Tony predictions contest; Gene Kelly Awards; August Wilson contest: Janet Feindel's 'The Thought Propels the Sound'Tuesday, 01 June 2010 04:33 PM Written by Chris Rawson
First off: For the PG readers Tony Awards predictions contest (deadline June 9; awards June 13), scroll down to my previous blog post or click here.
Once again, the Gene Kelly Awards (last Saturday, Benedum Center) was one of the best theater nights of the year. I might even call it the best, in the sense that it's dependably great. Most years a couple of other theater evenings soar higher, but only because of the special conjunction of play and production. No, the Kellys can't stand up to a great Shakespeare or August Wilson -- I'm not out of my mind. But the array of nigh school talent on display at the Kellys is invariably a high all by itself, without any special conjunction of play, cast and creative leadership. It always succeeds.