South Bay Musical Theatre

 

AWARDS

 

 

GYPSY ROBE AWARD

SBMT has traditionally made a presentation of the “Gypsy Robe” during each show. The robe is presented to a member of the chorus and is called the “Gypsy” Robe because chorus members travel from show to show and are referred to as “gypsies.” The robe is presented by the director to the member of the chorus who has made an outstanding contribution to the production and cast.

MARION DREW ORCHESTRA AWARD

Marion Drew was, for many of the early years of SBMT, our very own "pianola girl." She loved theater and playing piano for both auditions and performances, and her smile and humor would always make YOU smile. This award is given during each show to an outstanding orchestra member, not only for technical proficiency, but for an infectious and positive attitude toward making the orchestra, and its role in the production, happy and successful.

BOBO REARDON NEWCOMER AWARD

A long-time contributor to SBMT, BoBo Reardon was known for her upbeat attitude and spirit of welcome for newcomers into the SBMT Family. Her unflagging positive energy, even when the situation was difficult or tense, always brought a sense of "fun" into the community theater experience. This award is given during each show to an SBMT first-timer, whether it be cast or crew, in recognition of an outstanding positive contribution to the show and the people involved in the show.

JOHN HOUCK NEWCOMER AWARD

Another early member of SBMT, John Houck was known for welcoming new folks into the group. He would make it a point to introduce them around and make them feel at home. This award is given during each show to an SBMT first-timer, whether it be cast or crew, in recognition of an outstanding positive contribution to the show and the people involved in the show.

ROBERT MCKAY OLDTIMERS AWARD

Bob McKay was a popular area character actor in the early and mid-days of SBMT. He represented the camaraderie and friendship of the generation which founded the group, and worked in many production capacities besides acting. This award is given, during almost every show, to a person, who, throughout many seasons, has made a valuable contribution to the group in any and all capacities.

HARRIET HILL TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Harriet Hill, another founding member, not only performed onstage but did everything from sewing costumes, to building props, painting sets, and managing the house. This award is presented to the person who has made an outstanding technical contribution to a particular production, in any or all fields: lighting, costumes, sets, props, production assistance, sound and/or stage crew.

BARBARA WEAVER SPECIAL MERIT AWARD

Barbara Weaver was a big, BIG supporter of SBMT, whether working IN a show, or simply making it a point to come to many rehearsals to watch and laugh. We don't think she ever missed an SBMT opening night. A big smile always adorned her face, and she never forgot a name. This award is given on an occasional basis to those who go the "extra mile" in supporting SBMT as a group, whether from within or through continual patronage and encouragement.

CAROL SRIGLEY HEARTBEAT AWARD

Carol was a dancer. With the biggest smile you've ever seen. She loved performing onstage and it showed in her performances. She was almost the "heartbeat" of every show she was involved with and was always positive and eager to help. She was also known to have a very large collection of stuffed teddy bears. This award, along with one of her favorite bears selected by her husband Burns, is given each year to the person who reflects the same friendly and helpful values that Carol did. Traditionally, the previous winner announces the current winner and presents him/her with the bear as well as the plaque.

SBMT SILVER JACKETS

The silver jackets were instituted in the early 1990's as a thank-you to various individuals for their service (mostly volunteer) in a capacity to SBMT over an entire season or seasons. Awarded once a year, all the recipients' shows were once embroidered on the jackets, but the winners began having so many SBMT shows to their credit that the jackets are now simply adorned with their name. The amount of recipients each year varies and the jackets are worn by all the recipients on the evening that the new jackets are awarded.

FRED HASSETT AWARD

Fred Hassett was instrumental in establishing South Bay Musical Theatre from the early beginnings of the group when it was associated with the Saratoga Federated Church. He helped to put the group on the map and he continued his support until his death in 2004. The Fred Hassett award is presented each year to the SBMT member who has contributed the most to the growth of the group.

JOAN HUFF PRODUCERS AWARD

Joanie was one of the earlier members of SBMT. Forever smiling, forever laughing, forever working at any capacity just for the fun of it. She and husband Laverne were one of the many hard-working couples who helped start SBMT and truly reflected the "community" in community theater. Joanie would find something positive about every show she saw and every person she met and, on the rare occasion when she wasn't working on an SBMT show, she'd be there opening night and pitch right in and help. This award is given, during almost every show, to a person, who, throughout many seasons, has made a valuable contribution to the group in any and all capacities.

 




 
   
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