Reviewer: Jane Penistan

 

As usual, this was a gala affair at the Commodore Ballroom on Monday, June 14, 2004. The ballroom was full of theatre celebrities, excited nominees and their escorts and other theatre aficionados. Douglas Campbell was welcomed to the party with great applause.

The exuberant Tanya Dixon-Warren and Ron Fera were in charge of the excellent programme." Unleash" was the order of the evening, and the assembled company did just that in its enthusiastic applause as each winner was announced.

The entertainment by the singers, dancers and acrobats was spectacular and much appreciated.

Among the Special Awards, the Sam Payne Award for the most promising newcomer was given to Rebecca Auerbach, and the GVPTA Career Achievement Award went to the well deserving Jane Heyman of Studio 58, who works so hard for PAL Vancouver.

A full list of winners can be found on www.jessies.ca

This was a truly unleashed gala night which I was privileged to enjoy.

2004, Jane Penistan

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