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Bamberg’s Stable Theater stole the show at the annual Tournament of Plays “Topper” Awards Show Saturday night in Heidelberg, Germany, taking home 13 awards. The event is sponsored by Installation Management Command-Europe.
Bamberg’s Stable Theater stole the show at the annual Tournament of Plays “Topper” Awards Show Saturday night in Heidelberg, Germany, taking home 13 awards. The event is sponsored by Installation Management Command-Europe. (Courtesy photo)

A look at this year’s winners:BEST DRAMA:"Women On Fire," Wiesbaden Amelia Earhart PlayhouseBEST COMEDY: "The (Female) Odd Couple", SHAPE Entertainment CenterBEST MUSICAL: "Little Women", Bamberg Stable Theater

BEST DIRECTORDrama: Charlie Fontana, "Women On Fire", Wiesbaden Amelia Earhart PlayhouseComedy: Joanne Love, "Shakers", Hohenfels Box Seat TheatreMusical: Jack Austin, "Little Women", Bamberg Stable Theater

SPECIAL AWARDSJames T. Martin Award For Individual Excellence: David TurnerOutstanding Volunteer Leadership: Cortney Wells, “The Broom and the Groom”Outstanding Adaptation of Venue: George Linka, “The Odd Couple”Outstanding Voice Over and Live Sound: Ross Daniels, “Bleacher Bums”Outstanding Command Support: COL Kenneth G. Juergens, CDR USAG Stuttgart

BEST PERFORMANCE AWARDSDRAMAActor: Antonio Brunetti, "The Graduate", Stuttgart Theatre CenterActress: Sharon Blane, "Women On Fire", Wiesbaden Amelia Earhart PlayhouseSupporting Actor: SPC Tracy Hunter, "A Few Good Men", Heidelberg Roadside TheatreSupporting Actress: Allie Bennett, "I Remember Mama", Ansbach Terrace PlayhouseActor in a Minor Role: SPC Jared Nelson, "A Few Good Men", Heidelberg RoadsideActress in a Minor Role: Kristie Fleeting, "The Little Prince" Spangdahlem ACT Eifel

COMEDYActor (TIE): Sgt John Mendez, Greg, Vicenza Soldiers Theatre, and SrA Joshua Bates, "Rumors", Kaiserslautern KMC OnstageActress: Victoria M. Schehl, "The (Female) Odd Couple", SHAPE Entertainment CenterSupporting Actor (TIE): Brian McGrail, "Arsenic and Old Lace", Garmisch Players, and Cpt Jose A. Cangas, “Rumors", Kaiserslautern KMC OnstageSupporting Actress: Natasha Smith-Cady, "Enchanted April" HeidelbergActor in a Minor Role: J. Lee Sweet, "Rumors", Kaiserslautern KMC OnstageActress in a Minor Role: Marion Ruck, "Enchanted April", Heidelberg Roadside Theater

MUSICALActress: Holly Matesick, "Little Women", Bamberg Stable TheaterActor: Sgt Joe Carrender, "Moby Dick - The Musical", Aviano Community TheatreSupporting Actress (TIE): Rosanna Hanson, “Little Women” and Jennifer Edwards, "Little Women", Bamberg Stable TheatreSupporting Actor: Rafi Husain, "Anything Goes", Ankara Stage on the RunActress in a Minor Role: Margie Ritscher, "Little Women", Bamberg Stable TheaterActor in a Minor Role (TIE): Luke Lumsden, "High School Musical", SHAPE, and Sgt Jason Baziotis, "Moby Dick - The Musical", Aviano Community Theatre

BEST ENSEMBLEPlay: "Shakers", Hohenfels Box Seat TheatreMusical: "Little Women", Bamberg Stable TheaterChorus Member: SrA Christopher Reid, "Moby Dick - The Musical", Aviano CT

BEST MILITARY PERFORMANCEPlay:SFC Arthur Rich, “A Few Good Men", Heidelberg Roadside TheatreMusical: Maj Michael Murphy, “Anything Goes", Ankara Stage o/t Run

OUTSTANDING YOUTH PERFORMANCESFemale Youth: Elisabeth Ritscher, "Little Women", Bamberg Stable TheaterMale Youth: Bobby Jones, "HS Musical", SHAPE Entertainment Center

BEST DEBUT PERFORMANCESPlay:SFC Vetta Lynne Stanley, "The (Female) Odd Couple", SHAPE Entertainment CtrMusical: SPC TJ McDonald, "Little Women", Bamberg Stable Theater

TECHNICAL AWARDSBEST MAKE-UP & HAIR DESIGNPlay: Anna Webb, "Arsenic and Old Lace," Garmisch PlayersMusical: "Little Women", Bamberg Stable TheaterHair and Wig Design: "Little Women", Bamberg Stable Theater

BEST COSTUME DESIGNDrama: Jennifer Vollmer, "The Graduate", Stuttgart Theatre CenterComedy: Gwendolyn Whitney, "The (Female) Odd Couple", SHAPE Entertainment CenterMusical: Jordan Talbot, "Little Women", Bamberg Stable Theater

BEST SOUND DESIGNDrama: Alan Buxkemper, "The Graduate", Stuttgart Theatre CenterComedy: Ardell Johnson, "Fuddy Meers", Wiesbaden Amelia Earhart TheatreMusical: Richard Burn, “High School Musical", SHAPE Entertainment Center

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY (TIE)Wendy Latella,"Little Women", Bamberg Stable TheaterElaine Baziotis, "Moby Dick - The Musical", Aviano Community Theatre

BEST LIGHTING DESIGNDrama: Holger Schroeder, "The Graduate", Stuttgart Theatre CenterComedy: Andrew Meredith, Dane Winters, "Enchanted April", HeidelbergMusical: Frank Lewandowski, "Moby Dick - The Musical", Aviano Community Theatre

BEST HOUSE MANAGEMENT"Bleacher Bums", Vicenza Soldiers Theatre

BEST STAGE PROPERTIES AND DRESSINGDrama: Haley Kunkel, "I Remember Mama", Ansbach Terrace PlayhouseComedy: Jennifer Howe, "The (Female) Odd Couple", SHAPE Entertainment CenterMusical: Trudy De Angelis, "Moby Dick - The Musical", Aviano Community Theatre

BEST GRAPHIC DESIGNSProgram: Cristina Zacchino, "Bleacher Bums", Vicenza Soldiers TheatrePoster: Bobbie Oakland, “Arsenic and Old Lace", Garmisch PlayersScene Painting: Vickie Hanrahan & Alixandria Ellis "I Remember Mama", Ansbach

BEST SET DESIGNSDrama: Ardell Johnson, "Women On Fire", Wiesbaden Amelia Earhart PlayhouseComedy: Martin Mutke, Thomas Reich "The (Female) Odd Couple", SHAPE Ent CenterMusical (TIE): Frank Lewandowski, "Moby Dick", Aviano Community Theatre, and Thomas Reich, "High School Musical", SHAPE Entertainment Center

BEST MUSICIAN ACHIEVEMENT AWARDSInstrumentalist: Ilgin Comekozekin, trumpet, "Anything Goes", Ankara Stage on the RunKeyboard Accompanist (TIE): Jack Austin, "Little Women", Bamberg Stable Theater, and Margaret Ozanne, "Anything Goes", Ankara Stage on the RunOrchestra: "Anything Goes", Ankara Stage on the Run"Music Director: Emanuele Lachin, "Moby Dick", Aviano Community Theatre

BEST STAGE MANAGERSDrama: Raqi Barnett, Deb Stevens, "The Graduate", Stuttgart Theatre CenterComedy: Elina Kotlyar, "The (Female) Odd Couple", SHAPE Entertainment CenterMusical: Gwendolyn Whitney, Berwinne Johnson, "High School Musical", SHAPE

BEST TECHNICAL DIRECTORSPlay: Ross Daniels, "Bleacher Bums", Vicenza Soldiers TheatreMusical: Thomas Reich, "High School Musical", SHAPE Entertainment Center

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