Theory of Relativity Wins Nine Awards at 2021 KCACTF

Since it’s awards season everywhere else, we might as well hop on the bandwagon.  I’m absolutely delighted to share that The Theory of Relativity–originally filmed and digitally presented in October 2020 and revived for the Region VI KCACTF Festival in February 2021–garnered an impressive list of nine (9!) awards at the national level for KCACTF.  Chip Chandler wrote a lovely article for WTAMU, and below is the complete list from KCACTF.  Many, many congratulations to all involved. I’m also quite honored to receive two recognitions for Direction and Musical Direction.

KCACTF National Awards

Special Achievement in Innovative Use of Technology –Theory of Relativity

Special Achievement in Overall Production Design–Theory of Relativity

Special Achievement in Stage Management—Caitlynn Sandoval

Special Achievement in Performance—Abbi Roe

Special Achievement in Performance—Michael Olinger

Special Achievement in Ensemble Collaboration Performance and Production– Theory of Relativity

Special Achievement in Overall Production–Theory of Relativity

Special Achievement in Directing—Bradley J. Behrmann

Special Achievement in Musical Direction—Bradley J. Behrmann


WT’s Theatre Program Receives National and Regional Awards

CANYON, Texas—One of six invited collegiate productions in a competitive regional field of sixty-eight from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico and Arkansas, WT Theatre’s production of Musical of Musicals: The Musical performed for a regional audience and national critics at the Abilene Civic Center, February 25-28, during the Region VI Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). In addition, WT theatre students competed in individual events for national and regional awards and commendations.

National Awards:

Outstanding Musical Theatre Performer and Kennedy Center National Musical Theatre Fellow – Zachary Perrin
Distinguished Musical Theatre Performance- Macy Watts
Distinguished Musical Theatre Performance- Caleb Aguilar
Distinguished Performance and Production – The Ensemble of Musical of Musicals
Zach Perrin Macy Watts Caleb Aguilar

National Commendations:

Christine Lisa Basse- Musical Theatre Performance
Micaela Grenier- Musical Theatre Performance
Royal R. Brantley- Direction of Musical of Musicals
Crystal Bertrand- Choreography for Musical of Musicals
Bradley J. Behrmann – Musical Direction of Musical of Musicals
Christine Lisa Basse Micaela Grenier

This is the third year in a row that WT theatre has advanced a production to the regional competition. A rare achievement, the “three peat” appearance by WT Theatre is their seventh overall regional performance since starting competition in the KCACTF in 1994: The Homage That Follows (1997), The Old Boy (2005), Rabbit Hole (2009), Iphigenia 2.0 (2013), Brooklyn (2017), Luna Gale (2018) and Musical of Musicals (2019).

Originally published on WTAMU News on April 12, 2019: