Perry Awards

SKIT is a member of the New Jersey Association of Community Theatres (NJ ACT). NJ ACT reviews community theatres throughout the state of New Jersey and nominates select productions for their excellence in a variety of categories. The talent throughout NJ is excellent and SKIT is honored to be selected for recognition throughout the years. In 2001, SKIT was recognized as Community Theatre of the Year. Also SKIT has two of its members enshrined in the NJ ACT Hall of Fame: Carolyn Newman and Maria Mantak.

Below are honors received from NJ ACT over the last several years

2018 - Mary Poppins

Outstanding Production of a Musical - Carolyn Newman, Diane Lehnert, Krisy Nasto

Outstanding Male Youth Actor in a Musical - Jonah Lione (Award Recipient)

Outstanding Female Youth Actress in a Musical - Natalie Mehl (Award Recipient)

Outstanding Music Direction - Jennifer Palermo

Outstanding Lighting of a Musical- Barry DeVersterre, Julian Dennison

Outstanding Costumes in a Musical - Kristin Gallagher

Outstanding Properties in a Musical - Robin Adams, Sheryl Bunca










Jonah Lione and Natalie Mehl


2017 - Hairspray

Outstanding Male Youth Actor in a Musical - Jonah Lione

Outstanding Female Youth Actress in a Musical - Alyssa VanVeldhuisen

Outstanding Lighting of a Musical- Joan Chavez, Julian Dennison

Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical - Melissa Kramer, Amity Alicea

Outstanding Set Design of a Musical - Barry DeVersterre, Aaron Willsey, Amy Whitmore


2016 - Me and My Girl

Outstanding Production of a Musical - Carolyn Newman, Diane Lehnert, Tom Newman

Outstanding Male Youth Actor in a Musical - Andrew Plinio

Outstanding Male Youth Actor in a Musical - Justin Lopez

Outstanding Male Youth Actor in a Musical - Avery Stoker

Outstanding Female Youth Actress in a Musical - Paige Whitmore (Award Recipient)

Outstanding Female Youth Actress in a Musical - Julianne Grillo

Outstanding Choreography of a Musical - Maria Mantak, Megan Gecik (Award Recipients)

Outstanding Lighting of a Musical- Barry DeVersterre, Julian Denison

Outstanding Costumes in a Musical - Lois Steeves, Kristin Gallagher, Sue Hostler

Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical - Tom Newman

Outstanding Set Design of a Musical - Barry DeVersterre, Chris Brynildsen, Amy Whitmore


Paige Whitmore


Maria Mantak


Megan Gecik


2015 - Beauty and the Beast / Footloose

Beauty and the Beast

Outstanding Male Youth Actor in a Musical - Jonah Lione


Footloose

Outstanding Female Youth Actress in a Musical - Megan Lako

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Pam Dean

Outstanding Lighting of a Musical- Barry DeVersterre, Julian Denison


2014 - Shrek (Perry Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical)

Outstanding Production of a Musical - Carolyn Newman, Diane Lehnert (Award Recipients)

Outstanding Male Youth Actor in a Musical - Andy Kapetenakis

Outstanding Male Youth Actor in a Musical - Jared Parker

Outstanding Female Youth Actress in a Musical - Hannah Mehl

Outstanding Choreography of a Musical - Ashley Eichbauer Newman

Outstanding Lighting of a Musical- Jim Kudless

Outstanding Costumes in a Musical - Lois Steeves, Cindy Pellis

Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical - Tom Newman, Fritz Doddy (Award Recipients)

Outstanding Set Design of a Musical - Barry DeVersterre, Margaret Villegas, Amy Whitmore (Award Recipients)

Outstanding Properties in a Musical - Robin Adams, Lisa Plinio, Holly Lopez


2013 - Bye, Bye Birdie

Outstanding Male Youth Actor in a Musical - Andy Kapetenakis

Outstanding Female Youth Actress in a Musical - Heather Birmingham

Outstanding Supporting Actress - Joan Chavez

Outstanding Choreography of a Musical - Ashley Eichbauer Newman

Outstanding Direction of a Musical - Carolyn Newman, Joel Newman

Outstanding Costumes in a Musical - Lois Steeves, Cindy Pellis, Karen Sabattis

Outstanding Set Design of a Musical - Barry DeVersterre, Margaret Villegas, Amy Whitmore


2012 - Thoroughly Modern Millie

Outstanding Production of a Musical - Carolyn Newman, Joel Newman

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical - Lauren Fivek

Outstanding Male Youth Actor in a Musical - Andrew Plinio

Outstanding Male Youth Actor in a Musical - Ben Izlar

Outstanding Female Youth Actress in a Musical - Kaitlin Pang (Award Recipient)

Outstanding Female Youth Actress in a Musical - Amanda Galuzzo

Outstanding Direction of a Musical - Joel Newman

Outstanding Choreography of a Musical - Ashley Eichbauer Newman

Outstanding Costumes in a Musical - Lois Steeves, Cindy Pellis

Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical - Tom Newman

Outstanding Set Design of a Musical - Barry DeVersterre

Outstanding Stage Management of a Musical -Diane Lehnert


2011 - Hairspray

Perry Award Winner Ken surrounded by his cast mates

Outstanding Male Youth Actor in a Musical - Ken Abes (Award Recipient)

Outstanding Male Youth Actor in a Musical - Ben Izlar

Outstanding Female Youth Actress in a Musical - Lauren Fivek

Outstanding Female Youth Actress in a Musical - Cassandra Kozakis

Outstanding Direction of a Musical - Carolyn Newman, Joel Newman

Outstanding Costumes in a Musical - Lois Steeves, Cindy Pellis

Outstanding Scenic Design of a Musical - Barry DeVersterre