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Valley Performing Arts

251 West Swanson
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
(907) 373-0195

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Supporters, volunteers and patrons of Valley Performing Arts gathered on June 7th to celebrate VPA’s 40th season of providing quality live theatre at the Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony at the Machetanz Theatre in Wasilla. Master of Ceremonies, Chad Carpenter of Tundra Comics fame and his assistant, Tammy Parker, kept guests entertained as he introduced the presenters. VPA Members (Season Ticket Holders) elected John Warner, Spencer Massey, and Milo Elver to the VPA Board of Directors during the meeting. They also selected the following season standouts with the Members’ Choice Awards:

The winners from Season 41

BEST SET DESIGN – Judy Crothers, And Then There Were None
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN – Donald Forrester, elf, The Musical
BEST SOUND EFFECTS – Larry Bottjen, And Then There Were None
BEST COSTUME DESIGN – Jean Forrester, elf, The Musical
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Cynthia Lee, “Emily Brent “, And Then There Were None
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Max Talbert, “Bernard”, Boeing Boeing and
Nate Nicholls, “William Blore”. And Then There Were None
BEST ACTOR – Collin Christiansen, “Buddy The Elf”, elf, The Musical
BEST ACTRESS – Marta Kopperud, “Gretchen”, Boeing Boeing
BEST DIRECTOR – DJ Rotach, Boeing Boeing
BEST PRODUCTION – elf, The Musical

VPA Board of Directors honored the following dedicated volunteers for Season 41

BEST NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR –Collin Christiansen
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – Dr. Duane Odland
BOARD APPRECIATION AWARD – Aaron and Lori Zulliger
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S AWARD – Jean Forrester
MILKING STOOL AWARD – Marta Kopperud, Boeing Boeing