2011 Betty Mitchell Award Nominations Announced!

June 28, 2011 by  
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photo by Brent Calis

photo by Brent Calis

Nominations for the 2011 Betty Mitchell Awards, celebrating Calgary’s professional theatre, were announced today at the Auburn Saloon.  Presenting the 2011 nominees was last year’s recipient of the Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Julie Orton.

The nominations for the 2011 Betty Mitchell Awards are spread particularly evenly across Calgary’s professional theatre companies reflecting a high calibre of work being produced on all stages throughout the city.  While larger companies that produce more plays in a given year have received more nominations, smaller companies have received a similar proportion of nominations per play produced.  Addressing the distribution of the 2011 award nominations, Trevor Rueger, Chair of the Betty Mitchell Awards Steering Committee, remarks,

“The representation of both the largest budget companies and the smallest budget companies really speaks to the incredible community of work being created and performed in Calgary.”

Three special adjudicated awards will also be presented at the 2011 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 Bettys’ media sponsor, Fast Forward Weekly will also be presenting the Fast Forward Weekly Readers’ Choice Award.

The complete list of nominees can be accessed here.

The 2010/2011 professional theatre season (June 15, 2010-June 14, 2011) brought to the stage 57 shows eligible for Betty Mitchell Award nominations.  Ballots for voting on the nominations will be distributed to the 12-member Nominating Committee and eligible Passport Holders from the theatre community and general public.

The recipients of the 2011 Betty Mitchell Awards will be announced at the gala ceremony on Monday, August 8, 2011 at Stage West Theatre (727 – 42 Avenue S.E).  Tickets are on sale now through the Stage West Box Office.  Tickets are $55.00 (all fees included) and include a buffet dinner, the Betty Mitchell Awards Show and entrance to the Official Bettys After Party at the Auburn Saloon.  Tickets may be purchased in person by cash, credit card, or debit.  Using a credit card, tickets may also be purchased by phone: 403.243.6642.

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

Passports at the Nominations Announcement

June 26, 2011 by  
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Due to submission complications arising from the Canada Post mail strike, we will have both the passport stamp and EXTRA blank passports at the 4 pm Nominations Announcement this Tuesday at the Auburn. Either bring in your completed passport or fill out a new one there. You will then be able to leave your passports with Karen Johnson-Diamond, who will then hand deliver them all to the accountant’s office by the 30th.

Please direct any additional questions to Karen Johnson-Diamond at kjdc@shaw.ca.

Nominations Announcement this Tuesday!

June 23, 2011 by  
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photo by Brent Calis

photo by Brent Calis

REMINDER: The Nominations Announcement for the 2011 Betty Mitchell Awards will take place this Tuesday, June 28th at 4 p.m. in the Auburn Saloon. Members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Nominations for the 2011 Betty Mitchell Awards will be announced at The Auburn Saloon (115, 9th Ave. S.E.-at the base of the Calgary Tower) on Tuesday, June 28th at 4 p.m. by the recipient of last year’s award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Julie Orton.

Members of the Calgary theatre community, friends, patrons, and the media are all invited to attend the Nomination Announcement.  The complete list of nominees can be accessed at www.bettymitchellawards.com following the announcement.

Now in their 14th year, The Betty Mitchell Awards are an important part of Calgary’s professional theatre community.  These awards not only recognize the continued level of excellence in Calgary theatres but also raise the profile of live performance in our city and encourage audience growth.

The 2010/2011 professional theatre season (June 15, 2010-June 14, 2011) brought to the stage 57 shows eligible for Betty Mitchell Award nominations.

Tickets for the 2011 Betty Mitchell Awards are on sale now and can be purchased through Stage West Theatre Restaurant by phoning 403.243.6642. For further information please visit our website at www.bettymitchellawards.com.

*Due to submission complications arising from the Canada Post mail strike, we will have both the passport stamp and EXTRA blank passports at the 4 pm Nominations Announcement this Tuesday at the Auburn. Either bring in your completed passport or fill out a new one there. You will then be able to leave your passports with Karen Johnson-Diamond, who will then hand deliver them all to the accountant’s office by the 30th.

Please direct any additional questions to Karen Johnson-Diamond at kjdc@shaw.ca.

REMINDER: Nominations for Juried Awards

June 17, 2011 by  
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photo by Brent Calis

The nomination deadline for the juried awards presented at the 2011 Betty Mitchell Awards ceremony is Thursday, June 30th.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the following juried awards:

The Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award
(Honouring Outstanding Achievement in Technical Production)

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

The Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award
(Honouring Outstanding Contribution to Theatre for Young Audiences in Calgary)

For criteria and submission guidelines go to www.bettymitchellawards.com.  Full details are outlined under News.

Time to Send in Your Passports!

June 14, 2011 by  
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photo by Brent Calis

Betty Mitchell Awards Passports are due by June 30th

Members of the community who have seen 25 or more eligible theatre productions, and have had their passports stamped, are encouraged to mail in their passports NO LATER THAN JUNE 30TH.

Passports should be mailed to:

Betty Mitchell Awards
c/o R.W. Quinlan
220 – 7260 – 12th Street SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2S5

Please be sure to include your name, mailing address, and phone number with your passport.  Ballots will be mailed out to all community members who have submitted passports containing 25 or more stamps.

Please direct any questions about the passport process to Karen Johnson-Diamond at kjdc@shaw.ca.

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Tickets Are On Sale Now!

June 10, 2011 by  
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photo by Brent Calis

The 14th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards will be held on Monday, August 8th, 2011 at Stage West Theatre.

Tickets are $55.00 and include a buffet dinner, the Betty Mitchell Awards Show and entrance to the Official Bettys After Party at the Auburn Saloon. Doors open for dinner at 6:00 p.m. The Betty Mitchell Awards Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale through the Stage West Box Office. Order tickets by phone with a credit card at 403.243.6642 or in person at Stage West.

Stage West is located at 727 – 42 Avenue S.E. The Auburn Saloon is located at 163, 115 – 9 Avenue S.E. (at the base of the Calgary Tower).