Lake Wales Little Theatre has firmed up its cast for the teen production of "On the Air" by Jim Gustafson.

The Depression grips the nation and times are hard. So hard that WISH Radio is flat broke. As if the financial crisis weren't enough, dozens of unexpected pratfalls conspire to sabotage their swan song.

The cast stars Dane Kizer as Howie, Lyndsey Kay as Annie, Kyle McKinney as Trevor, Courtney Lang as Louise, Michael Gunn as Stan, Misti Rucks as Winnie, Omar Flores as Archie, Eric Leitzke as Carlyle, Paige Butz as Candi, Eustaquio Verduzio as Tom, Tyler Qualls as Eugene, Lauren Kay as Virginia, Ian Elliott as Charlie, Brian Batton as Terry, Ashley Hoppen as Jane, Cody Hancock as Lance, Ashlyn Cobb as Laverne, Gavin Ward as Orson, Christine Romeo as Margie, Robby Hartley as Teddy, Emily Ballentine as the waterworks person, and Sage Cain as the waterworks assistant.

Working behind the scenes are Emilie Lamar and Amanda Moss, assistant stage managers; Brook Adams, makeup and costumes; Holley Hendley and Alyssa Porter, props; Chad Gilmore, sound; Lane Litzelman, lights. The stage crew consists of Danielle Owens, Felicia Ballentine, Emily Tonjes and Lisa Oakman.

The play is directed by Sandy Cain, with Laura Coconato as assistant director.

Performance dates are June 15-24. Friday and Saturday performances start at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday performances at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for those 18 and younger. To reserve tickets, call 863-679-TKTS (8587). Tickets are also available Monday through Friday (starting June 11) at Cliff's True Value Hardware, 101 E. Park Ave., Lake Wales. The performance site is 411 N. 3rd. St., Lake Wales.

THEATER NOMINATIONS

Theatre Winter Haven will hold its annual Pierrot Awards June 16. The awards honor people both on and off the stage. The awards ceremony is not open to the general public.

Nominations include:

Best Actor

Larry Helms in "The Foreigner" and Jason Hook in "The Affections of May."

Best Actress

Suzanne Clark in "The Foreigner" and also in "The Affections of May."

Best Supporting Actor

Ryan Johnson in "The Foreigner" and Joshua Kirby in "The Foreigner."

Best Supporting Actress

Ann Stockton in "The Foreigner."

Best Featured Actor

Will Greene II in "The Foreigner" and Curt Whirl in "The Affections of May." There are no best featured actress nominations this year.

Best Performance By aYoung Person

Allie Iakovidis in "Oklahoma" and Laura Modrall in "Oklahoma."

Best Performance by aMale in a Musical

Matthew M. Berry in "I Love You, You're Perfect," Now Change;" Jarrod Snapko in "Oklahoma;" Derek M. Wyatt in "Oklahoma;" Danny Willnow in "Oklahoma."

Best Performance By aFemale in a Musical

Lesley Ives-Payne in "Oklahoma;" Holly Vreeland in "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change;" Fiona Supple Worthington in "I Love You, You're Perfet, Now Change;" Karissa Barber in "Oklahoma;" Gail Bartell in "Oklahoma;" Syreeda Bivins in "Beehive."

Best Set Design

"Oklahoma" and "Affections of May," both designed by Alan Reynolds.

Best Play

"The Foreigner," directed by Jim McClellan and "The Affections of May," directed by Thom Altman.

Best Musical

"Beehive," directed by Vreeland, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," directed by Larry Lesher and "Oklahoma," directed by Katrina Ploof.



ART HONORS

Artist Bill Sargent of Lakeland has been selected to participate in the 2007 Columbus Arts Festival in Ohio.

His field is photography. The festival runs June 7-10. More than 1,200 artists applied for the 230 openings.