HILLSBOROUGH: Somerset Valley Players nominated for statewide Perry Awards

The Somerset Valley Players used Saturday’s party to salute its nominees for the annual Perry Awards, which will be awarded Sunday by the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters at a program at the Somerset Hilton.
More than 200 shows produced by theater companies around the state are submitted for consideration each year. NJACT bestows awards in 33 performance and technical categories based on reviewer scores, which require more than 400 reviews by trained volunteers.
SVP garnered nine nominations for “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” It also had two nominations for youth actors in “Humbug,” as well as one for “I Hate Hamlet,” three for “The Addams Family” and one for “Moon Over Buffalo.”
Nominations for youth actor in a play went to Kieran McKenna in “Humbug” and Max Miller in “Brighton Beach Memoirs.”
“Brighton Beach Memoirs” won several nominations: Crystal Coddington for production and scenic design, Todd Bennington for directing, Lauren Hackett as featured actress, Dillon Spear as youth actor, Felicity Howard as youth actress, Brent Kowalenko for lighting design and Laurie Wood for costume design.
Other nominees:
Outstanding Sound Design of a Play: Daniel Schulze for “Humbug.”
Outstanding Properties of a Play: Crystal Coddington for “The Addams Family.”
Outstanding Scenic Design of a Musical: Crystal Coddington and Emily Russoniello for “The Addams Family.”
Outstanding Costume Design of a Musical: Matthew Muccigrossi, Dorian Estanislau, Grace Gossier, Rachel Estabrook and Danny Muccigrossi for “The Addams Family.”
Outstanding Properties of a Musical: Crystal Coddington, Kayla Elyse and Robert Ford for “Moon Over Buffalo.”
Outstanding Stage Manager of a Play: Harriet Tennant Trainor for “Moon Over Buffalo.” 