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DLT to host annual Limelight Awards

August 14, 2013


Aug. 14--DUNCAN -- Duncan may not host the Tony Awards, but Duncan Little Theatre has its own way to honor its stars.

Duncan Little Theatre will host its annual Limelight Awards at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Simmons Center. This will be the seventh year for the awards dinner and event.

"For $20, your ticket will get you into the food, entertainment, the awards, the ticket auction and the ballot," DLT President Gina Flesher said. "It's also our season membership drive."

The event will honor various DLT players, from actors to producers to directors. An award is also given each year to the best production. Last year's productions included "Evening of Shorts," "I'm Getting Murdered in the Morning," "Back to the '80s," and "Red, While and Tuna." Additionally, awards are usually given to Teen Theatre participants, including acting awards, and are traditionally the first awards presented.

During the Limelight Awards, people are given an opportunity to vote for their favorites in various categories.

Flesher said the event provides a look back on the season. She said there have been many victories this year, including DLT being named the best theater in Oklahoma this year.

Sharon Burum, DLT board member, said this year's theme for Limelights is "Reality Shows." She said some of the DLT players made a video featuring the concept of the TV show "Survivor."

Burum said the video should be hilarious, and she is looking forward to the various antics that will undoubtedly happen during the evening.

"It's always funny," Burum said. "It's a great night out."

Flesher said Darrel Ashford will be the master of ceremonies for the event. And she said anyone who knows Ashford knows how entertaining he is.

Aside from the food and the chance to vote on favorite things from the pervious DLT season, Burum said Limelights would also give former DLT cast members an opportunity to reunite. She said a reunion is especially difficult for bigger productions, including "Back to the '80s."

"Anybody is welcome to come out," Burum said. "The people who attend are the ones who get to vote."


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