The Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards

PAMTA awards were presented Monday, June 24 at the Winningstad Theatre.

Pamta Trivia
Weight of current trophy: 3.25 lbs.
Weight of 2012 trophy: just under 3 lbs.
Trophy designed by: Corey Brunish/Bonnie Brunish
Cost to manufacture: $100+
Value: Priceless
Number of ties: 8
Number of trophies given: 131
Special category awards given only once:
Wigs
Props
Special Effects
New categories added since 2008:
Playbill Cover Design
Orchestrations
Number of shows the PAMTA Committee has seen since 2008: over 220
Color scheme of flowers at podium: goldenrod and maroon -- the official colors of the PAMTAS
Has there ever been a male trophy wrangler? ( No.)
Has the wrong trophy ever been handed to the winner? ( No.)
Has a PAMTA winner ever gone on to win a Tony? ( Not yet.)

Awards were presented to:

A capacity crowd enjoyed this year's PAMTA ceremony.

Darius Pierce once again had us in stitches with his unique brand of humor.

The Reece Marshburn Trio swung all night and our singers, Chrissy Kelly-Pettit, Tim Smith, Matthew Brown, Avenue Q cast members, Ablaze cast members and Amy Jo Halliday were fabulous one and all as well.

Chrisse Riccaro read a memorial to Bonnie Toon Sweeny.

Over $100 was raised for the PATA Angel Fund, thanks to contributions from the audience.

Apology

Bryan Kinder
The nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Actor include:
For his delightful and clever characters in Avenue Q, Bryan Kinder

The PAMTAS wishes to apologize deeply to nominee Bryan Kinder for the accidental omission of the reading of his name during the ceremony (he was listed in the playbill). The fault was not with presenter Julianne R. Johnson, but rather with a human/computer error in transcribing the nominees to the prompt speeches.

This error in no way dimishes Bryan's contribution to the season and we wish him the best in his remarkable careeer. We hope to see him at the awards again!

Bryan, you rock!

Photographic Highlights

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Rehearsal
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Rehearsal
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Ablaze lights it up !
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Don Horn and Corey Brunish (same hairdresser?)
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I've got $50 on you to win.
Really? I am not nominated.
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Surveying the domain of potential laughers.......
Notice the trademark finger flex. This means a punchline has just been delivered.
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Not many people realize that the trio is reading the music for only the second time at performance.
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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Spencer Conway.
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Ablaze takes the Ensemble and Outstanding Original Awards
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Past recipient John Ellingson and colleague Sarah Jane Hardy
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Producer Brunish
What if the tuba played the piccolo line?
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Norman Wilson accepts the James Peppers Award
Singing or directing air traffic? Either way, charming, winning and lovely.
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Runway 3 is open.
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Amy Jo Halliday.
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Autumn Trapani accepts for Phil Mcbeth
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Ablaze
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Julianne, co-composer and lyricist for "It's A Wonderful Life"
Madison Wray for "Pinkalicious"
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Chrisse Riccaro remembers Bonnie Toon Sweeny
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Tim Smith, songsmith
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Greg Paul
Mont Chris Hubbard, Musical Direction
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Alan Berg, Michael Allen Harrison, Julianne R. Johnson-Weiss
Avenue Q as directed by Don Horn
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Avenue Q takes flight --- currently playing at Triangle Productions
Jared Michael Brown
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Matthew Brown
Brianna Rouse
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Peggy Taphorn
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Chrissy Kelly-Pettit
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Dan Murphy -- Broadway Rose Theatre
Dan responds to a heavenly voice.
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Corey Brunish Jessica Rosenfeld Virginia Brunish
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Brianna and Corey
Looks like Darius is having one of many bright ideas.
Chrissy is rockin that gown!

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