The MCP Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet held on January 12, 2019 was a great success. The Banquet celebrated the accomplishments of the 2018 season when MCP Lived the Dream with six productions and a special fundraising show. The productions included The Fantasticks, Enchanted April, the 2018 Gender Bender RevueRed, White & Tuna, Man of La Mancha, The Foreigner, and Sentimental Journey: A Salute to the USO.

Following a cocktail hour and dinner, the group held its annual meeting to elect the new members of the 2019 Board of Directors.
Click here for the list of those who will serve throughout this year.

Those present then turned their attention to the Awards Ceremony. The evening was filled with recognition. Some of the "awards" honored the humor that filled the year, while many honored the dedication and commitment of the troupe's members. Among the humorous were the Bloody Smurfs given to those who draw blood in the service of their art and the MO-Trin Awards for those who injure themselves without spilling any of their life blood.

Awards for dedication included Magnet Mayhem, the Silver Service Awards, the Most Community Player Awards for each show, the Vice-President's Award, the President's Award, the Jason Holt Technician of the Year Award, the Terry Family Founder Award, the Dallas and Helen Bowyer Award and the Grace Campbell Award.

Throughout the evening, members who were honored with Orchid Award Nominations from ACT Cincinnati and those who received Orchid Awards were acknowledged through a slide show presentation. Another presentation highlighted each of the productions throughout the year with projected photos.

The group once again honored Rebecca McLaughlin as the recipient of one of the coveted awards from ACT Cincinnati, the Roger Grooms Award. The Award is given annually in Roger's memory to a member from an ACT Theatre to honor an individual who has demonstrated dedication to raising the artistic quality of community theater production through active teaching and/or by demonstrating sustained excellence in the categories of directing, acting, choreography, musical or vocal direction. Becca is our resident research guru and has always promoted the need to teach the next generation of theatre members any "how to" that makes them a better contributor to the quality of a production and the growth of the theatre in general. There is no one more deserving! Matt Lisa challenged everyone to get their tickets to this year's ACT Banquet held the third weekend of June to witness Becca present the award to this year's honoree.

There were also 12 winners of door prizes ... superb themed baskets filled with many items chosen by the evening's presenters. And the evening wrapped up with dancing!

For a list of all of the Award Recipients from the Banquet, just click here!

For a listing of all of those who have received nominations or Orchid Awards from ACT Cincinnati, just click here!