On June 5 at 7:00pm, the Numerica Performing Arts Center will host the first APPLE AWARDS, an annual ceremony to honor the achievements of local, participating individuals and programs that have demonstrated excellence or innovation in theatre. Winners from 7 categories will be announced, entertainment will be provided by Music Theatre of Wenatchee and Fabulous Feet Dance Studio, and a recipient of the Numerica Theatre Scholarship will be recognized. Tickets for the event are on sale now, sponsored by Davis Arneil Law Firm.
Each participant was assessed by a group of volunteer evaluators known as “The Apple Academy,” who have been selected to participate based on their experience and understanding of the performing arts. The evaluation criteria places value on creativity and achievement, taking into account unique resources and production challenges; spectacle or production value will not be emphasized.
This year’s Apple Awards is led by the Numerica PAC’s program manager, Alex Haley. “A theatre awards program is something a lot of people have wanted to do over the years, so we’re very excited to be able to finally get it off the ground,” says Haley. “It’s something we’ve never done before which has presented a unique challenge, but we’re eager to learn, adapt, and grow the Apple Awards for years to come.”
The mission of the Apple Awards is to recognize unique talents within our communities, promote the arts to a broader audience, increase the depth of appreciation to existing audiences, and encourage the continued development of exceptional performers.
The Numerica PAC has also partnered with Numerica Credit Union to develop the Numerica Theatre Scholarship, a $1000 scholarship for a high school senior who has been positively impacted by their involvement in theatre arts. The deadline for applications is May 15, and the recipient will be recognized at the Apple Awards. To apply, visit www.numericapac.org/numerica-theatre-scholarship/.
Tickets for the Apple Awards are $10 for adults and $7 for students at 509-663-ARTS, www.numericapac.org, or the Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center.