Pantochino Productions Inc, Milford’s professional, not-for-profit theatre company for family audiences has won in 13 awards in the the 2020 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards including Theatre of the Decade and Best Musical for it’s original holiday production, “The Gingerbreads of Broadway.”
Making it’s debut at the MAC, Milford Arts Council last year, “The Gingerbreads of Broadway” features book and lyrics by Bert Bernardi and music by Justin Rugg. The show also won awards for Best Ensemble of a Musical, Best Set Design (Von Del Mar), Best Sound Design (Sara Brown), Best Director (Bernardi), Best Original Script (Bernardi), Best Costume Design (Co-producer Jimmy Johansmeyer), Best Lighting Design (Jeff Carr) and Performer of the Decade(Mr. Johansmeyer).
Pantochino also won top honors as Best Arts Educator, Best Youth Camp/After School Program and Best Social Media.
"We're thrilled and humbled to have been voted "Theatre of the Decade" by voters in the Connecticut region. It's always nice to be recognized and we thank everyone for voting for us," said Bernardi.
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Pantochino Productions Inc., co-produced by Bernardi and Johansmeyer, is a non union, professional theatre company now in it’s tenth season. In addition to original musicals, the company produces an acclaimed Summer Theatre Camp series, a thriving Teen Theatre program, a popular After School Drama Club series in area schools and, partners with the Milford Arts Council in producing the Nite Spot Nights series. Pantochino Studio is located in the Connecticut Post Mall with performances held at the MAC, Milford Arts Council in Downtown Milford. More information on the company can be found at www.pantochino.com