Tickets are now available for the Theatre Mask Awards on April 15, sponsored by Arts For Life.
Through the nonprofit organization AFL, the TMAs have honored drama and comedy plays since 2015.
This year’s ninth annual Theatre Mask Awards includes a luncheon starting at 11 a.m., with doors open at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, April 15, at Andre’s Banquet Center South, 4254 Telegraph Road, St. Louis.
Cocktail attire is suggested. Seating will be eight per table, and seating assignments will be available at the entrance.
Tickets, including full meal, are $28 each, with a $2 fee if you purchase tickets online. Here is the link for purchase or to download a form to mail-in: https://artsforlife.org/2023-ceremony-tickets
A cash bar is available. There is an ATM machine on the premises.
Nominations are listed on the website, www.artsforlife.org.
“Arts For Life provides a community recognition program. These events recognize the incredible talent we have in St. Louis community theater and honor the passion and dedication of those who build this amazing and unique theatrical community,” said Mary McCreight, AFL president.
For the TMAs, the Hawthorne Players in Florissant received 18 nominations for “A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” (10) and “Picnic” (8), leading all St. Louis area – metro-east Illinois community theater groups.
The O’Fallon Theatre Works has 16 for TMAs – “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” (8) and “Shakespeare in Love” (8)
The Kirkwood Theatre Guild has 15 TMA nods for “Calendar Girls” (11) and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (4).
Act Two in St. Peters has 12 TMA nods for “Arsenic and Old Lace” (10) and “Any Number Can Die” (2).
Monroe Actors Stage Company in Waterloo, Ill., earned eight nominations for “Moon Over Buffalo” (4), “Footlight Frenzy” (3) and “Night Must Fall” (1).
The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves received six for “A Few Good Men” (5) and “Farce of Habit” (1). Goshen Theatre Project in Collinsville, Ill., earned four for the comedy “Puffs.” The new Wentzville Connection Theatre earned four for “The Dinner Party.” The Clayton Community Theatre earned three nominations – “Broadway Bound” (2) and “Uncommon Women and Others” (1). KTK Productions has one nomination for “The Gingerbread Lady.”
Arts For Life is a local not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to the healing power of the arts through its work with youth, the underserved, and the community, with its goal of “Making a Dramatic Difference.”
AFL is dedicated to promoting public awareness of local community theatre, encouraging excellence in the arts, and acknowledging the incredible people who are a part of it.
For advertising rates, BPA event sponsorship or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website, www.artsforlife.org
More information will be forthcoming on the 23rd Best Performance Awards on July 2 at 2 p.m. at the Florissant Performing Arts Center. The BPAs have honored musical theater in community and youth productions since AFL’s founding in 1999.
Lynn Venhaus has had a continuous byline in St. Louis metro region publications since 1978. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, currently reviews films for Webster-Kirkwood Times and KTRS Radio, covers entertainment for PopLifeSTL.com and co-hosts podcast PopLifeSTL.com…Presents, and writes features and news for Belleville News-Democrat and contributes to other publications. She is a member of CCA, AWFJ and St. Louis Film Critics Association. She is a founding member of the St. Louis Theater Circle.