FLT hosts 55th annual awards
Florence Little Theatre opened its doors on Thursday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. for the 55th Annual Awards Night. Awards night is an evening dedicated to celebrating the end of the 2017-2018 season and previewing the upcoming 2018-2019 season. Awards given include Irvings for best performance for each of the season’s shows and the President’s Award.
This year’s awards night included a reception after the awards show where guests mingled with the winners and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres provided by Venus Catering. Awards night was generously underwritten by Ginger Sullivan.
Irving Award for Best Performance Winners: Music Man, Jr. Jordan Taylor; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Devin Jennings; The Game’s Afoot Meggie Baker; Driving Miss Daisy Alonzo Davis; You Can’t Take It With You Cliff Jones and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Cole Davis.
Many of the winners talked about FLT being a family, and a real-life father-son duo both won Irvings--Alonzo Davis (Driving Miss Daisy) and Cole Davis (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat).
The evening’s ceremony concluded with a preview of FLT’s 95th season for 2018-2019. Season tickets are on sale now ($100 adults, $95 seniors 62+, $72 students/ children). Single tickets will go on sale July 29.
Upcoming shows: Aladdin, Jr., July 13-15 and 20-22; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, September 14-23; Two on the Aisle Three in a Van, November 9-18; Little Shop of Horrors, January 25-February 3, 2019; The Dixie Swim Club, March 15-23, 2019 and Mamma Mia! April 26-May 5, 2019.
The Florence Little Theatre would go dark without volunteers. Volunteers are the core of the Florence Little Theatre. They help choose what plays will be performed on stage. They direct, stage manage and act. They build, decorate sets and paint, and even sew and do make-up. Volunteers help design and run lights and sound. They sell tickets at the box office, usher and house manage during productions. They help with fundraising and membership. They sing and dance. Almost everything that happens at the Florence Little Theatre is done through volunteering.
You can play a vital role by carrying out your role, large or small by volunteering at the Florence Little Theatre. Please consider sharing time and talents with us during our 2018-2019 season: Something Wonderful!