Dora Award Nominees Announced
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Dora Award Nominees Announced

Potential winners of this year's batch of theatre awards have been revealed.

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Nominees for the 33rd Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the annual theatrical prizes presented by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, were announced earlier this afternoon. The Doras are considered some of Canada’s most prestigious awards for achievement in theatre, dance, and opera. Take a look at the lineups in some of the major categories, after the jump.

Outstanding Production

  • War Horse (Bob Boyett, Tim Levy, National Theatre of Great Britain, David Mirvish)
  • The Penelopiad (Nightwood Theatre)
  • Topdog Underdog (Obsidian Theatre Company in association with the Shaw Festival)
  • The Golden Dragon (Tarragon Theatre)
  • Crash (Theatre Passe Muraille)

Outstanding Touring Production

  • Next to Normal (David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Second Stage Theatre, Carole Rothman, Ellen Richard, Dancap Inc.)
  • How To Disappear Completely (Factory Theatre presents The Chop Teatre)
  • The Shipment (Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage presents Yong Jean Lee’s Theater Company)
  • La Liste (Théâtre français de Toronto presents a Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui)
  • Ride the Cyclone (Theatre Passe Muraille and Acting Up Stage Company)

Outstanding New Play

  • Those Who Can’t Do (Erin Fleck)
  • Ajax & Little Iliad (Evan Webber)
  • Kim’s Convenience (Ins Choi)
  • Crash (Pamela Mala Sinha)
  • One Thousand and One Nights (Tim Supple and Hana al-Shaykh)

Outstanding Production (Opera)

  • Rigoletto (Canadian Opera Company and English National Opera)
  • Iphigenia in Tauris (Canadian Opera Company presents a co-production of Lyric Opera Chicago, San
    Francisco Opera and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)
  • A Florentine Tragedy/Gianni Schicchi (Canadian Opera Company)
  • Armide (Opera Atelier)
  • Svadba – Wedding (Queen of Puddings Music Theatre)

Outstanding Production (Musical Theatre)

  • Caroline, or Change (Acting Up Stage Company in association with Obsidian Theatre Company)
  • I Love You Because (Angelwalk Theatre)
  • Seussical (Young People’s Theatre)

Outstanding New Musical/Opera

  • Svadba – Wedding (Ana Sokolovic)
  • Off-Broadway On Stage (Brian Goldenberg and Anthony Bastianon)
  • Obeah Opera (Nicole Brooks)

Outstanding Production (Independent Theatre)

  • A Fool’s Life (Ahuri Theatre in association with Why Not Theatre)
  • The Story (Theatre Columbus)
  • The Ugly One (Theatre Smash)
  • Morro and Jasp: Go Bake Yourself (U.N.I.T. Productions)

Outstanding New Play or New Musical (Independent Theatre)

  • The Double (Adam Paolozza and Arif Mirabdolbaghi)
  • Doc Wuthergloom’s Haunted Medicine Show (Eric Woolfe)
  • Morro and Jasp: Go Bake Yourself (Heather Marie Annis, Amy Lee, and Byron Laviolette)
  • Crush (Hume Baugh)
  • Tomasso’s Party (Jules Lewis)

Outstanding Production (Dance)

  • Orpheus and Eurydice (a Compagnie Marie Chouinard production presented by Canadian Stage)
  • Dark Matters (a Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM production presented by Canadian Stage)
  • TransMigration (Co-Production with Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and Planet IndigenUS, Harbourfront Centre)
  • IZM (DanceWorks presents Bboyizm)
  • Confluence (Luminato Presents A Sadler’s Wells Production)

And that’s not even close to all of them. Read the rest here. The award ceremony takes place on June 25.