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Carriage House Players took time from their busy schedule to celebrate and recognize individuals who excelled in their craft during last year’s 25th season.
Close to 90 people gathered for the catered dinner and Adnia Rice Awards banquet on Saturday, Feb. 23.
Jennifer Bradford and Randy Neely received awards for best actors in a bit role in “Huck and Jim”. The actors recognized for their stage work in a supporting role in “Christmas Belles” were Donna Hartman and Tommy Ward. Peers voted Sara Brown and Ben Spears recipients of major supporting roles awards in “Annie”. The winners of lead roles category were Lisa Adams and Craig Carodine for their memorable work in “Driving Miss Daisy.”
Awards in technical excellence were also presented to deserving individuals. Mickey Johnson won the awards for best set design, best hair design and best makeup design. The award for best lighting design went to Brenda Wilkes. The award for best costume design was shared by Sara Jo Pierce and Joy Rodriguez.
The organization also recognized six individuals for their behind-the-scenes contributions. Those recipients were Sonia Bradford, Truman Carroll, Melvie Myrick, Ricky Pierce, Sara Jo Pierce and Brenda Wilkes.
Carriage House players is fortunate to have loyal sponsors that help support each season. At this year’s banquet, CHP presented plaques to three local businesses for their continuous support — Ray Fraley, attorney-at-law; Dr. Mack Hamilton, DDS; and Ken Mackay of Sir’s Fabric. CHP expressed appreciation to all their sponsors.
The best show of the year was “Annie” directed by Andrea Delap, Mickey Johnson and Brenda Wilkes.
The prestigious “Member of the Year” award was presented to the most deserving, Brenda Wilkes.
Great dinner entertainment was provided by Ben Spears, Sara Brown, Rebecca Holdmeyer, Rachel Benson and Emily Brady.
CHP leaders say they are excited about the 2013 season and the future of Carriage House Players.