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27 June 2006
CAST Presents First "Randy" Awards

From a cast of many, a few shine:

The Anniston Museum of Natural History was the setting for the first Community Actors’ Studio Theatre Randy Awards, presented Saturday night. Named in memory of the late Anniston playwright Randy Hall, a co-founder of CAST, the Randy Awards continue to recognize Hall’s contributions to local theatre, as well as the ongoing contributions of local actors and dedicated volunteers for the company.

A journalist with The Anniston Star, Hall wrote several plays such as Grover, Arts & Leisure, The Widow’s Best Friend, The Camellia Ball and Black Warrior, which earned a Governor’s Award from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Several of his plays have been staged at theatres throughout the country, including the former ACT Theatre and CAST.

At Saturday’s ceremonies, 12 individuals received eleven awards, including several of JSU’s own. Those bringing home Randys:

·        Tim Doyle, Best Supporting Actor in a Play;

·        Laney Gibbs, Best Supporting Actress in a Play;

·        Seth Curlee, Best Supporting Actor in a Musical;

·        Sara Adams, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical;

·        Mary Coyle, The President’s Award;

·        Denise Davis, The Director’s Award;

·        Bill Hearnburg, Best Actor in a Play;

·        Sumer Buckner, Best Actress in a Play;

·        Jon Garlick, Best Actor in a Musical;

·        Vivian Davis, Best Actress in a Play; and

·        Pati Tiller and David Montgomery, the Edel Y. Ayers Award.

Kimberley Dobbs, director, also was presented a personalized director’s chair as a gift of appreciation, and attendees were treated to encore scene performances from some CAST favorites from the past year, including SNOOPY, The Musical; Best Christmas Pageant Ever; Second Samuel; Bus Stop; and Boomers.

Lucy (Denise Davis) asks Charlie Brown (Joseph Giri) to pay up for psychiatric services rendered during a scene from SNOOPY The Musical, performed at the CAST Randy Awards Saturday night.

Laney Gibbs accepts her Randy for Best Supporting Actress in a Play. . .

And Sara Adams does likewise for hers,  Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

Sumer Buckner and Phillip Sherrill perform “That Old Black Magic” from Bus Stop during the 2006 Randy Awards.

Hervey Folsom presents Kimberley Dobbs, CAST director, with a new personalized director's chair during the 2006 Randy Awards.

Phil Sanguinetti, center, president of Consolidated Publishing, Inc., presents Pati Tiller and David Montgomery, husband and wife, with the Edel Y. Ayers Award, CAST’s highest honor, during the CAST Randy Awards June 24 at the Anniston Museum of Natural History.

Vivian Davis, along with the rest of the cast of Boomers, earns new R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the classic Aretha Franklin tune of the same name during Saturday night’s Randy Awards.

Honorees at the first Community Actors' Studio Theatre Randy Awards Saturday were (sitting from left) Vivian Davis, Sara Adams and Laney Gibbs; and (standing from left) Denise Davis, Sumer Buckner, Tim Doyle, Bill Hearnburg, Mary Coyle, Pati Tiller, David Montgomery and Kimberley Dobbs. Not pictured: Jon Garlick and Seth Curlee.

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