The 2019 US Army IMCOM Europe Entertainment Tournament of Plays (TOPPERs) is an annual theater competition celebrating outstanding achievement at US Army Europe Entertainment Theaters and US Military theater groups across Europe. The program also provides educational and mentoring opportunities for Theater staff and volunteers.
     Lastly, the TOPPERs celebrates theater volunteers and the hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours they give their communities while producing outstanding theater and musical productions.
    From April, 2018 to April 2019, 3,604 Soldiers, Family Members and Civilians gave 199,757 volunteer hours putting on live theater events in their communities, entertaining over 34,000 audience members. Computed at the official rate for volunteerism, this equals to $4,930,002.78 in manpower donated to military communities across Europe.
    The 2019 TOPPERs adjudication period was 20 Feb. to 1 Mar., 2019. This year, 19 shows from 13 military communities were adjudicated. The team of three professional theatre artists and adjudicators also presented free workshops in acting, directing, auditioning and other theater skills.
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    The 2019 TOPPERs Awards Show and Ceremony was held 27 April at the Wiesbaden Fitness Arena, Building 1631, Lucius D. Clay Kaserne, Wiesbaden, Germany. Over 230 nominations were announced and 55 "Best Awards" were presented that evening.
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For more information, contact:
Dane Winters - IMCOM Europe Entertainment Program Manager
Bldg 151. Room 143. Sembach Kaserne, Kaiserslautern, Germany
DSN: (314)544-9656
dane.c.winters.naf@mail.mil
 
The 2019 TOPPERs is made possible in part with generous support * from:
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Award Winners & Nominations
2019 US Army IMCOM Europe Entertainment Tournament of Plays (TOPPERs)
Presented on Sat., April 27, 2019 in Wiesbaden, Germany
Nominations and *Wins
Best Lighting Design for a Play
Cindy Krewson.  An Inspector Calls.  KMC Onstage Studio Theater
*Dan LaMorte.  The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre
Cindy Krewson.  Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern
Julie-Rose E. Tedrik.  All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.  The Aviano Community Theater
Best Set Design for a Play

*Dan LaMorte.  The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

Eric Danzeiser.  Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

Julie-Rose E. Tedrik & Heidi Heairet.  All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.  The Aviano Community Theater

Mary Beaujean & David Seitz.  The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!  The Alliance Players, Brunssum

Best Sound Design for a Play

Gary Anderson.  Sure Thing.  The Sigonella Players Community Theatre

Steve Knaup.  An Inspector Calls.  KMC Onstage Studio Theater

Arthur Ross Jr.  The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

*SSgt Josh de Guzman.  Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

Best Costume Design for a Play

*Cheryl Navo.  An Inspector Calls.  KMC Onstage Studio Theater

Christine Kowitz & Claudia Stefany Ruck.  The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

Michelle Yamazaki.  Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

Rosalie Fry.  All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.  The Aviano Community Theater

Robin Baker.  Witness for the Prosecution.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center. 

Best Stage Properties and Dressing for a Play

Sure Thing.  The Sigonella Players Community Theatre

An Inspector Calls.  KMC Onstage, KMC Onstage Studio Theater

Ashley Busch & Michelle Wallace.  The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

*Becca Davis.  Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

Mary Beaujean & David Seitz.  The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!  The Alliance Players, Brunssum,  

Best Stage Manager for a Play

*Lisa Young.  To Kill A Mockingbird.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden

LT Michael Bertshinger.  Sure Thing.  The Sigonella Players Community Theatre

Janell Moore.  An Inspector Calls.  KMC Onstage Studio Theater

SGT Antonio Pannone.  The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

Becca Davis.  Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern. 

Best Technical Director for a Play

An Inspector Calls.  KMC Onstage Studio Theater

Olivier Galloo & Dan LaMorte.  The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

*The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!  The Alliance Players, Brunssum 

Best Director of a Play

Carolyn Burlingame-Goff.  An Inspector Calls.  KMC Onstage Studio Theater

*Dan LaMorte.  The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

Michelle Yamazaki.  Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern.

Julie-Rose E. Tedrik.  All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.  The Aviano Community Theater

Lisa Smale Pinaula.  The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!  The Alliance Players, Brunssum 

Best Lighting Design for a Musical

Dan LaMorte.  James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

*Cindy Krewson.  Mamma Mia.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

Alyssa Ellis.  In The Heights.  The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center

Jerry Brees. Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

Andreas Dähn.  Avenue Q.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden.               

Best Set Design for a Musical

Melissa McCaw & Dan LaMorte.  James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

*Eric Danzeiser.  Mamma Mia.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

Jerry Brees.  Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

Tony Pegg & Vikki Hanrahan.  Chicago.  The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse

Brian Weisenberger.  Avenue Q.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden 

Best Sound Design for a Musical

Kevin Gishuru.  James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

Alan Buxkemper.  Madagascar Jr.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center

Mario Bellomo.  Peter Pan, Jr.  The Aviano Community Theater

*Barry Robinson, SPC Preston Israel & Ciriaco Colella. Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

Andreas Dähn.  Avenue Q.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden. 

Best Costume Design for a Musical

Christine Kowitz & Claudia Stefany Ruck.  James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

Jessica Steele.  Mamma Mia.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

*Kyla Sikorski.  Madagascar Jr.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center

Tatiana Rosado Dunbar & Heather Rockel.  Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza.

Robin Powell.  Cinderella.  Ramstein Razz-Ma-Tazz Family Theater 

Best Stage Properties and Dressing for a Musical

Marissa Kohl.  James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

SSgt Brittany Atkins & Aleigh Terrell.  Mamma Mia.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern.

Richard Roberts.  Madagascar Jr.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center

*Flavio Tagua & SFC Dan Galvin.  Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

Elizabeth Chiavetta.  Avenue Q.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden. 

Best Stage Manager for a Musical

*Michelle Wallace.  James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

SFC Eric Hue Jr.  In The Heights.  The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center

Bobbie Jones.  High School Musical, Jr.  The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse Youth Theater.

SFC Joe Stone.  Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza.

CW4 Brandy Galloway.  Avenue Q.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden. 

Best Technical Director for a Musical

Olivier Galloo.  James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

Mamma Mia.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

Brian Sowders.  High School Musical, Jr.  The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse Youth Theater.  

Jerry Brees.  Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

*Rod Castro.  Avenue Q.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden. 

Best Instrumentalist

Scott McGlynn.  Guitar.  Mamma Mia.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

Kezia Huseman.  Trumpet.  Chicago.  The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse.

*Elizabeth Lockridge (Winds).  Avenue Q.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden.

Janelle May (pianist).  All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.  The Aviano Community Theater.

Scott McGlynn (Guitar/Banjo).  Avenue Q. The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden. 

Best Orchestra or Musical Accompaniment

Mamma Mia.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

Chicago.  The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse.

*Avenue Q.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden.

Cinderella.  Ramstein Razz-Ma-Tazz Family Theater 

Best Musical Director

Heidrun Oberle.  James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

*Rebecca Miller.  Madagascar Jr.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center

Shawna Haas.  Peter Pan, Jr.  The Aviano Community Theater

Ciriaco Colella & SFC Direck Whorley.  Disaster, the Musical. The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

Elizabeth Evans.  Avenue Q.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden. 

Best Director of a Musical

Dan LaMorte.  James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

Christine Lumpkin & Becca Davis.  Mamma Mia.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

Rebecca Miller.  Madagascar Jr.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center

Jerry Brees.  Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

*Nate Records.  Avenue Q.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden. 

Best Make-up Design

Susan Ross.  James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

Ashley Boone, Lynn Kahlekomo & Sasha Nunnally.  Peter Pan, Jr. The Aviano Community Theater

Tatiana Rosado Dunbar. Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

*Michaela Jent and James Pressley.  Cinderella.  Ramstein Razz-Ma-Tazz Family Theater 

Best Hair and Wig Design

To Kill A Mockingbird.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden

Perlita Simmons.  James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Center

*Madagascar Jr.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center

Christine Lumpkin.  Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern.

Jenny Caraway & Jacquelyn Drivas.  Witness for the Prosecution.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center 

Best Choreography

Merriah Woodruff.  James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

SGT Clifford General, SSgt Tiffany Jones & SSgt Marcus Allen-Hall.  Mamma Mia.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

Stefanie Hoerz.  Madagascar Jr.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center

SGT Martin Sinlao.  Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

*Heather Dayton.  Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern. 

Best Ensemble in a Play

Sure Thing.  The Sigonella Players Community Theatre

An Inspector Calls.  KMC Onstage Studio Theater

The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern.

*All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.  The Aviano Community Theater 

Best Male Military Performance in a Play

SPC Tyler Brewer (Tom Robinson).  To Kill A Mockingbird. The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden

*PO2 Robert Koepke (Bill, Horace).  Sure Thing.  The Sigonella Players Community Theatre

PO2 David Lane (Jeremy, Don).  Sure Thing.  The Sigonella Players Community Theatre

SSgt Marcus Allen-Hall (Don Pedro).  Much Ado About Nothing. KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern.

Lt. Col. Phillip Lenz (Rev. Hopkins).  The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!  The Alliance Players, Brunssum. 

Best Youth Actress in a Play

Olivia Ritter (Scout).  To Kill A Mockingbird.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden

Madeline McGill (Mayella Ewell).  To Kill A Mockingbird. The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden

Akina Yamazaki (Hero).  Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern.

Jacqeline Roth.  All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.  The Aviano Community Theater

*Miranda Dress (Imogene Herdman).  The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!  The Alliance Players, Brunssum 

Best Youth Actor in a Play

Joey Smith (Jem).  To Kill A Mockingbird.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden

Peter Richford (The Nephew).  The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

Bryce Romleski (Claudio).  Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern. 

*Kaleb Birch.  All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.  The Aviano Community Theater 

Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Tish Sass (Calpurnia).  To Kill A Mockingbird. The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden

Nancy Hines (Dame Attenbourgh).  Sure Thing.  The Sigonella Players Community Theatre

Michelle Wallace (The Wife).  The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

*Stephanie Yongker Lewis (Teenage Greek Chorus).  How I Learned to Drive.  The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center

Kylee Flamm (Gladys).  The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!  The Alliance Players, Brunssum 

Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

SGT Derrik Tribbey (Rev. Sykes).  To Kill A Mockingbird.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden

Damian Roth (The Policeman).  The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

*SGT Clifford General (Borachio).  Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

Richard Ranum (Dr. Wyatt).  Witness for the Prosecution.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center 

Best Supporting Actress in a Play

Cassandra Smith (Maudie Atkinson).  To Kill A Mockingbird.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden

Cassandra Smircic (May).  Sure Thing.  The Sigonella Players Community Theatre

Marie Carey (The Landlady-Mrs Mi Tzu).  The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

*Virginia Kaiser (The Mother-Mrs. Yang).  The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

Stefanie Hoerz (Romaine).  Witness for the Prosecution.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center 

Best Supporting Actor in a Play

Joe Beasley (Heck Tate).  To Kill A Mockingbird.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden

Charlie Foote (The Unemployed Pilot-Yang Sun).  The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre.

Doug Richesson (Leonato).  Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern.

*Martin C. Jelonek (Mr. Meyers).  Witness for the Prosecution.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center 

Best Actress in a Play *(TIE)*

*Havi Lepage (Sybil Birling).  An Inspector Calls.  KMC Onstage Studio Theater

Stephanie Tartaglia (Sheila Birling).  An Inspector Calls.  KMC Onstage Studio Theater

Meg Long (Shen Te/Shui Ta).  The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

*Tess Steddum (Beatrice).  Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern.

Tracy Coffey (Dame Winifred Robarts).  Witness for the Prosecution.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center 

Best Actor in a Play

Harvey Gerry (Atticus Finch).  To Kill A Mockingbird.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden.

*Dale Coldwells (Eric Birling).  An Inspector Calls.  KMC Onstage Studio Theater

Tracy Gittins (The Water Seller-Wang).  The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre.

Naythen Blake Rinehart (Benedick).  Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern.

Steve Thornbrugh (Uncle Peck).  How I Learned to Drive.  The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center 

Best Chorus Member in a Musical

*James Sturgeon.  In The Heights.  The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center

Meredith Maxwell (Mike). High School Musical, Jr.  The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse Youth Theater

Joey Michelson.  Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

Scott Carter (Fred Casely, et al).  Chicago.  The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse

Kezia Huseman (Annie).  Chicago.  The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse.

Max Flores (Gus Gus).  Cinderella.  Ramstein Razz-Ma-Tazz Family Theater 

Best Ensemble for a Musical

James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

*Madagascar Jr.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center

Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

Chicago.  The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse

Avenue Q.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden 

Best Male Military Performance in a Musical

SPC Najee Rhodes (Benny).  In The Heights.  The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center

SFC Dan Galvin (Tony).  Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

*SFC Brad Latham (Trekkie Monster).  Avenue Q.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden 

Best Youth Actress in a Musical

Maggie Joyce (Sponge).  James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

Erin Walden (Carla).  In The Heights.  The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center

Mika Taylor (Gloria).  Madagascar Jr.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center

Astrid Bruce (Taylor).  High School Musical, Jr.  The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse Youth Theater

*Lucy Reardon (Sister Mary).  Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

Naomi Zahn (Stepmother).  Cinderella.  Ramstein Razz-Ma-Tazz Family Theater 

Best Youth Actor in a Musical

Armin Toadere (James).  James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

Aiden Storton (Troy).  High School Musical, Jr.  The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse Youth Theater.

Marc Cabé (King Julian).  Madagascar Jr.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center

Henry Renninger (Melman).  Madagascar Jr.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center

Colby Robertson (Hook).  Peter Pan, Jr.  The Aviano Community Theater

*Joshua Tagua (Ben and Lisa).  Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza 

Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Samantha Talley (Ali).  Mamma Mia.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

Mia Dupont (Skipper).  Madagascar Jr.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center

Hanna Gruenes (Tootles).  Peter Pan, Jr.  The Aviano Community Theater

Tatiana Rosado Dunbar (Levora Verona).  Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

*Stephanie Schreiner (Hunyak).  Chicago.  The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse

Alicia Weisenberger (Lucy T. Slut, Mrs. Thistletwat).  Avenue Q.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden 

Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Ian Simpson (Priest).  Mamma Mia.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

MAJ Darwin Maull (Pirague Guy).  In The Heights.  The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center

Cole Wright (Mason).  Madagascar Jr.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center

Jack Potter (Maurice).  Madagascar Jr.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center

Josh Galvin (Scott).  Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza 

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical    *(TIE)*

Laura Schaefer (Lady Bug).  James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

*Lisa Cash (Rosie).  Mamma Mia.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

Erin Ryde (Tanya).  Mamma Mia.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

Alina Rozanski (Daniela).  In The Heights.  The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center

*Misty Reardon (Shirley).  Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

Trude Moellmann (Matron Mamma Morton).  Chicago.  The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse 

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical

*Ethan Simmons (Earthworm).  James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

Keith Cash (Bill).  Mamma Mia.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern.

Dean Bruce (Chad).  High School Musical, Jr.  The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse Youth Theater

Alphonso Ortiz (Maury).  Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

Randy Herbst (Amos Hart).  Chicago.  The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse. 

Best Actress in a Musical

Nicolle Martini (Nina).  In The Heights.  The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center

*Shelby Harrison (Marty).  Madagascar Jr.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center

Hanna Brooke Boone (Wendy).  Peter Pan, Jr.  The Aviano Community Theater

Ashley Whorley (Jackie).  Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

Leah Harvey (Roxie Hart).  Chicago.  The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse.

Amy Ennis (Kate Monster).  Avenue Q.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden. 

Best Actor in a Musical

Doug Richesson (Sam).  Mamma Mia.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

Tyler Kendrick (Usnavi).  In The Heights.  The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center

Jeremy Cates (Chad).  Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

Jeremy Vargas (Ted).  Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

Travis Bruce (Billy Flynn).  Chicago.  The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse.

*David Peralta (Princeton/Rod).  Avenue Q.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden 

Best Debut in a Play

Jason Ritter (Judge Taylor).  To Kill A Mockingbird.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden       

Christine Kowitz (The Old Woman).  The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

SrA Cory Schultz.  All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.  The Aviano Community Theater

*Peige Williams Rosales.  All I Really Know I Learned in Kindergarten.  The Aviano Community Theater

Amy Harriman (Miss Clegg).  Witness for the Prosecution.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center 

Best Debut in a Musical

Atilla Csermenyi (Grasshopper).  James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Center.

Shelby Kohl (Centipede).  James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

Yonia Cabrera (Camila).  In The Heights.  The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center

Corwin Turner (Alex).  Madagascar Jr.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center

*Jo Brauer (Christmas Eve).  Avenue Q.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden

Brian Weisenberger (Nicky).  Avenue Q.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden. 

Best Female Military Performance in a Play or Musical.

SFC Tonya Prince (Sexton/Messenger). Much Ado About Nothing. KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern.

*Amn Cooper Chimene (Margaret).  Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern.

SGT Jenny Zayes (Vanessa).  In The Heights.  The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center

SSgt Tiffany Jones.  Mamma Mia.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern.               

2019 TOPPERS BEST SHOW AWARDS 

2019 Best Play

Sure Thing.  The Sigonella Players Community Theatre

An Inspector Calls.  KMC Onstage Studio Theater

*The Good Person of Setzuan.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

Much Ado About Nothing.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.  The Aviano Community Theater 

2019 Best Musical

Mamma Mia.  KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern

*Disaster, the Musical.  The Soldiers’ Theater, Vicenza

Chicago.  The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse

Avenue Q.  The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden. 

2019 Best Family Show

James and the Giant Peach.  The SHAPE Performing Arts Centre

*Madagascar Jr.  The Stuttgart Theatre Center

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!  The Alliance Players, Brunssum 

OTHER AWARDS PRESENTED
American Association of Community Theatre Awards
*AACT Special Recognition Award honoring Theatrix, the Army Entertainment Costume Support Element
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*AACT Distinguished Merit Award recognizing Army Entertainment Volunteer Costume & Set Volunteer Participants
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JAMES T. MARTIN ENTERTAINMENT AWARD - *Richard Roberts, the Stuttgart Theatre Center     

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Awards Show Program

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Celebrity Award Videos
      Each year, celebrities from stage and screen generously provide videos announcing TOPPERs Award Winners. Their interest, attention and participation has a huge impact on the Soldiers, Family Members and Civilians who are thrilled to hear these stars announce their name. We thank these stars for their time, effort and attention. Please view their contributions below.
 

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David Hyde Pierce

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Harvey Fierstein

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Kristin Chenoweth

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Chris Pine

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Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Theaters & Shows
The Amelia Earhart Playhouse. USAG Wiesbaden, Germany. "Avenue Q" and “To Kill a Mockingbird”
 
The SHAPE Performing Arts Center. USAG Benelux, Belgium."The Good Person of Sezuan" and“James and the Giant Peach”
 
KMC Onstage. USAG Rheinland Pfalz/Kaiserslautern, Germany. "Much Ado About Nothing" and “Mamma Mia”
 
KMC Onstage Studio Theater. USAG Rheinland Pfalz/Kaiserslautern, Germany. “An Inspector Calls” 
 
The Stuttgart Theater Center. USAG Stuttgart, Germany. “Witness for the Prosecution” and Madagascar, Jr.”
 
The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center. USAG Bavaria/Grafenwoehr, Germany. "How I Learned to Drive" and “In the Heights”
 
The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse. USAG Ansbach, Germany. “Chicago”
 
The Ansbach Youth Theater. USAG Ansbach, Germany. "High School Musical, Jr."
 
The Soldiers' Theatre. USAG Italy/Vicenza, Italy. "Disaster, the Musical"
 
The Aviano Community Theater. Aviano Air Base, Italy. “Peter Pan, Jr.” and “All I Really I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” 
 
The Brunssum Alliance Players. Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum NATO, Netherlands. "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”  
 
The Sigonella Players. Sigonella Naval Air Station, Sicily, Italy. “Sure Thing”  
 
The Razz Ma Tazz Family Theatre. Ramstein Air Base, Germany. "Cinderella”
 
Theater Video Trailers
The Amelia Earhart Playhouse. USAG Wiesbaden, Germany.
 
The SHAPE Performing Arts Center. USAG Benelux, Belgium."
 
KMC Onstage & KMC Onstage Studio Theater. USAG Rheinland Pfalz/Kaiserslautern, Germany.
 
The Stuttgart Theater Center. USAG Stuttgart, Germany. 
 
The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center. USAG Bavaria/Grafenwoehr, Germany. 
 
 
The Soldiers' Theatre. USAG Italy/Vicenza, Italy.
 
The Aviano Community Theater. Aviano Air Base, Italy. 
 
The Brunssum Alliance Players. Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum NATO, Netherlands.
 
The Sigonella Players. Sigonella Naval Air Station, Sicily, Italy.
 
The Razz Ma Tazz Family Theatre. Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
Adjudication & Workshop Schedule
2019 TOPPERs Adjudication & Workshop Schedule

Wed. Feb. 20, 7:30 pm - The Amelia Earhart Playhouse. “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Thurs. Feb. 21, 7:30 pm - The SHAPE Performing Arts Center. “James and the Giant Peach”

Fri. Feb. 22, 7:00 pm - KMC Onstage. “Mama Mia”

Sat. Feb. 23, 2:00 pm - The Stuttgart Theater Center. “Madagascar”

Sun. Feb. 24, 4:00 pm - Graf Performing Arts Center. “In the Heights”

Wed. Feb 27, 2:30 & 7:00 pm - The Alliance Players. Theater Skills Workshops.

Thurs. Feb. 28, 7:00 pm - Ansbach Youth Theater. “High School Musical, Jr.” 

Sat. Mar. 2, 7:00 pm - Aviano Community Theater. “Peter Pan, Jr.”

Sun. Mar. 3, 2:00 pm - The Soldiers’ Theater. “Disaster the Musical”

Mon, Mar. 4, 6:30 pm - The Soldiers’ Theater. Theater Skills Workshops..

Tue. Mar. 5, 6:30 pm - Aviano Community Theater. Theater Skills Workshops.

Fri. Mar. 8, 7:00 pm - The Sigonella Players. “Sure Thing”  

Sat. Mar. 9, 12:00 pm - The Sigonella Players. Theater Skills Workshops.

Thur. Mar. 14, 7:00 pm - KMC Onstage Studio Theater. “An Inspector Calls” 

Fri. Mar.15, 7:30 pm - The SHAPE Performing Arts Center. The Good Person of Sezuan” 

Sat. Mar. 16, 7: 30 pm - The Stuttgart Theater Center. “Witness for the Prosecution”

Sun. Mar. 17, 3:00 pm - KMC Onstage.  “Much Ado about Nothing”  

Thur. Mar. 21, 7:30 pm - Ansbach Terrace Theater. “Chicago”

Fri. Mar. 22, 7:30 pm - Graf Performing Arts Center. “How I Learned to Drive”  

Sat. Mar. 23, 7:30 pm - The Amelia Earhart Playhouse. “Avenue Q”

Sun. Mar. 24, 1:00 pm - The Razz Ma Tazz Family Theater. “Cinderella”

Mon. Mar. 25, 7:00 pm - KMC Onstage Studio Theater. Theater Skills Workshops.

Fri. Mar. 29, 7:00 pm - Aviano Community Theater. “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” 

Sun. Mar. 31, 2:00 pm - The Alliance Players. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” 

Adjudicators and Workshop Leaders
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      Annette has had a long association with US Army Entertainment, having served as an Adjudicator and Workshop Leader for both the TOPPERs and the annual One Act Play Festival. She has had a more than 45 year career working in community, educational and professional theatre around the world. She is a gifted director, stage manager, adjudicator and workshop leader.
      As a director she has worked for 17 different theatre companies in Canada and the United States and her productions have won numerous awards and much critical acclaim. As one reviewer said “this was, without a hint of exaggeration, the best performance we've ever seen.”
     She co-founded two professional theatre companies in Canada and has served on the boards of numerous opera and theatre companies as well as representing Canada internationally and on the board of Theatre Canada.
      As an adjudicator, Annette has participated in festivals in Europe, Canada, Japan and the United States having judged more than 125 festivals in 30 years.      
      She has adjudicated the World Theatre Festival in Monaco for IATA and the national festival for the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) four times. No other adjudicator has been invited that many times.
      Annette is also an AACT Fellow. This honor was bestowed for “single handedly raising the level of community theatre in America.” She is one of only two non-American to hold the AACT Fellow distinction.
      Annette is the author of the only book on adjudication - "Do You See What I See."
      In recent years she has worked extensively with playwrights in Canada and the United States on script development and has been a judge in several play writing competitions. 
 

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      Jonathon Lamer has served as a TOPPERs Adjudicator and Workshops Leader since 2011. He is a Los Angeles based professional actor with a long list of credits and a wealth of experience to share.

      Originally from East Alton, Il., he has appeared in regional theaters in St. Louis, Massachusetts, Memphis and Little Rock as well as in theatres all over the greater Los Angeles area.

      He appeared in the HBO original films Soul of the Game, and Truman, as well as the independent features Lovely by Surprise and Night Sights.

      Commercial credits include PetSmart, Kroger’s and Amarillo National Bank. He is also featured in the latest print ad campaign for Walgreens Pharmacies.

      Jonathon is an Associate Member of the classical theatre company, Antaeus;  a member of Hollywood's Theatre of Note; and a Respondent at the Lenaea Theatre Festival in Sacramento.

 

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      Dane has been with US Army Entertainment for over 30 years. He began as a Music Center Director in Bamberg, Germany in 1986. He served as Theater Center Director and Entertainment Director at the Stuttgart Theater Center from 1988 to 2000 and as the Entertainment Director of the Heidelberg Roadside Theater from 2000. Dane became the Europe Region Entertainment Program Manager in 2012.

      Dane received his MFA in Acting and Directing from Trinity University at the Dallas Theatre Center.

      He has received numerous awards for his direction, set and lighting designs and innovative programming. Dane has also been honored with the AACT David C. Bryant Outstanding Service Award; the US Army Entertainment James T. Martin Lifetime Service Award; and numerous Commanders’ Achievement and Civilian Service Medals. Dane’s programming and theatre direction has earned four US Army Entertainment Irving Berlin Awards.

Awards Categories
TECHNICAL AWARD CATEGORIES (24)
Best Make-up for Play
Best Make-up for a Musical
Best Hair Design
Best Lighting Design for a Play
Best Lighting Design for a Musical
Best Set Design for a Play
Best Set Design for a Musical
Best Sound Design for a Play
Best Sound Design for a Musical
Best Costume Design for a Play
Best Costume Design for a Musical
Best Stage Properties and Dressing for a Play
Best Stage Properties and Dressing for a Musical
Best Stage Manager for a Play
Best Stage Manager for a Musical
Best Technical Director for a Play
Best Technical Director for a Musical
Best Choreography
Best Instrumentalist
Best Keyboard Player
Best Orchestra or Musical Accompaniment
Best Musical Director
Best Director of a Play
Best Director of a Musical
PERFORMANCE AWARD CATEGORIES (25)
Best Chorus Member in a Play or a Musical
Best Chorus or Ensemble for a Play
Best Chorus or Ensemble for a Musical
Best Debut Performance
Best Military Actress in a Play
Best Military Actor in a Play
Best Military Actress in a Musical
Best Military Actor in a Musical
Best Youth Performance in a Play
Best Youth Performance in a Musical
Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Best Supporting Actress in a Play
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Best Supporting Actor in a Play
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Best Actress in a Play
Best Actress in a Musical
Best Actor in a Play
Best Actor in a Musical
Best Play
Best Musical
Best Family Show
SPECIAL AWARDS
As Merited
Adjudicated Show Posters
 
The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, USAG Wiesbaden, Germany

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The Sigonella Players, Sigonella NAS, Italy
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Aviano Community Theater, Aviano Air Base, Italy
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The Stuttgart Theater Center, USAG Stuttgart, Germany
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KMC Onstage, USAG-RP/Kaiserslautern, Germany
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KMC Onstage Studio Theater, USAG - RP/Kaiserslautern, Germany
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SHAPE Performing Arts Center, USAG Benelux, Belgium
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The Vicenza Soldiers' Theater, USAG Italy/Vicenza
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The Alliance Players, AFJC NATO, Brunssum, Netherlands
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The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center, USAG Bavaria/Grafenwoehr03 GR How I Learn to Drive.jpg
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Adjudicated Show Programs
The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, USAG Wiesbaden, Germany
To Kill A Mockingbird
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