Character Sketches

"Character Sketches" is back for its 4th year! The theme for 2021 is "Award Winners."

See the table (below right) for a tentative schedule.

See below for individual characters and models by week (newest to oldest). Scroll to the bottom of the page to see "Character Sketches" from previous years.

Click here to see wmv file of 2021 "Character Sketches.

Cedar City Library gives special thanks to our primary costumers Janice Ruesch and Debbie Grimm for their hours of free service to this program from April 2018 through early 2021. We recognize the continued efforts of Debbie Grimm who assumed nearly full responsibility in 2021 (while Janice is engaged in a period of full-time service to the church to which she belongs).We also thank the Parowan Community Theater and Parowan High School from which most costumes are borrowed.

Tentative schedule at the bottom of the page.

5.5.2021 - Hannah Melling as Lorena Wood (Lonesome Dove)
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A beautiful young woman from Alabama who was coerced into prostitution by a former lover, later washing up in Lonesome Dove, where she works as the town's only whore. Lorena is taciturn, strong-willed and intimidating, generally viewing her clients and admirers with contempt. Discontent with her life, Lorena longs to travel to San Francisco.

4.28.2021 - Clayton Brush as Dr. Dolittle
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Dolittle is a kind, gentle sort. He will do anything to protect the downtrodden, particularly animals. He is also a man of his word, and will uphold any bargain he has made, even if it should take years for him to be able to follow through. When confronted, the good doctor also knows when right is on his side (which is always). Thus, he will not back down, and will not negotiate.

4.21.2021 - Brooklyn Hulet as Meg Murry (A Wrinkle in Time)
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An intelligent adolescent  with braces, glasses, and low self-esteem. She helps her friend, Calvin, with his math homework, even though she is several years behind him in school. Her intelligence isn't rewarded in school. For example, she's good at math but hates to write down all the steps. Meg goes on a space adventure where she gets to call on some of her better qualities and show what she's made of.

4.14.2021 - Miguel Boldonado as Hector "Zero" Zeroni (Holes)
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Zero is known to be the best digger at Camp Green Lake. So often, he is considered "stupid" or a mere nothing by the other boys and the counselors at the lake. He lacks an education. However, he is smart and manages to stand for himself in the face of adversity, breaking Mr. Pendanski's nose with a shovel after one too many snide remarks.

4.7.2021 - Coty Brush as Sarah Wheaton (Sarah Plain and Tall)
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Sarah describes herself as strong, a hard worker and not particularly mild of manner - very much a stereotypical Yankee woman. It is her response to a personal advertisement in the newspaper for a companion to the widowed Jacob who can take on the roles normally reserved for mother to his two children that brings her into the orbit of Jacob and his family. Sarah proves herself more than capable of standing up to Jacob while also occasionally demonstrating endearing acts of pure femininity. 

3.31.2021 - Peter Johnson as A. J. Dungo
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In this beautiful graphic memoir, perfectly cast in muted beach tones, Dungo interweaves his story of first love with his girlfriend’s passion for surfing, her heroism in the face of cancer, and a primer on the history of surfing.

3.24.2021 - Kiante Paris as Starr Carter (The Hate U Give)
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Starr Carter has learned to live in two worlds, managing her life as a prep-school student by day while returning each night to the low-income neighborhood she calls home. After witnessing the murder of her unarmed friend Khalil by a police officer, these two worlds collide, and Starr must decide what risks she is willing to take to pursue justice. 

3.17.2021 - Mackenzie Wieder as herself
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Special thanks to Mackenzie. Tonight's model was unable to attend. Mackenzie is a library patron and was minding her own business, as she selected materials to check out and take home. She was asked to model with no warning and graciously accepted the invitation.





3.10.2021 - Emily Pearson as Yvaine (Stardust)
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Yvaine was an evening star, who loved to observe the actions of humans down below. She lived in the sky along with her mother and extended family for hundreds of years. According to the novel, she has a beautiful voice and tells Tristan that she loved to sing with her sisters.

3.3..2021 - Derek Wood as Van Gogh
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“Vincent and Theo” depicts the interdependence of the two Dutch brothers, from their childhood in an austere nineteenth century Dutch parsonage to the Parisian fin de siècle demimonde, as Theo champions and pragmatically supports his brother as he battles the demons of both mental illness and familial expectations.

2.24.2021 - Gabby Cox as Roxie Hart (Chicago)
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Roxanne dreamed of a career in vaudeville but, despite dating noted mobster Al Capelli and getting some press attention as a socialite, is never able to break into the business beyond some work as a chorus girl in a seedy nightclub on Chicago's South Side. Defeated, she falls for auto mechanic Amos Hart, a kind-hearted but meek and naïve man with a stable working-class income; his relationship with Roxie is more like a father figure than a romantic partner.

2.17.2021 - Bevan Cox as Rocky Balboa
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A rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated, kind-hearted working class Italian-American boxer, working as a debt collector for a loan shark in the slums of Philadelphia. Rocky, a small-time club fighter, gets a shot at the world heavyweight championship.

2.10.2021 - Rhean Carlson as Daisy Werthan (Driving Miss Daisy)
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In 1948, Daisy Werthan, or Miss Daisy, a 72-year-old wealthy, Jewish, widowed, retired schoolteacher, lives alone in Atlanta, Georgia, except for a black housekeeper, Idella. When Miss Daisy drives her 1946 Chrysler Windsor into her neighbor's yard, her 40-year-old son Boolie buys her a 1949 Hudson Commodore and hires Hoke Colburn, a black chauffeur. Miss Daisy at first refuses to let anyone else drive her, but gradually accedes to the arrangement.

2.3.2021 - Kent Barney as Judah Ben Hur (Ben Hur)
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A Jewish prince from Jerusalem, who is enslaved by the Romans at the beginning of the first century and becomes a charioteer and a Christian. Running in parallel with Judah's narrative is the unfolding story of Jesus, from the same region and around the same age.

1.27.2021 - Burke DeGroff as Garth Brooks
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Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, 1997

Best Country Vocal Performance, Male, 1991.

14 nominations.

1.20.2021 - Megan Anderson as Cher
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Cher is one of the few EGOT winners (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony)

Best Dance Recording, 1999.

7 Nominations.

1.13.2021 - Sara Decker as Enya
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Best New Age Album 2006, 2001, 1996, 1992

9 nominations

1.6.2021 - Ben Batty as Sir Elton John
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Legend Award, 2000

Best Musical Show Album with Tim Rice, 2000.

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, 1997, 1994.

Best instrumental Composition, 1991.

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group, 1986.

34 nominations.

"Character Sketches" 2020: Click here.

"Character Sketches" 2019: Click here.

"Character Sketches" 2018: Click here.

January: Grammy Awards - Recognizes achievement in the music industry. February: Academy Awards - Recognizes international cinematic achievements. March: YALSA - American Library Associations recognition of works with special appeal ot young adults. April: Newbery Medal Awards: Distinguished contribution to American literature for children. May: Pulitzer Prize - Outstanding achievemennt in journalism, letters, music & drama, and special citations. June: Tony Awards - Excellence in live Broadway theater.
July: Eisner Awards - Awards for creative achievement in American comic books. August: Hugo Awards - Award to dramatized works of SciFi or fantasy of the previous year. September: Annie Awards - Excellence in animation show in cinema or TV. October: Spike Video Game Awards. November: National Book Award - Celebrates the best of American Literature. December: TBD