Drama Masks Annual Hoscar Awards
The following Hosscar winners were compiled from the microfilmed files of the Porterville Recorder at the Porterville City Library. Only "Best Show" winners were available from this source.

2001 - 2002 Hosscar Winner   Best show: "Love, Sex and the IRS"
2000 - 2001 Hosscar Winner   Best show: "Arsenic and Old Lace"
1999 - 2000 Hosscar Winner   Best show: "Lettice And Loveage" & "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
1998 - 1999 Hosscar Winner   Best show: "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat"
1997 - 1998 Hosscar Winner   Best show: "Sylvia"
1996 - 1997 Hosscar Winner   Best show: "Grease"& "Gypsy"
1995 - 1996 Hosscar Winner   Best show: "The Mikado"
1994 - 1995 Hosscar Winner   Best show: "The Cemetery Club"
1993 - 1994 Hosscar Winner   Best show: "The Rainmaker"
1992 - 1993 Hosscar Winner   Best show: "Lend Me a Tenor"
1991 - 1992 Hosscar Winner   Best show: "Rumors"
1990 - 1991 Hosscar Winner   Best show: "Steel Magnolias"
1989 - 1990 Hosscar Winner   Best show: "Light Up the Sky"
1988 - 1989 Hosscar Winner   Best show: "Social Security"
1987 - 1988 Hosscar Winner   Best show: "Never Too Late"
1986 - 1987 Hosscar Winner   Best show: "A Merchant of Venice"
1985 - 1986 Hosscar Winner   Best show: "South Pacific"
1984 - 1985 Hosscar Winner   Best show: "Teahouse of the August Moon"

The following Hosscar winners were located in Roger Merryman's Master's thesis titled "The Story of The Barn Theater, Porterville, California, 1948 - 1984". Play titles for the individual award categories were not available from this source

1983 - 1984 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "The Pirates of Penzance"
  • Best lead actor: Eldon Hunt
  • Best lead actress: Pam Melton
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Jim Moeller
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Mary Sarr
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: John Holden
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Mary Pearson
  • Best actor, bit part: Jim Rollins
  • Best actress, bit part: Entire 17-member Nun's Chorus of "The Sound of Music"
  • Best juvenile: Tony Wichowski & Kayla Phillips
  • Best set design and decor: John Gunderson & Richard Norbeck
  • Best lighting design and operation: Lola Pennestri
  • Best costuming: Wenette Heywood

1982 - 1983 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "Annie"
  • Best lead actor: John Holden
  • Best lead actress: Polly Alfeldt
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Steve Kurtz
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Ann DeBurle
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Ralph Rose
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Beverly Gorne
  • Best actor, bit part: Ed Hughes
  • Best actress, bit part: Jaime They
  • Best set design and decor: Tom Tucker
  • Best lighting design and operation: Lola Pennestri & Billie Hamblin
  • Best costuming: Priscilla Hawkins, Myra Mosdel, Diane Rapier, Lynn Gong & Sue Vebelhoer

1981 - 1982 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "Mary, Mary"
  • Best lead actor: Gary Long
  • Best lead actress: Mary Berry
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Ralph Rose
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Nancy Coon
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Dennis Ivans
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Rita Sims
  • Best actor, bit part: Ralph Rose
  • Best actress, bit part: Sheila Cuffman

1980 - 1981 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "Chapter Two"
  • Best lead actor: Roger Merryman
  • Best lead actress: Connie Parks
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Howard Waters
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Nancy Coon
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Jim Rollins
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Kellie Jackson
  • Best actor, bit part: Bob Merzoian
  • Best actress, bit part: Billie Hamblin
  • Best set design and decor: Ben DeBurle & John Gunderson

1979 - 1980 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "H.M.S. Pinafore"
  • Best lead actor: Eldon Hunt
  • Best lead actress: Kristine Lundquist
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Mary Berry
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Eddie Hughes
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Jerry Holt
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Antonietta Hogan
  • Best actor, bit part: Ralph Rose
  • Best actress, bit part: Sonja Gunderson
  • Best set design and decor: David Coon, Tom Tucker & Kathy Lamb

1978 - 1979 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "The Diary of Anne Frank"
  • Best lead actor: Eldon Hunt
  • Best lead actress: Lori Frasher
  • Best actor, major supporting role: John Holden
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Beverly Rose
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Steve Zimmer
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Peggy Bonner
  • Best actor, bit part: Justin Gill
  • Best actress, bit part: Jennifer Cross
  • Best set design and decor: John Gunderson

1977 - 1978 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia"
  • Best lead actor: Eldon Hunt
  • Best lead actress: Helen Campos
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Robert Natzke
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Joan Clinton
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: John Gunderson
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Caroline Harris
  • Best actor, bit part: John Holden
  • Best actress, bit part: Terry Bergfalk
  • Best set design and decor: John Gunderson

1976 - 1977 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "How the Other Half Lives"
  • Best lead actor: Richard Natzke
  • Best lead actress: Helen Campos
  • Best actor, major supporting role: John Holden
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Vickie Metcalf
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Ralph Rose
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Pam Melton
  • Best actor, bit part: Howard Parker
  • Best actress, bit part: Joan Clinton
  • Best set design and decor: Charlene Walker

1975 - 1976 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "Annie Get Your Gun"
  • Best lead actor: William Jameson
  • Best lead actress: Ann Gilbertson
  • Best actor, major supporting role: David Beavers
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Sheila Cuffman
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: John Holden
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Nancy Hedstrom
  • Best actor, bit part: Eldon Hunt
  • Best actress, bit part: Elfrieda Whatley
  • Best set design and decor: Norman Moore

1974 - 1975 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "The King and I"
  • Best lead actor: Richard Natzke
  • Best lead actress: Diane Booth Henke
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Gary Garlund
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Ann Gilbertson
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Eldon Hunt
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Pauline Acosta
  • Best actor, bit part: Ralph Rose
  • Best actress, bit part: Mary Berry
  • Best set design and decor: Norman Moore

1973 - 1974 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "Plaza Suite"
  • Best lead actor: Eldon Hunt, Carl Driver & Thom Mosconi
  • Best lead actress: Ann Gilbertson
  • Best actor, major supporting role: John Holden & Joe Tiller
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Kristine Konop
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Per Lofdahl
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Mary Berry
  • Best actor, bit part: Wayne Burgess
  • Best actress, bit part: Pam Putnam
  • Best set design and decor: Norman Moore

1972 - 1973 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "The Sound of Music"
  • Best lead actor: Eldon Hunt & John Holden
  • Best lead actress: Beverly Rose
  • Best actor, major supporting role: John Holden & Ralph Rose
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Darlene Walsh
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: John Holden
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Mary Jane Berry
  • Best actor, bit part: Eldon Hunt
  • Best actress, bit part: Nancy Hedstrom & Joan Clinton
  • Best set design and decor: Barbara Worthington

1971 - 1972 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "The Miracle Worker"
  • Best lead actor: Richard Newman
  • Best lead actress: Pam Putnam
  • Best actor, major supporting role: John Holden
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Kit Tewksbury & Kristine Konop
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Terry Sinyard
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Beverly Wilson
  • Best actor, bit part: Eldon Hunt
  • Best actress, bit part: Helen Campos
  • Best juvenile: Betty Smith
  • Best set design and decor: Barbara Worthington

1970 - 1971 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "See How They Run"
  • Best lead actor: Ralph Rose
  • Best lead actress: Ann Gilbertson
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Samuel J. Marin
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Beverly Wilson
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Eldon Hunt & Jack Havery
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Mary Berry
  • Best actor, bit part: Jerry Fisher
  • Best actress, bit part: Julie Newman
  • Best set design and decor: Oliver Scow

1969 - 1970 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "I Found April"
  • Best lead actor: Clifford Clark
  • Best lead actress: Kit Tewksbury
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Dick Newman
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Bess Collins
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Larry Unser
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Cathy Seger
  • Best actor, bit part: Peter Faure
  • Best actress, bit part: Adrienne Vierra

1968 - 1969 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "You Can't Take it With You"
  • Best lead actor: Eldon Hunt & Patrick Spencer
  • Best lead actress: Sharon Lukens
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Richard Newman
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Eldeen Hunt Sheldon
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Jim Reid
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Beverly Gorne
  • Best actor, bit part: Boyd Leavitt
  • Best actress, bit part: Teresa Mills
  • Best technical excellence: Bill Akin

1967 - 1968 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "Barefoot in the Park"
  • Best lead actor: Bill White
  • Best lead actress: Louise Dungan
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Oren O'Neill
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Beverly Gorne
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Larry Unser
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Shirley Lacey
  • Best actor, bit part: Boyd Leavitt
  • Best actress, bit part: Eldeen Hunt
  • Best technical excellence: Larry Cotta

1966 - 1967 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "A Case of Libel"
  • Best lead actor: Larry Cotta
  • Best lead actress: Betty Crawford
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Eldon Hunt
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Edith Evans Baugh
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Eldon Hunt
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Beverly Gorne
  • Best actor, bit part: Chet Powers
  • Best actress, bit part: Elizabeth Dobson
  • Best technical excellence: Larry Cotta

1965 - 1966 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "Light Up the Sky"
  • Best lead actor: Hal Munter
  • Best lead actress: Betty Crawford
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Dick Newman
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Elizabeth Dobson
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Jack Havery
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Pat Bernier
  • Best actor, bit part: Bill Pukmel
  • Best actress, bit part: Elizabeth Dobson

1964 - 1965 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "A Thousand Clowns"
  • Best lead actor: Larry Cotta
  • Best lead actress: Roberta Schoenherr
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Oren O'Neill
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Beverly Gorne
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Gary Garlund
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Pat Bernier
  • Best actor, bit part: Jack Havery
  • Best actress, bit part: Terry Bergfalk

1963 - 1964 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "Sunday in New York"
  • Best lead actor: Ralph Berenier
  • Best lead actress: Roberta Schoenherr
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Oren O'Neill
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Dixie Covington
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Eldon Hunt
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Thelma Lagace
  • Best actor, bit part: Larry Palieri
  • Best actress, bit part: Kathleen LaBell

1962 - 1963 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "Critic's Choice"
  • Best lead actor: Frank Sheldon, Jr.
  • Best lead actress: Nan Numley
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Larry Cotta
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Beverly Gorne
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: David Garlund
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Elizabeth Dobson
  • Best actor, bit part: Dennis Bender
  • Best actress, bit part: Lessie Lassiter

1961 - 1962 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "The Royal Family"
  • Best lead actor: Vic Rugh, Jr.
  • Best lead actress: Nan Lumley
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Henry Burford
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Helen Clay
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: LeRoy King
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Jackie Hicks
  • Best actor, bit part: Gene Rugh & Tom Bone

1960 - 1961 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "A Few Buttons Missing"
  • Best lead actor: Clarence Newman
  • Best lead actress: Helen Compos
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Aubrey Lumley, Jr.
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Carla Cloer
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: LeRoy King
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Carla Cloer
  • Best actor, bit part: John F. Stover
  • Best actress, bit part: Nathalie Lawson
  • Best juvenile: Gary Giraudi, Carol Bettisworth & Clytie Moffits
  • Best feature players: Deak Morgan & LaRae King

1959 - 1960 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "Private Lives"
  • Best lead actor: Larry Cotta
  • Best lead actress: Jan Bailey
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Dave Weaver
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Jo Guinn
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Peter Wong & Dave Newman
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Toni Miller
  • Best actor, bit part: Eldon Hunt
  • Best actress, bit part: Julia Newman
  • Best juvenile: Penny Kenyon

1958 - 1959 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "Diary of Anne Frank"
  • Best lead actor: Eldon Hunt
  • Best lead actress: Elizabeth Dobson
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Clarence Newman
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Hildreth Graves
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Terry Terezi
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Nancy Delk
  • Best actor, bit part: LeRoy King
  • Best actress, bit part: Jo Stoker
  • Best juvenile: Kenny Richardson & Carla Cloer

1957 - 1958 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "A Man Called Peter"
  • Best lead actor: James Hurst
  • Best lead actress: LaRae King
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Arnold Bremler, Jr.
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Ruth Loyd
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: LeRoy King
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Connie Cone
  • Best actor, bit part: LeRoy Meek
  • Best actress, bit part: Kathie Harrison
  • Best juvenile: Lindley Lofton & Jerry Bozarth

1956 - 1957 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "Bus Stop"
  • Best lead actor: Bill White
  • Best lead actress: Dotty Torrey
  • Best actor, major supporting role: John Clark
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Thelma Lagace
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Dr. Melvin Campos
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: LaRae King
  • Best juvenile: Hershel Green

1955 - 1956 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "The Caine Mutiny"
  • Best lead actor: Frey May
  • Best lead actress: Elizabeth Dobson
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Tom Kively
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Elfrieda Allen
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: LeRoy King
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Ina Ramos
  • Best juvenile: Don Shannon & Pamela Shires

1954 - 1955 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "Lo and Behold"
  • Best lead actor: Bill Carpenter
  • Best lead actress: Madgel Friedman
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Virginia Beattie & Hildreth Graves
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Aubrey Lumley
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Helen Lamb

1953 - 1954 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "Mr. Roberts"
  • Best lead actor: Frank W. Sheldon, Jr.
  • Best lead actress: Ruby Woody
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Charles Patmore
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Nancy Lumley
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Ken Clifford
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Elizabeth Dobson
  • Best juvenile: Johnny Wiens & Patsy Beattie

1952 - 1953 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "The Happy Time"
  • Best lead actor: Walter Smith
  • Best lead actress: Alto Corbin
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Eldon Hunt
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Hildreth Graves
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Charles Patmore & Walt Esslinger
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Elizabeth Dobson
  • Best juvenile: Johnny Wiens

1951 - 1952 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "Strange Bedfellows"
  • Best lead actor: John Loyd
  • Best lead actress: Elizabeth Dobson
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Peter Tewksbury
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Elfrieda Allen
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Charles Patmore
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Marge McGrath
  • Best juvenile: Randy Scott

1950 - 1951 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "Born Yesterday"
  • Best lead actor: Richard Deacon
  • Best lead actress: Phyllis Towle
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Frank Sheldon, Jr.
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Joan Tewksbury
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Neil Selman
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Myana Tobias
  • Best juvenile: Rickie Keck & Darrelyn Hart
  • Best drawing room players: Helen Campos, Joan Tewksbury & Nancy Lumley

1949 - 1950 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "The Women"
  • Best lead actor: Coy Pledger & Bill White
  • Best actor, major supporting role: John Loyd
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Elizabeth Dobson
  • Best actor, minor supporting role: Frank Meottel & Alan Vincent
  • Best actress, minor supporting role: Toinette Miller & Mrs. E. A. Reeves
  • Best juvenile: Nancy Loyd & Russell Burtner
  • Best of nucleus: Ann B. Davis & Michael Osker

1948 - 1949 Hosscar Winners
  • Best show: "I Remember Mama"
  • Best lead actor: Coy Pledger
  • Best lead actress: Nancy Lumley
  • Best actor, major supporting role: Mac Williams
  • Best actress, major supporting role: Ruth Loyd
  • Best juvenile: Beverly Wills
  • Best out-of-town: Linda Borden

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