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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Paul Names His Favorite Shows From 2009

I'm really enjoying the selections of "Best Shows and Performances from 2009" our readers have been sending in! Keep 'em coming!

Here's the latest, from my pal Paul Neace. He writes:
Although I’m barely qualified due to only having seen two local shows and participating in two others, here are my nominees for the best of 2009:

Show: The Guns & Hoses Benefit… for several reasons. First is, you can’t have a cast consisting of Marina, Danny, Zach, Linda, Mary, Ryan, Ron, Jennifer and Nancy without getting recognized as quite special. The fact that we all got along and bonded so well is testament enough.

Mike Campbell also needs a lot of props (not the Helga kind) for his outstanding work, he endured a great deal from us and never said "boo" to anyone. And Eddie and Coni’s expertise was evident throughout the show… it was just a wonderful experience.

Director: Mary Williams - sure, I’m biased, but the grace, patience, insight and leadership that she conveyed for her directorial debut was second to none. She’s an outstanding talent and we’re lucky to have her working with us in the community.

Lead Male Actor: Clint McElroy - for I Ought To Be In Pictures.

Lead Female Actor: Alyssa Fetherolf - for the same show.

Supporting Actor: Leanne Haines - ditto.

These three put on an acting clinic in that show. Nice job with the casting, Steven!
Great choices, Paul - thanks!