Congratulations to Fontbonne alumni Ken Page ’76 and Julie Venegoni ’03 and to Fontbonne Theatre Director and Mustard Seed Theatre Artistic Director Deanna Jent for their Kevin Kline Award nominations!
The eponymous award, established to promote and applaud excellence in St. Louis’ professional theatre community, is named for the St. Louis native and Tony and Academy Award winning actor Kevin Kline. Page received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical for his performance in the Muny’s “Little Shop of Horrors.” Venegoni received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play for OnSite Theatre’s “Savage in Limbo.” Jent received three nominations. The first for Outstanding Director of a Musical for “Godspell,” and two in the Outstanding New Play or Musical category for “Till We Have Faces” and “Falling.” “Till We Have Faces” is Jent’s adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel of the same name, and “Falling” is her original script that explores the challenges of having an autistic child.
The nominees were announced at a reception that was free and open to the public on Jan. 30. Check the Kevin Kline Awards Web site to find out when the winners will be announced.
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