Stoneham Theatre has a lot to celebrate. The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) have recently nominated the theatre for 9 awards. Beverly Creasey of The Boston Arts Review and Larry Stark of The Theater Mirror founded the IRNE Awards in 1997. Each year, the IRNE Awards celebrate theatre excellence in the Boston area.
Jenna McFarland Lord is nominated for “Best Set Design” for transforming the Stoneham stage into a Cambridge pub for Distant Music. Also for Distant Music, Michael Buckley is nominated for “Best Actor in a Play.”
Stoneham Theatre’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie is nominated for three awards. Ephie Aardema is nominated for “Best Actress in a Musical,” Andrew Giordano is nominated for “Best Supporting Actor in a Musical,” and Stephanie Granade is nominated for “Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.” Granade can be seen in Stoneham Theatre’s upcoming production of the murder mystery musical Something’s Afoot opening on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Aardema is currently performing in the Broadway production of Bridges of Madison County.
Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde scored the most nominations for Stoneham Theatre. Jeff Adelberg is nominated for “Best Lighting Design” and Nathan Leigh is nominated for “Best Sound.” Esme Allen and Alexander Platt are nominated for “Best Supporting Actress in a Play” and “Best Supporting Actor in a Play” respectively.
The IRNE Awards will be on Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama. For more information, please visit www.irneawards.com.