What the Tonys are to Broadway, the Abbey Awards are to the Westminster Community Theater, which recently wrapped up its 50th anniversary season by honoring two shows that are older than the playhouse itself.
Sunday night, WCT handed out its annual Abbeys. "The Pajama Game" and "The Philadelphia Story" dominated the field, winning eight and six of the 16 total trophies up for grabs, respectively, with one honor being shared by two actresses in a tie vote.
Although "Pajama Game" won more awards, "Philadelphia Story," directed by Kirk Larson, copped the prize as best show of the season. The stars of "Pajama Game" — Brian Pirnat and Diana Baker Bowler — took home the Abbeys for best actor and actress in a musical.