July 19, 2012
SAN DIEGO, CA (July 18, 2012) – The League of Historic American Theatres, Inc., celebrating excellence in the preservation, restoration and sustainable operation of historic theatres throughout North America, presented its:
2012 Outstanding Historic Theatre Award to the PALACE THEATRE TRUST in Manchester, NH
2012 Outstanding Individual Contribution Award to DULCIE GILMORE, Director of the Arie Crown Theatre in Chicago, IL.
In honor of legendary performances, The League also gave a standing ovation to an artist who will always be a favorite player on our historic stages by presenting the 2012 MARQUEE Award to actor HAL HOLBROOK in honor of his 70 years on stage and in film and television. Many of our member theatres have hosted Mr. Holbrook over the years with his one man show Mark Twain Tonight! Mr. Holbrook has performed this show every year for 58 years and the League and its members honor the man and his craft.
The awards were presented during the Welcome Luncheon of the League's 36th Annual Conference & Theatre Tour in San Diego, CA, hosted by San Diego Theatres.
The Outstanding Historic Theatre Award recognizes the Palace Theatre has demonstrated excellence through its significant community impact, quality of programs and services, and quality of the restoration or rehabilitation of its historic structure.
In his speech to accept the award, Palace Theatre Artistic Director, Carl Rajotte stated, “Personally, I have been thrilled to show our audiences the production value we have achieved to date both artistically and technically. I am so proud of what we have accomplished and I am thrilled that the League of Historic American Theatres has seen fit to recognize those accomplishments.”
The Outstanding Individual Contribution Award recognizes the vision, dedication, selflessness and excellence Dulcie Gilmore has demonstrated through her many contributions to the historic theatre field. Dulcie served on the League's board of directors for nine years, most recently as Immediate Past President from 2007-2011 and President 2005-2007.
Read related article: http://newhampshire.broadwayworld.com/article/The-Palace-Theatre-Receives-2012-Outstanding-Historic-Theatre-Award-20120719#ixzz21SjW8eYH Posted on BroadwayWorld.com on July 19, 2012.
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