Barn Actors & Staff Nominated for 15 Wilde Awards


On July 12, 2017 announced the 2017 Wilde Award Nominees. We are so excited to share that the Barn Theatre was the TOP nominated theatre & our 2016 performance of The Little Mermaid was the top nominated performance for the 2016-2017 season. That’s out of 242 performances and 69 theatres in Michigan.

On August 28, will name the winners of the 2017 Wilde Awards. Encore, each August, recognizes the best performances and productions of the previous season. We’re only a few shows into this season so we can’t wait to see what next year will bring!

The Awards show will take place at The Berman Center for Performing Arts in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 17. You can get details and view ALL nominees (because we are in GREAT company) at

Best Performance–Supporting Actor–Musical
Patrick Hunter, Guys and Dolls
Quinn Moran, The Little Mermaid

Best Musical: The Little Mermaid, Hans Friedrichs, director

Best Performance, Lead Actress – Musical: Brooke Evans, Guys and Dolls

Best Performance, Supporting ActressMusical
Penelope Alex, The Little Mermaid
Melissa Cotton Hunter, Singin’ in the Rain

Best Design – Costumes: Carly Heathcote, The Little Mermaid

Best Design – Props: Hans Friedrichs, The Little Mermaid

Best Design–Sets: Michael Wilson Morgan, The Little Mermaid

Best Design – Sound or Video: Michael McShane, Singin’ in the Rain

Best Music Direction: Matt Shabala, The Little Mermaid

Get the details and see all nominees here at  – Congratulations Everyone. Break a leg on the 28th!

1 thought on “Barn Actors & Staff Nominated for 15 Wilde Awards”

  1. This season has been the best ever. If Queen “We will rock you” does not get any nominations for the Wilde Award Next year It would amaze me. Quinn Moran has got to with out a doubt win the best performance and Chase Gray, best supporting Actor and Samantha Rickard, Dani Apple and Penelope Alex, best supporting Actress. This musical haunts me all night long and every waking minute. I wish we could have a recording of this for personal use not public. I just want to be able to hear Quinn, Sing “I want to be free, and the title songs at the end of the night. I have never had a play affect me like this and I have loved so many plays I have seen at the barn and other theaters.

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