Nominations Announcement this Tuesday!

June 27, 2012 by  
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REMINDER: The Nominations Announcement for the 2012 Betty Mitchell Awards will take place this Tuesday, July 3rd at 4 p.m. in the Auburn Saloon (115, 9th Ave. S.E.-at the base of the Calgary Tower). Members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend!

The complete list of nominees can be accessed at www.bettymitchellawards.com following the announcement.

Now in their 15th 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.

Tickets for the 2012 Betty Mitchell Awards are on sale now and can be purchased through Stage West Theatre Restaurant by phoning 403.243.6642. The first 150 tickets will be sold at an early bird price of $60. For further information please visit our website at www.bettymitchellawards.com.

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

Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award

June 4, 2012 by  
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award. Deadline for Submission: July 16, 2012.

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:

  • Must be a Calgary resident who has continuously striven for excellence in his/her craft;
  • 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 nominator will elaborate on the manner in which the candidate meets the above criteria. Additional letters of testimony will be accepted to a maximum submission of ten pages total.

The recipient will be chosen from among the nominees by a jury consisting of past recipients plus other industry professionals, as selected by the Betty Mitchell Awards Steering Committee. The successful nominee will be recognized at the Betty Mitchell Awards, August 27, 2012, which celebrate Calgary’s professional theatre community.

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, and Kira Campbell.

To submit a nominee, please mail to:

Betty Mitchell Awards, Re: Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award
PO Box 924 Station T
Calgary, AB
T2H 2H4

or email to:
info@bettymitchellawards.com
Subject Line: Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award.

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Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award

June 4, 2012 by  
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award. Deadline for Submission: July 16, 2012.

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 the collaborative efforts of 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 impact in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences.

Criteria for nomination:

  • May be an individual or group of individuals (but not an organization);
  • Must be a Calgary resident who has continuously striven for excellence in his/her craft;
  • 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 nominator will elaborate on the manner in which the candidate(s) meets the above criteria. Additional letters of testimony will be accepted to a maximum submission of ten pages.

The recipient will be chosen from among the nominees by a jury consisting of past recipients plus other industry professionals, as selected by Quest Theatre and the Betty Mitchell Awards Steering Committee. The successful nominee will be recognized at the Betty Mitchell Awards, August 27, 2012, which celebrate Calgary’s professional theatre community.

2009 was the first presentation of the Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award. Past award recipients have been Lana Skauge, Karen Johnson-Diamond, and Daniel Hall.

To submit a nominee, please mail to:

Betty Mitchell Awards, Re: Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award
PO Box 924 Station T
Calgary, AB
T2H 2H4

or email to:
info@bettymitchellawards.com
Subject Line: Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award

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Greg Bond Memorial Award

June 4, 2012 by  
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Greg Bond Memorial Award. Deadline for Submission: July 16, 2012.

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 nomination:

  • Must be a Calgary resident who has continuously striven for excellence in his/her craft;
  • 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 nominator will elaborate on the manner in which the candidate meets the above criteria. Additional letters of testimony will be accepted to a maximum submission of ten pages total.

The recipient will be chosen by a jury consisting of past recipients plus other industry professionals, as selected by the Betty Mitchell Awards Steering Committee. The successful nominee will receive a $1000 cash award and be recognized at the Betty Mitchell Awards, August 27, 2012, which celebrate Calgary’s professional theatre community.

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, and Tory Doctor.

To submit a nominee, please mail to:

Betty Mitchell Awards, Re: Greg Bond Memorial Award
PO Box 924 Station T
Calgary, AB
T2H 2H4

or email to:
info@bettymitchellawards.com
Subject Line: Greg Bond Memorial Award

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Tickets are on sale now!

June 1, 2012 by  
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The 15th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards will be held on Monday, August 27th, 2012 at Stage West Theatre.

Tickets are $65.00 (with early bird tickets for $60) 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.

Early Bird Price: $60 (First 150 tickets)
Regular Price: $65

Hosted by Russell Bowers of CBC Radio’s Daybreak Alberta.

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).

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