Announcment (Calgary): The 2019-2020 Critter Award Nominees

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Announcment (Calgary): The 2019-2020 Critter Award Nominees

The 2019-2020 theatre season may have ended far too early, but there is still so much excellent theatre to celebrate. Here are the nominations for this year’s Calgary Theatre Critics Awards, known affectionately as The Critters. Congratulations to all the nominees!

BEST TOURING SHOW

  • Let’s Run Away – HPR/reWorks Productions
  • No Change in the Weather – A Terra Bruce Production
  • Queer Blind Date – HPR/Spontaneous Theatre Production
  • We Will Rock You – Annerin Productions

BEST DIRECTION

  • Christian Berry – Old Stock, A Refugee Love Story
  • Paul Muir – A Christmas Story
  • Carey Perloff – Merchant of Venice
  • Anita Rochon – Strangers on a Train
  • Nigel Shawn Williams – Disgraced

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

  • Denise Clarke – Strangers on a Train
  • Tyrell Crews – Noises Off
  • David Haysom – Merchant of Venice
  • Bruce Horak – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Karen Johnson-Diamond – Noises Off
  • Robert Kline – Last Christmas

BEST LEADING PERFORMANCE

  • Praneet Akilla – Iceland
  • Elinor Holt – The Pink Unicorn
  • Nathan Kay – Strangers on a Train
  • Evan Kinnane – The Louder We Get
  • Seana McKenna – The Merchant of Venice
  • Zach Running Coyote – Snowblind

BEST ORIGINAL PLAY

  • Bliss – Jamie Dunsdon
  • Snowblind – Zach Running Coyote
  • Men Express Their Feelings – Sunny Drake
  • The Dinner Party – Christopher Duthie
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse – R. Hamilton Wright

BEST DESIGN

  • Brian Ball – A Christmas Story
  • Anton de Groot – Noises Off
  • Terry Gunvordahl- Matilda the Musical
  • Hanne Loosen – The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Scott Reid – A Christmas Carol

BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL

  • The Louder We Get – Theatre Calgary
  • Mamma Mia! – Stage West
  • Naughty But Nice (Six in the City) – Forte Musical Theatre Guild
  • Old Stock, A Refugee Love Story – Alberta Theatre Projects

BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY

  • A Christmas Story – Rosebud Theatre
  • Disgraced – Alberta Theatre Projects
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Alberta Theatre Projects
  • Noises Off – Theatre Calgary
  • Strangers on a Train – Vertigo Theatre
In addition to the nominations, the Calgary Theatre Critics wish to give honorary Calgary Theatre Critics Awards to Joyce Doolittle and John Murrell for their inestimable contributions to theatre in Calgary.
 
The Critters will live stream on June 15 at 7 p.m.