TIMES THEATRE TRIBUTES 2013

TIMES THEATRE TRIBUTES 2013

Roy Berko

(Member, American Theatre Critics Association, Cleveland Critics Circle)

Greater Cleveland is blessed with a vital theatre scene. It is the purpose of the TIMES THEATRE TRIBUTES to recognize theatrical experiences that, in the view of this reviewer, were excellent and deserve recognition.

Only shows performed in 2013 which I reviewed were considered. With the exception of Best National Touring Production, selections were limited to locally produced stagings though actors, directors and technicians who were imported by local theatres for their productions were considered. No community or educational theatre recognitions are included. Actors are separated by gender, but not equity or lack of union affiliation, or leading or supporting roles. Names are listed in alphabetical order, not in rank order.

2013 BEST NON-MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS

COCK, Dobama

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, Actors' Summit

GOOD PEOPLE, CPH

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, GLT

ON THE LINE, none too fragile

RICHARD III, GLT

THE ICEMAN COMETH, Ensemble Theatre

THERE IS HAPINESS THAT MORNING IS, CPT

TIME STANDS STILL, Dobama

TWELVE ANGRY MEN, Blank Canvas

VENUS IN FUR, CPH

WHITE PEOPLE, none too fragile

2013 BEST MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Porthouse

NEXT TO NORMAL, Lakeland Civic Theatre

SPAMALOT, Beck Center

SWEENEY TODD, Great Lakes Theatre

2013 BEST DIRECTOR OF A NON-MUSICAL

Beth Wood, THERE IS HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS, CPT

Corey Atkins, COCK, Dobama

Joel Hammer, THE BIG MEAL, Dobama

Laura Keply. GOOD PEOPLE, CPH

Laura Keply, VENUS IN FUR

Nathan Motta, TIME STANDS STILL, Dobama

Patrick Ciamacco, TWELVE ANGRY MEN, Blank Canvas

Sean Derry, ON THE LINE, none too fragile

Sean Derry, WHITE PEOPLE, none too fragile

Sharon Ott, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, GLT

2013 BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

Eric van Baars, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Porthouse

Martin Friedman, NEXT TO NORMAL, Lakeland Civic Theatre

Scott Spence, SPAMALOT, Beck Center

Victoria Bussert, SWEENEY TODD, GLT

2013 BEST CHOREOGRAPHY IN A THEATRE PRODUCTION

John Crawford, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Porthouse

MaryAnn Black, SOUTH PACIFIC, Porthouse

Martin Céspedes, ANNIE, Beck Center

Martin Céspedes, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, GLT

Martin Céspedes, SPAMALOT, Beck Center

2013 BEST PERFORMANCES BY A MALE IN A NON-MUSICAL

Andrew Gombas, COCK, Dobama

Brian Zoldessy, FREUD'S LAST SESSION, Actors' Summit

Chris Richards, SONS OF THE PROPHET, Dobama

Jonathan Wilhelm, SORDID LIVES, convergence continuum

Lynn Robert Berg, RICHARD III, GLT

Matthew Wright, THERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS, CPT

Robert, Branch, ON THE LINE, none too fragile

2013 BEST PERFORMANCES BY A FEMALE IN A NON-MUSICAL

Christine Howey, LIKE A DOBERMAN ON A QUARTER POUNDER, CPT

Derdriu Ring, THERE IS HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS, CPT

Dee Hoyt, RICH GIRL, CPH

Heather Anderson Boll, TIME STANDS STILL, Dobama

Kate Hodge, GOOD PEOPLE, CPH

Liz Conway, SORDID LIVES, convergence continuum

Tracee Patterson, MEDEA, Mamaí

Vanessa Wasche, VENUS IN FUR, CPH

2013 BEST PERFORMANCES BY A MALE IN A MUSICAL

Chris Cowan, SWEENEY TODD, Great Lakes

Chris McCarrell, NEXT TO NORMAL, Beck Center/BW

DougFred Miller, SPAMALOT, Beck Center

George Roth, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Porthouse

Gilgamesh Taggert, ANNIE, Beck Center

Hershey Felder, MAESTRO: Leonard Bernstein, CPH

2013 BEST PERFORMANCES BY A FEMALE IN A MUSICAL

Aimee Collier, NEXT TO NORMAL, Lakeland Civic Theatre

Aimee Collier, SHE LOVES ME, Beck Center

Anna Barrett, ANNIE, Beck Center

Miche Braden, THE DEVIL'S MUSIC, CPH

Rebecca Pitcher, SHE LOVES ME, Beck Center

Sara Brunner, SWEENEY TODD, GLT

2013 BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A NON-MUSICAL OR MUSICAL

Linda Buchanan, RICHARD III, GLT

Patrick Ciamacco, Andy Dudik and Noah Hibek, WORKING, Blank Canvas

Russ Borski, HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, Beck Center

Todd Krispinski, THERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNINGS IS, CPT

Trad Burns, NEXT TO NORMAL, Lakeland Civic Theatre

Wilson Chin, RICH GIRL, Cleveland Play House

2013 BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION

Jennifer Korecki, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Porthouse

Joe Korecki, THE DEVIL'S MUSIC, CPH

Larry Goodpaster, SHE LOVES ME, Beck

Nancy Maier, NEXT TO NORMAL, Beck/BW

2013 BEST SOUND DESIGN IN A NON-MUSICAL OR MUSICAL

Dana Duke, Big Twig Studio, Brian Caiazza, Brett Keyser, video/sound/photography, STRUCK, CPT

Shane Cutlip, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Porthouse

2013 BEST COSTUME DESIGN IN A NON-MUSICAL OR MUSICAL

Charlotte Yetman, SWEENEY TODD, GLT

David Kay Mickelson, BELL, BOOK and CANDLE, CPH

Esther Haberlen, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, GLT

2013 BEST LIGHTING DESIGN IN A NON-MUSICAL OR MUSICAL

Marcus Dana, COCK, Dobama

Trad Burns, NEXT TO NORMAL, Lakeland Civic Theatre

2013 BEST NATIONAL TOURING PRODUCTION

Michael Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Trad Burns for continued excellence in scenic and lighting design

Cleveland Critics Circle for creation and support for Clevelandtheaterreviews.com

Roe Green for continued financial and participatory contributions to the Cleveland area theatrical scene (Cleveland Play House, Kent State University, Cleveland Critics Circle)

Sean Derry/none too fragile, continued excellence in selection of small format, thought provoking, well staged scripts

Miles Sternfeld and Sean Szaller for THE WHO'S TOMMY, Broadway Fights AIDS fundraiser

If any names are spelled incorrectly or there are errors in identifications please let me know so I can change the permanent record on www.royberko.info.

If you would like to read any of my reviews for the year, please go to www.royberko.info, enter the blog and click on "2013 Reviews" or click on the name of the producing theatre and scroll through their performances. Reviews from previous years may also be accessed.


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