Local playhouse wins awards
By MELODY KARPINSKI / Santa Rosa Correspondent
The 6th Street Playhouse on Railroad Square in Santa Rosa picked up some hardware last week with several wins at the Broadwayworld.com awards in San Francisco.
The annual awards are chosen through online voting and given out regionally by the website, which provides live theatre news and reviews.
“We couldn’t be prouder to have garnered these awards for 6th Street Playhouse,” said Craig Miller, artistic director for the playhouse. “We came home with five awards, a message to us that we’re doing some things right around here (and) that we need to continue producing this level of quality.”
The playhouse was selected as the 2012 Theater of the Year, and also won Best Direction of Local Play for their production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Miller won Best Sound Design for his work on The Great American Trailer Park Musical, while playhouse managing director Michael Fontaine won Best Direction of a Play -Local for his work on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
The playhouse’s final award went to Technical Director Vincent Mothersbaugh for Best Scenic Design for his work on Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
“Maybe you don’t have to go to the city to see good stuff, maybe you can see it in your own backyard,” said Miller. “Recognized or not, the fact that we have professional, world-class theater right here in little Santa Rosa just brings a lot of joy to us and our patrons.”