Chetco Pelican Players honors the best of 2013

By Bill Schlichting, Pilot staff writer January 22, 2014 10:09 am

It may seem that an invisible 6-foot rabbit was present when the votes were counted, because it was “Harvey” that won all the comedy/drama actor/actress awards at the Chetco Pelican Players’ Packy awards gala Saturday night at the Chetco Pelican Players.

There was one other comedy/drama production during the 2013 season — “The Prisoner of Second Avenue.”

All three musicals performed during the season won awards, but it was “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” that received the most, including Best Overall Production.

Only one actress received an award for her acting in “Young Frankenstein (Mary Anne Trailor); however, the musical production received more behind-the-scenes awards than any of the five productions presented during the year. “Young Frankenstein” was voted as having the best set, costumes and director.

“The Grinch” received two acting awards.

During the year, the Chetco Pelican Players also presented a youth production, “The Wizard of Oz” and a haunted house titled “Club Dead.” No awards were given for these non-season productions. However, it was announced that the haunted house, the theater company’s biggest money-maker, added $4,000 to the coffers.

All youth who participated in regular season productions were also given awards.

In addition, special awards were presented. 

The Moran Family Award was presented to the Farris family, which has three generations involved — Bj Farris, her son and daughter-in-law Sean Paul and Ariel, and their daughter, Josslyn.

The Moran Family Award is presented annually to a family that has been involved in the theater.

The Steve Stevens Award, presented to a person who works actively behind the scenes, was presented to Ralph Dickey.

And the winners are

Comedy/drama

Best Actor in a Bit Role: Jeff Wood, “Harvey”

Best Actress in a Bit Role: Hazel Campbell, “Harvey”

Best Actor in a Character Role: Scotty Oka, “Harvey”

Best Actress in a Character Role: Chelsey Taormina, “Harvey”

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Chris Eckersley, “Harvey”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Karen de Lucca, “Harvey”

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Sean Paul Farris, “Harvey”

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Sydney Clinton, “Harvey”

Musical

Best Actor in a Bit Role: Randy Scruggs, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”

Best Actress in a Bit Role: Mia Weaver, “The Grinch”

Best Actor in a Character Role: Steven Scruggs, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”

Best Actress in a Character Role: Lindsey Stump, “The Grinch”

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Lon Goddard, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Mary Anne Trailor, “Young Frankenstein”

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Howard Patterson, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Ellen Stadelman, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”

Technical

Best Set Design: Mike Moran and Ralph Dickey, “Young Frankenstein”

Best Costumes: Ellen Stadelman and Lon Goddard, “Young Frankenstein”

Best Director: Karen de Lucca, “Young Frankenstein”

Best Overall Production: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”

Special

Moran Family Award: Farris Family

Steve Stevens Award: Ralph Dickey