Monday, November 4, 2013

Congratulations to the 2013 Ovation Award Winners

The 24th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement during the 2013 season, were presented on Sunday, November 3 at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse Thirty-five awards were bestowed upon 13 different Southern California theatre companies.

Thirty-five awards were bestowed upon 13 different Southern California theatre companies. Leading the pack with 12 was Center Theatre Group (seven for The Nether at the Kirk Douglas Theatre; three for Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at the Mark Taper Forum; one for The Scottsboro Boys at the Ahmanson Theatre; and one for The Royale at the Kirk Douglas Theatre). CTG was followed by 3-D Theatricals with five awards (four for Parade and one for Shrek the Musical). The Chance Theater and La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts took home three awards each (including Best Season for La Mirada); Circle X Theatre Company, the Fountain Theatre, and the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble tied with two each.

BEST SEASON
LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 
Boeing Boeing 
Jekyll & Hyde 
Next to Normal 
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 
Spring Awakening

BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY (INTIMATE THEATRE)
DYING CITY 
Rogue Machine

BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY (LARGE THEATRE) 
JOE TURNER‘S COME AND GONE 
Center Theatre Group

 BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL (INTIMATE THEATRE)
TRIASSIC PARQ - THE MUSICAL 
The Chance Theater

BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL (LARGE THEATRE)
PARADE 
3-D Theatricals

BEST PRESENTED PRODUCTION
THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS 
Center Theatre Group

ACTING ENSEMBLE FOR A PLAY
The Cast of JOE TURNER‘S COME AND GONE 
Center Theatre Group

ACTING ENSEMBLE OF A MUSICAL
The Cast of PARADE 
3-D Theatricals

CHOREOGRAPHY
Ameenah Kaplan 
THE ROYALE 
Center Theatre Group

MUSIC DIRECTION
Taylor Stephenson 
TRIASSIC PARQ - THE MUSICAL 
The Chance Theater 

BOOK FOR AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL
Jim Leonard 
BAD APPLES 
Circle X Theatre Company

LYRICS/MUSIC FOR AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL
Rob Cairns, Jim Leonard and Beth Thornley 
BAD APPLES 
Circle X Theatre Company

PLAYWRIGHTING FOR AN ORIGINAL PLAY
Jennifer Haley 
THE NETHER 
Center Theatre Group

DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
Brian Kite 
SPRING AWAKENING 
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
2013 

DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
Shirley Jo Finney 
IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER 
Fountain Theatre

LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Jeff Skowron as Leo Frank 
PARADE 
3-D Theatricals

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Beth Malone as Milly 
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS 
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY
Glynn Turman as Bynum Walker 
JOE TURNER‘S COME AND GONE 
Center Theatre Group

LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Gigi Bermingham as Maria Callas 
MASTER CLASS 
International City Theatre

FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Rufus Bonds, Jr. as Jim Conley 
PARADE 
3-D Theatricals

FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Kellie Spill as T-Rex 2 
TRIASSIC PARQ - THE MUSICAL 
The Chance Theater

FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Dakin Matthews as Doyle 
THE NETHER 
Center Theatre Group

FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Brighid Fleming as Iris 
THE NETHER 
Center Theatre Group

LIGHTING DESIGN (INTIMATE THEATRE)
Jeremy Pivnick 
CASSIOPEIA 
The Theatre @ Boston Court

LIGHTING DESIGN (LARGE THEATRE)
Christopher Kuhl 
THE NETHER 
Center Theatre Group

SCENIC DESIGN (INTIMATE THEATRE)
Tom Walsh 
ANNAPURNA 
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

SCENIC DESIGN (LARGE THEATRE)
Adrian Jones 
THE NETHER 
Center Theatre Group

SOUND DESIGN (INTIMATE THEATRE)
John Zalewski 
THEATRE IN THE DARK 
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

SOUND DESIGN (LARGE THEATRE)
John Zalewski 
THE NETHER 
Center Theatre Group

COSTUME DESIGN (INTIMATE THEATRE)
Michael Mullen 
DREAMGIRLS 
DOMA Theatre Company

COSTUME DESIGN (LARGE THEATRE)
Alex Jaeger 
THE NETHER 

COMPOSITION FOR A PLAY
Michael Redfield, 
WALKING THE TIGHTROPE
24th Street Theatre

FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY
Ken Merckx
CYMBELINE
A Noise Within

PUPPET DESIGN
Derek Lux and 
Christian Anderson 
SHREK THE MUSICAL
3-D Theatricals

VIDEO DESIGN
Jeffrey Elias Teeter 
ON THE SPECTRUM 
Fountain Theatre

For more information go to www.lastagealliance.com. Congratulations all!

The ceremony was hosted by Michael McKean, and this year’s celebrity presenters included Ed Begley Jr., Erich Bergen, Amy Brenneman, Charlie Carver, Keith David, Barrett Foa, Val Kilmer, Sharon Lawrence, Wendie Malick,  Melissa Manchester, Ana Ortiz, Cathy Rigby, Jason Ritter, Susan Sullivan, and Steven Weber. They were joined by many local performers, city officials, union reps, artistic, managing, and executive directors, and other artistic personnel representing the wide and varied Los Angeles theatre community.

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