We've already given you the rundown of the staggering 21 nominations PT got for its 2010-2011 season. We've got an extended family throughout the theatre community though, and you should know who else to be cheering for.
In the large theatre category, our dear Lucia Frangione, whose PT-produced plays include HOLY MO, ESPRESSO, and CARIBOO MAGI was nominated for her role in NOEL COWARD'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER. There are two nominations for actor Bob Frazer who is best known at PT for his role in PRODIGAL SON, but also played Judas in THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT. Dawn Petten was nominated for her acting in TEAR THE CURTAIN!, you saw her on stage at PT in THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT.
In small theatre, Gina Chiarelli received a nod not only for her role in THE BUSY WORLD IS HUSHED here at PT (produced by one2theatre), but also for her work in MAMBO ITALIANO. Another double-nominee is Itai Erdal who has been recognized for his lighting design for JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN (produced by Glass City Theatre) as well as HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY, a play he co-wrote and produced. Drew Facey, nominated for his set design for PLAYLAND here at PT as well as MUNSCHA MIA, is also a talented costume designer, as evidenced by his nomination for his work on LOVE FIGHTS.
Finally, in the theatre for young audiences category, Kaylee Harwood was nominated for her performance in SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL. Kaylee still hasn't been seen on the PT stage, but as a former acting student of Ron's at TWU, she's very much a part of the crew. In CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR, Benjamin Elliott knocked our socks off with his physical comedy and musical chops - well it looks like the jury liked his work in MUNSCHA MIA even more, giving him a nomination for his performance. The design team for PHAROH SERKET & THE LOST STONE OF FIRE received a nomination for significant artistic achievement. Included in this group is Jeff Tymoschuk (THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE) and Yulia Shtern (THE BUSY WORLD IS HUSHED).
What a crew! We are proud to have worked with such an outstanding group of artists over the past years.
Photo credit: Marcus Youssef and Alexa Devine announcing the 2010-2011 nominations. Photo by Thor-Stern.