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FAC ‘Best of the Springs’ awards

The Fine Arts Center received 10 Best of the Springs titles from the Gazette, plus two readers’ choice picks (The Gazette’s 2008 Best of the Springs Edition).

Best Comedy … Fuddy Meers
“An excellent cast, an imaginatively nonrealistic staging, and a fresh story brimming with inspiration: The FAC Theatre Company’s production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s bizarre, madcap comedy was one of the season’s highlights.”

Best Actress … Leah Chandler-Mills
“She saved her best mother for last: Gertie in the Fine Arts Center’s Fuddy Meers – a beautifully nuanced portrayal of a person who has important things to say but just can’t get them out.”

Best Performance in a Musical … Mercedes Perez, Into the Woods
“… brassy, cynical and yet still somehow a vulnerable mother – all projected with a bright, powerful voice … “

Best Set … Sunday in the Park with George
“Chris Sheley and Brian Jude Beacom take the honors for the imagination with which they recreated Georges Seurat’s (painting).”

Best Dress … Carmen Mock, Sunday in the Park with George
“More kudos to FAC set designer Chris Sheley … a sublimely silly moment when her confining dress opened up to let her out.”

Best Art Museum … Fine Arts Center
“The best got better … “

Best Local Exhibit … Altered Space: 21st Century Installation Art
“ … contemplative, thought-provoking works … “

Best Traveling Exhibit … Impressionism and Modern Masters
“ … glamorous … truly great works … “

Best Arts Event … Extremely Grand Opening
“For one weekend in August, Colorado Springs felt like a huge city.”

Best Dramatic Exit … Michael De Marsche
“ … he exited with a bang …”

Readers’ Choice
Best Art Gallery … Fine Arts Center
Best Art Museum … Fine Arts Center