Black Tie Gala, Featuring the Birdsall Awards

Black Tie Gala, Featuring the Birdsall Awards


At the
Roseville Theater

November 6, 2004
Curtain Time 6:30 PM

Roseville's nonprofit Magic Circle Theatre will host its first annual Black Tie Gala featuring the Birdsall Awards on Nov. 6, 2004. The event is a new take on its annual awards ceremony that honors actors who appeared in the previous season's 12 productions.

This year, with a new name and revamped format, the event will feature not only the awards, but an entire awards program with production numbers from the theatre's new season. In addition, the event will include a hosted reception and silent auction, and Master of Ceremonies Pat Hambright from FOX 40 KTXL.

"Over the years, interest in the Birdsall Awards has grown tremendously," said Magic Circle President Brian Lewis. "Our season subscribers select the recipients through secret ballot, and they've always enjoyed the event. But we also have growing interest from others who see our shows and support our programs, he added. This is a celebration for the entire community."

Magic Circle is a nonprofit theatre company that produces 12 shows each year in its two downtown Roseville venues: the Roseville and Tower Theatres on Vernon Street. It also offers a host of other programs, including youth productions. Lewis said Magic Circle is still in need of contributions to help pay for some long-term debt that the nonprofit assumed when it renovated the Roseville Theatre. "So this is a chance to celebrate and honor our actors and patrons, while raising funds to help retire our capitol improvement debt," he said. "And contributions are tax-deductible."

Tickets to the Black Tie Gala featuring the Birdsall Awards (black tie optional) are $25 for adults and $10 for children 16 and under. They may be purchased by calling the Magic Circle box office at 782-1777. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Roseville Theatre with a reception and silent auction. Entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. Contributions for the silent auction are also being sought. Please call Kathy Wilens (705-0603) or Paul March (220-3413) for more information.

Join us for this Gala Fund Raising Event with a silent auction, raffle, food, entertainment from upcoming shows, and the Birdsall Awards (our version of the Tony's).

Bill Birdsall Award Nominees 2004

[Award] Named for the late actor and director Bill Birdsall, a longtime friend of the theatre, the Birdsall awards are Roseville's version of the Tonys. Each year, Magic Circle season ticket holders vote on their favorite performances for leading actor and actress and supporting actor and actress, in the two categories "Musical" and "Non-Musical".

Below are the nominees for this year's Bill Birdsall Awards:

Leading Actress in a Non-Musical Kris Hunt Sylvia

Michelle Pabst Love Letters

Leading Actor in a Non-Musical Brian Lewis Love Letters

Aurelio Martinez Sylvia

Supporting Actress in a Non-Musical Kris Hunt The Dining Room

Analise Langford Weekend Comedy

Supporting Actor in a Non-Musical Bily Jessip Sylvia

Chris Quandt Weekend Comedy

Leading Actress in a Musical Kristen Heitman Little Shop of Horrors

Orlana Klip The Man of La Mancha

Leading Actor in a Musical Kevin Caravalho Little Shop of Horrors

John Chitambar The Man of La Mancha

Supporting Actress in a Musical Deborah Douglas Nunsense II

Miranda Lopez West Side Story

Supporting Actor in a Musical Jason D. Hammond The Man of La Mancha

Laurent Lazard You're a Good Man Charlie Brown