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By BTL Staff
As announced in previous editions of Curtain Calls, readers who submitted a ballot for the 2003 Wilde Awards were eligible to win special prizes donated by many of the area’s professional theaters and entertainment companies.
A random drawing was held September 3 in the offices of Between The Lines, and the following readers’ names were selected as winners: Renee C., Detroit; Frank H., Birmingham; Michael A., Detroit; Kelly S., Troy; Pat K., Bloomfield Twp; and John S., Grosse Pointe Farms.
“We’d like to thank everyone who submitted a ballot this year,” BTL theater critic Donald V. Calamia said, “including the one reader whose ballot showed up in our mailbox the day after the ballot was first published. We were so impressed with that reader’s enthusiasm that we awarded her one of the prizes right off the top.
In addition, prizes were raffled off to attendees of the second annual Wilde Awards held August 27 at Detroit’s Gem Theatre.
“Not only did we raffle off a few of the donated tickets, but most of the beautiful centerpieces, as well,” Calamia laughed.
Prizes this year were donated by the Detroit Repertory Theatre, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, Jewish Ensemble Theatre Company, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Performance Network and the Wayne State University Theatres.
“We’d like to thank these seven organizations for supporting the Wilde Awards through their wonderful generosity. It was great to see so many of our cultural institutions jump at the chance of becoming involved in what has quickly become one of the ‘hot ticket’ events of the theater season. We appreciate their efforts, and I hope the winners who take in a show at one those institutions enjoy what they see – and become regular customers all season long,” Calamia concluded.