Expert Choice Quick Pick — Restaurant Transplant
Amuzé at the FAC
The tiny bistro Amuzé moved from its small, creative, high-end menu last summer from Palmer Lake to the Fine Arts Center, where the expanded space and excellent patio are fitting galleries for dishes so delicious they are art.
Bronze: Eryn Carman (featured in the FAC’s An Ideal Husband and The Women)
Silver: FAC Theatre Company, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Bronze: FAC Theatre Company, An Ideal Husband
Nicole M. Harrison, FAC Theatre Company, The Producers
A man in drag wearing a gown that looks like the Chrysler Building. Women in Bavarian get-up with giant sausages on their heads. Nicole M. Harrison showed no restraint as she created outfits that were more over-the-top than the script.
Gold: FAC Theatre Company, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
This Christmas chestnut drew record crowds. Voters certainly raved. “The FAC really stepped up to the plate.” “Wonderful production. Cast and music was great.” “The performance of Ken Robinson as Pharaoh was worth the price of admission.”
Silver: FAC Theatre Company, The Producers
Silver: Christopher L. Sheley, FAC Theatre Company, The Producers
Gold: Fine Arts Center
In the past year, the FAC’s Taylor Museum has featured some impressive shows, including Conflict | Resolution, a multimedia exhibition around that complex idea, and William Kentridge: The World is Process, a show of the A-List filmmaker-artist. “Nice, new exhibits, and not the typical,” said one voter. Another: “It has it all.”
Expert Choice Quick Pick – Local Exhibit
Fine Arts Center, Conflict | Resolution
Fine Arts Center curator Blake Milteer, who is also the museum director, conjured a sprawling, multilayered exhibition aiming to address the epic concepts of conflict and resolution. Conflict | Resolution wasn’t a complete success, but we greatly admire its attempt to engage the community in a new way.
Bronze: Fine Arts Center
Bronze: Fine Arts Center
Expert Choice Quick Pick – Choreography
Mary Ripper Baker, FAC Theatre Company, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Everything Mary Ripper Baker touches seems to tap and twirl with seamless skill and fun. Her work was central to this production and remains some of the most joyous and wry choreography.
Silver: Mary Ripper Baker, FAC Theatre Company, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Bronze: Mary Ripper Baker, FAC Theatre Company, The Producers
Silver: Arlo Guthrie: Labor Day on the Lawn