Jeff Awards Honor Peninsula Players Theatre Company Members with Nominations

Posted on 22. Aug, 2012 by in On Stage & Screen

Company members of Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater, celebrated the announcement of Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award nominations with the listing of several current and past company members.

Murder on the Nile at Peninsula Players

From left are Brandon Dahlquist, Ericka Mac, Tim Monsion and in the background Karen Janes Woditsch and Tom Mula in Agatha Christie’s “Murder On the Nile” on stage at Peninsula Players through Sept. 2. Dahlquist and scenic designer Jack Magaw, scenic designer of “Murder on the Nile,” were recently nominated for their work this past winter in Chicago.

The Joseph Jefferson Awards, established in 1968, are Chicago theater’s equivalent to Broadway’s Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards. Each year they honor outstanding theater artists in the Chicago theater community. Currently nominated for their work in Door County at Peninsula Players Theatre are company members Brandon Dahlquist (“Murder on the Nile” and “Lombardi”), Rebecca Finnegan (“Chicago”), scenic designer Jack Magaw (“Opus” and “Murder on the Nile”) and sound designers Victoria DeIorio (“Opus”), Joshua Horvath (“Chicago”) and Christopher Kriz (“The Nerd”).

“Congratulations to our past and current company members on their accomplishments in Chicago,” says Greg Vinkler, Players Artistic Director. “Every season Peninsula Players tries to bring the best talent there is to Door County audiences, and every season with the announcements of the ‘Jeffs’ I am pleased to see several of our company members being recognized just as that – the best.”

Peninsula Players is America’s oldest professional resident summer theater and is unique in the country for its diverse productions, continuing loyalty to a resident company, and its beautiful setting of 16 wooded acres along the cedar-lined shores of Green Bay.  In the past 77 years, the theater has become a Door County landmark and its cornerstone arts institution, attracting audience members from throughout Wisconsin and across the country.  For more information, visit www.peninsulaplayers.com or call 920.868.3287.

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