The Distinguished Awards and Special Honors (DASH) program is a competitive, peer-adjudicated awards program. The DASH Gala is the EMACT (Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters) equivalent of the Tony Awards ceremony.
2016-2017 Dash Award Nominees from The Footlight Club are as follows:
Best Musical Direction (Musical) - Shawn Gelzleichter for Little Shop of Horrors
Best Lead Actress - Olivia Rizzo for Little Shop of Horrors
Best Specialty Ensemble (Musical) - Urchins/Ronnettes for Little Shop of Horrors
Best Costume Design (Musical) - David Alger for Promises, Promises
Best Lighting Design (Musical) - Brian MacManimon for Little Shop of Horrors
Best Supporting Actress (Musical) - Melinda Mogel for Promises, Promises