This is my favourite time of year when everyone makes list of the best things that happened over the past 12 months. Here are the PT-related highlights from Vancouver's critics top picks for 2011:
Jo Ledingham (Vancouver Courier):
A couple of Jo's "favourite things" included "Kyle Rideout’s splendid directorial debut" in THE GREAT DIVORCE and "Ron Reed’s masterful one-man performance of Scrooge" in A CHRISTMAS CAROL (hey, look at that, there are still a couple chances to see it!). PT artists Itai Erdal, Drew Facey, and Anthony F. Ingram got shout-outs as well.
Mark Robins (GayVancouver.net):
JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN was his number one pick! Guess it won Best Production at the Jessies for a reason. A TRAIN star Andrew McNee was also mentioned for his work in AFTER JERUSALEM. Honourable mentions went out to MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, Evan Frayne's apprentice production of THE VERONA PROJECT as well as BASH: LATTER-DAY PLAYS, directed by PT-friend Mack Gordon, with John Voth in the cast.
David C. Jones (OutTV Blog):
Two PT shows made his top! Well, they're sort of both PT shows - JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN got yet another nod (no surprise there), as well as Julia Mackey's beauty JAKE'S GIFT. Both were a part of our season, neither was a PT production - but we'll still feel proud to have them on our stage.