Winners of 2018 Masque Awards at the Ripley Theatre/Dixie Theatre announced

On Tuesday, January 22nd, the annual Masque Awards were held at the Dixie Theatre. Each year, patrons of the theatre choose winners in a variety of categories that highlight shows from the previous season. Some of these categories include Youth Volunteer of the Year and Best Supporting Actor.

The theatre announced its new Ripley Arts Council President, Steve Bass, as well as presented the play lineup for the 2019 theatre season. They also took time to honor volunteers for the theatre who helped make last season possible.

A list of the winners for the 2018 Masque Awards are below:

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor- John Thomas Swinford in School of Rock Best Performance by a Lead Actress- Chloe Barnes in School of Rock Best Performance by a Lead Actor- Zac Castro in School of Rock Best Performance by a Featured Actor or Actress- Mia Ward in Cinderella Best Performance by a Lead Actress- Kierstyn Smith in Cinderella Best Performance by a Lead Actor- Easton Newby in Cinderella Best Costumes & Makeup- Amye Gousset and Amy Nance in The Peacemakers Best Set: The Peacemakers- Clark Richey, Bimbo Griffin, Canaan Griffin, Amye Gousset Best Stage Management & Crew- Lynn Hill in The Odd Couple Best Production- Ring of Fire with Melinda Marsalis-Director and Joyce Graddy-Producer Best Performance by a Featured Actress- Carlyn Bain in The Peacemakers: A Western Best Performance by a Featured Actor- Scott Hodum in The Peacemakers: A Western, and Stacy Simmons in The Odd Couple Best Performance by a Supporting Actress: Kayla Myers in Ring of Fire Best Performance by a Supporting Actor: Robert Farrow in Ring of Fire Best Performance by a Lead Actress: Kristy McBride in Ring of Fire Best Performance by a Lead Actor: Kyle Cook in The Odd Couple Best Performance by a Featured Actress: Kelsi Fournier in School of Rock Best Performance by a Featured Actor: Kevin Jackson in School of Rock Best Performance by a Supporting Actress: Emma Jackson in School of Rock Best Performance by an Ensemble: Courtney Gibens, Jennifer Harrison, Cheryl Bass, and Amy Bain in Ring of Fire Best Choreography: Courtney Gibens in Ring of Fire Best Musical Contribution: Buddy Grisham, Anthony Hopper, Sally Farrow, Trent Meyers, Chris Stafford, Eric Holloway, Mike Garrett, Richard Todd, and Jeff Pipkin in Ring of Fire Best Technical Achievement with Lights & Sound- Trey Hankins and Chris Marsalis in Ring of Fire Best Performance in a Cameo Role- Richard Todd in Ring of Fire.

Congrats from TippahNews.com the winners and to the Theatre for a successful 2018 season!

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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