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! 

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