Sunday, October 31, 2010

Danville's Pioneer Playhouse earns state awards

Danville's Pioneer Playhouse earns state awards

By JENNIFER BRUMMETT
jenb@amnews.com

October 30, 2010

Pioneer Playhouse has received two awards in the 2010 Kentucky Tourism Council Traverse Awards for Excellence in Tourism Marketing competition.

The playhouse won first place for its radio PSA about “Run For Your Wife,” which was produced by Patrick Nelson.

“Patrick has worked very hard and been an unsung hero behind the scenes, working on Pioneer Playhouse’s sound,” said Pioneer Playhouse Artistic Director Holly Henson.

“He has spent the past 4 years, every summer, figuring out and trying different things to improve our amphitheater’s sound quality. Why? Because it rocks his world and he loves the challenge.”

Said Nelson, “I must say that I am very surprised and honored by this recognition. It wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing talent behind it: Holly Henson’s writing skill and the voice-over talent of Tim Cox, Emily King Brown, Matt Harris and Synge Maher. Because everyone was so good, it made the recording process very easy. I think we recorded it in only two takes — and then, bam, it was perfect. Everyone did a fantastic job, and I thank them very much.”

The playhouse also received a “second place or honorable mention” for its marketing campaign for “The Dillinger Dilemma.”

Pioneer Playhouse received its awards Oct. 19 during the Traverse Gala held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, as part of the 2010 Kentucky Tourism Industry Annual Conference.

Kentucky tourism businesses and marketing organizations vie for awards in 20 separate categories during the annual competition produced by the Kentucky Tourism Council.

A panel of out-of-state experts judged more than 240 entries from across the state for this year’s presentation of awards.

To hear the audio clip for “Run For Your Wife,” log on to http://www.timothyjcox.com/voice-clips.html.

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