The RANDY AWARDS is the CAST Annual Recognition of the accomplishments of the actors, technicians, staff and all other volunteers during the revious season.  It is named in memory of the late Anniston playwright Randy Hall, a co-founder of CAST, recipient of the Edel Y. Ayers Award, and a great friend.  A journalist with THE ANNISTON STAR, Randy wrote the plays, GROVER, ARTS & LEISURE, THE WIDOW’S BEST FRIEND, THE CAMELLIA BALL and BLACK WARRIOR, earning a Governor’s Award from the Alabama State Council on the Arts for his effort.  Several of his plays have been staged at theatres throughout the country, including in Anniston at the former ACTheatre and CAST.
 


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The CAST family celebrated the 11th Annual Randy Awards on Tuesday evening, July 19th, 2016, at Garfrerick’s Café in Oxford.  Chris Hartley served as emcee for the evening while Mackenzie Henderson served as our awards mistress.  The drama masked and golden star trophies were presented to the winners by talented CAST Randy Award winners from previous seasons and are as follows:

 

Lead Actress in a Musical:  Cheslee Duke (Hairspray)

Lead Actor in a Musical: Chris Colvard (Hairspray)

Supporting Actress in a Musical:  Claire Hendrickson  (Hairspray)

Supporting Actor in a Musical:  Dylan Hurst (Hairspray)

Featured Actress in a Musical:  Michelle Deese Bain (Hairspray)
Featured Actor in a Musical: Fred Lawton IV (The Rocky Horror Show)

 

Lead Actress in a Play:  Chloe Cater (The Miracle Worker)

Lead Actor in a Play: Glenn Davenport (VSMS)

Supporting Actress in a Play:  Georgia Reaves (The MIracle Worker)

Supporting Actor in a Play: James McDaniel  (The Miracle Worker)

Featured Actress in a Play: Claire Hendrickson, Addie Tucker & Annslyn Pilkington (The Miracle Worker)
Featured Actor in a Play: Nike King (The Miracle Worker)

Outstanding Female Teen Performer: Annsyln Pilkington
Outstanding Male Teen Performer: Sterling Jenkins

Outstanding Dance Performers: Kelli Dodd (Anything Goes) & Stephonn Ammons (Anything Goes, Rocky Horror Show & Hairspray)

Outstanding Choreograpgy: Stephonn Ammons & Michelle Deese Bain (Hairspray)

CAST Favorite Award: Mary Stell

Outstanding Play: The Miracle Worker

Outstanding Musical: Hairspray

 

Kimberley Dobbs presented Sarah Gohlke with the Directors Award.

 

CAST Board President Howard Johnson presented the cast of SONIA AND VONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE with the Presidents Award

 

The last and most prestigious award of the evening, the Edel Ayers Award, was presented to Tim and Donna Batron by Hervey Folsom.

 

 

A special thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the season—whether it be by coming to a show or dedicating your time and/or talents, the reason that CAST survives is because of individuals like YOU!  

 

See you in September for THE ADDAMS FAMILY- THE MUSICAL!





Make plans to join us for the 11th Annual Randy Awards!

 
   

The winners of the performance awards are selected by ballot composed of the season's four shows. CAST board president Howard Johnson selects the recipient of The President's Award. The Edel Y. Ayers Award, CAST's highest honor, is voted on by the members of the CAST board of directors, and is given to individual(s) with a history of support for the theatrical organization.

 

The CAST family celebrated the 10th Annual Randy Awards on Monday evening, June 15th, 2015, at Garfrerick’s Café in Oxford.  The event included a delicious meal and a short video recapping the productions from the 2014-15 CAST season.  Our mistress of ceremonies, Michelle Deese Bain, kept the event rolling along while Annslyn Pilkington graciously handed out the awards.  Veteran CAST actors and actresses Hervey Folsom, Jeremy Reaves, Brandy Nelson, Mike Stedham, AJ and Haley Long, Chris Colvard, Linda Lee, Glenn Davenport, and Kimberly Davenport presented the drama-masked, golden trophies to the following recipients:  

 

Lead Actress in a Musical:  Brandy Nelson (Oklahoma!)

Lead Actor in a Musical: Caleb Clark (Oklahoma!)

Supporting Actress in a Musical:  Debby Mathews  (Oklahoma!)

Supporting Actor in a Musical:  Calvin Branning  (Oklahoma!)

Cameo in a Musical:  Mike Parsons (Spamalot)

 

Lead Actress in a Play:  Chloe Cater (The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe)

Lead Actor in a Play: Howard Johnson (A Christmas Carol)

Supporting Actress in a Play:  Rachel Walker (The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe)

Supporting Actor in a Play:  Jason Wright (The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe)

Cameo in a Play: Claire Hendrickson (The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe)

 

 

Artistic Director Kimberley Dobbs gave the following awards to these outstanding individuals:

 

IBC Award:  AJ Long

Trooper Award: Claire Hendrickson

Director’s Award: Sylvia Malone

 

CAST Board President Howard Johnson presented Rachel Walker with the President’s Award.

 

The last and most prestigious award of the evening, the Edel Ayers Award, was presented to Glenn and Kimberly Davenport by Phil Sanguinetti.

 

 

We wish to extend a special thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the season—whether it be by coming to a show or dedicating your time and/or talents, the reason that CAST survives is because of individuals like YOU!  

 

See you in September—and until then:  “THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LIVE THEATRE IN OUR COMMUNITY!”