Wilton Playshop Scores 6 Award Nominations & 1 Win for “West Side Story”
photo credit: Jens Haulund
Congratulations to the producers, cast and crew of the Wilton Playshop production of West Side Story–and particularly choreographer Christine Titus–for their recognition in the 2018 OnStage Theater Awards (NY/CT region). The show received six nominations and Titus of the Wilton Conservatory of Dance won for Outstanding Choreography.
The other categories in which the Wilton Playshop was nominated were:
- Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical
- Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Janina Rosa
- Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Alea Vorillas
- Outstanding Musical
- Outstanding Direction of a Musical: John Atkin
The Wilton Playshop presented West Side Story in April and May. At the time, director Atkin said, “We couldn’t be more pleased with the caliber of the cast we have assembled, and their commitment and dedication to this show.”
Wilton Playshop president Al Recchia, said bringing the show to Wilton will satisfy the many theatergoers who have asked for West Side Story, something reinforced after an audience survey.
“As we close our 80th season, we are thrilled to present this often requested musical to our audiences here at the Playshop,” Recchia said when the play first opened.
The Wilton Playshop recently announced the shows it will present for the 2018-2019 theater season: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Oct 26-Nov 10); A Charlie Brown Christmas (Dec. 7-9); and Guys and Dolls (April 26-May 11, 2019).