Don Grigware Presents His Best in LA Theatre for 2013

The Best in LA Theatre for 2013

(alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed)

(artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories)

BEST PRODUCTION

A Man of No Importance - Lillian Theatre
And the World Goes Round - NoHo Arts Center
Broadway Bound - La Mirada Performing Arts Center
Catch Me If You Can - Pantages
Dreamgirls - DOMA
Evita - Pantages
Fallen Angels - Pasadena Playhouse
Funny Girl - 3D Theatricals
The Laramie Project Ten Years Later - Davidson/Valenti Theatre, Gay and Lesbian Center
Legally Blonde - Cabrillo
Little Women, The Musical - Sustaining Sound Theatre Co
Mrs. Warren's Profession - Antaeus
The Musical of Musicals the Musical - Chromolume Theatre Co
The Normal Heart - Fountain Theatre
Oklahoma! - MTW
Parade - 3D Theatricals
The Scottsboro Boys - Ahmanson
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - La Mirada Performing Arts Center
The 39 Steps - GCT
Yes, Prime Minister - Geffen Playhouse

BEST PRODUCTION - Dinner Theatre

Candlelight Dinner Theatre - Claremont: The Full Monty, The King and I (led by Clynell Jackson III & Jenny Moon Shaw), The Sound of Motown, Sweeney Todd (led by John LaLonde & Debbie Prutsman)
Encore Dinner Theatre - Tustin: Rumors, Fiddler on the Roof (both directed by Michael Lopez)
Welk Theatre - Escondido: Chicago (led by Natalie Nucci)

FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SHOWS

Aladdin and His Winter Wish - by Kris Lythgoe - Pasadena Playhouse
Miracle on South Division Street - by Tom Dudzick -Colony Theatre
Parfumerie - by Miklos Laszlo - Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Unique Special Event

For the Record: Baz Luhrmann - Rockwell
Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Ahmanson
Play Dead - by Teller & Todd Robbins - Geffen

Very Special Nod to a High School

Arcadia High School - The Drowsy Chaperone

BEST DIRECTOR: PLAY

Todd Nielsen - The 39 Steps - GCT

BEST DIRECTOR: MUSICAL

Glenn Casale - Sugar - Music Circus, Sacramento
Michael Matthews - Funny Girl
Janet Miller - A Man of No Importance - Good People Theatre Company at the Lillian Theatre

MOST PROMISING NEW MUSICAL (re-envisioned)

Side Show - book & lyrics by Bill Russell/music by Henry Krieger - La Jolla Playhouse

MOST PROMISING NEW PLAY

Breath and Imagination - Daniel Beaty - Colony Theatre

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST: PLAY

Ah, Wilderness! - Actors co-op
Awake and Sing! - Group rep
Look Homeward Angel - The Production Company at the Secret Rose Theatre
Rapture, Blister, Burn - Geffen
The 39 Steps - GCT
Wolves - Celebration Theatre
Yes, Prime Minister - Geffen




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Don Grigware Don Grigware is an Ovation nominated actor and writer whose contributions to theatre through the years have included 6 years as theatre editor of NoHoLA, a contributor to LA Stage Magazine and currently on his own website:

www.grigwaretalkstheatre.com

Don hails from Holyoke, Massachusetts and holds two Masters Degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Education and Bilingual Studies. He is a teacher of foreign language and ESL.

Don is in his fifth year with BWW, currently serving as Senior Editor of the Los Angeles Page.


 
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