Here are the awards and citations we've been honored with, and our winning entries in the past few years' competitions, both full-length shows and one-acts. Our continued success and these quality productions are a marvelous tribute to the dedication of our volunteers-- casts and crews, and to the continued support of you, our audiences and patrons: Thank You!


October, 2011: Roadside Theater, celebrating its 55th and final season, was again presented with the prestigious Irving Berlin Award for Programming Excellence Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command Army Entertainment Division.

September, 2009: Michiel DeVito, has been honored with the IMCOM-Europe "Friend of Recreation" Award.

July, 2009: Dane Winters, Heidelberger Entertainment Director, has been honored by Major General Byron S. Bagby with the USAREUR "Hero" Award.

April, 2009: Dane Winters, Heidelberg Entertainment Director, has been honored with the 2009 David C. Bryant Outstanding Service Award for "significant, valuable, and lasting service to community theatre."

October, 2008: Roadside Theater, celebrating its 50th season, was once again presented with the prestigious Irving Berlin Award for outstanding US Army Entertainment programs worldwide.

2008 IMCOM-EUROPE AWARDS:

"Friend of Recreation Volunteer" - Brian Rausch
Brian was awarded this prestigious recognition for his support of the Roadside program, its volunteer participants and audiences. Brian, as our Volunteer Assistant Technical Director, has worked countless volunteer hours for almost 10 years. His creativity and ingenuity has produced some of the most remarkable props, sets and effects for our shows. He has supported the staff in maintaining the facility, improving its programming and improving the quality of experience for volunteer participants and audience members. His contributions have directly contributed to the success and scope of the Roadside Theater, its programming and its service to the community. His efforts have assisted the Roadside in achieving far more than current staffing and funding would normally have permitted. Please join us in saying "thank you" to this remarkable man!

"Outstanding Entertainment Program for a Large Community" - Roadside Theater
The Roadside Theater was selected from Army Entertainment Programs for its outstanding programming, its service to the community and its support of Military families. Thank you to all our volunteer participants for helping us earn this award and recognition.
"Career Employee" - Dane Winters
Dane was selected based on his 22 years working for US Army Entertainment in Germany. Winters began working with the Entertainment Program as the Bamberg Community Music Specialist in 1986. He went to Stuttgart in 1988 where he was the Stuttgart Theater Center Director and then the Stuttgart Entertainment Director. For the last 8 years as the Heidelberg Entertainment Director. In honor of this award, he would like to thank Janet Ast, former Stuttgart Entertainment Director, and Jim Sohre, the IMCOM-E Entertainment Director, for their long years of support, encouragement and friendship.

September, 2006: We were selected as the Best Entertainment Program for a medium-sized installation Army-wide for 2006. These annual awards are presented by Headquarters, Department of Army, as recognition for superior achievement by Army Recreation programs and personnel throughout the world.

November, 2005: We were presented with an unannounced 4-star Certificate of Appreciation from the USAREUR Commanding General

October, 2002 Our web site was awarded the prestigious Golden Web Award in recognition of creativity, integrity and excellence on the Web.

October, 2001 Roadside Theater was presented with the prestigious Irving Berlin Award for outstanding US Army Entertainment programs worldwide.

October, 2001 Our web site was awarded Theater Services Guide's 4-star Industry Award for Web Excellence, winning 4 out of a possible 5 stars.

WINNER - Theater Services Guide 4 Star Entertainment Industry Wed Award For Excellence

The Tournament of Plays "Topper" awards. This annual Europe-wide competition among all US Forces community theater programs is our regional equivalent to the Tony awards. An international panel of professional judges spends six weeks travelling Europe from tip to tail, watching every production entered in the competition. There is one winner per category. The official judging period is only for plays presented between the end of February and the beginning of April each year (productions during the rest of our season are excellent, too, the judges just aren't here to see them!). Click on the year to see a complete list of winners and more information about that year's Tournament, or click on the individual show to see information and production photos from that show.

Topper 2011

"Quilters" won 2 awards, for Best Sound Design and Best Musical Director; as well as 12 other nominations.

"All My Sons" won 6 awards, for Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Featured Actress in a Drama, Best Supporting Actor in a Drama, Best Actor in a Drama and Best Director of a Drama; as well as 12 other nominations.

Topper 2010

"Cats" won 5 awards, for Best Make-up, Best Hair and Wig Design, Best Choreography, Best Emsemble for a Musical, and Best Chorus Member; as well as 20 other nominations.

"Jake's Women" won 3 awards, for Best Stage Properties & Dressing, Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Comedy, Best Actor in a Comedy; as well as 8 other nominations.

Topper 2009

"The Glass Menagerie" won 3 awards, for Best Lighting Design for a Drama, Best Poster, and Best Ensemble for a Drama ; as well as 13 other Nominations and 2 Special Awards.

Topper 2008

"All in the Timing" won 5 awards, for Best Stage Properties and Dressing for a Comedy, Best Scene Painting, Best Stage Manager of a Play, Best Ensemble for a Play, and Best Actor in a Comedy; as well as 13 other Nominations.

"5 Women Wearing the Same Dress" won 2 awards, for Best Set Design for a Comedy and Outstanding “Show Must Go On” Achievement; as well as 7 other Nominations

Topper 2007

"Enchanted April" won 3 awards, for Supporting Actress, Supporting Actress in a Minor Role, and Lighting; as well as 11 other Nominations.

"A Few Good Men" won 3 awards, for Supporting Actor, Actor in a Minor Role, and Military Performance; as well as 11 other Nominations

Topper 2006

"Hay Fever" won 9 awards, for Best Comedy, Director, Actor, Suporting Actress, Ensemble, Stage Manager, Set Design, Lighting, and Costume Design; as well as 9 other Nominations.

Topper 2005

"The School for Scandal" won 7 awards, for Best Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actor in a Minor Role, a Special Achievement Award, Stage Manager, Hair and Wig Design, and Lighting, as well as 18 other Nominations

Topper 2004

"Proof" won 1 award, for Best Supporting Actor, as well as 4 other Drama Nominations.

"Lion in Winter" won 10 Comedy Nominations.

Topper 2003

"Twelfth Night" won 5 awards, for Best Supporting Actor, Actor in a Minor Role, Costumes, Makeup, and Stage Manager; as well as 10 other Comedy Nominations.

Topper 2002

"Proposals" won 8 awards, for Best Comedy, Actress, Supporting Actress, Actor and Actress in Minor Role, Youth, Military, and Lighting; as well as 9 other Comedy Nominations.

"Art" won 2 awards, for Best Set and Director, as well as 8 other Drama nominations; Roadside Theater earned a Nomination for Best House Management, and Dane Winters eraned a Nomination for Best Technical Director for his work in both "Art" and "Proposals."

Topper 2001

"Lost in Yonkers" won 9 awards, including Best Drama, Director, Actress, Supporting Actor and Actress, Youth, Lighting and Costume Designs; as well as 6 other Drama nominations

Topper 2000

"Dancing At Lughnasa" won 15 awards, including Best Drama; Director and Technical Director; Lighting, Sound and Set Designs; Ensemble; Best Supporting Actor; as well as five other Drama nominations.

"Ain't Misbehavin' " won Best Orchestra, Best Actor in a Minor Role, and six other Musical nominations.

Topper 1999

"Elephant Man" won Best Actor and 10 other Drama nominations.

"Crimes of the Heart" won Best Lighting Design and 10 other Comedy nominations.

Topper 1998

"True West" Won 12 awards in nine categories, including Best Drama; Director and Technical Director; Best Actor; and Lighting, Sound and Set Designs.


The USAREUR Festival of One-Act Plays. This is our annual regional one-act play festival, which also determines the Region 10 entry into the American Association of Community Theater (AACT) biannual national competition. US Forces theater departments from throughout Europe bring their best productions to this festival of short dramas, comedies, and musicals. Each show is judged and openly critiqued by an international panel of professional judges, and the weekend also includes workshops in acting, music, and directing. There is also a monologue competition. Admission to all activities is free to the public. This is traditionally held over the American holiday weekend in early October. Awards are presented in first, second, and third places in each category. Click on the year to see complete list of winners and more information about that year's Festival, or click on the individual show to see information and production photos from that show. Here are the technical procedures and layout we use for the Festival.

Festival 2011

"Wanda's Visit," directed by Steven Stanfill, won 1st Place featured role. Roadside's Jeanne Ragonese also took first in the monologues.

Festival 2010

"The Dumb Waiter," directed by Robert Montgomery, won 3rd Place Best Show of the Festival, 3rd Place Best Director, 2nd Place for Technical Achievement in Outstanding Set and Sound Design and 3rd Place Best Actor. Roadside's SFC Ershwyn Thibou also took first in the monologues.

Festival 2009

"New Beginning," Written and Directed by Michael Boyer

Roadside's Tom Rees and Natasha Smith-Cady took first and second in the monologues.

Festival 2008

"Mona Lisa Gherardini," directed by Steve DeVito, won 3rd Place Award for New Writing.

"Do Not Go Gentle," directed by Kathy Yemm, won 1st place Supporting Actor and 2nd Place Best Actress. Roadside also took 2nd in the monologues.

Festival 2007

"Double Date," directed by Chris Overly, won 3rd Place Best Supporting Actress and 2nd Place Best Stage Manager. Roadside also took first in the monologues.

Festival 2006

"Children of Eden," directed by Jane Gargett, won Best Ensemble, 2nd Place Best Show, and third place Supporting Actor. Roadside actors swept first, second and third in the monologues.

Festival 2005

"Death and the Maiden," directed by Dan Stapula, won Best Stage manager and second place Best Overall Design.

Festival 2004

"Suburb," directed by Dan Stapula, (Community Theater European Premiere), won Best Show, and qualified to represent Region 10 at the National AACT Festival in Kalamzoo, Michigan in June, 2005;  plus first place for Best Actress and Second Place for Stage Manager.

Festival 2003

"Adaptation," directed Kerri Pangman, won third place for Performance in a Minor Role

Festival 2002

"The Author's Voice," directed by Tim Clark, won third place Best Supporting Actress; and Heidelberg actors swept the Monologue Competition winning first, second, and third places.

Festival 2001

"Act of Faith," an original drama by Roadside's Andrew Culjak, won third place Best Actor.

Festival 2000

"W;t" (Community Theater World Premiere), won Best Show, Best Actress, two Second Place awards (Director and Supporting Actor) and two Third Place awards (Supporting Actress and Stage Manager), and qualified to represent Region 10 at the National AACT Festival in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in June, 2001, where Victoria Lutz won an Outstanding Achievement in Acting Award and Jim Sohre won an AACT Distinguished Merit Award! Harrisburg AACT Fest page

Festival 1999

"in the game" (an original piece by Roadside's Patrick Strain) won a Special First Place Award for original playwrighting, and Third Place for Best Stage Manager.

Festival 1998

"For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls" won four First Place awards including Best Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, and Stage Manager; three Second Place awards (Show, Ensemble, Actress), and one Third (Supporting Actress). This production was invited to perform at the Maytime Festival in Dundalk, Ireland.

 


All-Army Festival of Performing Arts.This is an annual world-wide competition among all US Forces community theater programs. A panel of professional judges spends four months travelling around the world to view all entries. There is one winner per category. Click on the year to see the list of winners and click on the individual show to see information and production photos from that show.

Festival 2011

Crazy for You" was honored with the following awards:

1st Place Outstanding Musical - CRAZY FOR YOU
1st Place Outstanding Director of a Musical - Dane Winters
1st Place Outstanding Producer of a Musical - Dane Winters
1st Place Outstanding Choreography for a Musical - Arianna Heck
1st Place Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical Role -Louis Leibfried
1st Place Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical - Yvonne Oertel
1st Place Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical - David Burmedi
1st Place Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical - Oscar Adams
2nd Place Outstanding Set Design for a Musical - Dane Winters
2nd Place Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical - Chris Pancake & Alex Nitschke

Festival 2010

"Little Shop of Horrors" was honored with the following awards:

1st Place Outstanding Musical - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
1st Place Outstanding Producer of a Musical – Dane Winters
1st Place Outstanding Direction of a Musical - Dane Winters
1st Place Outstanding Choreography - Caryn Hamilton & Dane Winters
1st Place Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical - Heidi Pierce
1st Place Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical - LTC Jim Risgaard
1st Place Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical - Oscar Adams, Samantha Phillips & Marion Ruck
1st Place Outstanding Set Design - Dane Winters, Sandy Everett, Andy Meredith & Brian Rausch
1st Place Outstanding Sound Design - Alex Nitschke & Dane Winters
2nd Place Outstanding Costume Design - Elfi Carberry, Michiel DeVito & Sandy Sapatka
2nd Place Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical - Dale Coldwells
2nd Place Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical - David Burmedi
2nd Place Outstanding Lighting Design - Sandy Everett & Dane Winters

Festival 2009

"The Sound of Music" was honored with the following awards:

1st Place Outstanding Musicall – The Sound of Music
1st Place Outstanding Producer of a Musical - Dane Winters
1st Place Outstanding Direction of a Musical - Dane Winters
1st Place Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Yvonne Oertel
1st Place Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - SFC Steven Stanfill
1st Place Outstanding Costume Design of a Musical - Michiel DeVito, Sandy Sapatka & Elfi Carberry
1st Place Outstanding Set Design of a Musical - Dane Winters, Andy Meredith & Brian Rausch
1st Place Outstanding Lighting Design of a Musical - Dane Winters, Andy Meredith & Brian Rausch
2nd Place Outstanding Musical Direction of a Musical - Alexander Nitschke & Beth Wagenaar
2nd Place Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Robert Montgomery
2nd Place Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Patricia Mumme Stotz
2nd Place Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical - Chris Pancake


 

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