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16th Annual Betty Mitchell Award Nominations Announced!


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Today, the Betty Mitchell Awards Steering Committee is pleased to announce nominations for the 16th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards, celebrating outstanding achievement in professional theatre in Calgary.

The 80 nominations across 16 categories include 23 companies and 31 distinct productions. Addressing the 2013 award nominations, Richard Lam, Chair of the Betty Mitchell Awards Steering Committee, remarks,

“The amount of nominations resulting from co-productions or partnerships between companies just goes to show how collaborative and inclusive the Calgary theatre community is, and how those collaborations result in some fantastic work.”

Three special adjudicated awards will also be presented at the 16th Annual 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 2012/2013 professional theatre season (June 15, 2012–June 14, 2013) brought to the stage 56 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 16th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards Gala will be held:

Sweet 16th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards | MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013 Stage West, 727 42 Ave SE |Doors 6pm | Buffet 6-7:30pm | Awards 7:30pm Price: $60 for the first 150 tickets sold and $65 thereafter. Includes admission to the gala and the official after party!

For tickets, contact the Stage West Box Office at (403) 243-6642

The gala ceremony is always great fun and this year promises to be no exception.


After the Betty Mitchell Awards Ceremony join us at Brewster’s Pub downtown as we toast another fantastic year!

From 10:00pm Brewster’s Pub Downtown 834 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 Phone: (403) 265-BREW(2739)

Admission is free.

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