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Young thespians honored at ‘Pony’ awards

Nevada Appeal Staff Report
Silly Girls from Beauty and the Beast: left to right, Samantha Lowe, Melisssa Tuttle, Emma Winkelman, Rebecca Martin.
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Wild Horse Productions, which includes Wild Horse Theater and Wild Horse Children’s Theater, celebrated four seasons of productions at the Wild Horse Pony Awards Gala on April 30.

The event at The Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Carson City was attended by more than 200 participants and families. Entertainment was provided by danceSpirit. Honors were given to actors, technical staff, volunteers and staff.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL: Veronika Avitia – Gaston in “Beauty & the Beast”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL: Emery Mulligan – Mad Hatter in “Alice in Wonderland”

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL – Children’s: Melody Ricketts and Heather Canfield – Belle in “Beauty & the Beast”

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL – Adult: Marcia Bateman – Rona Lisa Perretti in “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL – Children’s: Braeden Garrett – Horton in “Seussical”

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL – Adult: Rod Hearn – Leaf Coneybear, Carl Dad in “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY: Braeden Garrett – Tumnus in “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY: Payton Henderson – Mrs. Beaver “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY – Children’s: Challen Wright – Nick Tickle in “Nick Tickle, Fairytale Detective”

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY – Adult: Rich Garrett – Joey Gnocchi in “Joey & Maria’s Comedy Italian Wedding”

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY – Children’s: Monica Ricketts – Charlotte in “Charlotte’s Web”

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY – Adult: Micha Stevens Hoffman – Maria Cavatelli in “Joey & Maria’s Comedy Italian Wedding”

BEST VILLIAN: Kaitlyn Barrett – Sharpay in “High School Musical 2”

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL: Adriana Avitia – Gertrude McFuzz in “Seussical”

BEST COMEDY PERFORMANCE, MALE or FEMALE – Adult: Christopher Willson – William Barfee in “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

BEST COMEDY MOMENT, MALE or FEMALE – Adult: Leoney Berg & Rod Hearn – Dan Dad and Carl Dad in “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY: AJ Danna – Nick Tickle

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN AN “ADULT” ROLE: Henry Wilson – Mr. Mayor in “Seussical”

YIN-YANG AWARD: Payton Henderson and Katie Vutvegeen – Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum in “Alice in Wonderland”

BEST INANIMATE OBJECT: Kelly Canfield – Magic Carpet in “Aladdin”

BEST MAKEUP/HAIR ARTISTRY: Chloe DeBacco – “Seussical”

AWWWW….AWARD – MOST HEARTWARMING MOMENT: Branna Tedford – Elephant Bird in “Seussical”

“FINDING YOUR LIGHT” AWARD: MOST IMPROVED: Colton Brodeur

BEST DEBUT PERFORMANCE – Children’s: Jace Winkelman – Edmund in “The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe”

BEST DEBUT PERFORMANCE – Adult: Florence Phillips – Mama Nona in “Joey & Maria’s Comedy Italian Wedding”

STANDING OVATION AWARD: “No Such Thing As A Small Actor” Challen Wright, Payton Henderson, Samantha Seussmith, Henry Wilson, Heather Canfield

ANNUAL KYRA CONWAY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Kaitlin Lucky

BEST FEATURED ROLE: Kenni Kinsey -Aladdin “Genie”

Wild Horse Achievement Awards (Most Productions)

Challen Wright – 11; Heather Canfield 9; Henry Wilson 11; Kayla Payette 9; Payton Henderson 10; Rachel Jones 9

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

BEST MUSICAL: “Beauty & the Beast”

BEST SHOW – ADULT: “The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee”

BEST PLAY: “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

BEST CLIQUE: “Silly Girls – Beauty & the Beast”