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Posted on Sun, Dec 18, 2011 : 12:26 p.m.

The Michigan Theater and Redbud Productions win BestOf honors; this week vote for the best window displays

By AnnArbor.com Staff

What is the venue for live theater or a show and what is the best stage performance group in Washtenaw County? The voters in AnnArbor.com’s BestOf contest say it’s the Michigan Theater and Redbud Productions.

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Voting for both the venue and performance group contests began last Sunday and ended at 11:59 p.m. Saturday. For best venue for live theater or a show, it was a pretty close race between Performance Network Theater and the Michigan Theater throughout the week. By the end of the contest, the Michigan Theater took first place with 46 votes. Performance Network Theater finished No. 2 with 30 votes and Hill Auditorium finished in third place. For best stage performance group, Performance Network Theater rose to the top again along with Redbud Productions. As the contest ended, Redbud Productions finished in first place with 65 votes. Performance Network Theater finished No. 2 with 40 votes and The Penny Seats finished in third place.

This week, vote for the best window displays.

They say that the eyes are the window to the soul, but it's also true that a window can give a glimpse of the soul of the store within. The best window displays can stop you in your tracks. They can make you laugh out loud, or even whip out your phone to snap a picture. We've got some consistently excellent store window displays in the area. What's your favorite?

Cast your vote for best window displays.

Readers can suggest contenders for upcoming contests by going to http://www.annarbor.com/bestof/#bestof_schedule.

And don't forget, everyone who votes will be entered into a drawing each week for a chance to win a prize. This week's prize is for a $50 gift card.