Special Kudos for the following THEATRE III EMACT DASH Award Nominees

For a more complete list:

Best Lead Actress Musical
Carly Evans in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre III)
Best Lead Actor Musical
Ronny Pompeo in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre III)
Best Supporting Actor Musical
JulieAnn Govang in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre III)
Best Set Design Play
David Prescott for Enchanted April (Theatre III)
Supporting actress play
Laura Steele in Enchanted April (Theatre III)
Youth actor/actress play
Devin McMahon in A Christmas Story (Theatre III)
Costume design play
Donna Plummer for Enchanted April (Theatre III)
Make Up/Hair play
Annette Dior for Enchanted April (Theatre III)
Margot Grossman for Enchanted April (Theatre III)
Best musical direction
Div Slomin for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre III)
Ensemble performance musical
The cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre III)
Ensemble performance play
The cast of Enchanted April (Theatre III)
Best direction musical
Gary M. Kendall for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre III).

Theatre III garners 9 EMACT nominations.   
Donna Plummer– Costume Design
Eva Ricci – Child Actor

Actress in a Play - Marsha Goldensher

Ensemble in a Musical
Music Direction – Gina Naggar
Stage Management – Harry Manuel
Lighting Deisgn – Abby Estabrook and Mike Repeta
Makeup & Hair Design – Annette Dior
Props - Susie Jones and Don Oliver
For a full list go to

Note from the executive producer- T3 Dash Award winner: Our own Kaleigh Ronan won the DASH award for Best Child Actor for her performance in last years Music Man. She was so excited and looked really cute last night. She also had many people there to cheer her on so I am glad she won. Assassins beat out our supporting actors Craig Howard and John Linden and West Side Story got the Best Musical. We had a good showing and I had a good time. It was fun to see everyone dressed up. I think we should have gotten more awards, we had great candidates, but at least we were nominated and we have three more shows to try again. I have submitted all our shows for the season. Good luck and work hard. - Mary

Theatre III production of Falsettos wins the coveted Moss Hart Award. Falsettos was the winner production of 2005. It was produced by Sherry Ryder. Directed by Tom Wactell. Music Directed by Cindy Silverman.

Backstage Babble
Find out what's new with friends and members at Theatre III!

July 6, 2005
Our recent production of "Falsettos" received a large number of nominations at the EMACT Distinguished Achievement and Special Honor awards, and Paula McNabb won for Best Stage Management of a Musical -- congratulations!
"How the Other Half Loves" also went over very well with audiences. Congratuations to everyone involved!
There's another baby in the extended T3 family...
Ian Morson Slaughter was born March 23rd. He is the son of Mike and Bonnie (Barnes) Slaughter. Bonnie is the daughter of Rick Barnes and Sherry Ryder. Congrats!
February 10, 2005
Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Most Happy Fella". What an impressive production!
Michael Wilson, who played Dickon in T3's "Secret Garden" some years back, writes to tell us that he's moving back to the area after a stint in Alabama, and looks forward to "getting involved again with the company that taught me to love community theater so immensely". He just finished directing a cast of twenty five in "A South City Christmas", which he wrote for the South City Theatre company in Birmingham.
October 28, 2004
A number of alumni from T3's "1776" are appearing in Corey's production of "The Secret Garden" which we mentioned in the previous Babble: Tedford Armistead, Keith Daniel, Autumn Dumas, Craig Howard, and Mike Lague. It promises to be a great production, with a strong cast and beautiful music, so be sure to go out and see it this November!
Congratulations to T3 regular and board member
Beth Conners on the birth of her son Jack. Sister Anne seems very happy with the new addition!

August 2, 2004
Corey Jackson from T3's "Godspell" and "1776" recently directed "The Boys Next Door" for the Sudbury Savoyards. He will be directing "The Secret Garden" for Savoyard Light Opera Company this fall.
Donna Plummer, our costume "queen", has traveled many miles to be with her son and daughter-in-law in Australia to await the birth of their first child, and Donna's first grandchild. Vance and Fiona Plummer welcomed Alana Rose on May 27th, weighing in at 7 lbs, 7 oz. Donna is enjoying her time with the new addition to their family, and will be returning to us at the beginning of August. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Sandy Armstrong who won an EMACT award for make-up and hair design for Burlington Players' "On the Night of January 16th". Sandy was also nominated for make-up for Arlington Friends' "Laramie Project". You can next see Sandy on stage as Dame Sybil in Arlington's upcoming musical "I Remember Mama".
Congratulations to
Marji and Dwayne Paulsen on the birth of their first grandson! Daughter Kendra, her husband, and the new baby are doing well out in San Diego.
July 6, 2004
Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Lost in Yonkers". It was a beautiful production and a great success!
Andrew DiSisto, director of "The Pajama Game" and cast member of "Charlie Brown" and "1776", and Autumn Dumas, also in the cast of "1776", got married this past April. They're now living in Marlborough and "all is rosy"!

April 24, 2004
It's been a while since we've had an update, but a lot has been happening at the theatre. We've had two very successful productions, "The Pajama Game" and "Night Watch", and congratulations go out to their respective casts and crews!
Shirl Passman, former president of Theatre III, proudly announces the birth of her new grandson, Braden Samuel Dalia, born March 24th. Mom, Dad, big sister Myla Robin and baby are all doing well. Mom, Wendy (Passman) Dalia, was in "Music Man" several years ago.
Theatre III regular
Linda Potter is working on a degree in Direction at Emerson during her sabbatical year. She and Jeanie Furlan just finished directing "My Favorite Year" at ABRHS.
Linda's son
Jason Potter recently finished the national tour of "Mama Mia!" with 527 performances to his name. He has had enough traveling and auditioning so is now in law school in New York. He is just as obsessive about studying law as he was about acting, so he is the top student in his school.
Also, congrats to
Sherry and Tom Ryder for their new granddaughter. We've been remiss in sharing this with you (forgive us!), and she's almost a year old now.
If you have any news for Backstage Babble, please contact Beth Nolan Conners at
drbethnolan@hotmail.com. We want to know what you're up to!!