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Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre’s “Footloose” receives award nominations

August 17, 2018
"Footloose" receives award nominations

From left, Erin Milleville as Rusty and Gavin Bohlig as Willard Hewitt performed in Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre's high school production of "Footloose" in June. Milleville and Bohlig, along with Jose Peña, Whitney Steger and Nathan Stafford have all been nominated for a Jerry Award in the Outstanding Lead Performance category.

Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre’s area high school summer production of “Footloose” has been nominated for numerous awards. The production participated in The Jerry Awards, a program run through the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison.

In its 10th season, The Jerry Awards will see roughly 100 productions. BDACT’s “Footloose” is one of the first in the 2018-2019 season.

The nominations are:

Outstanding Lead Performance: Jose Peña, Beaver Dam; Whitney Steger, Mayville; Erin Milleville, Sun Prairie; Gavin Bohlig, Beaver Dam; and Nathan Stafford, Beaver Dam.

Outstanding Supporting Performance: Annie Friedl, Beaver Dam; Isaiah Gardner, Marshall.

Outstanding Ensemble: Isabelle Arnold, Aimee Born, Cristiana Burhite, Rachel Champine, Jenna Derivan, Ginger Hahn, Ashley Hale, Abby Hein, Koen Jaeckel, Jack Jentz, Brienna Landsness, Linnea Lerwick, Ayla Loomans, Morgan McGauley, Kelsey Saniter, Gretta Sennhenn, Lucas Smith, Riley Smith, Monroe Titus and Elise Zahs, all of Beaver Dam; Sarah Doughty, Horicon; Maxwell Hart, Randolph; Lillian Jordan, Columbus; Todd Jordan, Columbus; Sam Loomis, Dodgeland; Rhiannyn McCauley, Lomira; Brandon Poler, Horicon; Luke Tschumperlin, Central Wisconsin Christian.

Outstanding Orchestra: Paul Kennedy, Olivia Lafler, Jeffrey Phoumyvong, Eric Simon, Amy Throndson, Ismael Vargas, Rich Zeman, all of Beaver Dam; Elizabeth Tallman, Wayland; and Jeff Mroz, Fall River.

Outstanding Spirit (voted on by the cast): Annie Friedl, Erin Milleville, Jose Peña and Savanna Peterson, Markesan.

Outstanding Direction: Mark Lefeber, Beaver Dam

Outstanding Music Direction: Mark Lefeber and Cassie Coenen, Beaver Dam

Outstanding Choreography: Hayley Mason, Madison and Ashley Hale (Dance Captain).

Outstanding Stage Management: Devan Jordan, Columbus.

Three reviewers attended performances and provided the cast, crew and orchestra a 24-page document containing notes, critiques, accolades and suggestions for future productions.

A nomination means that at least one reviewer believed the individual(s) deserve an award. If all three reviewers independently agree, the individual(s) will be a winner.

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