2011 LA Ovation Award Nominations Announced; Reprise, Troubadour, CTG & Demand Lead Pack

Nominees for the 2011 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 19 at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank. The nominations were revealed by 2010 Ovation Award winners Brendan Hunt, Bruce French, Alan Mandell, David St. Louis, Beth Grant, and Anna Khaja, along with LA Stage Alliance Chief Executive Officer Terence McFarland.

The Reprise Theatre Company received the most nominations (17), followed by the Troubadour Theater Company (16), Center Theatre Group (12) and Demand Productions (11). The Reprise Theatre Company garnered nominations for Kiss Me, Kate (14), Gigi (1), They're Playing Our Song (1), and Best Season. The Troubies' nominations are for A Withers Tale (10), and The First Jo-el (5), as well as Best Season (which also included Fleetwood Macbeth). The CTG nominations are for Venice at the Kirk Douglas Theatre (11), and Leap of Faith at the Ahmanson (1). Demand Productions' nominations are for Having It All (7) and Girls Talk (4).

The other three Best Season nominations were received by Celebration Theatre (Bash'd! A Gay Rap Opera, The Next Fairy Tale, Take Me Out), the Fountain Theatre (Bakersfield Mist, A House Not Meant to Stand, The Train Driver), and Theatre Banshee (The Crucible, The Field, The Walworth Farce, War).

The complete list of nominees is as follows:

BEST SEASON
Celebration Theatre - BASH'd! A Gay Rap Opera, The Next Fairy Tale, Take Me Out
Fountain Theatre - Bakersfield Mist, A House Not Meant to Stand, The Train Driver
Reprise Theatre Company - Gigi, Kiss Me, Kate, They're Playing Our Song
Theatre Banshee - The Crucible, The Field, The Walworth Farce, War
Troubadour Theater Company - The First Jo-el, Fleetwood Macbeth, A Wither's Tale

BEST PLAY - INTIMATE THEATRE
EVERYTHING WILL BE DIFFERENT (The Echo Theater Company)
HELLO (Crooked Arrow Productions)
NAZI HUNTER - SIMON WIESENTHAL (Theatre 40)
NEIGHBORS (The Matrix Theatre Company)
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR (Rogue Machine)
VOICE LESSONS (Sacred Fools Theatre Company)
THE WAR CYCLE: GOSPEL ACCORDING TO FIRST SQUAD (Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble)

BEST PLAY - LARGE THEATRE
EXTRAORDINARY CHAMBERS (Geffen Playhouse)
MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS (Rubicon Theatre Company)
A RAISIN IN THE SUN (Ebony Repertory Theatre)
SUPERIOR DONUTS (Geffen Playhouse
WAITING FOR LEFTY (Theatre West)

BEST MUSICAL - INTIMATE THEATRE
BASH'D! A GAY RAP OPERA (Celebration Theatre)
HAVING IT ALL (DEMAND Productions)
HOBOKEN TO HOLLYWOOD (Reasoner Associates LLC)
Jerry Springer: THE OPERA (The Chance Theater)
RE-ANIMATOR: THE MUSICAL (Red Hen Productions and The Schramm Group LLC)

BEST MUSICAL - LARGE THEATRE
FASCINATING RHYTHMS (Rubicon Theatre Company)
KISS ME, KATE (Reprise Theatre Company)
THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Cabrillo Music Theatre)
VENICE (Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre)
A WITHER'S TALE (Troubadour Theater Company)

ACTING ENSEMBLE FOR A PLAY
The Cast of EVERYTHING WILL BE DIFFERENT (The Echo Theater Company)
The Cast of GIRLS TALK (DEMAND Productions)
The Cast of NEIGHBORS (The Matrix Theatre Company)
The Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN (Ebony Repertory Theatre)
The Cast of SMALL ENGINE REPAIR (Rogue Machine)
The Cast of VOICE LESSONS (Sacred Fools Theatre Company)
The Cast of THE WAR CYCLE: GOSPEL ACCORDING TO FIRST SQUAD (Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble)



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