RTC AWARDS

BROADWAY WORLD AWARDS/NOMINATIONS/WINNERS

2014

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Rubi Con

Rubicon is nominated for the BroadwayWorld LA awards! We're so honored and we hope you'll take a moment to vote. http://t.co/LTekJ0ystx

NOMINEES:

Best Featured Actress in a Play (Touring Production):


Alyson Lindsay

Noises Off

Rubicon Theatre Company

Joanna Strapp

Noises Off

Rubicon Theatre

Best Featured Actor in a Play (Touring Production):


Toby Tropper

Noises Off

Rubicon Theatre

Best Cabaret Artist - Female:


Megan McGinnis

Broadway Cabaret

Rubicon Theatre Company

Best Play (Local Production):


Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Rubicon Theatre Company

Santaland Diaries

Rubicon Theatre Company

The Sunset Limited

Rubicon Theatre Company

Best Sound Design (Local Production):


David Bodrie

Sunset Limited

Rubicon Theatre Company

Best Leading Actress in a Play (Local Production):


Rebecca Tripp

A Moon for the Misbegotten

Rubicon Theatre Company

Best Leading Actor in a Play (Touring Production):


Tucker Smallwood

The Sunset Limited

Rubicon Theatre Company

Best Featured Actress in a Play (Local Production):


Alyson Lindsay

Noises Off

Rubicon Theatre Company

Best Leading Actress in a Play (Touring Production):


Robynn Rodriguez

Noises Off

Rubicon Theatre

Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Local Production):


Rebecca Ann Johnson

Little Miss Scrooge

Rubicon Theatre Comapny

Best Leading Actor in a Play (Local Production):


Joe Spano

Sunset Limited

Rubicon Theatre Company

Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Local Production):


Andrew Samonsky

Little Miss Scrooge

Rubicon Theatre Company

Best Direction of a Play (Local Production):


Brian McDonald

The Sunset Limited

Rubicon Theatre Company

Katie Lindsay and Scott Schwartz

Conviction

Rubicon Theatre Company



 

 

 

LA DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS

2008/2009


http://losangeles.broadwayworld.com/article/Laurie_Metcalf_Kirk_Douglas_et_al_Honored_with_LA_Drama_Critics_Circle_Nominations_20100125

Laurie Metcalf, Kirk Douglas et al. Honored with L.A. Drama Critics Circle Nominations

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles and Orange County theatre for the year 2009. The 41st Annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, March 22 at the Colony Theatre, thanks to the generous donation of the Colony's management. The theatre is located at 555 N. Third Street, in Burbank.

The 2009 special award recipients are as follows:

The Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theater will be awarded to the Rubicon Theatre Company. The award is accompanied by a $500 check, funded by Disney Theatricals.



OVATION AWARDS/NOMINATIONS

2016


 

2014/2015

 

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2011/2012


http://losangeles.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-Rubicon-Theatre-Honored-with-Eight-2012-Ovation-Award-Nominations-20120913

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Honored with Eight 2012 Ovation Award Nominations

Thursday, September 13, 2012; 09:09 PM - by BWW News Desk

 

Rubicon Theatre Company, Ventura County’s premier professional theatre company, received eight Ovation nominations at L.A. Stage Alliance’s announcement ceremony at the Renberg Theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening. The complete list of Ovation nominations are as follows:

• Best Production of a Play (Large Theatre) – The Mystery of Irma Vep
• Best Lead Actor in a Play – Jamie Torcellini, The Mystery of Irma Vep
• Best Director of a Play – Jenny Sullivan, The Mystery of Irma Vep
• Best Sound Design (Large Theatre) – David Beaudry, The Mystery of Irma Vep
• Best Costume Design (Large Theatre) – Alex Jaeger, The Mystery of Irma Vep
• Best Book for an Original Musical – Cheri Steinkellner, Hello! My Baby
• Best Choreography – Lee Martino, Hello! My Baby
• Best Featured Actor in a Play – Chris Butler, Gem of the Ocean Founded in 1989, the L.A.

Check out photos of the nominees—some onstage in the productions—below!

Stage Alliance Ovation Awards are the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles. For the 2011-2012 voting season, a total of 400 productions from 173 companie were registered. Voters are Los Angeles theatre professionals who are chosen each season by the Ovation Awards Rules Committee (through an application process). The list of nominees is determined by a tabulation of scores conducted by the entertainment accounting firm, Green Hasson Janks. This year’s eligibility period for nomination ran from September 1, 2011 through August 28, 2012. The 2012 Ovation Awards ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2012 at the historic Los Angeles Theatre, 615 South Broadway, in downtown Los Angeles.
 
Says Rubicon Artistic Director James O’Neil, “We were thrilled to be nominated in multiple categories and for diverse types of work -- a historical drama by Pulitzer Prize Winner August Wilson about the African American experience in the early part of the 20th century; a wildly farcical comedy by Charles Ludlam (of Theatre of the Ridiculous); and a World Premiere musical by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Cheri Steinkellner. We are thankful to our audiences and board of directors for their incredible support of theatre that both challenges and entertains.”
 
“We are also grateful to the entire staff at Rubicon,” adds Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns. “We were particularly excited to receive nominations in technical categories this year – sound and costumes. We have an incredibly committed and talented artistic and production staff and this certainly speaks to their high standards.”
 
In addition to the above, on September 11, it was announced that Rubicon received 17 Awards from Stage Scene L.A. for the 2011-2012 Season as follows:

• Best Production, Musical – Daddy Long Legs (at PCPA)
• Best Duo Performance – Ephie Aardema and Kevin Earley in Daddy Long Legs
• Best Ensemble Cast Performance, Musical Revue – Justine Bennett, Sylvie Davidson, Justin Flagg, Brendan Willing James, Anthony Manough, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, Jennifer Leigh Warren in Lonesome Traveler
• Best Sound Design, Musical – Jonathan Burke, Hello! My Baby and Lonesome Traveler
• Best Scenic Design – Thomas A. Giamario, Hello! My Baby and Lonesome Traveler
• Best Costume Design – Marcy Froehlich, Hello! My Baby
• Outstanding Production, Musical Revue – Lonesome Traveler (at Laguna Playhouse)
• Outstanding Direction of a Musical – BrIan McDonald, Hello! My Baby
• Outstanding Direction of a Musical Revue – James O’Neil, Lonesome Traveler
• Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor, Musical – Ciaran McCarthy, Hello! My Baby
• Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress, Musical – Evie Hutton, Hello! My Baby
• Outstanding Performance by a Featured Actor, Musical – Harley Jay, Hello! My Baby
• Outstanding Performance by a Featured Actress, Musical – Kristine Zbornik, Hello! My Baby
• Outstanding Musical Direction, Larger Theatre – Dan Wheetman, Lonesome Traveler and Lloyd Cooper, Hello! My Baby
• Choreographer of the Year – Lee Martino, Hello! My Baby
• Lighting Designer of the Year – Jeremy Pivnick, Hello! My Baby

Rubicon Theatre Company begins its 15th anniversary season Our Town/Your Theatre this fall in Ventura’s Downtown Cultural District. Rubicon presents a diverse mainstage series of comedies, dramas and musicals, including World Premieres, in an historic former church, built in the 1920s, at the corner of Laurel and Main. Founded by Artistic Directors Karyl Lynn Burns and James O’Neil, and administrated by the duo with CFO Patricia Baldwin, Rubicon has garnered a reputation for presenting innovative productions of classic and contemporary works and for creating a nurturing environment for artists, where exploration and experimentation are encouraged. Rubicon has been a home for many respected artists of stage and screen.

Luminaries who have graced the Rubicon stage include Bill Irwin, Larry Hagman, Michael Learned, Jack Lemmon, Ted Neeley, Hunter Parrish, Paul Provenza, Linda Purl, Joe Spano, John Ritter, Bruce Weitz, Lillias White, Stephanie Zimbalist, Bonnie Franklin, Susan Clark and many others. Company members include Joseph Fuqua and George Ball, and Jenny Sullivan serves as Artistic Associate. The final production of Rubicon’s 2011-2012 Season, Private Lives, continues through September 30 at the theatre. For more about Rubicon, visit www.rubicontheatre.org.


Chris Butler (110 In The Shade on Broadway, Yellowman, Stick Fly, You Can't Take It With You) as Caesar Wilks in August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean. Butler is nominated for an Ovation Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. Photo Credit: Ed Krieger


Jenny Sullivan (Rubicon Artistic Associate, Steel Magnolias, Nazi Hunter, Simon Wiesenthal, Hamlet) is nominated for an Ovation Award for Best Director of a Play for The Mystery of Irma Vep. Photo Credit: James Scolari


Jamie Torcellini (Billy Elliot, Cats, Man of La Mancha, Beauty and the Beast) as Nicodemus Underwood and Joseph Fuqua (The Tempest, Hamlet, Doubt, All My Sons) as Jane Twisden. The Mystery of Irma Vep is nominated for an Ovation Award for Best Production of a Play (Large Theatre); Jamie Torcellini is nominated for an Ovation Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play. Photo Credit: David Bazemore


Jamie Torcellini (Billy Elliot, Cats, Man of La Mancha, Beauty and the Beast) as Lady Enid Hillcrest in The Mystery of Irma Vep. Torcellini is nominated for an Ovation Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play. Photo Credit: David Bazemore


Jacob Mattison as Artie Coots, Tad Murroughs as Albie Coots, Ciara¡n McCarthy (National Tour of The Wedding Singer) as Mickey McKee, and Kristine Zbornik (9 to 5 and A Catered Affair on Broadway) as Ethel Coots in the World Premiere of Hello! My Baby. McCarthy won a Stage Scene LA Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Musical; Zbornik won a Stage Scene LA Award for Outstanding Peformance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. Photo Credit: Daniel P. Lam


Ixchel Lopez as Marie, Harley Jay (Rent on Broadway) as Johnny Giovanni, Zach Johnson as Kid Vicious, Evie Hutton (National Tour of Hairspray) as Nelly Gold and Erick Paul as Dickie the Duck in the World Premiere of Hello! My Baby. Jay won a Stage Scene LA Award for Outstanding Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical; Hutton won a Stage Scene LA Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Musical. Photo Credit: Daniel P. Lam


Ciara¡n McCarthy (National Tour of The Wedding Singer) as Mickey McKee and Evie Hutton (National Tour of Hairspray) as Nelly Gold in the World Premiere of Hello! My Baby. McCarthy won a Stage Scene LA Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Musical; Hutton won a Stage Scene LA Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Musical. Photo Credit: Daniel P. Lam


Ciara¡n McCarthy (National Tour of The Wedding Singer) as Mickey McKee and Evie Hutton (National Tour of Hairspray) as Nelly Gold with the cast of the World Premiere of Hello! My Baby. McCarthy won a Stage Scene LA Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Musical; Hutton won a Stage Scene LA Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Musical. Photo Credit: Daniel P. Lam


Cheri Steinkellner (Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner for "Cheers,"? Tony nominee for Sister Act) is nominated for an Ovation Award for Best Book for an Original Musical for Hello! My Baby.


BrIan McDonald (Rubicon Associate Producer and Education Director, Master Harold…and the boys, Bus Stop) won a Stage Scene LA Award for Outstanding Direction of a Musical for the World Premiere of Hello! My Baby. Photo courtesy of Rubicon Theatre


Kevin Earley (Les Miserables, Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Tale of Two Cities, Death Takes a Holiday on Broadway) as Jervis Pendleton and Ephie Aardema (A Room With A View, National Tours of Fiddler on the Roof and The Sound of Music) as Jerusha Abbott in Daddy Long Legs. Daddy Long Legs won a Stage Scene LA Award for Best Production of a Musical; Aardema and Earley won a Stage Scene LA Award for Best Duo Performance. Photo Credit: Luis Escobar/Reflections Photography


James O'Neil (Rubicon Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Gem of the Ocean, The Tempest, Fiddler on the Roof) won a Stage Scene LA Award for Outstanding Direction of a Musical Revue for Lonesome Traveler. Photo Credit: James Scolari


Justine Bennett (LA-based artist who has performed at The Fillmore, The Troubadour and the Hotel Cafe), Sylvie Davidson (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Jane Austen's Emma, Getting Near to Baby and Great Expectations), Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper (Julius Caesar, The Prudent Wife, The Tryal and Monster Island), Justin Flagg (We the People: America Rocks!, The Devil and Tom Walker, The First Lowering and The Taming of the Shrew), Jennifer Leigh Warren (Big River on Broadway, Little Shop of Horrors, Marie Christine), Anthony Manough (Disney's The Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar, prior Rubicon appearances include Songs for a New World and Man of La Mancha) and Brendan Willing James (shared the stage with Little Feat, Blondie, Kenny Loggins, Glen Phillips, Edwin McCain and The Young Dubliners) in Lonesome Traveler. The cast won a Stage Scene LA Award for Best Ensemble Cast Performance in a Musical Revue; Lonesome Traveler won a Stage Scene LA Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical Revue. Photo Credit: Ed Krieger


Brendan Willing James (shared the stage with Little Feat, Blondie, Kenny Loggins, Glen Phillips, Edwin McCain and The Young Dubliners), Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper (Julius Caesar, The Prudent Wife, The Tryal and Monster Island) and Justin Flagg (We the People: America Rocks!, The Devil and Tom Walker, The First Lowering and The Taming of the Shrew) in Lonesome Traveler. The cast won a Stage Scene LA Award for Best Ensemble Cast Performance in a Musical Revue; Lonesome Traveler won a Stage Scene LA Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical Revue. Photo Credit: Jeanne Tanner

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Photo by David Bazemore, Contributed photo

Jamie Torcellini (left) and Joseph Fuqua starred in the Rubicon Theatre's "The Mystery of Irma Vep," which received five Ovation Award nominations, including best actor for Torcellini.

Tracy Yore (left) and Bets Malone received 2012 Ovation Awards acting nominations for Cabrillo Music Theatre's 'Once Upon a Mattress.'
Photo by Ed Krieger

Tracy Yore (left) and Bets Malone received 2012 Ovation Awards acting nominations for Cabrillo Music Theatre's "Once Upon a Mattress."


Photo by David Bazemore

Jamie Torcellini (left) and Joseph Fuqua starred in the Rubicon Theatre's "The Mystery of Irma Vep," which received five Ovation Award nominations, including best actor for Torcellini.

Two Ventura County theater companies have received nominations for the LA Stage Alliance's 2012 Ovation Awards, which were announced Tuesday at the Renberg Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Ovations are peer-judged awards that go to member theater companies in the greater Los Angeles area, including Ventura County.

Forty-nine theaters were nominated in 35 categories.

The Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura received eight nominations, and Cabrillo Music Theatre in Thousand Oaks got five.

Center Theatre Group, which consists of the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre, received the most nominations, with 29, followed by the Celebration Theatre and Musical Theatre West, with 16 each, and the Geffen Playhouse, with 11.

Rubicon received the eighth biggest number of total nominations, and Cabrillo the 10th largest.

Rubicon's nominations included five for "The Mystery of Irma Vep," a satire of Victorian melodrama, Gothic romance, farce and macabre movies. "Irma Vep" received nominations for best play (large theater); director of a play, Jenny Sullivan; actor in a play, Jamie Torcellini, who portrayed several characters; sound design, David Beaudry; and costume design, Alex Jaeger.

Rubicon's "Hello! My Baby," an original musical, received nominations for choreography, Lee Martino; and book of an original musical, Cheri Steinkellner.

Chris Butler was nominated for featured actor in a play for his role as Caesar Wilks in Rubicon's "Gem of the Ocean."

Cabrillo's "Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash" received nominations for acting ensemble of a musical; music direction, Jeff Lisenby; and lighting design, Jean-Yves Tessler.

The theater's "Once Upon a Mattress" received two acting nominations: Bets Malone as Princess Winnifred, lead actress in a musical; and Tracy Lore as Queen Aggravain, featured actress in a musical.

The 2012 Ovation Awards ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S. Broadway in Los Angeles. For a complete list of nominees or more information, visit http://www.lastageovations.com.

© 2012 Ventura County Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

 

 

2010/2011

 

 

Rubicon receives
8 Ovation Award Nominations!

Rubicon—the only company to be recognized for both
Best Play
AND Best Musical!

 
3 Nominations for
    MASTER HAROLD...and the Boys
:
   • Best Play —Large Theatre
  • Lead Actor in a Play  Anthony J. Haney
  • Sound Design —Large Theatre  Kenneth Hobbs

Rubicon's production of MASTER HAROLD...and the Boys was directed by Brian McDonald
and starred Anthony J. Haney, Daniel Stewart and Chris Erric Mattox.

 

 
5 Nominations for Fascinating Rhythms:
   • Best Musical—Large Theatre
   • Choreography   Cate Caplin
  • Director of a Musical   Cate Caplin
  • Featured Actor in a Musical   Willem de Vries
   • Featured Actress in a Musical    Anya

Rubicon's World Premiere production of Fascinating Rhythms, which starred Grammy Award-Winner Melissa Manchester, was directed and choreographed by Cate Caplin with a cast of professional ballroom dancers.

 

 

2009-2010

CONGRATULATIONS TO RTC FOR 9 OVATION NOMINATIONS!!!

http://www.lastageblog.com/ovation-nominees/

http://www.lastageblog.com/2010/01/11/ovation-award-recipients-announced/

Ovation Nominees / Winners - 2009-2010

The 2010 Ovation Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, January 17, 2011 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza (Bank of America Performing Arts Center), home of Cabrillo Music Theatre. The curtain will go up at 7:30pm. For more information on the Ovations, visit www.LAStageAlliance.com/ovations.asp.
 


Cabrillo Music Theatre
The Andrews Brothers
Cinderella
Guys and Dolls
Little Shop of Horrors

Fountain Theatre
The Ballad of Emmett Till
Opus
Shining City

Reprise Theatre Company
Carousel
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

The Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC)
1951-2006
Dementia
Solitude

The Production Company
Amadeus
Copenhagen
The Diviners
How I Learned to Drive
Sweeney Todd

The Theatre @ Boston Court
God Save Gertrude
The Good Book of Pedantry and Wonder
Oedipus el Rey
The Twentieth-Century Way

Troubadour Theater Company
CHiPS the Musical
Frosty The Snow Manilow
Oedipus the King, Mama!



Project Wonderland
Bootleg Theater

The Women of Brewster Place

Celebration Theatre

The Story of My Life
Havok Theatre Company

The Who's Tommy
The Chance Theater

Sweeney Todd
The Production Company



Cousin Bette
The Antaeus Company

The Ballad of Emmett Till
Fountain Theatre

Four Places
Rogue Machine

Oedipus el Rey
The Theatre @ Boston Court

Opus
Fountain Theatre

SHAHEED The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto
Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre

Something Happened
Pacific Stages



Carousel
Reprise Theatre Company

Daddy Long Legs
Rubicon Theatre Company


The Marvelous Wonderettes

Musical Theatre West

Oedipus the King, Mama!
Troubadour Theater Company

Parade
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum


Awake and Sing!
A Noise Within

Doubt
Rubicon Theatre Company


Equivocation
Geffen Playhouse

Grace & Glorie

The Colony Theatre Company

Through the Night
Geffen Playhouse



Scott Martin
Children of the Night
Katselas Theatre Company

Rick Batalla and Henry Phillips
CHiPS the Musical
Troubadour Theater Company

John Caird
Daddy Long Legs
Rubicon Theatre Company


Dakin Matthews
Liberty Inn: The Musical
Andak Stage Company

Robert Prior
Project Wonderland
Bootleg Theater



Henry Phillips
CHiPS the Musical
Troubadour Theater Company

Paul Gordon
Daddy Long Legs
Rubicon Theatre Company


BT Ryback & Dakin Matthews
Liberty Inn: The Musical
Andak Stage Company

Indira Stefanianna
Project Wonderland
Bootleg Theater

Richard Levinson, Larry Herbstritt & Tom Campbell

Savin' Up for Saturday Night
Sacred Fools Theatre Company



Donald Freed
1951-2006
The Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC)

Jeffrey Hatcher
Cousin Bette
The Antaeus Company

David Schulner
Forgiveness
Black Dahlia Theatre

Luis Alfaro
Oedipus el Rey
The Theatre @ Boston Court

L Trey Wilson
Something Happened
Pacific Stages

Tom Jacobson
The Twentieth-Century Way
The Theatre @ Boston Court

Del Shores
Yellow
JD3atrical



 
Nick DeGruccio

The Andrews Brothers
Cabrillo Music Theatre

Michael Michetti
Carousel
Reprise Theatre Company

John Caird
Daddy Long Legs
Rubicon Theatre Company


Matt Walker
Oedipus the King, Mama!
Troubadour Theater Company

Robert Ashford
Parade
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

Oanh Nguyen
The Who's Tommy
The Chance Theater

Michael Matthews
The Women of Brewster Place the Musical
Celebration Theatre



Shirley Jo Finney
The Ballad of Emmett Till
Fountain Theatre

David Esbjornson
Equivocation
Geffen Playhouse

Robin Larsen
Four Places
Rogue Machine

Jon Lawrence Rivera
Oedipus el Rey
The Theatre @ Boston Court

L Trey Wilson
Something Happened
Pacific Stages

Charles Randolph-Wright
Through the Night
Geffen Playhouse

Michael Michetti
The Twentieth-Century Way
The Theatre @ Boston Court



Lloyd Cooper
The Andrews Brothers
Cabrillo Music Theatre

Michael Borth
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Musical Theatre West

Tom Murray
Parade
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

David O
Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands
Overtone Industries

Michael Paternostro

The Story of My Life
Havok Theatre Company

John Glaudini
Sweeney Todd
Musical Theatre West

Richard Berent
Sweeney Todd
The Production Company



 
Roger Castellano

The Andrews Brothers
Cabrillo Music Theatre

Ameenah Kaplan

The Ballad of Emmett Till
Fountain Theatre

Lee Martino
Carousel
Reprise Theatre Company

Janet Miller
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Musical Theatre West

Lili Fuller, Joe Sofranko, Matthew Krumpe & Juliana Tyson
NeverWonderLand 2010
ETC - Ensemble Theatre Company

Robert Ashford
Parade
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

Ameenah Kaplan
The Women of Brewster Place
Celebration Theatre



 
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

The Ballad of Emmett Till
Fountain Theatre

The Marvelous Wonderettes
Musical Theatre West

Oedipus the King, Mama!
Troubadour Theater Company

Opus
Fountain Theatre

Something Happened
Pacific Stages

The Women of Brewster Place
Celebration Theatre



Josh Grisetti as J. Pierrepont Finch
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Reprise Theatre Company

T.R. Knight as Leo Frank

Parade
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

Brendan Hunt as Eldridge
Savin' Up for Saturday Night
Sacred Fools Theatre Company

Chad Borden as Alvin Kelby
The Story of My Life
Havok Theatre Company

Robert J. Townsend as Thomas Weaver

The Story of My Life
Havok Theatre Company

Norman Large as Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd
Musical Theatre West

Kurt Andrew Hanson as Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
The Production Company



Bruce French as Andrew Crocker-Harris
The Browning Version
Pacific Resident Theatre

Dakin Matthews as King Lear
King Lear
The Antaeus Company

Alan Mandell as Spooner
No Man's Land
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Justin Huen as Oedipus
Oedipus el Rey
The Theatre @ Boston Court

Daniel Beaty
Through the Night
Geffen Playhouse

Will Bradley as Brown
The Twentieth-Century Way
The Theatre @ Boston Court

Robert Mammana as Warren
The Twentieth-Century Way
The Theatre @ Boston Court



Alexandra Silber as Julie Jordan
Carousel
Reprise Theatre Company

Teri Bibb as Ellen Terry

Children of the Night
Katselas Theatre Company

Megan McGinnis as Jerusha
Daddy Long Legs
Rubicon Theatre Company


Lara Pulver as Lucille Frank
Parade
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

Debbie Prutsman as Mrs. Lovett

Sweeney Todd
Musical Theatre West


Robin Pearson Rose as Sister Aloysius
Doubt
Rubicon Theatre Company


Anne Gee Byrd as Peggy
Four Places
Rogue Machine

Roxanne Hart as Ellen
Four Places
Rogue Machine

Beth Grant as Grace

Grace & Glorie
The Colony Theatre Company

Agatha Nowicki as Susie

Parasite Drag
Elephant Theatre

Anna Khaja

SHAHEED - The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto
Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre

Eve Sigall as A
Three Tall Women
West Coast Ensemble



Andy Taylor as Enoch Snow
Carousel
Reprise Theatre Company

Sam Zeller as Jud Fry
OKLAHOMA!
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

Michael Berresse as Governor Slaton, Britt Craig, Mr. Peavy
Parade
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

David St. Lewis as Newt Lee, Jim Conley, Riley
Parade
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

Dan Callaway as Anthony Hope
Sweeney Todd
Musical Theatre West

Rob Herring as Tobias
Sweeney Todd
The Production Company

R. Christofer Sands as Pirelli/Fogg
Sweeney Todd
The Production Company



John Prosky as Hector Hulot
Cousin Bette
The Antaeus Company

Patrick J. Adams as Sharpe
Equivocation
Geffen Playhouse

Harry Groener as Richard

Equivocation
Geffen Playhouse

Brian Henderson as Armin

Equivocation
Geffen Playhouse

Connor Trinneer as Nate

Equivocation
Geffen Playhouse

Morlan Higgins as SAM
Forgiveness
Black Dahlia Theatre

Matthew Scott Montgomery as Kendall Parker
Yellow
JD3atrical



Jane Noseworthy as Carrie Pipperidge
Carousel
Reprise Theatre Company

Sally Struthers as Fairy Godmother

Cinderella
Cabrillo Music Theatre

Vicki Lewis as Smitty

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Reprise Theatre Company

Deidrie Henry as Minnie McKnight, Angela
Parade
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

Sarah Bermudez as Johanna
Sweeney Todd
Musical Theatre West

Michelle Duffy as Beggar Woman
Sweeney Todd
Musical Theatre West

Jenny Ashman as Johanna
Sweeney Todd
The Production Company



Jan Sheldrick as Etta Poore
Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins
West Coast Ensemble

Amanda Detmer as Missy
Extinction
Red Dog Squadron

Lee Garlington as PENNY
Forgiveness
Black Dahlia Theatre

Lisa Rothschiller as Barb
Four Places
Rogue Machine

Deirdre O'Connell as Judy
The Wake
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Danielle Skraastad as Laurie

The Wake
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Susan Leslie as Timothea Parker
Yellow
JD3atrical



Vicki Conrad
Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Actors Co-op/Crossley Theatre

Joyce Ferrer

Black Coffee
Theatre 40

A. Jeffrey Schoenberg
Children of the Night
Katselas Theatre Company

A. Jeffrey Schoenberg
Cousin Bette
The Antaeus Company

Kerry Hennessy

Gogol Project
Rogue Artists Ensemble and Bootleg Theatre

Teresa Shea
Project Wonderland
Bootleg Theater

Erika C. Miller

The Who's Tommy
The Chance Theater



Julie Keen
Awake and Sing!
A Noise Within

A. Jeffrey Schoenberg
Celadine
The Colony Theatre Company

Sharon McGunigle
Frosty The Snow Manilow
Troubadour Theater Company

Christopher Oram
Parade
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

Shigeru Yaji

Peace
The J. Paul Getty Trust

Ann Closs-Farley

The Pee-wee Herman Show
AEG Live

Snezana Petrovic
Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands
Overtone Industries


Leigh Allen
Cousin Bette
The Antaeus Company

Steven Young

God Save Gertrude
The Theatre @ Boston Court

Brian Sidney Bembridge
The Good Book of Pedantry and Wonder
The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Company

Jeremy Pivnick
Oedipus el Rey
The Theatre @ Boston Court

Elizabeth Harper
The Twentieth-Century Way
The Theatre @ Boston Court

KC Wilkerson
Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter
The Chance Theater

KC Wilkerson

The Who's Tommy
The Chance Theater



Christopher Ash
1951-2006
The Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC)

Steven Young
Carousel
Reprise Theatre Company

Scott Zielinski
Equivocation
Geffen Playhouse

Mason Barker
NeverWonderLand 2010
ETC - Ensemble Theatre Company

Neil Austin

Parade
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

Jeff Croiter
The Pee-wee Herman Show
AEG Live

Alexander Nichols
Through the Night
Geffen Playhouse



Desma Murphy
As White as O
Road Theatre Company

Jeff G. Rack

Black Coffee
Theatre 40

Tom Buderwitz
Cousin Bette
The Antaeus Company

Susan Gratch
God Save Gertrude
The Theatre @ Boston Court

Brian Sidney Bembridge

The Good Book of Pedantry and Wonder
The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Company

Katie Polebaum

Gogol Project
Rogue Artists Ensemble and Bootleg Theatre

John Binkley
Oedipus el Rey
The Theatre @ Boston Court



John Iacovelli
Cave Quest
East West Players

Stephen Gifford
Celadine
The Colony Theatre Company

David Farley
Daddy Long Legs
Rubicon Theatre Company


Jeff McLaughlin
Grace & Glorie
The Colony Theatre Company

Cricket S. Myers
The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

Jon Weston
Parade
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

John Zalewski
Solitude
The Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC)
Lindsay Jones
Through the Night
Geffen Playhouse



John Zalewski
Absinthe, Opium & Magic: 1920s Shanghai
Grand Guignolers

David B. Marling
The Ballad of Emmett Till
Fountain Theatre

Jason Duplissea
Blood and Thunder
Moving Arts

Cricket S. Myers
Cousin Bette
The Antaeus Company

Mark Wilson
Neighborhood 3 : Requisition of Doom
Sacred Fools Theatre Company

Rob Oriol
Oedipus el Rey
The Theatre @ Boston Court

Peter Bayne
Opus
Fountain Theatre



Jonathan Burke
Daddy Long Legs
Rubicon Theatre Company


Jon Gottlieb
Equivocation
Geffen Playhouse

Cricket S. Myers
Grace & Glorie
The Colony Theatre Company

Cricket S. Myers

The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

Jon Weston

Parade
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

John Zalewski

Solitude
The Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC)

Lindsay Jones
Through the Night
Geffen Playhouse


 

 

2008/2009

CONGRATULATIONS TO RTC FOR 5 OVATION NOMINATIONS!!!


Here is Joe Spano profiling RTC's nomination for Best Season:

 

 

http://www.lastageblog.com/ovation-nominees/

http://www.lastageblog.com/2010/01/11/ovation-award-recipients-announced/


Ovation Nominees / Winners

OVA

And the 2008/2009 Ovation Award Nominees/Winners are…

Best Season

Fountain Theatre
Coming Home
Gem of the Ocean
Photograph 51

Geffen Playhouse
Beethoven as I Knew Him
Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara
By the Waters of Babylon
Farragut North
The Seafarer
Time Stands Still

Rubicon Theatre Company
Fiddler on the Roof
She Loves Me
Spit Like a Big Girl
The Best is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The Chance Theater
Evita
Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
Jesus Hates Me
The Girl, the Grouch and the Goat

Troubadour Theater Company  -  WINNER
Alice in One-Hit Wonderland 2: Through the Looking Glass
As U2 Like It
It’s a Stevie Wonderful Life


Production of a Musical - Intimate Theatre

Divorce! The Musical
Rick Culbertson, in association with Lynn Marks and Paradox Entertainment

HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
The Chance Theater

Joe’s Garage
Open Fist Theatre Company

Kiss of the Spider Woman - The Musical   -  WINNER
Havok Theatre Company

Life Could Be a Dream
David Elzer, Peter Schneider & Crooning Crabcakes LLC


Production of a Play - Intimate Theatre
A Skull in Connemara
Theatre Tribe

Coming Home
Fountain Theatre

Equus
The Production Company

Family Planning   -  WINNER
Chalk Repertory Theatre

Photograph 51
Fountain Theatre

Stick Fly
The Matrix Theatre Company

The Idea Man
Elephant Theatre Company


Production of a Musical - Large Theatre
Alice in One Hit Wonderland 2: Through the Looking Glass
Troubadour Theater Company

As U2 Like It
Troubadour Theater Company

Louis & Keely, Live at the Sahara   -  WINNER
L & K Productions

Smokey Joe’s Cafe
El Portal Theatre in association with Corky Hale

The Last Five Years
East West Players


Production of a Play - Large Theatre

Farragut North
Geffen Playhouse

Lydia
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

The Little Dog Laughed
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

The Rehearsal
A Noise Within

Two Trains Running   -  WINNER
Ebony Repertory Theatre


Book/Lyrics/Music for an Original Musical

Dolly Parton & Patricia Resnick
9 to 5: The Musical
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

Erin Kamler   -  WINNER
Divorce! The Musical

Rick Culbertson, in association with Lynn Marks and Paradox Entertainment

Book, Lyrics and Music by Frank Zappa
Adapted by Pat Towne and Michael Franco from Frank Zappa’s original stage play
Joe’s Garage
Open Fist Theatre Company

Ken Roht & John Ballinger
Ken Roht’s Calendar Girl Competition
Bootleg Theater

Charles Strouse, Susan Birkenhead & Bob Martin
Minsky’s
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre


Playwrighting for an Original Play

Rajiv Joseph”
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Tim Toyama” & Aaron Woolfolk
Bronzeville
Robey Theatre Company

Carolyn Almos, Matt Almos, Albert Dayan and Jon Beauregard
Land of the Tigers
Sacred Fools, Burglars of Hamm and Frantic Redhead Productions

Vince Melocchi
Lions
Pacific Resident Theatre

Kevin King”   -  WINNER
The Idea Man
Elephant Theatre Company

John W. Lowell”
The Letters
Andak Stage Company

Donald Margulies
Time Stands Still

Geffen Playhouse


Director of a Musical

Matt Walker*^
Alice in One Hit Wonderland 2: Through the Looking Glass
Troubadour Theater Company

Matt Walker*^   -  WINNER
As U2 Like It
Troubadour Theater Company

Rick Sparks^
Divorce! The Musical
Rick Culbertson, in association with Lynn Marks and Paradox Entertainment

Oanh Nguyen^
HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
The Chance Theater

Nick DeGruccio*^
Kiss of the Spider Woman - The Musical
Havok Theatre Company

Jeffrey Polk^
Smokey Joe’s Cafe
El Portal Theatre in association with Corky Hale

Jon Lawrence Rivera^
The Last Five Years
East West Players


Director of a Play

Stuart Rogers
A Skull in Connemara
Theatre Tribe

August Viverito’
Equus
The Production Company

Larissa Kokernot   -  WINNER
Family Planning
Chalk Repertory Theatre

Shirley Jo Finney^
Stick Fly
The Matrix Theatre Company

David Fofi
The Idea Man
Elephant Theatre Company

Scott Ellis^
The Little Dog Laughed
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Israel Hicks^
Two Trains Running
Ebony Repertory Theatre


Music Direction

Eric Heinly
Alice in One Hit Wonderland 2: Through the Looking Glass
Troubadour Theater Company

Eric Heinly
As U2 Like It
Troubadour Theater Company

David O
Divorce! The Musical
Rick Culbertson, in association with Lynn Marks and Paradox Entertainment

Ross Wright
Joe’s Garage
Open Fist Theatre Company

Darryl Archibald   -  WINNER
Smokey Joe’s Cafe
El Portal Theatre in association with Corky Hale

Billy Stritch*
The Best is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman
Rubicon Theatre Company

Daniel Thomas
The Producers
Musical Theatre West

Choreographer
Jon Engstrom^
42nd Street
Cabrillo Music Theatre

Nadine Ellis, Ameenah Kaplan & Christine Lakin^
Alice in One Hit Wonderland 2: Through the Looking Glass
Troubadour Theater Company

Ameenah Kaplan
Altar Boyz
Celebration Theatre

Christine Lakin^
As U2 Like It
Troubadour Theater Company

Kelly Todd
HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
The Chance Theater

Ken Roht
Ken Roht’s Calendar Girl Competition
Bootleg Theater

Lee Martino^   -  WINNER
Kiss of the Spider Woman - The Musical
Havok Theatre Company


Acting Ensemble

Alice in One Hit Wonderland 2: Through the Looking Glass
Troubadour Theater Company

As U2 Like It
Troubadour Theater Company

Divorce! The Musical
Rick Culbertson, in association with Lynn Marks and Paradox Entertainment

Forbidden Broadway:  Greatest Hits Volume 1
Musical Theatre West

Mercury Fur
needtheater

Model Behavior, i.e., the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
24th Street Theatre

Stick Fly   -  WINNER
The Matrix Theatre Company


Lead Actor in a Musical

Hershey Felder* as Ludwig van Beethoven, etc.
Beethoven As I Knew Him
Geffen Playhouse

Will Collyer* as Josh
BIG: The Musical
West Coast Ensemble

Eric Kunze* as Jesus
Jesus Christ Superstar
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

Chad Borden* as Molina
Kiss of the Spider Woman - The Musical
Havok Theatre Company

Jake Broder* as Louis Prima   -  WINNER
Louis & Keely, Live at the Sahara
Geffen Playhouse

Christopher Fitzgerald* as Billy Minsky
Minsky’s
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

Michael K Lee* as Jamie
The Last Five Years
East West Players

Lead Actor in a Play
Morlan Higgins* as Mick Dowd
A Skull in Connemara
Theatre Tribe

Sam R. Ross* as Alan Turing
Breaking the Code
The Production Company

Chris Pine* as Stephen Bellamy
Farragut North
Geffen Playhouse

Sam Anderson* as Ichabod Banks
The Bird and Mr. Banks
Road Theatre Company

Glynn Turman* as Memphis   -  WINNER
Two Trains Running
Ebony Repertory Theatre

Matt Gottlieb* as Gabriel Hornstein
Who Lives?
Renal Support Network

Joe Spano* as George
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Rubicon Theatre Company


Lead Actress in a Musical

Megan Hilty* as Doralee Rhodes
9 to 5: The Musical
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

Allison Janney* as Violet Newstead
9 to 5: The Musical
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

Vanessa Claire Smith* as Keely Smith   -  WINNER
Louis & Keely, Live at the Sahara
L & K Productions

Katrina Lenk as Linda Lovelace
Lovelace A Rock opera
The Hayworth

Leslie Uggams* as Lena Horne
Stormy Weather
Pasadena Playhouse

Lillias White* as Lillias
The Best is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman
Rubicon Theatre Company

Jennifer Paz* as Cathy
The Last Five Years
East West Players


Lead Actress in a Play

Deidrie Henry* as Veronica
Coming Home
Fountain Theatre

Alina Phelan* as Olivia
Family Planning
Chalk Repertory Theatre

Aria Alpert* as Rosalind Franklin
Photograph 51
Fountain Theatre

Julia Fletcher* as Anna
The Letters
Andak Stage Company

Julie White* as Diane   -  WINNER
The Little Dog Laughed
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Laurie Metcalf* as Virginia
Voice Lessons
Zephyr Theatre

Betty Garrett* as Sarita Myrtle
Waiting in the Wings
Theatre West


Featured Actor in a Musical

Jim Holdridge* as Eugene
Life Could Be a Dream
David Elzer, Peter Schneider & Crooning Crabcakes LLC

Niles Rivers as Niles
Smokey Joe’s Cafe
El Portal Theatre in association with Corky Hale

TC Carson* as TC
Smokey Joe’s Cafe
El Portal Theatre in association with Corky Hale

John Woodard III* as John
Smokey Joe’s Cafe
El Portal Theatre in association with Corky Hale

Maceo Oliver* as Maceo
Smokey Joe’s Cafe
El Portal Theatre in association with Corky Hale

Michael Paternostro* as Carmen Ghia   -  WINNER
The Producers
Musical Theatre West

David Engel* as Roger DeBris
The Producers
Musical Theatre West


Featured Actor in a Play

Jeff Kerr McGivney as Mairtin Hanlon
A Skull in Connemara
Theatre Tribe

David Ross Paterson* as Dillwyn Knox
Breaking The Code
The Production Company

David Ari* as Rosen
Family Planning
Chalk Repertory Theatre

Adolphus Ward* as Solly Two Kings
Gem of the Ocean
Fountain Theatre

Hugo Armstrong* as Sabretooth and Tim   -  WINNER
Land of the Tigers
Sacred Fools, Burglars of Hamm and Frantic Redhead Productions

Geoff Elliott* as Hero
The Rehearsal
A Noise Within

Roger Robinson* as Holloway
Two Trains Running
Ebony Repertory Theatre


Featured Actress in a Musical

Beth Leavel* as Maisie
Minsky’s
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

Dionne Figgins* as Dionne
Smokey Joe’s Cafe
El Portal Theatre in association with Corky Hale

DeLee Lively* as DeLee
Smokey Joe’s Cafe
El Portal Theatre in association with Corky Hale

Sharon Catherine Blanks* as Sharon
Smokey Joe’s Cafe
El Portal Theatre in association with Corky Hale

Nikki Crawford* as Young Lena
Stormy Weather
Pasadena Playhouse

Dee Hoty* as Kay Thompson
Stormy Weather
Pasadena Playhouse

Sarah Cornell* as Ulla   -  WINNER
The Producers
Musical Theatre West


Featured Actress in a Play

Jenny O’Hara* as Maryjohnny Rafferty
A Skull in Connemara
Theatre Tribe

Danielle Kennedy* as Greta
Family Planning
Chalk Repertory Theatre

Elia Saldana as Jilly
Family Planning
Chalk Repertory Theatre

Tasha Ames* as Izzy   -  WINNER
Rabbit Hole
Malibu Stage Company

Kerry Carney as Francine Carlson
The Idea Man
Elephant Theatre Company

Josette DiCarlo* as Tamara
The Prodigal Father
Celebration Theatre and Playwrights 6

Angela Goethals* as Honey
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Rubicon Theatre Company


Costume Design - Intimate Theatre

Jeffrey Schoenberg
Bach at Leipzig
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Erika C. Miller
HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
The Chance Theater

Martine Granby
Joe’s Garage
Open Fist Theatre Company

Ann Closs-Farley’   -  WINNER
Ken Roht’s Calendar Girl Competition
Bootleg Theater

Ann Closs-Farley’
Land of the Tigers
Sacred Fools, Burglars of Hamm and Frantic Redhead Productions

A. Jeffrey Schoenberg’
Light Up The Sky
Open Fist Theatre Company

Catherine Glover
Who Lives?
Renal Support Network

Costume Design - Large Theatre
William Ivey Long’
9 to 5: The Musical
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

Sharon McGunigle’
Alice in One Hit Wonderland 2: Through the Looking Glass   -  WINNER
Troubadour Theater Company

Ann Closs-Farley’
James and the Giant Peach
MainStreet Theatre Company

Gregg Barnes’
Minsky’s
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

Soojin Lee’
Oliver Twist
A Noise Within

Soojin Lee’
The Rehearsal
A Noise Within

Robert Perdziola’
The School of Night
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum


Lighting Design - Intimate Theatre

Luke Moyer’
A Skull in Connemara
Theatre Tribe

Brian Sidney Bembridge
Battle Hymn
Circle X Theatre Company

Luke Moyer’   -  WINNER
Dracula
NoHo Arts Center Ensemble

Steven Young’
Kiss of the Spider Woman - The Musical
Havok Theatre Company

Chris Wojcieszyn
Spider Bites
Theatre of NOTE

Christian Epps’
Stick Fly
The Matrix Theatre Company

Jeremy Pivnick’
Who Lives?
Renal Support Network


Lighting Design - Large Theatre

Jules Fisher’ & Peggy Eisenhauer’
9 to 5: The Musical
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

David Lander’
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Paul Gallo’
Farragut North
Geffen Playhouse

Anne Militello’
Louis & Keely, Live at the Sahara
L & K Productions

Ken Booth’
Oliver Twist
A Noise Within

Donald Holder’   -  WINNER
The Little Dog Laughed
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Dan Weingarten’
Two Trains Running
Ebony Repertory Theatre


Scenic Design - Intimate Theatre

Jeff McLaughlin   -  WINNER
A Skull in Connemara
Theatre Tribe

Desma Murphy’
Dracula
NoHo Arts Center Ensemble

Leonard Ogden
Eternal Equinox
Grove Theater Center

Christopher Scott Murillo
HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
The Chance Theater

David Harwell’
Rantoul And Die
Elephant Theatre Company

John Iacovelli’
Stick Fly
The Matrix Theatre Company

Will Pellegrini
Who Lives?
Renal Support Network


Scenic Design - Large Theatre

Scott Pask’
9 to 5: The Musical
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

Derek McLane’
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Michael Ganio’
By the Waters of Babylon
Geffen Playhouse

Anna Louizos’
Minsky’s
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

Allen Moyer’   -  WINNER
The Little Dog Laughed
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

John Lee Beatty’
Time Stands Still
Geffen Playhouse

Edward E. Haynes, Jr.’
Two Trains Running
Ebony Repertory Theatre

Sound Design - Intimate Theatre
Michael Levine & Cricket S. Myers’
Battle Hymn
Circle X Theatre Company

Bruno Louchouarn’
Courting Vampires
The Theatre @ Boston Court

Ken Sawyer^   -  WINNER
Dracula
NoHo Arts Center Ensemble

Cody Henderson & Matt Almos
Land of the Tigers
Sacred Fools, Burglars of Hamm and Frantic Redhead Productions

David B. Marling’ and Christopher Moscatiello
The Bird and Mr. Banks
Road Theatre Company

Joseph “Sloe” Slawinski
Treefall
Rogue Machine

Jeffrey Porter
Who Lives?
Renal Support Network


Sound Design - Large Theatre  (TWO RECIPIENTS)

John H. Shivers’
9 to 5: The Musical
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

Erik Carstensen   -  WINNER
Beethoven as I Knew Him
Geffen Playhouse

Kathryn Bostic & Cricket S. Myers’
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Lindsay Jones’
Louis & Keely, Live at the Sahara
L & K Productions

Chris Webb & David Molina’   -  WINNER
Lydia
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

Cricket Myers’
Mary’s Wedding
The Colony Theatre Company

Lewis Flinn & Cricket S. Myers’
The Little Dog Laughed
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre


NUMERIC BREAKDOWN

By Organization

Center Theatre Group 25
Geffen Playhouse 14
Troubadour Theater Company 12
El Portal Theatre in association with Corky Hale 10
Theatre Tribe 7
Chalk Repertory Theatre 6
Ebony Repertory Theatre 6
Fountain Theatre 6
The Chance Theater 6
A Noise Within 5
Elephant Theatre Company5
Havok Theatre Company 5
Musical Theatre West 5
Open Fist Theatre Company 5
Renal Support Network 5
Rubicon Theatre Company 5
Rick Culbertson, in association with Lynn Marks and Paradox Entertainment 5
The Matrix Theatre Company 5
East West Players 4
Sacred Fools, Burglars of Hamm and Frantic Redhead Productions
4
The Production Company 4
Bootleg Theater 3
NoHo Arts Center Ensemble 3
Pasadena Playhouse 3
Andak Stage Company 2
Celebration Theatre 2
Circle X Theatre Company 2
David Elzer, Peter Schneider & Crooning Crabcakes LLC 2
Road Theatre Company 2
24th Street Theatre 1
Cabrillo Music Theatre 1
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities 1
Grove Theater Center 1
MainStreet Theatre Company 1
Malibu Stage Company 1
needtheater 1
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble 1
Pacific Resident Theatre 1
Playwrights 6 1
Robey Theatre Company 1
Rogue Machine 1
The Colony Theatre Company 1
The Hayworth 1
The Theatre @ Boston Court 1
Theatre of NOTE 1
Theatre West 1
West Coast Ensemble 1
Zephyr Theatre 1


By Production

Smokey Joe’s Cafe 10
9 to 5: The Musical 7
A Skull in Connemara 7
Alice in One Hit Wonderland 2: Through the Looking Glass 6
Family Planning 6
The Little Dog Laughed 6
Two Trains Running 6
AS U2 Like It 5
Divorce! The Musical 5
HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical 5
Kiss of the Spider Woman-The Musical 5
Louis & Keely, Live at the Sahara 5
Minsky’s 5
Stick Fly 5
Who Lives? 5
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo 4
Joe’s Garage 4
Land of the Tigers 4
The Idea Man 4
The Last Five Years 4
The Producers 4
Dracula 3
Farragut North 3
Ken Roht’s Calendar Girl Competition 3
Stormy Weather 3
The Rehearsal 3
Battle Hymn 2
Beethoven As I Knew Him 2
Breaking The Code 2
Coming Home 2
Equus 2
Life Could Be A Dream 2
Lydia 2
Oliver Twist 2
Photograph 51 2
The Best is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman 2
The Bird and Mr. Banks 2
The Letters 2
Time Stands Still 2
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 2
42nd Street 1
Altar Boyz 1
Bach at Leipzig 1
BIG: The Musical 1
Bronzeville 1
By the Waters of Babylon 1
Courting Vampires 1
Eternal Equinox 1
Forbidden Broadway:
Greatest Hits Volume 1 1
Gem of the Ocean 1
James and the Giant Peach 1
Jesus Christ Superstar 1
Light Up The Sky 1
Lions 1
Lovelace A Rock opera 1
Mary’s Wedding 1
Mercury Fur 1
Model Behavior, i.e., the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1
Rabbit Hole 1
Rantoul And Die 1
Spider Bites 1
The Prodigal Father 1
The School of Night 1
Treefall 1
Voice Lessons 1
Waiting in the Wings 1

 


2007/2008

CONGRATULATIONS TO RTC FOR WINNING 4 OVATION AWARDS!!!

 

Here, at the Ovation Awards Reception are (from left to right) Lauren Patten, Jim O'Neill, Marcy Froehlich and Tom Giamario, talking about what the Ovation Awards/Nominations mean to them and to RTC.

 

http://www.broadway.com/2008-Ovation-Award-Winners-Announced/broadway_news/5015740

November 22, 2008

Headlines: 2008 Ovation Award Winners Announced

by Broadway.com Staff  


Nilaja Sun in No Child...
The winners of the 2008 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Awards were announced November 17 in The winners of the 2008 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Awards were announced November 17 in a ceremony hosted by stage and screen veteran Neil Patrick Harris at LA’s Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex. Broadway alums John Glover (The Marriage of Bette and Boo), Laurie Metcalf (November) and Gwen Stewart (Rent), among others, were all honored for their performances in various West Coast productions.

The annual Ovations, which honor achievements in California theater, classify awards according to the size of eligible theaters.

The Civic Light Opera’s production of Miss Saigon, a heavy favorite to clean up with 11 nominations, took home four awards total, including Best Musical in a Large Theater. Close behind were Cabrillo Musical Theatre’s productions of Jekyll & Hyde and Singin’ in the Rain, which received three awards each, and the Geffen Playhouse’s production of The Quality of Life. The 2008 Ovation Award winners are:


PLAYWRITING FOR AN ORIGINAL PLAY
Jane Anderson
The Quality of Life
Geffen Playhouse

BOOK/LYRICS/MUSIC FOR AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL
Music and Lyrics by John Bucchino;
Conceived by John Bucchino and Daisy Prince
It's Only Life
Rubicon Theatre Company
(John and Daisy were not at the awards ceremony, but here is the presentation of their award):


RAY STRICKLYN MEMORIAL AWARD FOR SOLO PERFORMANCE
Nilaja Sun
No Child...
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
Stan Chandler
David Engel
Larry Raben
Darcie Roberts
The Andrews Brothers
Musical Theatre West

DIRECTION OF A PLAY
Matt Shakman
Secrets of the Trade
Black Dahlia Theatre

DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Nick DeGruccio
Jekyll & Hyde
Cabrillo Music Theatre

CHOREOGRAPHY
Bradley Rapier
City Kid - The Musical
City Kid Productions, LLC

MUSICAL DIRECTION
Alby Potts
Singin' in the Rain
Cabrillo Music Theatre

TOURING PRODUCTION
Avenue Q
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

PLAY, INTIMATE THEATRE
The Quality of Life
Geffen Playhouse

PLAY, LARGE THEATRE
R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe
Rubicon Theatre Company
(Here are Karyl Lynn and Jim accepting their award!):

 

 

FRANKLIN R. LEVY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR MUSICAL, INTIMATE THEATRE
Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara
Sacred Fools Theatre Company

MUSICAL, LARGE THEATRE
Miss Saigon
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

SET DESIGN, INTIMATE THEATRE
Desma Murphy
And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
Road Theatre Company

SET DESIGN, LARGE THEATRE
Thomas S. Giamario
Bus Stop
Rubicon Theatre Company
(Here is Tom accepting his award):

 

LIGHTING DESIGN, INTIMATE THEATRE
Jeremy Pivnick
Crime and Punishment
Actors Co-op/Crossley Theatre

LIGHTING DESIGN, LARGE THEATRE
Darrell Clark
Miss Saigon
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

LIGHTING DESIGN, LARGE THEATRE
Steven Young
Jekyll & Hyde
Cabrillo Music Theatre

SOUND DESIGN, INTIMATE THEATRE
Ken Rich
The Common Air
Elephant Stageworks

SOUND DESIGN, LARGE THEATRE
John Feinstein
Miss Saigon
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

COSTUME DESIGN, INTIMATE THEATRE
Scott A. Lane
Pest Control - The Musical
Open at the Top Productions

COSTUME DESIGN, LARGE THEATRE
Paul Tazewell
Ray Charles LIVE - A New Musical
Pasadena Playhouse

LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY (TIE)
Joe Spano
R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe
Rubicon Theatre Company

LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY
John Glover
Secrets of the Trade
Black Dahlia Theatre
(Here is Jimmy Smitts presenting, and Joe and John accepting their awards):


LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Laurie Metcalf
The Quality of Life
Geffen Playhouse

LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Robert J. Townsend
Jekyll & Hyde
Cabrillo Music Theatre

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Jennifer Paz
Miss Saigon
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Barry Lynch
Of Mice and Men
Theatre Banshee

FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
J. Nicole Brooks
As Much As You Can
Hendel Productions West

FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Randy Rogel
Singin' in the Rain
Cabrillo Music Theatre

FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Gwen Stewart
All Shook Up
Musical Theatre West
 



CONGRATULATIONS TO RTC FOR 17 OVATION AWARD NOMINATIONS!!!

THE 2008 OVATION AWARD NOMINEES ARE…

1. FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Misty Cotton as Ellen
MISS SAIGON
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

Melissa Fahn as Lina Lamont
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Cabrillo Music Theatre

Megan Lawrence as Charlotte
FLORA, THE RED MENACE
Reprise Theatre Company

Tracy Lore as Miss Sandra
ALL SHOOK UP
Musical Theatre West

Beth Obregon as Emma Carew
JEKYLL & HYDE
Cabrillo Music Theatre

Cathy Rigby as Mammy Yokum
LI’L ABNER
Reprise Theatre Company

Gwen Stewart as Sylvia
ALL SHOOK UP
Musical Theatre West

2. FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

John Bisom as The Scarecrow
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Musical Theatre West

Danny Calvert as Dennis
ALL SHOOK UP
Musical Theater West

Larry Cedar as Finsdale
LI’L ABNER
Reprise Theatre Company

Barry Pearl as Jim Haller
ALL SHOOK UP
Musical Theatre West

Aaron Phillips as John Utterson
JEKYLL & HYDE
Cabrillo Music Theatre

Randy Rogel as Cosmo Brown
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Cabrillo Music Theatre

Harrison White as John
MISS SAIGON
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

3. FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

J. Nicole Brooks as Nina
AS MUCH AS YOU CAN
Hendel Productions West; Produced by Steve and Ruth Hendel and David Tarlow

Kathleen Mary Carthy as Marin
THE WRECK OF THE UNFATHOMABLE
Theatre of NOTE

Francesca Casale as Cheetah Bee
THE FASTEST CLOCK IN THE UNIVERSE
Celebration Theatre

Sharon Lawrence as Vivien Leigh
ORSON’S SHADOW
Pasadena Playhouse

Johanna McKay as Mrs. Burns
TEEN GIRL
Zephyr Theatre; Produced by Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger

Lauren Patten as Elma
BUS STOP
Rubicon Theatre Company

Chloe Taylor as Mary
TEEN GIRL
Zephyr Theatre; Produced by Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger

4. FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

Mark Colson as Slim
OF MICE AND MEN
Theatre Banshee

JD Cullum as Joseph Tumulty
OF EQUAL MEASURE
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Mark Doerr as Graham
LADY
Road Theatre Company

Bennet Guillory as Wining Boy
THE PIANO LESSON
The Hayworth, Stagewalkers Productions and 444 Productions

Barry Lynch as Candy
OF MICE AND MEN
Theatre Banshee

Morgan Rusler as Boolie Werthan
DRIVING MISS DAISY
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Mark Taylor as Peter
SECRETS OF THE TRADE
Black Dahlia Theatre

5. LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Katrina Lenk as Velma Kelly
CHICAGO
Musical Theatre of Los Angeles Alliance;
Produced by Jeremy Lucas, Bonnie McMahan, Justine Baldwin,
Mindy Rouff and Mark Espinosa

Lulu Lloyd as Lucy Harris
JEKYLL & HYDE
Cabrillo Music Theatre

Bets Malone as Natalie Haller
ALL SHOOK UP
Musical Theatre West

Jennifer Paz as Kim
MISS SAIGON
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

Vanessa Claire Smith as Keely Smith
LOUIS & KEELY: LIVE AT THE SAHARA
Sacred Fools Theatre Company

6. LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Kevin Bailey as The Engineer
MISS SAIGON
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

Jake Broder as Louis Prima
LOUIS & KEELY: LIVE AT THE SAHARA
Sacred Fools Theatre Company

Brandon Victor Dixon as Ray Charles
RAY CHARLES LIVE – THE MUSICAL
Pasadena Playhouse

David Engel as Don Lockwood
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Cabrillo Music Theatre

Eric Kunze as Chris
MISS SAIGON
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

Allen E. Read as Rocky
MASK
Pasadena Playhouse

Robert J. Townsend as Jekyll/Hyde
JEKYLL & HYDE
Cabrillo Music Theatre

7. LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Amy Aquino as Joanne
SECRETS OF THE TRADE
Black Dahlia Theatre

Meredith Bishop as Sophie
THE CONCEPT OF REMAINDERS
The Production Company

Kathleen Chalfant as Rose
RED DOG HOWLS
Gang of Five New York

Karesa McElheny as Vivian Bearing
WIT – THE PULITZER PRIZE WINNING MASTERPIECE
The Production Company

Laurie Metcalf as Jeannette
THE QUALITY OF LIFE
Geffen Playhouse

Tonya Pinkins as Jasmine
AND HER HAIR WENT WITH HER
Fountain Theatre; Produced by Stephen Sachs

JoBeth Williams as Dinah
THE QUALITY OF LIFE
Geffen Playhouse

8. LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY

Dennis Boutsikaris as Neil
THE QUALITY OF LIFE
Geffen Playhouse

Joe Egender as Ted
HE ASKED FOR IT
Theatre of NOTE

V.J. Foster as Cotton Slocum
CARNAGE, A COMEDY
Actors’ Gang

John Glover
SECRETS OF THE TRADE
Black Dahlia Theatre

Lance E. Nichols as Hoke Coleburn
DRIVING MISS DAISY
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Darrett Sanders as Avram
THE WRECK OF THE UNFATHOMABLE
Theatre of NOTE

Joe Spano
R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER: THE HISTORY (AND MYSTERY) OF THE UNIVERSE
Rubicon Theatre Company

9. ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

AND NEITHER HAVE I WINGS TO FLY
Road Theatre Company

THE ANDREWS BROTHERS
Musical Theatre West

BODY POLITIC
The Echo Theater Company

CITY KID – THE MUSICAL
City Kid Productions, LLC

EN UN SOL AMARILLO (MEMORIAS DE UN TEMBLOR)
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre and FITLA

TRACERS
The Gangbusters Theatre Company; Produced by Leon Shanglebee & Sierra Fisk

WINTER WONDERETTES
Marvelous Dreams, LLC; Produced by David Elzer and Peter Schneider

10. COSTUME DESIGN – LARGE THEATRE

Ann Closs-Farley
NORMAN’S ARK
John Anson Ford Theatre and DuHirst Music (US) Ltd.

Marcy Froehlich
BUS STOP
Rubicon Theatre Company

Marcy Froehlich
PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
Rubicon Theatre Company

Shon Le Blanc
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
Rubicon Theatre Company

Sharell Martin and Ambra Wakefield
JEKYLL & HYDE
FCLO Music Theatre

Paul Tazewell
RAY CHARLES LIVE – A NEW MUSICAL
Pasadena Playhouse

Naomi Yoshida
PIPPIN
East West Players

11. COSTUME DESIGN – INTIMATE THEATRE

Stephanie Kerley-Schwartz & Lauren Tyler
COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY
Rogue Machine; Produced by John Perrin Flynn and Matthew Elkins

Gelareh Khalioun
AND NEITHER HAVE I WINGS TO FLY
Road Theatre Company

Scott A. Lane
PEST CONTROL – THE MUSICAL
Open at the Top Productions and Canum Entertainment

Shon Le Blanc
THE MILK TRAIN DOESN’T STOP HERE ANYMORE
Fountain Theatre; Produced by Ben Bradley and Diana Gibson

Nalia Sanders
THE PIANO LESSON
The Hayworth, Stagewalkers Productions and 444 Productions

A. Jeffrey Shoenberg
1776
Actors Co-op/Crossley Theatre

A. Jeffrey Shoenberg
TONIGHT AT 8:30 – PART II: COME THE WILD
The Antaeus Company

12. SOUND DESIGN – LARGE THEATRE

David Beaudry
BUS STOP
Rubicon Theatre Company

Jonathan Burke
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Cabrillo Music Theatre

John Feinstein
MISS SAIGON
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

Giampaolo Nalli and Danuta Zarzyka
EN UN SOL AMARILLO (MEMORIAS DE UN TEMBLOR)
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre and FITLA

Cricket S. Myers
EMERGENCY
Geffen Playhouse

Cricket S. Myers
NORMAN’S ARK
John Anson Ford Theatre and DuHirst Music (US) Ltd.

Cricket S. Myers
PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
Rubicon Theatre Company

13. SOUND DESIGN – INTIMATE THEATRE

John Ballinger
1001
The Theatre @ Boston Court

David B. Marling
LADY
Road Theatre Company

Cricket S. Myers
DARK PLAY OR STORIES FOR BOYS
The Theatre @ Boston Court

John Nobori
THE TRAGICAL COMEDY OF MR. PUNCH
Bootleg Theatre and the Rogue Artists Ensemble

Ken Rich
THE COMMON AIR
Elephant Stageworks

Ken Sawyer
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Actors Co-op/Crossley Theatre

Eric Snodgrass
SNAKE IN THE GRASS
Salem K Theatre Company

14. LIGHTING DESIGN – LARGE THEATRE

Howell Binkley
CLAY
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Darrell Clark
MISS SAIGON
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

Michael Gilliam
RED DOG HOWLS
Gang of Five New York

Jeremy Pivnick
DAWN’S LIGHT: THE JOURNEY OF GORDON HIRABAYASHI
East West Players

Jeremy Pivnick
PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
Rubicon Theatre Company

Jean-Yves Tessier
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Cabrillo Music Theatre

Steven Young
JEKYLL & HYDE
Cabrillo Music Theatre

15. LIGHTING DESIGN – INTIMATE THEATRE

Leigh Allen
SNAKE IN THE GRASS
Salem K Theatre Company

Derrick McDaniel
LADY
Road Theatre Company

Luke Moyer
PEST CONTROL – THE MUSICAL
Open at the Top Productions and Canum Entertainment

Jeremy Pivnick
1001
The Theatre @ Boston Court

Jeremy Pivnick
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Actors Co-op/Crossley Theatre

August Viverito
WIT – THE PULITZER PRIZE WINNING MASTERPIECE
The Production Company

Steven Young
THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY
Havok Theatre Company

16. SET DESIGN – LARGE THEATRE

Tom Buderwitz
PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
Rubicon Theatre Company

Robert Brill
BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre and the Public Theatre

Gonzalo Callejas
EN UN SOL AMARILLO (MEMORIAS DE UN TEMBLOR)
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre and FITLA

Thomas S. Giamario
BUS STOP
Rubicon Theatre Company

David Rockwell
ALL SHOOK UP
Musical Theatre West

Gary Wissman
A DELICATE BALANCE
Rubicon Theatre Company

Gary Wissman
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
Rubicon Theatre Company

17. SET DESIGN – INTIMATE THEATRE

Danny Cistone
THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
68 Cent Crew Theatre Company; Produced by Ronnie Marmo

Danny Cistone
ON AN AVERAGE DAY
Elephant Stageworks and Vs. Theatre Company

Joel Daavid
THE PIANO LESSON
The Hayworth, Stagewalkers Productions and 444 Productions

Helen Harwell
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Actors Co-op/Crossley Theatre

Laura Fine Hawkes
SNAKE IN THE GRASS
Salem K Theatre Company

Desma Murphy
AND NEITHER HAVE I WINGS TO FLY
Road Theatre Company

Gary Smoot
LOVE LOVES A PORNOGRAPHER
Circle X Theatre Company

18. MUSICAL – LARGE THEATRE

ALL SHOOK UP
Musical Theatre West

THE ANDREWS BROTHERS
Musical Theatre West

JEKYLL & HYDE
Cabrillo Music Theatre

MISS SAIGON
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Cabrillo Music Theatre

19. FRANKLIN R. LEVY AWARD FOR MUSICAL

IN AN INTIMATE THEATRE

CITY KID – THE MUSICAL
City Kid Productions, LLC

deLEARious
Open Fist Theatre Company

LOUIS & KEELY: LIVE AT THE SAHARA
Sacred Fools Theatre Company

THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY
Havok Theatre Company

WINTER WONDERETTES
Marvelous Dreams, LLC; Produced by David Elzer and Peter Schneider

20. PLAY – LARGE THEATRE

BUS STOP
Rubicon Theatre Company

A DELICATE BALANCE
Rubicon Theatre Company

DRIVING MISS DAISY
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

EN UN SOL AMARILLO (MEMORIAS DE UN TEMBLOR)
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre and FITLA

R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER: THE HISTORY (AND MYSTERY) OF THE UNIVERSE
Rubicon Theatre Company

21. PLAY – INTIMATE THEATRE

AND NEITHER HAVE I WINGS TO FLY
Road Theatre Company

BODY POLITIC
The Echo Theater Company

LADY
Road Theatre Company

THE PIANO LESSON
The Hayworth, Stagewalkers Productions, 444 Productions

THE QUALITY OF LIFE
Geffen Playhouse

SECRETS OF THE TRADE
Black Dahlia Theatre

WIT – THE PULITZER PRIZE WINNING MASTERPIECE
The Production Company

22. TOURING PRODUCTION

AVENUE Q
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

THE COLOR PURPLE
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre; Produced by Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, Quincy Jones, et. al.

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE – NATIONAL TOUR
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

MY FAIR LADY
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

SWEENEY TODD
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

23. MUSIC DIRECTION

Steven Applegate
JEKYLL & HYDE
Cabrillo Music Theatre

Darryl Archibald
LI’L ABNER
Reprise Theatre Company

Michael Borth
ALL SHOOK UP
Musical Theatre West

Patrick Gandy
CITY KID – THE MUSICAL
City Kid Productions, LLC

John Glaudini
THE ANDREWS BROTHERS
Musical Theatre West

Alby Potts
MISS SAIGON
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

Alby Potts
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Cabrillo Music Theatre

24. CHOREOGRAPHY

Roger Castellano
THE ANDREWS BROTHERS
Musical Theatre West

Roger Castellano
JEKYLL & HYDE
Cabrillo Music Theatre

David Engel
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Cabrillo Music Theatre

Jeremy Lucas
CHICAGO
Musical Theatre of Los Angeles Alliance; Produced by Jeremy Lucas,
Bonnie McMahan, Justine Baldwin, Mindy Rouff, and Mark Espinosa

Lee Martino
ALL SHOOK UP
Musical Theatre West

Karen Nowicki
MISS SAIGON
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

Bradley Rapier
CITY KID – THE MUSICAL
City Kid Productions, LLC

25. DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

Jeremy Aldridge
LOUIS & KEELY: LIVE AT THE SAHARA
Sacred Fools Theatre Company

Roger Bean
WINTER WONDERETTES
Marvelous Dreams, LLC; Produced by David Elzer and Peter Schneider

Stephanie Coltrin
MISS SAIGON
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

Nick DeGruccio
THE ANDREWS BROTHERS
Musical Theatre West

Nick DeGruccio
JEKYLL & HYDE
Cabrillo Music Theatre

Steven Glaudini
ALL SHOOK UP
Musical Theatre West

Larry Raben
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Cabrillo Music Theatre

26. DIRECTION OF A PLAY

Jane Anderson
THE QUALITY OF LIFE
Geffen Playhouse

Cesar Brie
EN UN SOL AMARILLO (MEMORIAS DE UN TEMBLOR)
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre and FITLA

Scott Cummins
AND NEITHER HAVE I WINGS TO FLY
Road Theatre Company

D.W. Jacobs
R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER: THE HISTORY (AND MYSTERY) OF THE UNIVERSE)
Rubicon Theatre Company

Derek Charles Livingston
SHAKESPEARE’S R & J
The Production Company

Robert Mammana
WIT – THE PULITZER PRIZE WINNING MASTERPIECE
The Production Company

Matt Shakman
SECRETS OF THE TRADE
Black Dahlia Theatre

27. RAY STRICKLYN MEMORIAL AWARD FOR SOLO PERFORMANCE

Daniel Beaty
EMERGENCY
Geffen Playhouse

Tim Ryan Meinelschmidt
ALL THE HELP YOU NEED – THE ADVENTURES OF A HOLLYWOOD HANDYMAN

Theatre Forty

Matt Sax
CLAY
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Eve Sigall
JOAN’S TRIP
Theatre East

Nilaja Sun
NO CHILD…
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

28. BOOKS/LYRICS/MUSIC FOR AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL

John Bucchino and Daisy Prince
IT’S ONLY LIFE
Rubicon Theatre Company; Produced by Michael Jackowitz

Meryl Friedman
TUG OF WAR
The J. Paul Getty Trust

Maury McIntyre and Nick Salamone
GULLS
The Theatre @ Boston Court

Jan Powell and Ken Stone
AMERICAN TALES
The Antaeus Company

Phil Swann and Ron West
deLEARious
Open Fist Theatre Company

29. PLAYWRITING OF AN ORIGINAL PLAY

Jane Anderson
THE QUALITY OF LIFE
Geffen Playhouse

Richard Martin Hirsch
THE CONCEPT OF REMAINDERS
The Production Company

Joe Keyes
BIG BABY
Produced by Joe Keyes, Heather King and Maile Flanagan

Alex Lyras & Robert McCaskill
THE COMMON AIR
Elephant Stageworks

Timothy McNeil
ANYTHING
Elephant Stageworks; Produced by Lindsay Albaugh and Gina Soto

Erik Patterson
HE ASKED FOR IT
Theatre of NOTE

Jonathan Tolins
SECRETS OF THE TRADE
Black Dahlia Theatre

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2008 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS

Celebrating excellence in theatre

November 17,  2008, 7:30pm

The Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex

Cal State L.A.

Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris

For more information visit: www.2008ovations.com

Tickets available online or by calling 213.614.0556 x40

 

2007

 

http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/sep/27/rubicon-theatre-is-up-for-9-awards-nonprofit-new/

Rubicon Theatre is up for 9 awards Nonprofit also 
gets new leader

Photo courtesy of Rubicon Theatre Company

Susan Scott has been named managing director of the Rubicon Theatre Company as it heads into its 11th year.

Photo courtesy of Rubicon Theatre Company 
Susan Scott has been named managing director 
of the Rubicon Theatre Company as it heads 
into its 11th year.

The Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura earned nine nominations for 2007 Ovation Awards, the LA Stage Alliance announced this week.

Of the five Rubicon plays up for awards, "Man of La Mancha" earned the most; it is up for four, in the categories of featured actor in a musical and costume, lighting and set design.

"Back Home Again: A John Denver Holiday Concert" is up for awards for world premiere musical and for musical direction. Earning one nomination each are "A Time For Love" (world premiere musical); "Diary of Anne Frank" (set design); and "Hamlet" (costume design).

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NOTE:  WE HAVE A WINNER!!!



CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN GUYS!!!

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Celebrating excellence in theater, the awards from the LA Stage Alliance will be handed out Nov. 12 at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the event.

LA Stage Alliance, founded in 1975, is dedicated to building awareness, appreciation and support for the performing arts in greater Los Angeles. It serves more than 325 organizational members in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

Also at the event, the alliance's Career Achievement Award will go to Annette Bening. The Community Outreach Award will go to the Actors Fund. The James A. Doolittle Leadership in Theatre Award will go to The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles.

For more information, visit www.LAStageAlliance.com.

In other Rubicon news

Also this month, the Rubicon Theatre Company announced the appointment of Susan Scott as its new managing director.

Scott is a veteran nonprofit administrator, board President Richard Reisman said in making the announcement.

A resident of Ventura, Scott replaces Norbert Tan, who left Rubicon after four years to become executive director of the Ventura College Foundation.

Scott will work with producing artistic director Karyl Lynn Burns and artistic director James O'Neil to lead the professional company into its 11th season.

Said Reisman: "We conducted an exhaustive national search for this key management position and were delighted to find the best candidate in our own backyard. Susan brings extensive experience in the nonprofit arena on both coasts and in Ventura. She also has great passion for the theater, having grown up in Chicago and spent 20 years in New York."

For 21 years, Scott was on the staff of the New York-based CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, rising to the rank of senior vice president. The nonprofit organization is a think tank organized to spearhead innovation and promote excellence in public and private dispute resolution.

She moved to California in 2001 to assume the role of vice president and executive director of the Western Justice Center Foundation in Pasadena, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to culturally sound conflict-resolution models involving children, schools, courts and communities.

Scott moved to Ventura in 2004 to take a six-month sabbatical. Two weeks later, she began work as consulting executive director of the Bell Arts Factory.

She helped lead the now-completed project to renovate a former mattress factory on Ventura Avenue into a multiuse arts facility, including studios for artists.

Scott's local consulting experience also includes work with the San Buenaventura Foundation for the Arts.

A native of Chicago, Scott earned a master's degree in English from Northwestern University. She picked up the theatergoing habit in Chicago, which intensified during her years in New York City.

"Rubicon is a singular arts resource in the county and on the Central Coast," said Scott. "I put on my wish list a few years ago that I wanted to lead an arts organization. This is a thrilling opportunity."

Scott has been attending Rubicon productions regularly for the past three years.

"I was astounded to find a theater of such great quality here," she said. "It's a great tribute to this community's commitment to the arts that a theater of this caliber has grown and developed here."

Founded in 1998, Rubicon Theatre Company has established itself as one of the premiere stage companies in Southern California. A fully professional, nonprofit regional theater with more than 3,000 subscribers and a budget of over $3 million, it serves area residents and visitors with productions of classic and contemporary plays, as well as a wide array of educational programs.

For more information about Rubicon Theatre Company, call 667-2900 or visit www.rubicontheatre.org.

 

Ovation Nominations

This just in: Rubicon Theatre Company has received nine 2007 Ovation Award Nominations from the L.A. Stage Alliance, placing it in the top five troupes in all of Southern California.

The Ventura-based professional company cemented its reputation as an important incubator of new works by receiving two nominations for World Premiere Musical. Both A Time for Love and Back Home Again: A John Denver Holiday Concert received nominations in that category.

Rubicon also received two nominations apiece for Set Design and Costume Design. Set Designer Thomas S. Giamario was nominated for both Man of La Mancha and The Diary of Anne Frank. Costume Designer Marcy Froehlich was nominated for both Man of La Mancha and Hamlet.

In addition, Randal Keith, who played the Governor and Innkeeper in Man of La Mancha, was nominated for Featured Actor in a Musical.

Established in 1989, the peer-judged Ovations are widely considered Southern California’s most prestigious theatre awards. Rubicon has won six Ovation Awards and 50 nominations throughout its first nine seasons.

Cast of Rubicon's Back Home Again: A John Denver Holiday Concert
Photo Credit: Rod Lathim

The Ovations will be handed out at a gala ceremony Monday evening, November 12, at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. For a complete list of nominees, go to www.lastagealliance.com/ovationaward.asp.

Join us at the Ovations!

Rubicon Theatre Company still has a few tickets available for the 2007 Ovation Awards, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. November 12th at the beautiful and historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

The prestigious event – Southern California’s equivalent to the Tony Awards – will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Annette Bening will be on hand to accept the L.A. Stage Alliance’s Career Achievement Award.

Rubicon has won six Ovation Awards and 50 nominations over its first nine seasons. This year, the company has earned nine nominations, including two for World Premiere Musical (for A Time for Love and Back Home Again: A John Denver Holiday Concert).

Set Designer Thomas S. Giamario was nominated for both Man of La Mancha and The Diary of Anne Frank. Costume Designer Marcy Froehlich was nominated for both Man of La Mancha and Hamlet. In addition, Randal Keith, who played the Governor and Innkeeper in Man of La Mancha, was nominated for Featured Actor in a Musical.

Rubicon has booked a block of tickets for the ceremony. We will enjoy a festive dinner in downtown L.A. before the event.

The few tickets left will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets to the awards ceremony are $105 per person.*
Tickets to the ceremony and dinner are $175 per person.*

Payment can be made by check or major credit card.

* These prices include tax and a modest contribution to the company, which will allow staff members to attend the event.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Lisa Jackson immediately at
(805) 667-2912, ext. 225.

We look forward to having you join us for this celebratory evening!

 

 

Ovation Award Nominations for 2006

 

RUBICON THEATRE NOMINATED FOR 8 OVATION AWARDS! Only theatre besides Center Theatre Group to be nominated for BOTH "BEST PLAY" AND "BEST MUSICAL"
2 years-in-a-row!

Rubicon Theatre is honored to be acknowledged by the LA Stage Alliance "artistic excellence in theatre production, design and performance."

Rubicon Theatre's nomination this year are:


Best Play in a Larger Theatre
Turn of the Screw

Best Musical in a Larger Theatre
tick... tick... BOOM!

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Natascia Diaz - tick... tick... BOOM!

Best Director of a Musical
Scott Schwartz - tick... tick... BOOM!

Best Solo Performance
(Ray Stricklyn Award)
Geraldine Hughes - Belfast Blues

Best Set Design in a Larger Theatre
Belfast Blues

Best Lighting Design in a Larger Theatre
Belfast Blues

Best Sound Design in a Larger Theatre
David Beaudry - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

 

Held at the Historic Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles' Historic Theatre District, the 2006 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards ceremony is the red carpet, black-tie theatrical party of the year. This year's event will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris on Monday, November 13th at 7:30 p.m.

For supporters from Ventura County wishing to attend this black tie event as a group, Rubicon has purchased a block of tickets and will be organizing car pools and van transport. The cost will be $65 per person for balcony seating and post-show party (includes a $25 donation to Rubicon) or $105 for Preferred Ticket seating. For those who wish to visit with some of Rubicon's award-nominees prior to the show, a no-host dinner will be arranged at Ciudad, near the theatre.  

To attend, please call Amber Landis in Development at (805) 667-2912, ext. 239.
Tickets will also be available through TicketMaster for anyone who would like to purchase on their own.

A complete list of nominees is available at http://www.lastagealliance.com/pdf/ovationnominees.pdf

More details about our nominations, and an interview with Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns is at http://www.rubicontheatre.org/special_ovations.php

 

             
2004-2005 Ovation Award Nominations:

http://www.lastagealliance.com/2005nominations.html

CONGRATULATIONS TO RTC FOR RECEIVING 10 OVATION AWARD NOMINATIONS  FOR THIS SEASON!  They were in some VERY PRESTIGIOUS Company, and took home THREE of those awards:

Best Set Design in a Larger Theatre
– Trefoni Michael Rizzi
Best Sound Design in a Larger Theatre – Drew Dalzell
Best Lighting Designer in a Larger Theatre – Steven Young

 See below for the good news:

LA STAGE ALLIANCE

2004-2005 OVATION AWARD NOMINEES

Results tabulated by NSBN LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Business Consultants, Beverly Hills, California

   

WORLD PREMIERE PLAY

 

The Eyes of Babylon
Jeff Key
The Tamarind Theatre
Me, My Guitar & Don Henley
Krista Vernoff
Ace of Wands, Inc.

Sojourner (The Story of Sojourner Truth)

Les Wieder

Treadwell Entertainment

The Gary Plays: Girl on a Bed

Murray Mednick

Padua Playwrights Productions

The Paris Letter

Jon Robin Baitz

Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre  

The Gary Plays: Tirade for Three & Gary's Walk

Murray Mednick

Padua Playwrights Productions

The Prince of L.A.

Dakin Matthews

Andak Stage Company

 

WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL

Atalanta

Karen Hardcastle & David O

Powerhouse Theatre

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir

James Mellon - Book, Scott DeTurk and Bill Francoeur - Music & Lyrics

Open at the Top Productions

Rosenstrasse

Book and Lyrics: Terry Lawrence  - Music: Max Kinberg

The Company Rep

Blake...da Musical!

Rick Batalla and Henry Phillips

Grove Theater Center  

Hey! I’m the Mama

Angela Teek and Howlett Smith

The Tamarind Theatre

 

RAY STRICKLYN MEMORIAL AWARD FOR

SOLO PERFORMANCE 

Cinghiale!

Emilie Miller

emi productions

A Lesson in Proper Bow-Fluffing Technique

Trey Nichols

Storey Productions and Moving Arts

Like a Dog on Linoleum

Leslie Jordan

Elephant Stageworks

Ecstasy and the Ice Queen

Justine Moore

Taos Girl Productions

Letting Go of God

Julia Sweeney

Indefatigable Productions


 

ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

 

HAPPY END

Pacific Resident Theatre

Killer Joe (WINNER)

Lost Angels Theatre Company

Mother Courage and Her Children

The Antaeus Company

The Paris Letter

Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

PERA PALAS

The Theatre @ Boston Court and The Antaeus Company

Stuff Happens

Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

Songs For a New World

Rubicon Theatre Company

 

 

DIRECTION OF A PLAY

 

Matt Gottlieb

THE CARETAKER

Zephyr Theatre

Jon Lawrence Rivera

DOGEATERS

Search to Involve Pilipino Americans/TDRZ Productions, Inc.

in association with Playwrights' Arena

Scott Cummins

Killer Joe

Lost Angels Theatre Company

Michael Michetti

PERA PALAS

The Theatre @ Boston Court and The Antaeus Company

Garry Marshall

Wrong Turn at Lungfish

Falcon Theatre

Shirley Jo Finney

YELLOWMAN

Fountain Theatre

                      Walter Asmus

                    Waiting for Godot

                  Rubicon Theatre Company

 

 

DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

 

Anthony Barnao

The Big Voice

Blue Sphere Alliance

George C. Wolfe

Caroline, or Change

Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

Jan Duncan

Miss Saigon

Fullerton Civic Light Opera

Kevin Cochran Rick Batalla

Blake...da Musical!

Grove Theater Center

Charles Herman-Wurmfeld

THE POSSESSION OF MRS. JONES

Back It Up Productions

Nick DeGruccio

GUYS AND DOLLS

Musical Theatre West

Jon Lawrence Rivera

Songs For a New World

Rubicon Theatre Company

 

 

CHOREOGRAPHY

 

Cate Caplin

Grand Hotel, The Musical

The Colony Theatre Company

Lee Martino

GUYS AND DOLLS

Musical Theatre West

Patti Colombo

Peter Pan

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment

Lee Martino

Grease

Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

Ray Rochelle

Miss Saigon

Fullerton Civic Light Opera

  

 

MUSICAL DIRECTION

Gerald Sternbach

APPLAUSE

Reprise! Broadway's Best

Charles Love

Hey! Im the Mama

The Tamarind Theatre

Craig Barna

Peter Pan

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment

Todd Helm

Miss Saigon

Fullerton Civic Light Opera

Gerald Sternbach

PIPPIN

Reprise! Broadway's Best

Darryl Archibald

RAGTIME

Musical Theatre West

Brent Crayon

Songs For a New World

Rubicon Theatre Company


TOURING PRODUCTION

 

As You Like It

Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

The Deaf West Theatre Production of

Big River: the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre and Atlanta's Theater of the Stars

 

 

 

PLAY INTIMATE THEATRE

 

Killer Joe

Lost Angels Theatre Company

A Night In November

The Sarah Fulton Group

YELLOWMAN

Fountain Theatre

Light Sensitive

The Theatre District

PAPA

Open Fist Theatre Company

Mother Courage and Her Children

The Antaeus Company

PERA PALAS

The Theatre @ Boston Court and The Antaeus Company

 

 

PLAY LARGE THEATRE

 

The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia? (WINNER)

Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

The School for Scandal

Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

The Paris Letter

Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Wrong Turn at Lungfish

Falcon Theatre

Waiting for Godot

Rubicon Theatre Company

 

 

FRANKLIN R. LEVY MEMORIAL AWARD

FOR MUSICAL INTIMATE THEATRE

 

The Big Voice

Blue Sphere Alliance

HAPPY END

Pacific Resident Theatre

Blake...da Musical!

Grove Theater Center

THE POSSESSION OF MRS. JONES

Back It Up Productions

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir

Open at the Top Productions

 

 

MUSICAL LARGE THEATRE

 

Caroline, or Change

Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

Miss Saigon (WINNER)

Fullerton Civic Light Opera

Peter Pan

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment

RAGTIME

Musical Theatre West

Songs For a New World

Rubicon Theatre Company


 

SET DESIGN INTIMATE THEATRE

 

Ben Ainlay

THE CARETAKER

Zephyr Theatre

Jeff G. Rack (WINNER)

PAPA

Open Fist Theatre Company

Sibyl Wickersheimer

WAVING GOODBYE

The Syzygy Theatre Group

Jason Adams & Alicia Hoge

ECHO'S HAMMER

The Theatre @ Boston Court

Tom Buderwitz (WINNER)

PERA PALAS

The Theatre @ Boston Court and 
The
Antaeus Company

Robert G. Smith & Elias Sanchez

Killer Joe

Lost Angels Theatre Company

Tim Farmer

TWO GENTLEMEN OF CORONA

West Coast Ensemble

 

 

SET DESIGN LARGE THEATRE

 

Michael Olich

The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?

Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

Dustin “Lucky” Cardwell

Miss Saigon

Fullerton Civic Light Opera

David Potts

Sherlock's Last Case

The Colony Theatre Company

John Iacovelli

Peter Pan

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment

David Gallo

Radio Golf

Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

Tom Buderwitz

Sleuth

Falcon Theatre

Trefoni Michael Rizzi (WINNER!!!)

Songs For a New World

Rubicon Theatre Company

 

 

LIGHTING DESIGN INTIMATE THEATRE

 

Jeremy Pivnick

Cinghiale!

emi productions

Leigh Allen

Killer Joe

Lost Angels Theatre Company

Kathy O'Donohue

YELLOWMAN

Fountain Theatre

Chris Akerlind

Dry Cleaning

24th Street Theatre

Jeremy Pivnick

LIGHT

The Theatre @ Boston Court  

Brian J. Lilienthal

ECHO'S HAMMER

The Theatre @ Boston Court  

Dan Reed

PAPA

Open Fist Theatre Company

 

 

LIGHTING DESIGN LARGE THEATRE

 

Justin Townsend

Apollo - Part 1: Lebensraum

Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Benoit Beauchamp

Macbeth 
(A Modern Ecstasy)

Center for New Theater

Donna Ruzika

Miss Saigon

Fullerton Civic Light Opera

Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer

Caroline, or Change

Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

Tom Ruzika

Peter Pan

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment

Jeremy Pivnick

Sleuth

Falcon Theatre

Steven Young (WINNER!!!)

Songs For a New World

Rubicon Theatre Company

 

SOUND DESIGN INTIMATE THEATRE

 

Jeff Webster

Dry Cleaning

24th Street Theatre

John Zalewski

LIGHT

The Theatre @ Boston Court  

Scott DeTurk & Bill Huston

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir

Open at the Top Productions

John Ballinger

ECHO'S HAMMER

The Theatre @ Boston Court

Tim Labor

PAPA

Open Fist Theatre Company

Lindsay Jones

Killer Joe

Lost Angels Theatre Company

Drew Dalzell

Spec

Alliance Repertory Company

 

 

 

SOUND DESIGN LARGE THEATRE

 

Kenneth Hobbs

Fools

Rubicon Theatre Company

Paul James Prendergast

Electricidad

Center Theatre Group: 
Mark Taper Forum

A J Gonzalez

Miss Saigon

Fullerton Civic Light Opera

Drew Dalzell (WINNER!!!)

Songs For a New World

Rubicon Theatre Company

Adam Howarth

Macbeth (A Modern Ecstasy)

Center for New Theater

Randy Tico

Apollo - Part 1: Lebensraum

Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Julie Ferrin

Peter Pan

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment

 

 

COSTUME DESIGN INTIMATE THEATRE

 

Susan Chan

THE CARETAKER

Zephyr Theatre

Audrey Eisner

HAPPY END

Pacific Resident Theatre

Shauna Leone

THE POSSESSION OF MRS. JONES

Back It Up Productions

Ann Closs-Farley

ECHO'S HAMMER

The Theatre @ Boston Court  

Allison Leach

The Merchant of Venice

Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company

Shon LeBlanc

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir

Open at the Top Productions

Ivy Chou

PERA PALAS

The Theatre @ Boston Court and 
The
Antaeus Company

 

 

 

COSTUME DESIGN LARGE THEATRE

 

Josh Agle & Joel Berlin

Shag with a Twist

LA Theatre Center in Association with Jetsetter Productions

Mela Hoyt-Heyden

Miss Saigon

Fullerton Civic Light Opera

Catherine Zuber

The School for Scandal

Center Theatre Group: 
Mark Taper Forum

Sharell Martin

My Fair Lady

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment

Christal Weatherly

A Perfect Wedding

Center Theatre Group: 
Kirk Douglas Theatre  

Shigeru Yaji

Peter Pan

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment

Garry D. Lennon

Grand Hotel, The Musical

The Colony Theatre Company

 

 

LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY

 

Robert Mandan

THE CARETAKER

Zephyr Theatre

Marty Maguire

A Night In November

The Sarah Fulton Group

Chris Butler

YELLOWMAN

Fountain Theatre

Beau Billingslea

DRIVING MISS DAISY

Theatre Forty

Adrian Sparks

PAPA

Open Fist Theatre Company

Brian Kerwin

The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?

Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

Hector Elizondo

Wrong Turn at Lungfish

Falcon Theatre



 

LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY

 

Beth Grant

A Gift From Heaven

Camelot Artists Productions

Robin Riker

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

The Blank Theatre Company

Deidrie Henry

YELLOWMAN

Fountain Theatre

Cynthia Mace

The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?

Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

Alice Ensor

Light Sensitive

The Theatre District

Lisa Wolpe

The Merchant of Venice

Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company

Ana Ortiz

Wrong Turn at Lungfish

Falcon Theatre

 

 

 

LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

 

Jim Brochu

The Big Voice

Blue Sphere Alliance

Bryce Ryness

FLOYD COLLINS

West Coast Ensemble

James Barbour

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir

Open at the Top Productions

Steve Schalchlin

The Big Voice

Blue Sphere Alliance  

Franc-Anton Harwart

Miss Saigon

Fullerton Civic Light Opera

Rick Batalla

Blake...da Musical!

Grove Theater Center

Eric Anderson

RAGTIME

Musical Theatre West

 

 

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

 

Katharine McPhee

Annie Get Your Gun

Cabrillo Music Theatre

Bets Malone

GUYS AND DOLLS

Musical Theatre West

Victoria Strong

RAGTIME

Musical Theatre West

Lynne Wintersteller

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir

Open at the Top Productions

Kristine Remigio

Miss Saigon

Fullerton Civic Light Opera

Brooks Almy

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir

Open at the Top Productions

Cathy Rigby

Peter Pan

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment

 

 

 

FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

 

Louis Lotorto

A Flea In Her Ear

A Noise Within

Michael Petted

Lone Star

Camelot Artists Productions

Jeremy Sisto

Take Me Out

Geffen Playhouse

Don Robb

THE HABITATION OF DRAGONS

Actors Co-op/Crossley Theatre

Marcelo Tubert

San Fran Scapin

Andak Stage Company

Anthony Chisholm

Radio Golf

Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

Michael Redfield

WHEN THEY SPEAK OF RITA

Pacific Resident Theatre

 

 

 

 

FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

 

Karen McClain

The Colored Museum

Company of Angels

Naomi DeLucco

How I Learned to Drive

Vox Humana Theatre Company

C.B. Spencer

TWO GENTLEMEN OF CORONA

West Coast Ensemble

Patrice Pitman Quinn

Doubt

Pasadena Playhouse

Fran Bennett

The Merchant of Venice

Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company

Tara Buck

A Gift From Heaven

Camelot Artists Productions

Kimberleigh Aarn

The Merchant of Venice

Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company

 

 

 

FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

 

Gary Franco

Grand Hotel, The Musical

The Colony Theatre Company

Joseph R. Sicari

My Fair Lady

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment

Matthew Rocheleau

RAGTIME

Musical Theatre West

John Massey, Jr.

GUYS AND DOLLS

Musical Theatre West

Damon Kirsche

My Fair Lady

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment

Maceo Oliver

Miss Saigon

Fullerton Civic Light Opera

Harrison White

Purlie

Pasadena Playhouse

 

 

 

FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

 

Anika Noni Rose

Caroline, or Change

Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

Armelia McQueen

Dorian

Open at the Top Productions

E. Faye Butler

Purlie

Pasadena Playhouse

Paula Newsome

Caroline, or Change

Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

Cate Caplin

Grand Hotel, The Musical

The Colony Theatre Company

Veanne Cox

Caroline, or Change

Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

Kelly Lamont

Miss Saigon

Fullerton Civic Light Opera

 

 

 

LA Stage Alliance Board of Governors Awards:

 

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT

David Galligan

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AWARD

Shakespeare Festival / LA

 

JAMES A. DOOLITTLE AWARD FOR

LEADERSHIP IN THE THEATRE

Luis Alfaro

 

 

 

2005 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS

“Celebrating excellence in theatre.”

14 November 2005, 7:30pm

ORPHEUM THEATRE

842 S. Broadway

Downtown Los Angeles

 

 

Executive Producer

Larry Aldrich

Producer

Terence McFarland

Director

Mark Seldis

   

 

Tickets available through Ticketmaster:

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or by calling 213.614.0556

 

 

2005 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARD SPONSORS INCLUDE:

 

NSBN, LLP Certified Public Accountants and Business Consultants

Entertainment Lighting Services

The Los Angeles Times

Classical KUSC 91.5fm

American Web

Aldrich and Associates, Inc.

Cinevative

 

 

The 10/27/05 Ventura County Star printed this article:

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Rubicon gets 10 Ovation nominations

L.A. Stage Alliance awards recognize excellence in regional theater

By staff reports
October 27, 2005

The Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura has been nominated for 10 Ovation Awards, including best musical for its production of "Songs for a New World" and best play for "Waiting for Godot."

The Ovation Awards, presented by the L.A. Stage Alliance, honor excellence in Southern California theater.

Rubicon was the only theater group to receive nominations for both best play and musical.

"Songs for a New World" also was nominated for best ensemble (Joan Almedilla, Cindy Benson, Kevin Odekirk and Anthony Manough), director (Jon Lawrence Rivera), musical direction (Brent Crayon), lighting design (Steven Young), set design (Trefoni Michael Rizzi) and sound design (Drew Dalzell).

"Waiting for Godot," part of Rubicon's West Coast BeckettFest, also received a nomination for best director (Walter Asmus). "Fools," another BeckettFest production, was nominated for sound design (Kenneth Hobbs).

The Ovation Awards ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

New season announced

Rubicon also has announced the shows for its 2005-06 season, which starts in November. Rubicon's artistic directors, Karyl Lynn Burns and James O'Neil, said the theme for the upcoming year is "The Quest," with characters in each production who are "on a physical, emotional or spiritual journey.

They are in pursuit of something more in their lives."

The season kicks off with the West Coast premiere of "tick, tick, BOOM!" Nov. 19 through Dec. 18, an autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Tony Award-winning creator of "Rent." Larson's pop-rock musical, written before "Rent," is about his struggles as a young composer and desire to become successful before he turned 30.

"Ben Franklin Unplugged," Feb. 4-26, will celebrate the 300th anniversary of Franklin's birth. The show is a monologue, written and performed by actor, comedian and PBS television host Josh Kornbluth.

He plays a middle-aged man who looks in the mirror to discover that he looks like Franklin. Research into the American icon's life gets personal when the man learns about Franklin's unresolved relationship with his son.

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," March 18 through April 9, is the first of three shows in Rubicon's season-long Dale Wasserman Festival. Directed by Jenny Sullivan, Wasserman's adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel is about a jailed con man who ends up in a psychiatric hospital, where he inspires his fellow patients.

"All in the Timing," April 29 through May 21, is a series of vignettes about modern life performed by five comic actors.

The Dale Wasserman Festival continues June 17 through July 9 with the world premiere of two one-act plays, "The Stallion Howl" and "Boy on Blacktop Pond," by Tony and Emmy Award-winning writer Wasserman.

Luck of the Irish

Two Irish plays will run in rotation Aug. 5 through Sept. 15. In "Belfast Blues," writer and actor Geraldine Hughes voices more than 20 characters in a tale of war-torn Belfast.

"The Good Thief," written by Conor McPherson, is a dark depiction of a Dublin hoodlum.

The season ends with the final production of the Dale Wasserman Festival, "Man of La Mancha," Oct. 7-29.

Ted Neeley and Linda Purl are scheduled to star in this timeless production about Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote de la Mancha.

For ticket information, call 667-2900.

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UPDATE:  12/4/04 

CONGRATULATIONS to RTC for winning 3 Ovation Awards for 2004!  See the links below for details:

Steve and Cynde Magidson outdid themselves with this GORGEOUS photo album of the evening:

http://www.ofoto.com/I.jsp?c=4sjrrej.48uem6sb&x=1&y=57wrvc

11/27/04 InsideVC.com article:

http://www1.venturacountystar.com/vcs/ve/article/0,1375,VCS_251_3358186,00.html

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Rubicon Theater Company wins three Ovation Awards

By staff reports
November 27, 2004

The Rubicon Theatre Company won a trio of dramatic honors at the 15th annual Ovation Awards ceremony Nov. 15 in Los Angeles.

Sponsored by the L.A. Stage Alliance, the Ovations are the only peer-judged awards for theaters in the greater Los Angeles area.

Rubicon received a record 20 Ovation nominations for its productions over the past year, more than any other theater in Southern California.

The Ventura theater company won Best Play in a Larger Theater for its production of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons."

Joseph Fuqua won the Featured Actor in a Play award for his performance in "All My Sons."

Dean Mora received Musical Direction honors for his work on "Lady Macbeth Sings the Blues," a one-woman show that starred Amanda McBroom.

The awards ceremony, emceed by Hector Elizondo and Garry Marshall, took place at the Orpheum Theatre.

"This is such an honor for Rubicon and for the artists, board members and donors who have contributed to our theater over the past year," said Karyl Lynn Burns, Rubicon's artistic director.

"We are thrilled beyond words to be the recipient of the Best Play award for 'All My Sons,' and that the work of Joseph Fuqua and Dean Mora was recognized," Burns continued. "In our hearts, all of our nominees are winners, and we thank all the Ovation voters who came to Ventura to experience our work."

Rubicon is now in its seventh season. The company's current production is Neil Simon's comedy "Fools," directed by Henry Polic II.

The play is on stage Wednesdays through Sundays until Dec. 12. For tickets or more information, call 667-2900.

On the Net: http://www.rubicontheatre.org.

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11/17/04 LA times article:

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November 17, 2004

THEATER
Best musical '1776' tops Ovation Awards
* Baz Luhrmann's "La Bohème," the Fountain Theatre's "Exits and Entrances" and "Intimate Apparel" at the Mark Taper Forum are among the runners-up.
 
'Intimate Apparel'
 
'Intimate Apparel'
(Anne Cusack / LAT)

 
 RELATED STORIES
 
Sometimes 11 votes can add up to '1776'
Nov 24, 2004

 
 

By Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer



A short-running revival of "1776" in Riverside — far from most of the Ovation Award voters in Los Angeles County — was the big winner at L.A.'s peer-judged theater awards Monday.

Performance Riverside's "1776" — which played only nine shows last April — won five awards, including best musical in a larger theater. It took three acting awards, including a best musical actor nod for Steven Glaudini, who also was the company's executive director-producer. He quit that job — and left acting — two weeks ago and is taking a job as an agent closer to his Studio City home.

Explaining that Performance Riverside does not refer to "Riverside Drive in the Valley," Glaudini thanked "anyone who did the drive," noting that these long-distance theatergoers "had an hour to tear [the production] apart on the way back to L.A."

The Ahmanson Theatre's production of Baz Luhrmann's "La Bohème" won four awards, placing second in the totals and helping lift Center Theatre Group to a total of eight awards — the most for any company.

The Fountain Theatre's "Exits and Entrances" and "Intimate Apparel" at the Mark Taper Forum received three awards each. The Fountain received a total of four, and three companies — International City Theatre in Long Beach, the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura and Theatre@Boston Court in Pasadena — took home three awards each.

The audience for the ceremony, hosted by Hector Elizondo and Garry Marshall at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown L.A., was spared the usually dull speeches by people representing absent winners. Instead, those awards were accepted by "the Ovation" — actually, Troubadour Theater's madcap Matt Walker, dressed head to toe in a tight, white leotard-like outfit. As he darted from the wings, he extended his arms in a pose that mimicked the figure on the Ovation trophy.

His appearances prompted award presenter Marty Ingels to warn "that guy in the white condom" to steer clear.

LA Stage Alliance sponsors the Ovations and recruited 178 voters to assess eligible shows. This year 378 productions registered for Ovation consideration.

The winners:

Play (larger theaters): "All My Sons," Rubicon Theatre

Musical (larger theaters): "1776," Performance Riverside

Play (smaller theaters): "Master Class," Fountain Theatre

Musical (smaller theaters): "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," Celebration Theatre

Touring production: "The Phantom of the Opera," Ahmanson Theatre

Premiere play: "Exits and Entrances," by Athol Fugard

Premiere musical: "The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World," by Joy Gregory and Gunnar Madsen

Director, play: Ray Cooney, "Caught in the Net"; Stephen Sachs, "Exits and Entrances"; Daniel Sullivan, "Intimate Apparel"

Director, musical: Nick DeGruccio, "1776"

Lead actor, play: Morlan Higgins, "Exits and Entrances"

Lead actress, play: Viola Davis, "Intimate Apparel"

Lead actor, musical: Steven Glaudini, "1776"

Lead actress, musical: Yvette Freeman, "Dinah Was"

Featured actor, play: Joseph Fuqua, "All  My  Sons"

Featured actress, play: Carolyn Hennesy, "The Fan Maroo"

Featured actor, musical: Nils Anderson, "1776"

Featured actress, musical: Jill Van Velzer, "1776"

Solo performance: Gigi Bermingham, "Non-Vital Organs (redux)"

Ensemble performance: casts of "La Bohème," "Caught in the Net"

Choreographer: Dana Solimando, "Swing!"

Musical direction: Dean Mora, "Lady Macbeth Sings the Blues"

Set design, larger: Catherine Martin, "La Bohème"

Set design, smaller: Joel Daavid, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

Lighting design, larger: Nigel Levings, "La Bohème"

Lighting design, smaller: Mike Durst, "Nocturne"

Sound design, larger: Acme Sound Partners, "La Bohème"

Sound design, smaller: Steve Goodie, "Cold/Tender"; Julie Ferrin, Martin Carrillo, Paul Hepker, "Romeo and Juliet: Antebellum New Orleans, 1836"

Costume design, larger: Catherine Zuber, "Intimate Apparel"

Costume design, smaller: Alex Jaeger, "Romeo and Juliet: Antebellum New Orleans, 1836"; A. Jeffrey Schoenberg, "The Devils"

James Doolittle Award for leadership: Paula Holt

Career Achievement Award: Betty Garrett

Community Outreach Award: Cornerstone Theater

 


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UPDATE:  9/23/04 & 10/27/04

Norbert Tan sent this nice update to the Ovation Award Ceremony on the Rubicon Patrons List today:

Dear Friends,

As you know, Rubicon Theatre Company garnered 20 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award nominations last month, more than any single theatre in Southern California!

The live awards ceremony takes place on Monday, November 14, 7:30pm at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.  We are hoping that at least a couple of our nominations turn into awards!

We have held a block of tickets for Rubicon supporters for that night. Orchestra seats are $85 each, and Rear Orchestra/Balcony seats are $45.

If you are interested in attending, please email me or call me at 805-667-2912 x 27 by this Friday morning, 10/29.

We look forward to some of you joining us!

Best regards,
~Norbert
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The 15th Annual 2004 Ovation Awards Ceremony will be held Monday, November 15th at 7:30pm at the Orpheum Theatre on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Established in 1989, the LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards are Southern California's premiere awards for excellence in theatre. Held each November, the Ovation Awards ceremony is the highlight of the theatrical season. A glamorous black-tie event, this is the night when the star power of LA’s theatre scene is in the spotlight.

The Ovation Awards are the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles. Called the "...highest-profile contest for local theatre..." by the Los Angeles Times, the Ovation Awards are an invaluable opportunity to bring the theatre community together and focus public attention on our city’s diverse cultural life, with winners drawn from 378 productions.

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Norbert Tan
Managing Director
Rubicon Theatre Company
1006 E. Main St. #300
Ventura, CA 93001
805-667-2912 x27
805-667-2903 fax
ntan@rubicontheatre.org
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Well - they've done it again!  GOOD GOING GUYS!!!

http://www1.venturacountystar.com/vcs/culture/article/0,1375,VCS_4316_3201555,00.html

   

Culture notes: Rubicon leads theaters in Ovation nominations

By staff reports
September 23, 2004

The Rubicon Theatre Company has received 20 Ovation Award nominations, more than any other single theater this year.

The Ovation Awards, sponsored by the LA Stage Alliance, are the only peer-judged theater awards in Los Angeles.

Of the 378 productions submitted for consideration, 74 received nominations in 29 categories.

Rubicon's showing is particularly impressive, considering its productions were being judged against offerings at much larger theaters, such as the Ahmanson Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum.

Both of those Los Angeles theaters operate under the umbrella of the Center Theatre Group, which received a combined total of 20 nominations.

Four productions from Rubicon's 2003-04 season were nominated.

"Driving Miss Daisy" received seven nominations, for best play, lead actor (Lance E. Nichols), featured actor (Eric Lange), featured actress (Michael Learned), lighting design (Russell Pyle), costume (Ann Bruce) and sound design (Steven Cahill).

"All My Sons" received six nominations, for play, director (James O'Neil), lead actor (George Ball), lead actress (Robin Pearson Rose), featured actor (Joseph Fuqua) and featured actress (Faline England).

"Side by Side by Sondheim" was nominated for best musical, choreography (Lee Martino) and ensemble performance.

"Lady Macbeth Sings the Blues" received three nominations, for best world premiere musical, lead actress in a musical (Amanda McBroom) and musical direction (Lee Martino).

"Defying Gravity" received a sound design nomination for Cahill.

The 15th annual Ovation Awards ceremony will take place Nov. 14 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.

For a complete list of nominees, visit the Web site: http://www.theatrela.org/lastage/ovationaward.asp.

 
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OVATION AWARDS - 2002

 

UPDATE ON RTC - 4/3/03:

Just found this latest RTC accomplishment on barkerductions.com (Ventura County, CA Community Theatre Website today:

http://www.barkerductions.com/theaters/rubicon/ovation.html

 

Ventura's Rubicon Theatre Company
Receives Two Theatre LA "Ovation" Nominations

The Theatre League Alliance of Southern California has announced that Rubicon Theatre Company has received two nominations for the prestigious 2002 Ovation Award.  (NOTE: Winners are in red type)

Joe Spano was nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his comic turn as General Burgoyne in "The Devil's Disciple", which ran in November 2001. Spano also recently appeared in the Rubicon's production of "Sylvia". Also nominated in this category are Al Mamcini, "Time of Your Life"; William Mesnik, "Love's Labour's Lost"; Cooper Thornton, "After the Fall; " and Neil Vipond, "Richard III."

"Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris", a production in Rubicon's mainstage season in January 2001, competes in the category of Best Ensemble Performance, against the ensembles of "How Kintu Became a Man", "Swing!", "The Exonerated", "The Laramie Project" and "The Last Season". The "Brel" ensemble consists of Amanda McBroom, George Ball, Kirsten Benton and Stan Chandler. The production was directed by Moni Yakim, who helmed the original New York production.

The two nominations are the first Ovation nods for Rubicon. The four-year-old Company previously received Robby Awards (Stephanie Zimbalist and Joseph Fuqua in "The Rainmaker"; Rudy Willrich for "The Boys Next Door"); Backstage West Honorable Mentions (multiple for "Murder in the First", "The Rainmaker" and "The Little Foxes"), Santa Barbara Indie Awards (John Ritter in the world premiere of "J for J" and Joseph Fuqua in "Old Wicked Songs"), and REP awards (Karyl Lynn Burns for "Shirley Valentine", "James O'Neil for "The Devil's Disciple" and Joseph Fuqua for "The Rainmaker". On the day the company received notification of the Ovation nominations, it was also announced that Rubicon was voted "Best Theatre in Ventura County" in the Ventura County Reporter Reader's Poll.

The Ovation nominations were selected from a field of over 400 productions. This year, there were 161 nominations in 29 categories from the 350 productions registered with Actors Equity and submitted for Ovation consideration. The TLA Board of Governors will also bestow special honors on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, arts leader Joan Boyett, and actors Carole Cook and Tom Troupe.

The Theatre LA Ovation Awards, established in 1989, celebrate the artistic excellence of LA's theatre and theatre artists and their continuing contribution to the vibrant cultural scene throughout the Los Angeles basin. They are the only peer-judged competitive theatre awards in Los Angeles. The Ovation Awards are administered by Theatre LA, a non-profit association of more than 185 theatres and producers that represents, promotes, and supports the Southern California theatre community. The theme of the 2002 Theatre LA Ovation Awards, to be held Nov. 24 at the recently-restored Orpheum Theatre, 842 South Broadway, is "LA's Back on Broadway!" heralding the cultural and economic resurgence of downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are priced at $35, $75 and $150, and are available through Ticketmaster.

Rubicon Theatre Company is Ventura's non-profit professional theatre company. Founded in 1998 by James O'Neil and Karyl Lynn Burns, the mission of the company is to present a diverse season of classic and contemporary comedies, dramas and musicals for the entertainment and enrichment of residents of, and visitors to, the region. Rubicon Theatre Company performs in the intimate 200-seat Laurel, a renovated church originally built in the 1920s. Rubicon was declared the "anchor" of Ventura's new Downtown Cultural District by City Council proclamation.

(Congrats YET AGAIN Guys!)


INDY AWARD NOMINATIONS/AWARDS

 

2014

 

CONGRATULATIONS to RTC yet AGAIN for TWO MORE INDY AWARDS!!! 

 






2013

 

CONGRATULATIONS to RTC yet AGAIN for TWO MORE INDY AWARDS!!! 


 


2011

 

Well, I'm not sure how many they won - 5 or 6, from what I can tell - but - CONGRATULATIONS to RTC yet AGAIN!!! 

 

 

http://www.independent.com/news/2011/jun/09/2011-indy-theater-awards/

 


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Amanda Berning

 


The 2011 Indy Theater Awards

“Master Harold” and Nils Lead the Pack at 19th Annual Indies
Thursday, June 9, 2011
By Charles Donelan

PHOTOS BY PAUL WELLMAN

Actors and theater people invaded the Santa Barbara Club on Monday, June 6, for the 19th annual Indy Theater Awards. The evening got started with a song from Ensemble Theatre Company’s current production of The Fantasticks, which found singers Matt Wolpe and Jeff Griggs alternately wailing and crooning to a group of winners every bit as fantastic as the actors onstage.

Created to honor the best achievements in area theater, the Indys are a night for socializing, celebrating, and definitely for speechifying. Actor Ed Lee, who was honored for his performance in the Santa Barbara City College Theatre Group’s Time of My Life, got things rolling with an acceptance speech that included a great story about (nearly) getting fitted for an expensive set of prosthetic teeth. From there, the honorees were off and running, with a series of 20 of the best impromptu monologues you’ll hear anywhere. It made for more fun than a barrel of Golden Globes.

Rubicon Theatre’s production of Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold” … and the Boys was 2011’s big winner, followed closely by Lit Moon Theatre’s The Wonderful Adventures of Nils. Anthony J. Haney, who played Sam in “Master Harold,” was awkward at first, then eloquent as he shared the extraordinary experience of taking on this challenging role. “Master Harold” director Brian McDonald and the brilliant (and young!) 17-year-old actor who played Hally, Daniel Stewart, were also on hand to accept their prizes. McDonald did a particularly funny job of translating an email message from Chris Erric Maddox, the third actor in the show, who was also honored but unable to attend.


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The 2011 Indy Theater Awards


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The judges got in on the funny act, too, as Roger Durling cracked everyone up with his rough-edged impression of the smooth-talking Ed Giron, who won for his portrayal of Richard Nixon in the DIJO production of Frost/Nixon. The other judges this year were Barney Brantingham, Philip Brandes, Starshine Roshell, Tom Jacobs, Elizabeth Schwyzer, and myself.

There were serious moments, as well, many of them reflecting on the central role that theater plays in a healthy culture. Susan Keller, producer of The Christmas Revels, spoke movingly of her own awakening to theater and the pleasure she now takes in bringing the experience to people who have never had it before. Accepting the award for set design bestowed on Marjatta Kuivasto for her work on The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, Victoria Finlayson brought attention to the hard work and imagination supplied by the theater people working behind the scenes. Mark Booher, accepting on behalf of Michael Jenkinson for his direction and choreography of West Side Story at PCPA, encouraged those present to make the trip over the San Marcos Pass and enjoy what his excellent program has to offer. And, in the last slot of the night, Simon Williams, chair of the theater department at UCSB, made a brilliant job of thanking all the many students and others who played in and worked on his production of She Stoops to Conquer, concluding with a heartfelt tribute to that great figure of the British Enlightenment, playwright Oliver Goldsmith.

Youth was well represented, not only by Stewart but also by two recent graduates of UCSB’s BFA program, Amanda Berning and Christine Corpuz, both of whom were honored for their acting in recent professional productions. Megan Connors, the star of SBCC’s Machinal, was also on hand to accept her award. And, in the night’s most unexpected twist, John Blondell’s son Nicholas brought the house down with his perceptive quips as he took his in-transit father’s place to receive the trophy for directing The Wonderful Adventures of Nils.
Winners

Ed Lee
Performance
Time of My Life
(SBCC Theatre Group)

Ann Bruice
Costume Design
She Stoops to Conquer
(UCSB)

Christine Corpuz
Performance
Opus
(Ensemble Theatre Company)

Anthony J. Haney
Performance
“Master Harold” … and the Boys
(Rubicon Theatre Company)

Susan Keller
Production
The Christmas Revels
(Santa Barbara Revels)

Jim Connolly
Original Score
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils
(Lit Moon Theatre Company)

Chris Erric Maddox
Performance
“Master Harold” … and the Boys
(Rubicon Theatre Company)

Katie Laris
Direction
Love, Santa Barbara (SBCC) and Machinal (SBCC Theatre Group)


Ed Giron
Performance
Frost/Nixon
(DIJO Productions)

Brian McDonald
Direction
“Master Harold” … and the Boys
(Rubicon Theatre Company)

Amanda Berning
Performance
Curse of the Starving Class
(Genesis West)

Marjatta Kuivasto
Scenic Design
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils
(Lit Moon Theatre Company)

Daniel Stewart
Performance
“Master Harold” … and the Boys
(Rubicon Theatre Company)

Jamie Torcellini
Performance
The Mystery of Irma Vep
(Ensemble Theatre Company) (CO-PRODUCED BY RTC, PLAYING AT RTC IN OCTOBER!!!)

David Brainard
Performance
Days of Wine and Roses
(Happy Destiny Productions)

Michael Jenkinson
Direction and Choreography
West Side Story
(PCPA)

John Blondell
Direction
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils
(Lit Moon Theatre Company)

Thomas Giamario
Lighting and Scenic Design
“Master Harold” … and the Boys
(Rubicon Theatre Company)

Megan Connors
Performance
Machinal
(SBCC Theatre Group)

Simon Williams
Direction
She Stoops to Conquer
(UCSB)


 

 

2010

http://www.independent.com/news/2010/may/27/2010-emindyem-awards/

 


Steven Sharpe

                                                                                                                                                 Paul Wellman

                                                                 Steven Sharpe


2010 Indy Awards

The Glass Menagerie and Our Town Both Big Winners


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ensemble Theatre Company’s The Glass Menagerie and Santa Barbara Theatre’s Our Town were the big winners at the Indy Awards, which took place at the Lobero on Monday, May 24. Ensemble Artistic Director Jonathan Fox was ubiquitous, accepting his own award for directing The Glass Menagerie, and then appearing three more times on behalf of actors Sara Botsford and Erin Pineda and scenic designer Neil Prince.

Our Town, an unprecedented collaboration initiated by Albert Ihde and Ellen Pasternack of Santa Barbara Theatre, drew from multiple sources of talent throughout the community. In addition to a directing award for Westmont and Lit Moon Theatre Company’s John Blondell, Our Town brought home honors for actor Brian Harwell, costume designer Miller James, and lighting designer Theodore Michael Dolas. 

Harwell’s award also acknowledged his work in the Genesis West production of Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Inishmore claimed another two awards, one for Rebecca Ridenour’s performance as Mairead and the other for the direction of Maurice Lord. 

Multiple winners were the rule rather than the exception, as four shows earned two awards each. David Zippel came all the way from New York to accept his award for directing Rubicon’s world premiere The Best Is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman; Lillias White also won for her performance in the show. Faline England’s acting and James O’Neil’s direction of Crimes of the Heart at Rubicon also garnered accolades, as did Mitchell Thomas’s direction and Miller James’s costumes for the Westmont College Theatre Arts’ The Bald Soprano. Ellen Anderson received an award for her original play Bedtime in Detroit, and Sage Parker was recognized for acting in that show, as well. 

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Spectacular singletons included Scott Schwartz for his direction of Opera Santa Barbara’s Séance on a Wet Afternoon, which is headed to New York for production by the New York City Opera in the spring of 2011; Andrew Philpot for his performance in PCPA’s The Music Man; and Jessica Kubzansky for her direction of Hamlet at Theater 150 in Ojai. 

Entertainment was provided by Juliette Goglia, who sang “I Don’t Care” from the upcoming musical comedy Hello! My Baby by Cheri Steinkellner. Retiring SBCC professor Rick Mokler, who received a lifetime achievement award, exulted that he feels lucky to have had “the best job in the world,” and there were many present who echoed his feelings.

2010 Indy Award Winners

Jonathan Fox, Director, The Glass Menagerie (Ensemble Theatre Company)

Faline England, Performance, Crimes of the Heart (Rubicon Theatre Company)

Annie Abrams, Performance, The Scene (Ensemble Theatre Company)

David Zippel, Director, The Best Is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman (Rubicon Theatre Company)

Ellen Anderson, Playwright, Bedtime in Detroit (Dramatic Women)

Sara Botsford, Performance, The Glass Menagerie (Ensemble Theatre Company)

Rebecca Ridenour, Performance, The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Genesis West)

Theodore Michael Dolas, Lighting Design, Our Town (Santa Barbara Theatre)

Lillias White, Performance, The Best Is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman (Rubicon Theatre Company)

James O'Neil, Director, Crimes of the Heart (Rubicon Theatre Company)

Scott Schwartz, Director, Séance on a Wet Afternoon (Opera Santa Barbara)

Megan McGinnis, Performance, Daddy Long Legs (Rubicon Theatre Company)

Maurice Lord, Director, The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Genesis West)

Miller James, Costume Design, Our Town (Santa Barbara Theatre) and The Bald Soprano (Westmont College Theatre Arts)

Sage Parker, Performance, Bedtime in Detroit (Dramatic Women)

Rick Mokler, Lifetime Achievement

Brian Harwell, Performance, Our Town (Santa Barbara Theatre) and Lieutenant of Inishmore (Genesis West)

Neil Prince, Scenic Design, The Glass Menagerie (Ensemble Theatre Company)

Andrew Philpot, Performance, The Music Man (PCPA Theaterfest)

David Couch, Performance Sherlock’s Last Case (Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre)

Joseph Beck, Performance, Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Santa Barbara City College Theatre Group)

Stephanie Zimbalist, Performance, Tea at Five (Ensemble Theatre Company)

Jessica Kubzansky, Director, Hamlet (Theater 150)

Mitchell Thomas, Director, The Bald Soprano (Westmont College Theatre Arts)

Erin Pineda, Performance, The Glass Menagerie (Ensemble Theatre Company)

John Blondell, Director, Our Town (Santa Barbara Theatre)

   
   

 

2007

http://www.independent.com/news/2008/may/22/16th-annual-emindependentem-theater-awards/


The Indy's                Paul Wellman

The 16th Annual Independent Theater Awards

Please Be Mine


Thursday, May 22, 2008


AND THE WINNER IS...
Rubicon Receives 6 Indys at Recent Awards Ceremony
in Santa Barbara!

Rubicon Theatre Company was recently honored during The Independent's 16th Annual Theatre Awards held at Center Stage Theatre in Santa Barbara on Monday evening, May 19. Winners are chosen by a panel of judges comprised of theatre critics from both The Independent and the Los Angeles Times.

delicate

balance
Granville Van Dusen and Susan Clark in Rubicon Theatre Company's
production of A Delicate Balance.
 
can't take it

with you
Robin Gammell, Winslow Corbett, and Robin Pearson Rose in Rubicon Theatre Company's production of
You Can't Take It With You
.
 
mystery of the

universe
Joe Spano in Rubicon Theatre Company's production of R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE

James O'Neil, Rubicon's Artistic Director and a native of Santa Barbara, received an award for his direction of A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee, the final show of Rubicon's 2006-2007 Season. (Rubicon returns to Albee next year with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)

The first show of the 2007-2008 10th Anniversary Festival Season, the classic American comedy You Can't Take It With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, was honored with 3 awards, more than any other single show at this year's Annual Theater Awards. Jenny Sullivan, who is an Artistic Associate with Rubicon and has directed numerous Rubicon productions, received an award for her direction of the show, while Robin Gammell and Winslow Corbett were both recognized for their performances. (Rubicon's artistic directors actually selected the play for Gammell and Corbett, who are father and daughter, respectively, and who had not previously worked together on the stage.).

Joe Spano, who is no stranger to awards ceremonies having earned multiple Emmy Awards and the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award, was recognized for his complex portrayal of the title character in the second show of the 2007-2008 Season, R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE by D. W. Jacobs. Spano appeared in previous Rubicon productions of The Devil's Disciple, Sylvia and Waiting for Godot. And last, but not least, Leonard Kelly Young, who graced the Rubicon stage in Hamlet and You Can't Take It With You, received an Indy for his performance in Bus Stop by William Inge.

These awards serve to highlight both the great talent that graces the Rubicon's stage and the Rubicon's own commitment to presenting high-quality theatre to this region.

RUBICON AWARD HISTORY
In its ten-year history, Rubicon has received 7 Ovation Awards (50 nominations), an NAACP Award (3 nominations), 45 Indy Awards, 6 Backstage West Garland Award Honorable Mentions and 12 Robby Awards (53 nominations). The Company has been voted "Best Theatre Company in Ventura County" by readers of the V.C. Reporter every year from 1999 to 2007, and received 2 Rep Awards for Individual Excellence and 2 for Excellence in Production. Rubicon productions have been L.A. Times Critic's Picks 16 times and 19 times in Backstage West. Rubicon received a Friend of Tourism Award from the Ventura Chamber of Commerce and a Friend of Education Award from the California State Board of Education and Ventura Unified School District.

 

 

 

Karyl Lynn Burns, Joseph Fuqua, and Jenny Sullivan with the
four awards Rubicon won for Hamlet.

These photos were posted here - courtesy of: indysb1's photostream http://flickr.com/search/?q=Joseph%20Fuqua&w=8328476%40N0


Joseph Fuqua, cool in shades, won for his performance in the lead role in Rubicon's Hamlet.

 

 

Rubicon Theatre honored with 7 Indy Awards

On Monday, May 21st Rubicon Theatre Company was honored to receive seven awards at the Indy Awards presentation at Center Stage Theatre in Santa Barbara. Critics and columnists from The Independent, the Santa Barbara News-Press, Backstage West and the L.A. Times who live in the Tri-Counties area presented awards to performers, directors and technicians based on achievement sans categories and nominees. The 13-year old awards ceremony was hosted by the area’s weekly arts and entertainment paper, The Independent.

Rubicon’s seven honorees this year included: James O’Neil, for his direction of The Diary of Anne Frank, Jenny Sullivan, for her direction of Hamlet; Conor Lovett, for his performance in The Good Thief; Bruce Weitz, for his performance in The Diary of Anne Frank; James O’Neil, Alison Brie and Joseph Fuqua, for their performances in Hamlet.

Hamlet, the 2nd Shakespeare piece offered by Rubicon Theatre in a decade of work, garnered many accolades for Rubicon Theatre’s first company member: “How noble in reason and faculties is actor Joseph Fuqua.” – Los Angeles Times

The Diary of Anne Frank, the moving and amazing work that brings the diary read around the world to life, helped to fulfill part of Rubicon’s mission to select work that is topical. “…this poignant story of an inhumane world reaffirms our common humanity.” – Santa Barbara News Press

The Good Thief was a piece both controversial and cutting edge (we aspire to produce work that’s accessible and pushes the envelope) and continued Rubicon’s long-standing tradition of building relationships with international artists.

The celebration also included a performance by Brian Lane Green, a Tony nominated actor and singer who appeared on Broadway as Huck Finn in Big River, Jo Jo in The Life and Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Brian sang “Grateful” from John Bucchino’s It’s Only Life, a World-premiere which will be a part of Rubicon’s New Works Festival and the Southern California Festival of New Musicals during Rubicon’s upcoming 10th Anniversary “Festival” Season.

 

 

 

UPDATE: 5/26/05

CONGRATS TO RTC ON WINNING FIVE 2005 INDY AWARDS!!!

A link from The Santa Barbara Independent Online's coverage of The 13th Annual Indy Awards:

http://www.independent.com/cover/Cover966.htm

current issue: May 26, 2005





 




Indy the13th
A Family Affair

Rich Hoag

This being the 13th Annual Independent Theater Awards, let's begin at the ending. Rich Hoag, longtime Santa Barbaran and veteran actor, called up last but not least to receive a very just reward for his one-man-show Will Rogers at that secluded community theater treasure Circle Bar B, said, and we quote him quoting Rogers, "You know Will Rogers thought acting was kind of silly, he called it the triumph of nothing over the stupendousness of zero." He flashed a smile at his assembled theatrical colleagues and added, "of course I don't believe that."

Tal Sanders
Pat Frank
Rick Mokler
KatieThatcher
Chris Hall

The Indy Awards at SOhO and banquet put the City College Theatre Actor's Group front and center, as they made a stupendous sweep this year, driven by multiple awards for last summer's musical Bat Boy. The play garnered awards for set designer Pat Frank (her fourth Indy), director Rick Mokler (his umpteenth), David Potter's musical direction, scenic designer Tal Sanders (someday an award will be named after him), Michele Spears for choreography, and Katie Thatcher (four so far, too) and Chris Hall for acting in the grand musical farce. Thatcher, eloquent as usual, ripely called forth the F-word to declaim her happiness about the company. Having such great people to work with, she told the crowd, made her nothing less than "fucking lucky." She also expressed her happiness that the statuette didn't clash with her clothes, and thanked a particular friend for not being there to heckle her and, movingly, expressed her appreciation to the room and her recently deceased husband. Chris Hall, who played the title role in Bat Boy, at first seemed dumbfounded, and then thanked City College for giving him "a role to sink his teeth into." Even forgiving actors groaned. Other SBCC members honored included Kati Soleil (acting) and Pat Frank - this time for lighting design - for Enchanted April, and Katie Laris for directing Real Women Have Curves. The Indy also honored Ed Romine for his acting in Ghosts. In all City College took 10 of the 25 Indies.

Not to be neglected, UCSB's theater group won deep critical admiration and awards for A View from the Bridge, namely Tiffany Rose Brown and Carlo Penuela for performances, Irwin Appel for directing, and Kristie Griffith for her vivid set design.

Of course great achievements occurred elsewhere in Santa Barbara theater this year. Robert Grande Weiss won for his direction of Ensemble Theatre Company's The Underpants. Barbara Lackner was feted for her brilliant intimate-garmenting of the same show. A conceptual huzzah was sent in the direction of Ventura's Rubicon Theatre, which exceeded all sense in mounting a remarkable Beckett festival (producer Karyl Lynn Burns accepting) and also gutting its entire theater to produce Songs for a New World. John Lawrence Rivera won honors for directing and Trefoni Michael Rizzi for the gutting and scenic design. "When they first told me what the vision was for [the play], I said, 'You're insane,'" said Rizzi.

"They're white this time," astutely observant Indy judge Phil Brandes said  of the pristine figurines arrayed on the piano at the beginning of the show. "It's an iPod world." His fellow judges included Charles Donelan, arts editor of The Independent; Tom Jacobs, arts writer for the


Barbara Lackner

Jon Lawrence Rivera

Karyl Lynn Burns

Trefoni Michael Rizzi

Santa Barbara News-Press; Carlos Morton; Holland Ingersoll; and me, arts writer for The Independent. Brandes also reminded newcomers of the nature of the awards, given to honor theatrical achievements without any allotted number of categories or nominees. Brandes invited the crowd to "enter into the spirit" of the proceedings, which were, as Katie Thatcher best expressed it, a family affair. "Like family, we don't always like each other, but we love each other," she said. "All the family I have is in this room." And we say yes to that.

Phil Brandes Charles Donelan Tom Jacobs

Even before the proceedings began, Roger Durling, Santa Barbara Film Festival jefe, walked into the restaurant and told us this was his favorite party to crash every year. "Theater is so ephemeral, it's great that The Independent does this as an acknowledgement of the passing moments and the great shows. You're helping to validate these wonderful productions, and I think that's fabulous." And to that we say yes, again.

and the winners are ...

Robert Grande Weiss

Robert Grande Weiss, director, The Underpants (Ensemble Theatre Company)

Chris Hall, performance, Bat Boy (SBCC Theatre Group)

Katie Thatcher, performance, Bat Boy (SBCC Theatre Group)

Rick Mokler, director, Bat Boy (SBCC Theatre Group)

Karyl Lynn Burns, producer, BeckettFest (Rubicon Theatre)

Jon Lawrence Rivera, director, Songs for a New World (Rubicon Theatre)

Amanda McBroom, performance and composer, Lady Macbeth Sings the Blues (Rubicon Theatre)

Patricia L. Frank, scenic design, Enchanted April (SBCC Theatre Group); lighting design, Bat Boy (SBCC Theatre Group)

David Potter, musical director, Bat Boy (SBCC Theatre Group)

Katie Laris, director, Real Women Have Curves (SBCC Theatre Group)

Trefoni Michael Rizzi, scenic design, Songs for a New World (Rubicon Theatre)

Carlos Penuela, performance, A View from the Bridge (UCSB)

Irwin Appel, director, A View from the Bridge (UCSB)

Kristie Griffith, scenic designer, A View from the Bridge (UCSB)

Walter Asmus, director, Waiting for Godot (Rubicon Theatre Company)

Todd Patrick Breaugh, performance, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare S.B.)

Douglas Tal Sanders, scenic design, Bat Boy (SBCC Theatre Group)

Michele Spears, choreography, Bat Boy (SBCC Theatre Group)

Barbara Lackner, costumes, The Underpants (Ensemble Theatre Company)

Thomas Porras, choreography, The Wildest! (PCPA Theaterfest)

Ed Romine, performance, Ghosts (SBCC Theatre Group)

Chris Cotone

Chris Cotone, performance, Lone Star (Theatre 150)

Rich Hoag, performance, Will Rogers (Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre)

Kati Soleil, performance, Enchanted April (SBCC Theatre Group)

Tiffany Rose Brown, performance, A View from the Bridge (UCSB)

 

 

 

ROBBY AWARDS

2003

UPDATE 2/7/04

Received Karyl Lynn's RTC Crossings Newsletter today, which included this WONDERFUL news:

Rubicon Receives 15 Robby Award Nominations!

Ceremony Next Sunday at The Laurel at 2:00 p.m.

Rubicon has been selected as the host location for the 27th Annual Robby Awards. The Awards Ceremony takes place on Sunday, February 15 at Rubicon’s home The Laurel, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura. Theatre critic Rob Stevens will award Distinguished Achievement Awards for Theatre during the 2003 season. (Last year’s event played to 300 plus at the historic Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.) The $30 price includes a 12:30 p.m. social hour with hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar. The awards show begins at 2 p.m. in the theatre auditorium on the set of Rubicon’s upcoming production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

 

Entertainers scheduled to appear include Eric Anderson, Eileen Barnett, Kirsten Benton, Carole Cook, Misty Cotton, Ira Denmark, Jane A. Johnston, Nan Martin, Peisha McPhee, John Raitt, Marcia Rodd and Stephanie Zimbalist. Tony Award-winner Virginia Capers will receive the Robby Living Legend Award.

 

Rubicon has received 15 Robby Award nominations for 2003:

 


Best Dramatic Production

Dancing at Lughnasa

A Streetcar Named Desire

Defying Gravity

 

Best Director of a Drama

James O’Neil (Streetcar)

Jenny Sullivan (Lughnasa and Defying Gravity)

 

Best Lighting Design

Kathi O’Donohue

 

Best Ensemble Performance

Karyl Lynn Burns , Precious Chong,

Susan Clark, Bonnie Franklin,

Joseph Fuqua, Michael O’Hagan,

James O’Neil, Stephanie Zimbalist (Lughnasa)

 

Best Playwright

Jane Anderson (Defying Gravity)

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Linda Purl (Streetcar)

Stephanie Zimbalist (Defying Gravity)

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Tom Astor (Streetcar)

 

Best Supporting Actor

Harold Gould (Defying Gravity)

 

Best Supporting Actress

Tami Tappan Damiano.

Ann Walker (Defying Gravity)


 

Tickets for the awards ceremony may be purchased by sending a check made payable to Rob Stevens to 9337 Musselman Dr. #26 , Atascadero , CA 93422 . Seating is non-reserved. The event is expected to sell out and advance reservations are strongly recommended. For more information, call (323) 806-8273 or (805) 461-1370 or email robstevens47@charter.net

NOTE:  Karyl Lynn listed the RTC Robby Award winners (in what apparently was the last Robby Award Ceremony) in her 2/16/04 Crossings Newsletter:

Rubicon Receives 4 Robby Awards

Earlier today, at a ceremony at The Laurel, Rubicon received 4 Robby Awards for Distinguished Achievement during the 2003 Season. Awards went to Linda Purl, Best Actress and Tami Tappan Damiano, Best Supporting Actress for “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Jenny Sullivan received the award for Best Director of a Drama for “Defying Gravity,” and Jane Anderson received the award for Best Playwright for the same production. A grand time was had by all!  

 

 

 

DOTTIE AWARDS

2003

 

UPDATE 5/15/03

Here is a link to the Ventura Country Star article on InsideVC.com about RTC's First Annual Dottie Awards:

http://www.insidevc.com/vcs/news/article/0,1375,VCS_121_1961092,00.html

Rubicon honors its volunteers

By staff reports
May 15, 2003

The Rubicon Theatre Company has made remarkable artistic strides since its first season five years ago. But none of it would have been possible without the extensive, dedicated volunteer corps that came together to help build the nonprofit Ventura company.

In the past five years, more than 700 individuals have contributed time to the organization, and they'll be honored Sunday at the Pierpont Inn Pavilion during Rubicon's first volunteer recognition dinner and celebration. The event is dubbed The Dottie Awards, a nod to longtime supporter Dottie Novatt, who 


Photo by Kevin Merrill
helped form the Grande Dames, Rubicon's 300-member women's auxiliary. She'll receive the first Dottie Award and be saluted in a video tribute, which will also include a list of all the volunteers who've pitched in over the years.

"We have run so much on volunteer steam," said Rubicon co-founder Karyl Lynn Burns. "We just thought we had to do something over-the-top to thank everyone."

The evening, hosted by musical theater star Jason Graae, kicks off with cocktails at 5 p.m., a dinner and retrospective of Rubicon's first five years at 5:30 and the awards presentation at 6:15. Besides Novatt, Jo Bowker, Cassandra Petrovich, Joyce Shipley, Donna Burger, Stephanie Cabaniss, Doris Cowart, Sherry Olson, Edith Pafford, Gail Santiestevan, Dorrie Smith and Rauleen Weckworth will also be recognized for their volunteer service.

After the awards presentation, Graae -- a showstopper last year in Rubicon's production of "High Button Shoes" -- will perform. He'll be joined by a trio of Broadway leading ladies: Teri Bibb and Karen Culliver, who each starred as Christine Daae in the New York production of "The Phantom of the Opera," and Elizabeth Ward Land, who starred as Marie in "Scarlet Pimpernel."

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Singer-actor Jason Graae, currently featured in HBO's hit series "Six Feet Under," will host Rubicon Theatre's first annual Dottie Awards on Sunday.
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Getting There: Rubicon Theatre's Dottie Awards

 

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Getting There: Rubicon Theatre's Dottie Awards

May 15, 2003

Rubicon Theatre Company honors its volunteers during this dinner celebration 5 p.m. May 18 at the Pierpont Inn Pavilion, 550 Sanjon Drive, Ventura. Musical theater star Jason Graae will host the event, as well as perform. He'll be joined on stage by Broadway leading ladies Teri Bibb, Karen Culliver and Elizabeth Ward Land. Tickets are $45 per person, $35 for volunteers. Call 667-2900.

 

 

PEACE AWARD

2000

VENTURA COUNTY NEWS; Awards & Honors; Rubicon Theatre Company Wins Peace Award
The Los Angeles Times; Los Angeles, Calif.; Nov 12, 2000;


* The Ventura-based Richman Peace and Policy Foundation has chosen Rubicon Theatre Company for its 2000 Peace Award.
 

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