THE RESULTS ARE IN! CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!
We were thrilled that three of our shows were been nominated in several categories of the inaugural International Music & Entertainment Associations awards. And we are now even more thrilled to announce that one of our actors and one designer have received awards!
All My Sons – Nominated for Best Play, Best Lead Actor in a Play (Will Jeffries AND Eric Schuster), Best Director of a Play (Debbie Levin), Best Featured Actress in a Play (Robyn Mortiboys), Best Sound Design of a Play (Claudia Toth), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Claudia Toth)
Congratulation to Claudia Toth, Best Lighting Design of a Play! And thank you to Jared Pitts for providing us with this awesome picture of her work.
Nuts – Nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Play (Julie Bell Petrak), Best Director of a Play (Sherry Asch), Best Featured Actor in a Play (Will Jeffries), Best Featured Actress in a Play (Andrea Garmun), Best Lighting Design of a Play (José Helu), and Best Sound Design of a Play (José Helu)
Congratulation to Will Jeffries, Best Featured Actor in a Play!
U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement
NEW YORK, NY, May 7, 2013 -- For the fifth consecutive year, Ridgefield Theater Barn has been selected for the 2013 Best of Ridgefield Award in the Theater Building Ownership & Operation category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).
The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
Nationwide, only 1 in 1000 (less than one-tenth of 1%) 2013 Award recipients qualified as Five-Time Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.
About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)
U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.
The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.
SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association
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A 75th Anniversary Event!
October 30th and November 2nd, 2013
In honor of the 75th Anniversary of its initial broadcasting, The Ridgefield Theater Barn presents a staged reading of the radio play, War of the Worlds. Originally an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air, War of the Worlds was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938, and aired on CBS radio network.
Directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds (1898).
Using a series of simulated news bulletins throughout most of the show, the play, which was a bit too real at the time for the audience's peace of mind, suggested to listeners that an actual alien invasion by Martians was taking place. Adding to the program's realism was the fact that Mercury Theater on the Air was a show that usually ran without any commercial breaks, therefore the interruptions in broadcast were unsettling and audiences weren't quite sure what to make of them. It was a historic piece of drama for theater, broadcasting and for the rising star, Orson Welles. The reading will be directed by Jeff Howard