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2015 Betty Mitchell Award Nominees Announced



2015 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

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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


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