Our very own Miss Janessa Jaye Champagne was honored at this evening’s Dalmation Awards, an annual tribute to the quality entertainment produced by the Firehall Theatre and Crimson Creek Players. Janessa was nominated in 3 categories, and took home the award for “Outstanding Newcomer.” The nominations stem from her performance in RUTHLESS! The Musical, directed by Jared Kinney with musical direction by David Henrickson, in which she played the role of Sylvia St. Croix, a scheming talent agent who has more than a financial interest in the budding theatrical career of her young client, Tina Denmark. Janessa was unable to be reached for comment as she was already 3 sheets to the wind when the awards program, hosted by Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre executive director Kathy Coudle-King, began and was last seen face down in a tray of appetizers. But we’re sure she’s thrilled.
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