Sauk receives 33 BroadwayWorld Detroit Award nominations

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The Sauk, Hillsdale County’s Community Theatre, has received 33 nominations in the 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards.

“The nominations are made by members of the public,” said Sauk Executive Director Trinity Bird. “That makes this overwhelming amount of love even more special. It has been a difficult year for theatre artists across the globe. To receive these nominations is a great reminder that what we do is important to our community.”

The Sauk received nominations for eight productions during the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Two productions planned for 2022 also received nominations in the “most anticipated upcoming production” categories.

“We have had an outstanding season despite the challenges from the pandemic,” Bird added. “Our community is the best part of this community theatre.”

The winners are selected by a public vote. Anyone with an e-mail address can vote at https://www.broadwayworld.com/detroit/voteregion.cfm. Voting continues through December 31.

For more information about The Sauk, including the entire 2022 season and audition information, visit www.thesauk.org. The Sauk’s 2021 season was made possible by sponsorship from Joyous Journey Photography and WCSR Radio Hillsdale/The Dale 99.5 FM. The season was also possible by the generosity of the Hillsdale County Community Foundation, 100 Women Who Care – Jonesville and the Walmart Foundation.

The complete list of nominees, by production, includes:

  • LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE – October 2020

  • Best Direction of a Play – Jennifer Wagler

  • SAUK SHORTS ONLINE – November 2020

  • Best Editing of a Steam – Trinity Bird

  • Best Supporting Performer in a Steaming Play – Andy Anderson

  • YES VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS: A RADIO PLAY – December 2020

  • Best Direction of a Stream – Trinity Bird

  • Best Performer in a Streaming Play – Andy Anderson (as Frank P. Church)

  • Best Streaming Play

  • Best Supporting Performer in a Steaming Play – Tiffany Thatcher (as Andrea Borland)

  • THE GIVER – March 2021

  • Best Costume Design of a Play or Musical – Gianna Green

  • Best Lighting Design of a Play or Musical – Tracy McCullough

  • Best Performer in a Play – Noah Honeywell (as Jonas)

  • Best Sound Design of a Play or Musical – Bruce Crews

  • APPROACHING ZANZIBAR – April 2021

  • Best Direction of a Play – Trinity Bird

  • Best Lighting Design of a Play or Musical – Angela Forant

  • Best Performer in a Play – Tiffany Thatcher (as Charlotte Blossom)

  • Best Play

  • Best Scenic Design of a Play or Musical – Trinity Bird

  • Best Supporting Performer in a Play – Jacob Gray (as Fletcher St. John/Amy Childs)

  • STUART LITTLE – July 2021

  • Best Direction of a Play – Mari Nuñez

  • Best Performer in a Play – Jacob Gray (as Stuart Little)

  • Best Supporting Performer in a Play – George North (as Snowball, others)

  • PETER AND THE STARCATCHER – August 2021

  • Best Costume Design of a Play of Musical – Meaghan Bryant

  • Best Direction of a Musical – Trinity Bird & Kristi Gautsche

  • Best Lighting Design of a Play or Musical – Angela Forant

  • Best Musical

  • Best Performer in a Musical – Isaiah Brown (as Black Stache)

  • Best Production of the Year (In-Person)

  • Best Supporting Performer in a Musical – Tim Brayman (as Smee)

  • Best Supporting Performer in a Musical – Travis Blatchley (as Mrs. Bumbrake)

  • Best Supporting Performer in a Musical – Esther Yokell (as Molly)

  • THE CEMETERY CLUB – September 2021

  • Best Performer in a Play – Anne Conners (as Doris)

  • Best Play

  • TONY N’ TINA’S WEDDING – March/April 2022

  • Most Anticipated Upcoming Production of a Play

  • THE SECRET GARDEN – June 2022

  • Most Anticipated Upcoming Production of a Musical

Timothy Brayman as Smee and Isaiah Brown as Black Stache, both received nominations for their performances in "Peter and the Starcatcher."
Timothy Brayman as Smee and Isaiah Brown as Black Stache, both received nominations for their performances in "Peter and the Starcatcher."
Jacob Gray and Tiffany Thatcher each received two acting nominations. They are pictured here in a scene from "Approaching Zanzibar."
Jacob Gray and Tiffany Thatcher each received two acting nominations. They are pictured here in a scene from "Approaching Zanzibar."
The Sauk's April 2022 production of "Approaching Zanzibar" was nominated for Best Play.
The Sauk's April 2022 production of "Approaching Zanzibar" was nominated for Best Play.

This article originally appeared on Hillsdale Daily News: Entertainment

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