Box Office

Valley Performing Arts

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

Mon-Fri: 9:00AM-3:00PM

Supporters, volunteers and patrons of Valley Performing Arts gathered on June 8th 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, Dave Nufer, kept guests entertained as he introduced the presenters. VPA Members (Season Ticket Holders) elected Janel Gagnon, Ariel Talen-Keller, and Elizabeth Hanson 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 40

BEST SET DESIGN – Suzanne Hermon, On Golden Pond
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN – Rod Mehrtens, On Golden Pond
BEST SOUND EFFECTS – DJ Rotach, The Hallelujah Girls
BEST COSTUME DESIGN – Mary Martushev, Anne of Avonlea
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Cathy Johns, “Carlene Travis “, The Hallelujah Girls
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Micah Horning, “Jamie”, Fruitcakes
BEST ACTOR – Kevin Cochran, “Norman Thayer, Jr.”, On Golden Pond
BEST ACTRESS – Tori Hicks, “Sugar Lee Thompkins”, The Hallelujah Girls
BEST DIRECTOR – DJ Rotach, The Hallelujah Girls
BEST PRODUCTION – On Golden Pond

VPA Board of Directors honored the following dedicated volunteers for Season 40

BEST NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR –Tori Hicks
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – Tracy Jones
BOARD APPRECIATION AWARD – DJ Rotach
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S AWARD – Mary Martushev
MILKING STOOL AWARD – Mathew Firmin, Bell, Book and Candle