musical
Best Vocal Performance by an Actress in a Musical
Shirley Proctor as Doralee, 9 to 5: The Musical
The Katherine Costa Award for Best Choreography
Crystal Hodges
Newcomer Award
Tiffany Pennington-Parker

The Rich and KJ Bernstein Award for Best Technical Direction: 9 to 5: The Musical, Tamara Baltazar, Assistant Director, Elliott Turner, Producer, Karen Parrish, Props, Wanda Becton, Stage Manager
Rich and KJ were a young couple who loved technical theatre and didn’t hesitate to step on stage if needed. They used very innovative techniques behind the scenes whenever working on a play. Both were eager to lend their tech skills to improve any production with loads of energy, always putting in extra hours to “get it right”. Both Rich and KJ enjoyed teaching, always helping young thespians learn more about the tech side of theatre.

Directors’ Awards
The Odd Couple: Linda Sampson
9 to 5: The Musical: Tamara Baltazar
A Christmas Story: Gene McLendon
12 Angry Jurors: Phyllis Brown

Shannon Horton Award Kenna Albert
The Shannon M. Horton Award is presented each year to recognize a youth member of Center Stage Theater who has shown unusual dedication to the organization through the continued pursuit of excellence, team spirit, and service beyond self. The recipient must be under the age of nineteen at the time of nomination and must have shown a willingness to put personal desires aside for the benefit of the group. The recipient must demonstrate the resolve to cheerfully carry out whatever task or part is assigned them, both on and off stage, and the initiative to volunteer to help when they see something that needs to be done.

President’s Award Michael Corbitt
One Award presented to an individual of the President’s Choice

Fran Newby Award Wayne Williams
Named after former CST member, Fran Newby, for her selfless service to CST, nominees for the Fran Newby Award should be a CST member that has gone “above and beyond” for the current season. Fran Newby currently resides in the mountains of NC.

Lifetime Achievement Award Sean Norris

So long, dearie

In addition to cancelling this year’s spring performance, we will also be canceling our monthly membership meetings and any CST activities until further notice. Please continue to check for current updates.
Thank you for your support and please stay healthy and safe.

Meet the cast!

CST’s production of 12 Angry Jurors is premiering this week! Click here for times, and to purchase tickets!