Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards

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The LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement during the 2010-2011 season, were presented on Monday, November 14, 2011 at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Click here for a full list of winners.

Check out photos from he event below!

Thirty-five awards were bestowed upon 20 different Southern California theatre companies. Leading the pack with five awards was The Troubadour Theater Company (A Withers Tale, Best Season), followed by Center Theatre Group with four (Leap of Faith at the Ahmanson Theatre, Venice at the Kirk Douglas Theatre), and Rogue Machine with three (Small Engine Repair).

Crooked Arrow Productions (Hello), Ebony Repertory Theatre (A Raisin in the Sun), Pasadena Playhouse (Twist), Reprise Theatre Company (Kiss Me, Kate) and Sacred Fools Theatre Company (Voice Lessons, Watson - The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes) took home two statuettes each.

LA Stage Alliance CEO Terence McFarland commented, "Tonight's recipients reflect the diverse and rich landscape of greater Los Angeles theatre. The Ovation Awards are a celebrationof excellence and one way that LA Stage Alliance shines a light on the fantastic work of our LA theatre artists. Theatres across the country should take note that these are the best of the best, stimulate the economy, and hire an Ovation Award-winning LA theatre artist today!"

Hosted by Carolyn Hennesy, presenters included Sally Struthers, Debbie Allen, Millicent Martin, Patrick Adams, Greg Watanabe, Francois Chau, Jason Alexander, Michele Lee, French Stewart, Malissa Feruzzi Shriver (Chair, California Arts Council), Craig Watson (Director, California Arts Council), Parvesh Cheena (Outsourced), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), Edi Gathegi (Superior Donuts), Vanessa Stewart (Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara), Alaman Diadhiou (Twist), Erika Sellin (Casting Director, Center Theatre Group), Larry Dean Harris (Dramatists Guild), Ann E. Wareham (Artistic Director, Laguna Playhouse), Dale Franzen (Director, Broad Stage), Steve Julian (KPCC Radio), Julio Martinez (KPFK Radio), Gail Eichenthal (KUSC Radio), Michael Donovan (independent casting director), Charles Berliner (United Scenic Artists), Laura Zucker (Executive Director, LA County Arts Commission), Allan Miller (Director/Founder, Back Alley Theatre), Tom Moore (representing SDC and director of the original Broadway production of Grease), Lindsay Allbaugh (Producing Associate, Center Theatre Group), and Anthony Byrnes (KCRW Radio).

LA Stage Alliance (LASA), a non-profit organization empowering artists and engaging audiences since 1975, is dedicated to building awareness, appreciation, and support for the performing arts in Greater Los Angeles by strengthening the sector through community building, collaborative marketing, audience engagement, professional development, and advocacy. LASA serves over 900 arts organizations annually, including over 450 dues-paying member professional, educational, and community based producing and presenting performing arts organizations in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. LASA's constituents operate in intimate sized venues (99 seats or less), mid-sized venues (100-499 seats), and in large venues (500+ seats), and include independent producers, educational groups, and social service organizations that have a performing artscomponent. Additionally, LASA directly serves over 50,000 diverse local, regional, national, and international performing arts patrons and, indirectly, three million unique patRon Households by conducting research on their behavior and buying habits. Providing access to the performing arts for patrons and access to resources for organizations has been our focus for 35 years.

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Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
Carolyn Hennesy 

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
Patrick J. Adams 

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
Carolyn Hennesy and actor Patrick J. Adams

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
Patrick J. Adams and Gail Eichenthal 

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
French Stewart and actress Vanessa Claire Smith 

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
French Stewart and Vanessa Claire Smith 

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
Betsy Brandt and Jason Alexander

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
Jason Alexander

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
 Betsy Brandt, Jason Alexander 

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
Betsy Brandt, Ovation winner actress Leslie MargheritaJason Alexander

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
Wren T. Brown

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
Wren T. Brown

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
The Troubadour Theater Company 

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
 Betsy Brandt

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams 

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
Jason Alexander

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
 Richard Ostlund, Michele Lee 

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
Vanessa Claire Smith,  French Stewart

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
 Lorenzo Andarza,  David Elzer

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
Ameenah Kaplan 

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
The Troubadour Theater Company 

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
Carolyn Hennesy 

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
Carolyn Hennesy 

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
 Danielle Watts and actor Edi Gathegi 

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
 Danielle Watts

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
Vanessa Claire Smith, actor French Stewart and Carolyn Hennesy 

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
Terence McFarland, Vanessa Claire Smith and French Stewart 

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards
Brian Kite, Stasha Surdyke and LA Stage Alliance CEO Terence McFarland 

Photo Flash: Carolyn Hennesy, Patrick J. Adams, et al. at the 2011 Ovation Awards

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