Awards

Comedy/drama

Best Actor in a Leading Role — Sean Paul Farris as Michael Ryan in “Athenry.”

Best Actress in a Leading Role — Kat Temple as Cactus O’Riley in “A Christmas Cactus.”

Best Actor in a Supporting Role — Jason Liddell as Clifford Anderson in “Deathtrap.”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role — Victoria Weller as Adelaide Booker in “A Christmas Cactus.”

Best Actor in a Character Role — Daniel Lybra as Neville Smedley in “A Christmas Cactus.”

Best Actress in a Character Role — Ariel Farris as Helga ten Dorp in “Deathtrap.”

Best Actor in a Bit Role — Jose Gutierrez as Ramon Ramirez in “A Christmas Cactus.”

Best Actress in a Bit Role — no nominations.

Musical

Best Actor in a Leading Role — Dane Tippman as Sweeney Todd in “Sweeney Todd.”

Best Actress in a Leading Role — Kiana Hendrix as Princess Winnifred the Woebegone in “Once Upon a Mattress.”

Best Actor in a Supporting Role — Randy Scruggs as King Sextimus in “Once Upon a Mattress.”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role — Sami Avizinis as Lady Larkin in “Once Upon a Mattress.”

Best Actor in a Character Role — Lincoln Rosenberg as Tobias Ragg in Sweeney Todd

Best Actress in a Character Role — Ellen Stadelman as The Wizard in “Once Upon a Mattress.”

Best Actor in a Bit Role — Josiah Forbis as Signor Pirelli in “Sweeney Todd.”

Best Actress in a Bit Role — Liska Scruggs as Lady Rowena in “Once Upon a Mattress.”

The Chetco Pelican Players honored its finest performers during the annual Packy Awards gala Saturday.

Thespians in their best attire filled the Chetco Playhouse for the annual event that goes back to nearly the beginning of the theater company 30 years ago. As the actors and guests socialized, they munched on food presented by Claire Willard and drank champagne served by Lon Goddard.

As soon at the lights flashed, everyone took their seats in anticipation of who will win awards nominated by directors and chosen by members of the players.

Serving as masters of ceremonies were Sean Paul Farris and Ellen Stadelman. Announcing the nominations and presenting the trophies for each category were last year’s winners.

There was entertainment, too, including live scenes and video clips of the 2018 productions, and previews of upcoming shows.

“Deathtrap” received the award for Best Overall Production. Steven Scruggs was chosen Best Director for the play. During the award presentation, Scruggs recognized Andrew Simmons for his help as assistant director. The production also won Best Set Design and the play received two thespian awards.

“Once Upon a Mattress” received the award for Best Costumes. The musical was awarded five thespian awards, more than any other production. The other musical, “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” received three award.

Among the comedy or drama productions, “A Christmas Cactus” received four awards and “Athenry” garnered one.

Also receiving recognition was the youth production “Thumbelina” and the annual haunted house, the theater company’s biggest fundraiser, and the Pirates of the Pacific Festival.

A special award, the Steve Stevens Award for helping behind the scenes, was presented to Jo Ann Querin.

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