CLOTA honors volunteers

CLOTA honors volunteersCelebrating a successful 2012 and looking forward to a bright 2013 are Community Light Opera and Theatre Association President Judy Ditzler (left) and CLOTA award-winners (front, from second from left) Trisha Siegel, Carol Venturi Volunteer Award winner, Cindy Côté with CLOTA’s top honor, the Jane Bugay Award; and Elena Vitale, recognized for having directed “Private Lives”; and (back from left) Mary Valentine, Firecracker Award winner; Curt Danhauser and Jenna Countess, Florence Green Production Award winners; and Larry Lier, director of “Arms and the Man.” Côté, described as “a bundle of energy always,” joins a small, distinguished group of Bugay Award couples, with her husband, Greg, a previous Bugay winner. Attendees at CLOTA’s annual banquet, at which the awards were presented Saturday night, were also treated to scenes from productions coming up this year, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and “Li’l Abner.” Not pictured, but honored for her direction of “The Taming of the Shrew” was K. Pearl Woolam. Photo by Liz Babcock

Story First Published: 2013-01-30