FPAC’s Beauty and the Beast presented with the 2016 Moss Hart Award from the New England Theatre Conference!

On October 29, the New England Theatre Conference presented BSU’s Family Performing Arts Center with the 2016 Moss Hart Award for Outstanding Production in New England!

PICTURED, LEFT TO RIGHT – Lisa Troy, FPAC Producing Director; Catherine Hart, daughter of Moss Hart; Colleen Rua, FPAC Artistic Director and “Belle” in Beauty & the Beast; Michael Bradley, “Beast;” Will Candler, “Fish Man;” Matt Greene, FPAC Marketing Director and “Cogsworth;” Colleen Quinn, Choreographer.

The annual Moss Hart Memorial Award has a two-fold purpose: to honor the memory of Moss Hart, dramatist and director, for his wit and sensitivity, for his unconquerable enthusiasm for life and for his work in the theatre; and to recognize and encourage outstanding theatrical productions throughout New England of play scripts that present affirmative views of human courage and dignity, that have strong literary and artistic merit, and which in their productions, exemplify fresh, imaginative, creative treatment within the intent of the playwright.

The New England Theatre Conference, in making the annual Moss Hart Memorial Award, seeks to encourage artistic growth and the highest standards of excellence in theatre. The Moss Hart Memorial Awards are presented at The New England Theatre Conference Annual Convention to theatre groups whose productions most completely fulfill the stated purpose.