Character Sketches

"Character Sketches" is back for its 4th year! The theme for 2021 is award winners. See the table for a tentative schedule.

Cedar City Library gives special thanks to our primary costumers Janice Ruesch and Debbie Grimm for their hours of free service to this program. We aslo thank the Parowan Community Theater and Parowan High School from which most costumes are borrowed.

Tentative Schedule - Subject to Change
January Grammy Award - Recognizes achievement in the music industry.
February Academy Award - International recognition for cinematic achievements.
March YALSA Award of Excellence for Nonfiction (Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association) - Awards best nonfiction for teens.
April Newbery Medal Award - Distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
May Pulitzer Prize Award - Outstanding achievement in journalism; letters, drama & music; and special citations.
June Tony Award -  Excellence in live Broadway Theatre.
July Eisner Award - Creative achievement in American comic books.
August Hugo Award - Best dramatic Sci-Fi presentation (theatrical film, Television, dramatized works) of the previous year.
September Annie Award: Excellence in animation shown in cinema and television.
October The Game Award - Video game of the Year.
November  National Book Award -  Celebrates the best literature in America.
December Director's Choice - "Character Sketches" was originally intended to run through October of any given year. However, in 2019 and 2020 participants strongly encourage extending the season. Assuming that interest remains strong, December be "Director's Choice" (meaning the Library Director). Characters may be drawing from awards winners in sports, movies, television, games, or local residents who have won awards.

A selected example of each session's work will be posted below (newest to oldest) along with a link to other works produced that week.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to see "Character Sketches" pages from previous years.

2.3.2021 Kent Barney as Judah Ben-Hur
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11 Academy Awards, 1960

Best Picture; Best Actor in a Leading Role; Best Actor in a Supporting Role; Best Director; Best Cinematography, Color; Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Color; Best Costume Design, Color; Best Sound, Best film Editing; Best Effects, Special Effects; Best Music



1.27.2021 Burke DeGroff as Garth Brooks
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Grammy Awards
Garth Brooks

14 Nominations

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, 1997.

Best Country Vocal Performance, Male, 1991


1.20.2021 Megan Anderson as Cher
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Grammy Awards


7 Nominations

One of the few EGOT winners (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony)

Best Dance Recording, 1999.

1.13.2021 Sara Decker as Enya
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Grammy Awards


9 nominations

Winner of Best New Age Album 2006, 2001, 1996, 1992.

1.6.2021   Ben Batty as Sir Elton John
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Grammy Awards

Sir Elton John

34 nominations

Winner of Best Pop Performance (1986), Best Instrumental Composition (1991), Best Male Pop Vocal (1994, 1997), Best Musical Show (2000), Legend Award (2000) 













"Character Sketches" 2020: Click here.

"Character Sketches" 2019: Click here.

"Character Sketches" 2018: Click here.