Northwest theatre students bring home awards, gear up for spring production

 

Students in Northwest Mississippi Community College’s theatre program are not only preparing for their spring production of “The Berenstain Bears on Stage” next month, they have been recently recognized at the 14th annual Allie Awards.

Northwest brought home two prestigious Northwest Mississippi Theater Alliance awards, known as “Allies” at the awards banquet held at the Landers Center on Feb. 3. Sadie Shannon, theatre chair, was recognized for Best Director of a Comedy for the college’s fall production of “The Boys Next Door.” Northwest also received the Best Comedy award for “The Boys Next Door.”

Northwest received several nominations for “The Boys Next Door” including Alyssa Algee, Northwest technical director, for Best Sound; Rob Smith, Northwest PC technician for Best Cameo Performance by an Actor; Prichan Murrell of Senatobia for “Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play; Bailey Coleman of Coldwater and Kelton Holman of Charleston for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play; and Keegan Riley of Hernando for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. “The Boys Next Door” also garnered a nomination for Best Ca

Performance times for Northwest’s spring production of “The Berenstain Bears on Stage” are Wednesday, March 1 and Friday, March 3 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 at 2 p.m.  Admission is free for students with a Northwest ID and $5 for the public.

All performances will be held at the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Senatobia campus. For more information, contact Algee at 662-562-3329 or email aalgee@northwestms.edu.

Pictured: Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Theatre department recently brought home two prestigious Northwest Mississippi Theater Alliance awards (Allies) for their production of “The Boys Next Door.” Here early in the first act, Jack (Christian Hinton of Southaven), third from left; confronts Norman (Bailey Coleman of Coldwater), far left; Arnold (Keegan Riley of Hernando), seated; and Lucien (Kelton Holman of Charleston), far right on what they are hiding, which seems to be an epidemic.  The production received Best Comedy” and Sadie Shannon, theatre chair was recognized for Best Director of a Comedy. (Photo by Sadie Shannon)

                 

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