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2022 US Army IMCOM Europe Entertainment Tournament of Plays

     1 May 2022 UPDATE: The complete list of TOPPERs nominations and awards is available below. Congratulations to all the nominees and awardees!
     The 61st annual TOPPERs Gala Awards Ceremony will be held on 30 April, 2022 at KMC Onstage in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The live awards ceremony will be recorded and streamed for public viewing on May 7, 2022.
      The video will be available on our IMCOM Entertainment YouTube Channel. at 7 pm CET on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
      Each participating theatre will be hosting watch parties in their military communities for the event.
        TOPPERs adjudications will be held 14 Feb. to 3 April, 2022 across Europe. 14 shows from nine European military communities will be adjudicated.
       Over 50 awards and 200 nominations for outstanding achievement awards will be announced at a music and celebrity-filled event.
       Please note: Due to Covid 19 restrictions, attendance at the 30 April ceremony is available only by invitation. More information is available through Garrison Entertainment Directors, local Theatre Directors or at the contact below.
Point of Contact:
Dane Winters, IMCOM Europe Entertainment Program Manager
Military DSN Tel: (314) 544-9656
Civilian Tel: +49 (0) 611-143-544-9656
Participating Theatres and Entries
The Amelia Earhart Playhouse. USAG Wiesbaden, Germany. 
  • Dear Ann, from Nina by Claudia Haas. Directed by Madeline McGill

  • Little Women - the Musical by Allan Knee, Mindi Dickstein & Jason Howland. Directed by Brian Witcher.

The SHAPE Performing Arts Center. USAG Benelux, Belgium.
  • Annie by Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse & Martin Charnin. Directed by Brett Harwood.
  • Art by Yasmina Reza & Christopher Hampton. Directed by Matt Hahn.
KMC Onstage. USAG Rheinland Pfalz/Kaiserslautern, Germany. 
  • Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine. Directed by Brittany Atkins.
  • Medea by Euripides. Directed by Christine Lumpkin.
KMC Onstage Youth Theater. USAG Rheinland Pfalz/Kaiserslautern, Germany. 
  • Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream an adaptation by Dr. Carolyn Harper. Directed by RJ Garrison.
The Stuttgart Theater Center. USAG Stuttgart, Germany. 
  • Xanadu, Jr. by Douglas Carter Beane, Jeff Lynne & John Farrar. Directed by SGT John R. Stack & Autumn Mann.
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, adapted by Ken Ludwig. Directed by Richard Roberts.
The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse . USAG Ansbach, Germany. 
  • Ten-Hut! An All Soldier Show by US Army Special Services and Army Entertainment. Directed by Vikki Hanrahan and Margi Ritscher.
The Ansbach Youth Theater. USAG Ansbach, Germany. 
  • Madagascar, Jr. Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture. Book by Kevin Del Aguila. Music & Lyrics by George Noriega & Joel Someillan. Directed by Vikki Hanrahan.
The Soldiers' Theatre. USAG Italy/Vicenza, Italy. 
  • Clue by Sandy Rustin. Directed by Jerry Brees.
The Aviano Community and Schools Theater. Aviano Air Base, Italy. 
  • She Persisted: The Musical by Adam Tobin, Deborah La Puma & Chelsea Clinton. Directed by Katie Pawlik.
The Razz Ma Tazz Players. Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
  • Love Letters by A. R. Gurney. Directed by Cindy Krewson.

Awards Show Information and Location
The 61st annual TOPPERs Gala Awards Show and Ceremony
    Saturday, April 30 at 1500 hrs.
    KMC Onstage
    Bldg. 3109, Kleber Kaserne
    Mannheimer Str. 3232, 67657 Kaiserslautern
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  Event Location (Google Maps)

Adjudication Schedule

Sunday, Feb. 6, 1300 – Xanadu, Jr. The Stuttgart Theatre Center

Friday, Feb. 11, 1900 – Medea. KMC Onstage Main Stage, Kaiserslautern

Saturday, Feb 12, 1930 – Annie. SHAPE Performing Arts Center, Mons, Belgium

Sunday, Feb. 13, 1500 – Dear Anne. The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden

Thursday, Feb. 17, 1900 – Madagascar, Jr. Ansbach Terrace Playhouse Youth Theatre 

Saturday, Feb. 26, 1400 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream. KMC Onstage Youth Theatre, Kaiserslautern

Saturday, Mar. 5, 1930 – Murder on the Orient Express. The Stuttgart Theatre Center

Friday, Mar. 11, 1930 – Little Women. The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden

Saturday, Mar. 12, 1900 – Into the Woods. KMC Onstage Main Stage, Kaiserslautern

Friday, Mar. 18, 1900 – She Persists. Aviano Community Theatre, Italy

Saturday, Mar. 19, 1900 – Clue. Vicenza’s Soldiers’ Theatre, Italy

Friday, Mar. 25, 1930 – Art. SHAPE Performing Arts Center, Mons, Belgium

Sunday, Mar. 27, 1500 - Love Letters. Razz Ma Tazz Theater, The Ramstein Air Base Community Center

TOPPERs Shows Posters and Programs

The Soldiers' Theatre, Vicenza, Italy


The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse, Germany

The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse Youth Troupe, Germany


The Stuttgart Theater Center, Germany

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Razz Ma Tazz Theater, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

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The SHAPE Players Performing Arts Center


The Aviano Air Base Schools and Community Theater, Italy


KMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern, Germany


The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden, Germany


TOPPERs Adjudicators and Workshop Leaders

Andrea Huber Pic.JPGAndrea Huber is an internationally renowned performer and director. A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, she is also an Irene Ryan National Acting Award Winner. As an opera singer and musical theatre performer, she has performed at the Krefeld-Moenchengladbach Opera House, the Graz Opera House, the Prague State Opera and many other major opera venues in Europe. She has also performed as an actress and singer in South Africa, Norway, Greece and the US. She is currently performing in Austria with performances in Nine and Kiss of the Spiderwoman in Baden bei Wien and in her one-woman show featuring the music of Kurt Weill show in Graz, Austria. As a director, Andrea directed The Marriage of Figaro for the Boston Opera Collaborative. She also directed Oliver! and Sweeney Todd at the former Roadside Theater in Heidelberg, where she also performed her one-woman cabaret shows to rave reviews. Andrea was an adjudicator and workshop leader for the 2015 and 2019 US Army One Page Play Festival.

Jonathon LamerJonathon Lamer headshot.jpeg has served as a TOPPERs Adjudicator and Workshop Leader since 2011. He is a Los Angeles based professional actor with a long list of credits. Originally from East Alton, Il., he has appeared in regional theaters in St. Louis, Massachusetts, Memphis and Little Rock as well as in theatres all over the greater Los Angeles area. He appeared in the HBO original films Soul of the Game, and Truman, as well as the independent features Lovely by Surprise and Night Sights. Commercial credits include PetSmart, Kroger’s and Amarillo National Bank. He is also featured in the latest print ad campaign for Walgreens Pharmacies. Jonathon has adjudicated theater festivals across California; is a member of Hollywood's Theatre of Note; and is a Respondent at the Lenaea Theatre Festival in Sacramento.


Dane Winters received his MFA in Acting and Directing from Trinity University at the Dallas Theatre Center. He has been a member of US Army Europe Entertainment for 33 years having served as Music Center Director in Bamberg, Germany (1986-88); Theater Center Director and Entertainment Director in Stuttgart, Germany (1988-2000) and Entertainment Director in Heidelberg, Germany (2000-2012). He is currently the IMCOM Europe Entertainment Program Manager located in Sembach, Germany. Dane has received numerous awards for his direction, set and lighting designs and innovative programming. He has been honored with the AACT David C. Bryant Outstanding Service Award; the US Army Entertainment James T. Martin Lifetime Service Award; and numerous Commanders’ Achievement and Civilian Service Medals. Dane’s programming and theatre direction has earned four US Army Entertainment Irving Berlin Awards.

TOPPERs Workshop Schedule

(Subject to change and addition)

Stuttgart Theater Center: Feb. 6 at 1800. Acting Workshop

SHAPE Performing Arts Center: Feb. 14 at 1830. Adult Acting Workshop
                                                             Feb. 15 at 1630. Vocal Interpretation for Youth
KMC Onstage: Feb. 26 at 1630. Acting for Shakespeare for Youth
KMC Onstage: Mar. 7 at 1530. Auditioning for Youth. Landstuhl SKIES 
KMC Onstage: Mar. 10 at 1530. Beginning Acting. Pulaski Training Center
Aviano Community & Schools Theater: Mar. 16 at 1830. Adult Acting
                                                                          Mar. 17 at 1530. Youth Performance Coaching
The Soldiers' Theatre, Vicenza, Italy: Mar. 23. Singing Audition Workshop
Amelia Earhart Playhouse: Mar. 23 at 1900. Advanced Acting Workshop
Official Photos, Press Release and Media Outlets

Official Photo Gallery

11 May 2022. Army Press Release

14 April 2022. IMCOM Europe Public Affairs Press Release.

Army Europe Entertainment Facebook Page

Celebrity Awards Announcers

Once again, US Army Entertainment and the TOPPERs were honored with the generous participation of some remarkable artists.

Harvey Fierstein

Lin-Manuel Miranda

David Hyde Pierce

Chris Pine

TOPPERs Theatre Videos

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UPDATED! 2022 TOPPERs Achievement Awards and Nominations

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