We pay tribute to Vic Kumma, our beloved FREDDY© Awards coordinator, House Manager, and Director of Volunteers. He passed away December 10, 2008. Vic was diagnosed with cancer in March and rarely missed a day at the theatre until entering hospice after Thanksgiving. He was the welcoming smile and voice of the theatre, loved by patrons, volunteers, staff, and the entire FREDDY© Awards community. We miss him more than words can express. Beginning with the 2009 program, the Outstanding Solo Vocal FREDDY© has renamed the Vic Kumma Award for Outstanding Solo Vocal Performance.