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News (Calgary): 2015 Betty Mitchell Award Nominees announced!

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News (Calgary): 2015 Betty Mitchell Award Nominees announced!

2015 BETTY MITCHELL AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED!

Excellence shines through as nominations honour a diverse group of companies

Today, the Betty Mitchell Awards Board of Directors is pleased to announce nominations for the 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards, celebrating outstanding achievement in professional theatre in Calgary.

The 87 nominations across 17 categories include 16 companies and 54 distinct productions. Richard Lam, Chair of the Bettys Board of Directors, remarked,

“It is such an amazing statement on the quality of work being performed by all the Bettys-eligible companies that 16 individual organizations across a wide spectrum have been nominated.  Whether it’s comedy, drama, musical, or defies genre, excellence in theatre is not something that is the exception in Calgary – it’s the rule – and we are proud to celebrate their achievements.”

Three special adjudicated awards will also be presented at the 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards: the Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award (a $2000 cash prize) presented in conjunction with Quest Theatre, the Greg Bond Memorial Award (a $1000 cash prize, honouring Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre in Calgary), and the Dean Ott/ Debbie Boult Award (honouring Outstanding Achievement in Technical Production).

The 2014/2015 professional theatre season (June 15, 2014–June 14, 2015) brought to the stage 87 shows eligible for Betty Mitchell Award nominations. Ballots for voting on the nominations will be distributed to the 12-member Nominating Committee, eligible Passport Holders from the theatre community and general public as well as to last year’s recipients who reside in the Calgary area.

18th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards | MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015

Doors 6:30pm | Awards 7:30pm

Price: $30 for the first 100 tickets sold, $35 thereafter. Includes admission to the gala and official after party! For tickets, contact the Vertigo Theatre Box Office at 403.221.3708 or vertigotheatre.com

For more information about the Betty Mitchell Awards, email [email protected].

2015 NOMINATIONS

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Mabelle Carvajal – Othello
  • Julie Orton – Reasons To Be Happy
  • Val Planche – Liberation Days
  • Vanessa Sabourin – The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst
  • Myla Southward – As You Like It

 

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN

  • Kerem Çetinel – The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst
  • Gerald King – Liberation Days
  • Narda McCarroll – Othello
  • Scott Reid – Farewell, My Lovely
  • John Webber – The Haunting

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN

  • Anton de Groot – Charlotte’s Web
  • John C. Dinning – One Man, Two Guvnors
  • Narda McCarroll – The Haunting
  • Narda McCarroll – Othello
  • Cory Sincennes – Liberation Days

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Geoffrey Simon Brown – Equivocation
  • Tyrell Crews – One Man, Two Guvnors
  • Joel Cochrane – High Life
  • Roger LeBlanc – As You Like It
  • Stafford Perry – One Man, Two Guvnors

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN

  • Ronda Borneman – As You Like It
  • Deitra Kalyn – King Lear
  • Christine Reimer – Charlotte’s Web
  • William Schmuck – The Philadelphia Story
  • Rebecca Toon – ‘80s Solid Gold: A Musical Revue

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN OR COMPOSITION

  • Spider Bishop – Charlotte’s Web
  • Andrew Blizzard – The Haunting
  • Morag Northey and Peter Moller – Butcher
  • Matthew Waddell and Eric Rose – Tomorrow’s Child
  • Dewi Wood – What The Thunder Said

OUTSTANDING PROJECTION OR VIDEO DESIGN

  • Andrzej Goulding – Silent Night
  • Jamie Nesbitt – Liberation Days
  • Jamie Nesbitt – Farewell, My Lovely
  • Kalyna Conrad – Legoland
  • Wladimiro A. Woyno R., Matthew Waddell and Laura Anzola – The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY OR FIGHT DIRECTION

  • Denise Clarke – What The Thunder Said
  • Karl Sine – Carmen
  • Karl Sine – One Man, Two Guvnors
  • Karl Sine – Othello
  • Karl Sine – Silent Night

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTION

  • David Archibald – Dear Johnny Deere
  • Spider Bishop – Charlotte’s Web
  • Konrad Pluta – Avenue Q
  • Joe Slabe – Naughty But Nice!
  • Joe Slabe – One Man, Two Guvnors

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Kevin Corey – One Man, Two Guvnors
  • Matthew McKinney – Legoland
  • Stafford Perry – With Bells On
  • John Turner – MUMP and SMOOT in “ANYTHING” with Knooma
  • Frank Zotter – Shear Madness

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Katie Beetham – Monty Python’s Spamalot
  • Beth Graham – Victor and Victoria’s Terrifying Tale of Terrible Things
  • Julie Orton – As You Like It
  • Jo-Ann Waytowich – Ivanka Chews the Fat
  • Selina Wong – Avenue Q

OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY

  • Butcher – Nicolas Billon
  • Liberation Days ­­– David van Belle
  • The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst ­– David van Belle and Eric Rose
  • What the Thunder Said – One Yellow Rabbit Ensemble & guest artist Peter Hinton
  • Tomorrow’s Child ­– Matthew Waddell, Eric Rose and David van Belle

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION

  • Dean Paul Gibson – One Man, Two Guvnors
  • Ron Jenkins – Othello
  • Simon Mallett – rihannaboi95
  • Kevin McKendrick – Equivocation
  • Eric Rose – The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

  • Lindsey Angell – Liberation Days
  • Anna Cummer – Lungs
  • Kelsey Gilker – Liberation Days
  • Amanda Lisman – Venus in Fur
  • Moya O’Connell – The Philadelphia Story
  • Monice Peter – A Beautiful View

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A DRAMA

  • Beau Dixon – Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story
  • Braden Griffiths – The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst
  • Haysam Kadri – Othello
  • Simon Slater – Bloodshot
  • Diego Stredel – rihannaboi95

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL

  • Avenue Q – Stage West
  • Dear Johnny Deere – Theatre Calgary
  • Naughty but Nice! – Forte Musical Theatre Guild
  • Silent Night ­– Calgary Opera
  • Monty Python’s Spamalot – Stage West

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY

  • Butcher – Alberta Theatre Projects
  • Equivocation – The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions
  • The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst – Alberta Theatre Projects in Association with Ghost River Theatre
  • One Man, Two Guvnors – Theatre Calgary
  • Othello – The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions
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