- Participating Theatres and Entries
The Amelia Earhart Playhouse. USAG Wiesbaden, Germany.
The SHAPE Performing Arts Center. USAG Benelux, Belgium.
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.
- Annie by Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse & Martin Charnin. Directed by Brett Harwood.
- Art by Yasmina Reza & Christopher Hampton. Directed by Matt Hahn.
- Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine. Directed by Brittany Atkins.
- Medea by Euripides. Directed by Christine Lumpkin.
The Stuttgart Theater Center. USAG Stuttgart, Germany.
- Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream an adaptation by Dr. Carolyn Harper. Directed by RJ Garrison.
The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse . USAG Ansbach, 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 Youth Theater. 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 Soldiers' Theatre. USAG Italy/Vicenza, Italy.
- 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 Aviano Community and Schools Theater. Aviano Air Base, Italy.
- Clue by Sandy Rustin. Directed by Jerry Brees.
The Razz Ma Tazz Players. Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
- She Persisted: The Musical by Adam Tobin, Deborah La Puma & Chelsea Clinton. Directed by Katie Pawlik.
- Love Letters by A. R. Gurney. Directed by Cindy Krewson.
- Awards Show Information and Location
The 61st annual TOPPERs Gala Awards Show and CeremonySaturday, April 30 at 1500 hrs.KMC OnstageBldg. 3109, Kleber KaserneMannheimer Str. 3232, 67657 Kaiserslautern
- 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
Razz Ma Tazz Theater, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
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 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 Lamer 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 WorkshopSHAPE Performing Arts Center: Feb. 14 at 1830. Adult Acting WorkshopFeb. 15 at 1630. Vocal Interpretation for YouthKMC Onstage: Feb. 26 at 1630. Acting for Shakespeare for YouthKMC Onstage: Mar. 7 at 1530. Auditioning for Youth. Landstuhl SKIESKMC Onstage: Mar. 10 at 1530. Beginning Acting. Pulaski Training CenterAviano Community & Schools Theater: Mar. 16 at 1830. Adult ActingMar. 17 at 1530. Youth Performance CoachingThe Soldiers' Theatre, Vicenza, Italy: Mar. 23. Singing Audition WorkshopAmelia Earhart Playhouse: Mar. 23 at 1900. Advanced Acting Workshop
- Official Photos, Press Release and Media Outlets
- Celebrity Awards Announcers
Once again, US Army Entertainment and the TOPPERs were honored with the generous participation of some remarkable artists.
- TOPPERs Theatre Videos
- UPDATED! 2022 TOPPERs Achievement Awards and Nominations
US Army TOPPERs OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT Awards announced on 30 April 2022:6 pages. Scroll down.
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