Theater Program Wins 17 DayTony Awards

by Shannon Eighmey, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University’s theater program is known for its award-winning shows. Now they are receiving additional awards for their work.
The Miami Valley’s Award for Excellence in Theatre Arts – The DayTonys – recently awarded Cedarville with one of the two 2013-2014 Best Overall Productions awards. Cedarville also received 16 individual honors for lighting, ensemble performance, props and excellence in character performance.
Winning individual Awards of Excellence were Casey Cundall, Amy Douglas, Gisela Mullican, Stephen Johnson, Matthew Moore, Rebecca Baker, Adam Silorey, Eric Rasmussen, David Widder and Abby Cline. Awards of Merit went to Ben Lenox, Adam Silorey, Doug Malcolm, David Widder, and Madison Hart.
“These DayTonys are external evidence of the incredibly gifted students, faculty and staff we have as part of the CU theatre program,” said Moore, associate chair of the department of art, design, and theatre. “We've known it for years, but it's great for the broader theater community to recognize it as well.”

The theater department will launch its 2014-15 season with “Little Women,” running from October 2-12. They will also put on “Fiddler on the Roof,” which will run from January 29 - February 8, and “Doubt: A Parable,” which will be from March 19-29.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings.