Fountain Hills Theater brings home 12 ariZoni theater awards

ariZoni theater awards

FHT Youth Theater 2014-15 season nominees, recipients and members of the cast of “Aristocats, Kids.”

Fountain Hills Theater took home 12 awards at the annual ariZoni’s Excellence in Theatre Awards Ceremony held on Monday, Sept. 21.

The Youth Theater had garnered 21 nominations and the Mainstage and Mainstage Too Theaters received 24 nominations. The annual ariZoni Excellence in Theatre Awards recognize the best in community theater throughout the state.

arizZoni theater awards

From left, Mitchell Vantrease, Patty Torrilhon, Patricia Tonzi and Chanel Bragg.

The Mainstage was awarded Best Overall Musical for both “Young Frankenstein,” co-produced by Patricia Tonzi and Patty Torrilhon and directed by Peter J. Hill and “The Soul of Broadway: Act II,” produced by Chanel Bragg and Mitchell Vantrease.

The winner for Artistic Specialization was also for “Young Frankenstein” for the projection designs of Todd Carrie.

The Youth Theater received nine awards; eight were for the production of “Aristocats Kids” — Best Overall Musical, Best Principal Actress Hunter DiGrazia, Best Director Ross Collins, Best Music Direction Paige Beckman, Best Choreography Jenny Iverson, Best Set Design Ross Collins, Best Costumes Anne Kelleher and Marcie Rozalsky and Best Make-up and Hair Tralonie Smith.

Best Principal Actor was awarded to Asher Sheppard for “The Fabulous Fable Factory.”

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