19th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards – Tickets Now On Sale!

July 6, 2016 by  
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Tickets are Now On Sale!

The 19th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards will be held on Monday, August 22nd, 2016!

at Vertigo Theatre (115 9th Ave SE)
Doors 6:30pm | Awards 7:30pm | After-party to follow

Early Bird Price: $30 (First 100 tickets) | Regular Price: $35

Nominated artists: Please contact the Vertigo Theatre Box Office to book your complimentary ticket! (403-221-3708)
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2016 Betty Mitchell Award Nominees Announced

July 6, 2016 by  
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2016 BETTY MITCHELL AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED!

Outstanding theatre achievement will be celebrated across a huge variety of theatre productions

Today, the Betty Mitchell Awards Board of Directors is pleased to announce nominations for the 2016 Betty Mitchell Awards, celebrating outstanding achievement in professional theatre in Calgary.

The 60 nominations across 12 categories include 16 companies and 35 distinct productions.

Three special adjudicated awards will also be presented at the 2016 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 complete list of nominees can be read below.

The 2015/2016 professional theatre season (June 15, 2015–June 14, 2016) brought to the stage 51 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.

The 19th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards will be held on Monday, August 22nd, 2016!
at Vertigo Theatre (115 9th Ave SE)

Doors 6:30pm | Awards 7:30pm | After-party to follow
Early Bird Price: $30 (First 100 tickets) | Regular Price: $35
Includes admission to the gala and official after party!

For tickets, contact the Vertigo Theatre Box Office at 403-221-3708 or at vertigotheatre.com

Nominated artists: Please contact the Vertigo Theatre Box Office to book your complimentary ticket!

For more information about the Betty Mitchell Awards, email info@bettymitchellawards.com

 

2016 NOMINATIONS

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble

Book Club – Lunchbox Theatre

Calgary, I Love You, but You’re Killing Me – One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre

Legend Has It – Alberta Theatre Projects

My Family and Other Endangered Species – Downstage

Naughty but Nice, Too! – Forte Musical Theatre Guild

 

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Burks – Romeo and Juliet – The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions

Anna Cummer – The Shoplifters – Theatre Calgary

Natascha Girgis – Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily – Vertigo Theatre

Brianna Johnston – The Money Shot – Ground Zero Theatre

Kelly Malcolm –The Crucible – Theatre Calgary

 

Outstanding Lighting Design

Anton De Groot – Macbeth – Vertigo Theatre, The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions

Kevin Lamotte – The Crucible – Theatre Calgary

Narda McCarroll – Turn of the Screw – Vertigo Theatre

Michael Walton – The Little Prince – The Musical – Theatre Calgary

John Webber – Calamity Town – Vertigo Theatre

 

Outstanding Set Design

David Fraser – Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily – Vertigo Theatre

Narda McCarroll – The Mousetrap – Vertigo Theatre

Christina Poddubiuk – The Light in the Piazza – Theatre Calgary

Cameron Porteous – The Crucible – Theatre Calgary

Scott Reid – The Turn of the Screw – Vertigo Theatre

 

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Joe Perry – The Circle – Alberta Theatre Projects

Stafford Perry – Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike – Alberta Theatre Projects

Karl Sine – The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook – Ground Zero Theatre

David Sklar – Bad Jews – Theatre Calgary

Paul Welch – Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily – Vertigo Theatre

 

Outstanding Costume Design

Bretta Gereke – The Little Prince – Theatre Calgary

Deitra Kalyn – The Crucible – Theatre Calgary

Deitra Kalyn – Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily – Vertigo Theatre

Victoria Krawchuk – Romeo and Juliet – The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions

Christina Poddubiuk – The Light in the Piazza – Theatre Calgary

 

Outstanding Sound Design or Composition

Andrew Blizzard – Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily – Vertigo Theatre (Composer/Sound Design)

Andrew Blizzard – Macbeth – Vertigo Theatre, The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions (Composer/Sound Design)

David Rhymer – Calgary, I Love You, but You’re Killing Me – One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre (Composer)

Tim Williams – Snow Angel – Quest Theatre (Composer)

Tim Williams – Epiphany – Lunchbox Theatre (Sound Designer)

 

Outstanding Projection or Video Design

Jamie Nesbitt – Calamity Town – Vertigo Theatre

Sean Nieuwenhuis – The Little Prince – The Musical – Theatre Calgary

Scott Reid – Die Tote Stadt – Calgary Opera

JP Thibodeau – The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook – Ground Zero Theatre

Amelia Scott and Joel Adria – Cockroach – Alberta Theatre Projects

 

Outstanding Choreography or Fight Direction

Karl Sine – The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook – Ground Zero Theatre

Karl Sine with Justin Michael Carriere and Nathan Pronyshyn – The Fight or Flight Response – Verb Theatre

Karl Sine – Macbeth – Vertigo Theatre, The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions

Karl Sine – Romeo and Juliet – The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions

Lisa Stevens – The Little Prince – The Musical – Theatre Calgary

 

Outstanding Musical Direction

Elizabeth Baird – The Little Prince – The Musical – Theatre Calgary

Jonathan Munro – The Light in the Piazza – Theatre Calgary

David Rhymer – Calgary, I Love You, but You’re Killing Me – One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre

David Rhymer – The Floating Mouse – Green Fools

Joe Slabe – What Gives – Lunchbox Theatre

 

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Comedy or Musical

Lois Anderson – Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike – Alberta Theatre Projects

Susan Gilmour – The Light in the Piazza – Theatre Calgary

Natascha Girgis – Suite Surrender – Stage West

Jamie Konchak – The Floating Mouse – Green Fools

Ayla Stephen – Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) – The Shakespeare Company and Handsome Alice Theatre, with the support of Hit & Myth Productions

 

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Comedy or Musical

Christian Goutsis – The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook – Ground Zero Theatre

Christopher Hunt – Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike – Alberta Theatre Projects

Stafford Perry – In On It – Lunchbox Theatre

Trevor Rueger – Suite Surrender – Stage West

Trevor Schmidt – Flora & Fawna’s Field Trip! with Fleurette – Lunchbox Theatre

 

Outstanding New Play

Blake Brooker and Ensemble – Calgary, I Love You, but You’re Killing Me

Geoffrey Simon Brown – The Circle

Col Cseke – The Fight or Flight Response

Jennie Esdale – The Floating Mouse

Matthew MacKenzie – Benefit

 

Outstanding Direction

Craig Hall & Nathan Pronyshyn – Calamity Town – Vertigo Theatre

Craig Hall – Macbeth – Vertigo Theatre, The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions

Samantha MacDonald – In On It – Lunchbox Theatre

Val Planche – Bad Jews – Theatre Calgary

R.H. Thomson – The Crucible – Theatre Calgary

 

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama

Anna Cummer – Macbeth – Vertigo Theatre, The Shakespeare Company and Hit &Myth Productions

Bobbi Goddard – Bad Jews – Theatre Calgary

Elinor Holt – Shakespeare’s Will – Sage Theatre

Allison Lynch – Romeo & Juliet – The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions

Vanessa Sabourin – The Crucible – Theatre Calgary

 

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama

Karl Sine – The Crucible – Theatre Calgary

Eric Wigston – Romeo & Juliet – The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth

Productions

Braden Griffiths – Turn of the Screw – Vertigo Theatre

Geoffrey Simon Brown – The Circle – Alberta Theatre Projects

Nathan Pronyshyn – The Fight or Flight Response – Verb Theatre

 

Outstanding Production of a Musical

The Floating Mouse – Green Fools

Life, Death and The Blues – Alberta Theatre Projects (A Theatre Passe Muraille Production, In association with Hope and Hell Theatre Co.)

The Light in the Piazza – Theatre Calgary

The Little Prince – Theatre Calgary

Naughty but Nice, Too! – Forte Musical Theatre Guild

 

Outstanding Production of a Play

Bad Jews – Theatre Calgary

The Crucible – Theatre Calgary

The Fight or Flight Response – Verb Theatre

In On It – Lunchbox Theatre

Romeo & Juliet –The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions

 

Congratulations, Calgary on an excellent 2015-16 theatre season! 

The Dean Ott / Debbie Boult Award 2016: Call for Nominations

June 16, 2016 by  
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Nominations are currently being accepted for the Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award, honouring outstanding Achievement in Technical Production. Deadline for submissions is July 2, 2016.

The Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award

This annual award has been created to honour a member of Calgary’s theatre community who has made a major contribution or significant achievement in the area of technical production in Calgary. This award is given in recognition of Dean Ott and Debbie Boult. Throughout their lives, Dean and Debbie continually strove for excellence and were regarded as a benchmark for professionalism. The recipient of this award will reflect Dean and Debbie’s passion for their craft.

Criteria for nomination:

  • Preference will be given to those who reside in Calgary;
  • Will have the qualities of professionalism, cooperation, self-discipline and strong work ethic;
  • May be awarded for an outstanding season of work, individual achievement, or a sustained contribution to the community;
  • Areas of specialization may include, but are not restricted to: stage management, stage carpentry, production management, running crew, wardrobe, lighting or sound technician.

The successful nominee will be recognized with a statuette at the 2016 Betty Mitchell Awards.

Previous recipients have included: Tom McCarthy, Colin McCracken, Monty Schneider, Dianne Goodman, Brad & Ellen Leavitt, Lance Olson, Tracey Hooper, Darcy Foggo, Ian Wilson, Brian Beaulieu, Terri Gillis, Wes Jenkins, Susan McNair Reid, Riley Miljan, Richard McDowell, Jack Jamieson, and Lillian Messer.

Submit your nomination online by clicking here, or by submitting the materials to: info@bettymitchellawards.com
More information about the Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award can be found by clicking here.

The 19th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards | MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
Tickets go on sale soon, so stay tuned!

Greg Bond Memorial Award 2016: Call for Nominations

June 16, 2016 by  
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Nominations are currently being accepted for the Greg Bond Memorial Award. Deadline for submission is July 2, 2016.

Greg Bond Memorial Award
(Honouring Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre in Calgary)

This annual award is intended to honour the outstanding achievement by an individual—either for this season or for accumulated dedication or achievement—in musical theatre in Calgary.

The award is made possible through the Toronto Community Foundation, and is presented by the Bond Family in memory of their son, Greg (1954–1989). Greg studied and worked in musical theatre across Canada, from Banff to Charlottetown as well as in Australia. His life was marked by a drive for professionalism, a talent for composition, and a desire to continually study, create and perform. He will be remembered for his positive attitude and his remarkable ability to give and engender respect from everyone whom his life touched.

Criteria for the Greg Bond Memorial Award:

  • Preference will be given to those who reside in Calgary;
  • Will have contributed to the profile of musical theatre in Calgary;
  • Will have the qualities of: cooperation, self-discipline and work ethic;
  • Areas of specialization may include, but are not restricted to: performance, musical direction, education, choreography, composition, instrumentalist;
  • Is a professional in his/her field, and viewed as such by his/her peers.

The successful nominee will receive a $1000 cash award and be recognized with a statuette at the 2016 Betty Mitchell Awards.

Previous recipients have included: Doug McKeag, Tom Doyle, Margot McDermott, Bob Foster, Marilyn Perkins, Stage West Calgary, Hal Kerbes, Joe Slabe, Elaine Higgin Case, Mark Bellamy, David Rhymer, Denise Clarke, Joel Cochrane, Chris Jacko, Onalea Gilbertson, Willy Joosen, and the Young Canadians.

Submit your nomination online by clicking here, or by submitting the materials to: info@bettymitchellawards.com
More information about the Greg Bond Memorial Award can be found by clicking here.

The 19th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards | MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
Tickets go on sale soon, so stay tuned!

The Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audience Award 2016: Call for Nominations

June 16, 2016 by  
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Nominations are currently being accepted for the Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award. Deadline for Submission: July 2, 2016.

The Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award

This annual award has been created to honour an individual or group of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution or significant achievement in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences in Calgary.  This award is made possible through a partnership between Quest Theatre and the Betty Mitchell Awards and is supported by a fund established in 2008 at the Calgary Foundation by a group of generous donors in recognition of Duval Lang.

Duval Lang was the founding Artistic Director of Quest Theatre and spent 25 years making theatre accessible, meaningful, and enjoyable to young audiences.  Along the way he has nurtured many emerging artists who have been inspired by his influence.  Duval’s dedication to his craft has, and will continue to have, a significant legacy in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences.

Criteria for nomination:

  • May be an individual or group of individuals (but not an organization);
  • Preference will be given to those who reside in Calgary;
  • Has demonstrated excellence in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences;
  • May be awarded for an outstanding season of work, individual achievement, or a sustained contribution to the community.

The successful nominee will receive a $2000 cash award and be recognized with a statuette at the 2016 Betty Mitchell Awards.
2009 was the first presentation of the Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award.  Past award recipients include Lana Skauge, Karen Johnson-Diamond, Kathleen Foreman, Nova Lea Thorne, Rose Brow, and most recently Suzanne Mott.

Submit your nomination online by clicking here, or by submitting the materials to: info@bettymitchellawards.com
More information about the Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award can be found by clicking here.

The 19th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards | MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
Tickets go on sale soon, so stay tuned!

2015 Juried Awards Announcement

September 5, 2015 by  
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 2015 BETTY MITCHELL AWARDS JURIED AWARDS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

 

Calgary, AB — The juries have convened, deliberated, and have chosen the recipients for the 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards juried awards:

  • Suzanne Mott for the Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award presented in conjunction with Quest Theatre, honouring Outstanding Achievement in Theatre for Young Audiences;
  • The Young Canadians School for the Greg Bond Memorial Award recognizing Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre in Calgary;
  • Lillian Messer for the Dean Ott / Debbie Boult Award honouring Outstanding Achievement in Technical Production

The 2015 Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award honours Suzanne Mott.

o_Wn6vcZ0QjIYbkCiXX4PVm7Ocf2JC7UuHy4OnK9pyM“Without a year round series dedicated to presenting work on tour, for many years Calgary audiences were not able to experience the incredible work being done by Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) companies across the country,” says Braden Griffiths. Thanks to Suzanne Mott’s foresight and vision, that reality changed in 2003 when Vertigo launched its Y Stage program. Since its inception, Y Stage has presented countless productions, created by some of the best Theatre for Young Audiences artists that this world has to offer. Y Stage has grown to be an integral part of our national TYA community and is recognized as a leader in presenting socially relevant, high quality theatre for youth. By creating partnerships with companies both in Calgary and internationally, and thanks to her tireless advocacy of TYA, Suzanne created a profoundly valuable venue for our theatre community and audiences; a venue where the magic of theatre can be experienced by one and all, both the short and the tall.”

This annual award has been created to honor an individual or group of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution or significant achievement in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences in Calgary. This award is made possible through a partnership between Quest Theatre and the Betty Mitchell Awards and is supported by a fund established in 2008 at the Calgary Foundation by a group of generous donors in recognition of Duval Lang.

Duval Lang was the founding Artistic Director of Quest Theatre and spent 25 years making theatre accessible, meaningful, and enjoyable to young audiences. Along the way he has nurtured many emerging artists who have been inspired by his influence. Duval’s dedication to his craft has, and will continue to have, a significant legacy in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences.

 

The 2015 Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award honours Lillian Messer.
mp6yK5bzjsFe3apyPPM_EUuPP4b9gaVlQgC5Oun0jeYLillian Messer, a talented designer, craftsperson and current Head of Props at Theatre Calgary is the recipient of the 2015 Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award. Following graduation from the University of Calgary in 1988, Lillian began an internship at Theatre Calgary as design assistant with Guido Tondino followed by employment with Quest Theatre and JV Theatre Productions. It was at JV in the Prop Shop that she found her calling. To quote Lillian, “When I was a child I spent many days with my grandmother learning how to sew and create things. I feel that my whole life was preparing me to work in props.” Letters of support from a wide cross section of Calgary’s theatre community cite Lillian’s excellent technical skills, work ethic, commitment to mentoring young people, support of educational and community groups and remarkable problem solving abilities. In the words of actor, producer and arts educator, Steve Gin, “Lillian works from a love of her craft, deep respect for her colleagues, and a palpable creative force within. She deserves to be honoured for her significant contributions to our community with this award.”

This annual award has been created to honour a member of Calgary’s theatre community who has made a major contribution or significant achievement in the area of technical production in Calgary. This award is given in recognition of Dean Ott and Debbie Boult. Throughout their lives, Dean and Debbie continually strove for excellence and were regarded as a benchmark for professionalism. The recipient of this award will reflect Dean and Debbie’s passion for their craft.

 

The 2015 Greg Bond Memorial Award honours The Young Canadians School.

 

vGMM9vNLuVEHUFHG3m4sPCNTTZXLZqyGLUpWLludfPQFrom Hal Kerbes, “Each year, the Greg Bond Memorial Award is presented by the Bond Family and the Toronto Community foundation in memory of Greg Bond (1954–1989). He was an energetic, enthusiastic and extremely talented actor/singer/dancer/musician who had a remarkable respect for, and from, the musicians and musical theatre artists with whom he delighted in working.

The award honours contribution to the profile of musical theatre in Calgary. It recognizes a cooperative spirit, a sound work ethic, and acknowledges outstanding achievement by peers.

This year the award will be presented to a group who has influenced musical theatre in Calgary for five decades. The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede grew from the Calgary Kidettes, who first performed on the grandstand stage in 1965. In the ensuing fifty years, the group has provided performing scholarships to thousands of young artists. It introduced the concept of dinner theatre to Calgary with big musicals such as Damn Yankees, Man of La Mancha & Funny Girl. The troupe has recorded, done TV specials, toured nationally and internationally and has entertained millions attending the Grandstand Show. Countless former Young Canadians – including at least three previous Greg Bond Award recipients have gone on to professional performing careers around the world.”

 

For media information:

Kaye Booth, PublicistBetty Mitchell Awards Steering Committee

P: 403.708.1451

E: kayedbooth@gmail.com

Richard Lam, ChairBetty Mitchell Awards Steering Committee

P: 403.862.8228

E: richard.l.lam@gmail.com

 

2015 Dinner Offer – Make a Night of It!

July 29, 2015 by  
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Dinner deal at Ruth’s Chris:

The Bettys are thrilled to be offering a special dinner option at Ruth’s Chris Steak House before the show. Located on the second floor of the Calgary Tower, Ruth’s Chris will be offering a $39 set menu option (drinks and gratuities not included). Please see the menu below for details. Reservations must be made for before 6pm to take advantage of the offer and to ensure enough time to make it to the show downstairs. Subject to availability, so call 403-246-3636 soon!
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Tickets

July 9, 2015 by  
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The 18th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards will be held on Monday, August 24th, 2015!

at Vertigo Theatre (115 9th Ave SE)
Doors 6:30pm | Awards 7:30pm | After-party to follow

Early Bird Price: $30 (First 100 tickets)

Regular Price: $35

Nominated artists: Please contact the Vertigo Theatre Box Office to book your complimentary ticket! (403-221-3708)
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Still want to grab a REALLY fabulous bite to eat with your friends before the show?  Check out our dinner offer, exclusively available for Bettys attendees at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.

2015 Betty Mitchell Award Nominees Announced

July 1, 2015 by  
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square thumbnail-012015 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 complete list of nominees can be accessed at the Betty Mitchell Awards website, below.

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 info@bettymitchellawards.com.

 

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

Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award 2015 – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

June 8, 2015 by  
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Nominations are currently being accepted for the Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award, honouring outstanding Achievement in Technical Production. Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2015.

This annual award has been created to honour a member of Calgary’s theatre community who has made a major contribution or significant achievement in the area of technical production in Calgary. This award is given in recognition of Dean Ott and Debbie Boult. Throughout their lives, Dean and Debbie continually strove for excellence and were regarded as a benchmark for professionalism. The recipient of this award will reflect Dean and Debbie’s passion for their craft.

Criteria for nomination:

  • Preference will be given to those who reside in Calgary;
  • Will have the qualities of professionalism, cooperation, self-discipline and strong work ethic;
  • May be awarded for an outstanding season of work, individual achievement, or a sustained contribution to the community;
  • Areas of specialization may include, but are not restricted to: stage management, stage carpentry, production management, running crew, wardrobe, lighting or sound technician.

The successful nominee will be recognized with a statuette at the 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards.

Previous recipients have included: Tom McCarthy, Colin McCracken, Monty Schneider, Dianne Goodman, Brad & Ellen Leavitt, Lance Olson, Tracey Hooper, Darcy Foggo, Ian Wilson, Brian Beaulieu, Terri Gillis, Wes Jenkins, Susan McNair Reid, Riley Miljan, Richard McDowell, and Jack Jamieson.

Submit your nomination online by clicking here, or by submitting the materials to: info@bettymitchellawards.com
More information about the Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award can be found by clicking here.

The 18th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards | MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
Tickets go on sale soon, so stay tuned!

 

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