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2015 BroadwayWorld Santa Barbara Awards Update - Ryan Ostendorf Big Lead!

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Santa Barbara Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2014 and September 2015. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31.

Voting is now underway for Santa Barbara! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

Here are the current standings for Santa Barbara:

Best Costume Design
Marian Azdril - Crazy For You - San Marcos High School 30%
Jennifer Housch - Legally Blonde - Dos Pueblos High School 25%
Susie Couch - Footprints at Laetoli - On the Verge Theatre Festival 17%

Best Director
Kate Bergstrom - Caylee's First Big Show!!!!/Footprints at Laetoli - On the Verge Theater Festival 29%
Samantha Eve - Bare/The Wild Party - Out of the Box Theatre Co. 25%
Peter Frisch - 154 & Paradise/What Rhymes With America - The Producing Unit 20%

Best Lighting Design
Lazer Friedman - Caylee's first big show!!!!/Sweet Child - On the Verge Theatre Festival 29%
Theodore Michael Dolas - Tales of Woo & Woe - DramaDogs/Center Stage Theater Santa Barbara 28%
Conner Warren - Young Frankenstein - Laguna Blanca School 24%

Best Musical Director
Carolyn Teraoka-Brady - Crazy For You - San Marcos High School 29%
Kacey Link - Bare/The Wild Party - Out of the Box Theatre Co. 25%
David Potter - The Music Man - SBCC Theatre Group 21%

Best Musical/Opera
Spamalot - San Marcos High School Alumni Group 32%
Caylee's First Big Show!!! - On The Verge Theatre Festival - The Narrative Lofts 20%
Bare - Out of the Box Theatre Co. - Center Stage Theater 19%

Best Play (non-musical)
What Rhymes with America - The Producing Unit - Center Stage Theater 27%
Sweet Child - On The Verge Theatre Festival - The Narrative Lofts 20%
Footprints At Laetoli - On The Verge Theatre Festival - Santa Barbara Historical Museum 18%

Best Scenic Design
Theodore Michael Dolas - Bare - Out of the Box Theatre Co. 30%
Patricia L. Frank - The Music Man - SBCC Theatre Group 24%
Zoë Levy - Young Frankenstein - Laguna Blanca School 18%

Best Youth/High School Production
Crazy for You - San Marcos High School 39%
Legally Blonde - Dos Pueblos Theatre Company 36%
Young Frankenstein - Laguna Blanca 18%

Community/University Theatre Company of the Year
On the Verge Theatre Festival 30%
Out of the Box Theatre Company 29%
Santa Barbara City College Theater Group 25%

Most Unique Theatrical Experience
Caylee's First Big Show!!!/Footprints at Laetoli/Lady-Oke/This is Not a LoveSong/Sweet Child - On The Verge Theatre Festival - Various Locations 36%
The Wild Party - Out of the Box Theatre Co. - Center Stage Theater 21%
154 & Paradise - The Producing Unit - Center Stage Theater 17%

Outstanding Performance by an Actor (youth/high school production)
Ryan Ostendorf - Crazy for You - San Marcos High School 52%
Matthew Goldsholl - Young Frankenstein - Laguna Blanca 22%
Travis Smillie - Young Frankenstein - Laguna Blanca 15%

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Musical
Sean Jackson - Spamalot - San Marcos High School Alumni Group 59%
Gabe Reali - Bare - Out of the Box Theatre Co. 26%
Justin Bryant Rapp - The Wild Party - Out of the Box Theatre Co. 11%

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Play
George Coe - Tales of Woo and Woe - Drama Dogs 30%
Bill Egan - 154 and Paradise - The Producing Unit 19%
Josiah Davis - Footprints at Laetoli - On the Verge Theatre Festival 16%

Outstanding Performance by an Actress (youth/high school production)
Lana Kanen - Crazy For You - San Marcos High School 43%
Luana Psaros - Legally Blonde - Dos Pueblos Theatre Company 38%
Valeria Romo - Young Frankenstein - Laguna Blanca School 8%

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Musical
Luana Psaros - Bare - Out of the Box Theatre Co. 40%
Leslie Story - The Music Man - SBCC Theatre Group 38%
Samantha Eve - The Wild Party - Out of the Box Theatre Co. 15%

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Play
Ivy Vahanian - What Rhymes with America - The Producing Unit 27%
Allison Lewis Towbes - Sweet Child - On the Verge Theatre Festival 21%
Riley Berris - Caylee's First Big Show!!! - On the Verge Theatre Festival 17%

Person to Watch
Sean Jackson - PVT. Wars 27%
Allison Lewis Towbes - Sweet Child, Footprints at Laotoli 22%
Kate Bergstrom - On the Verge Theatre Festival 22%

Youth/Student Theatre Program of the year
San Marcos High School - San Marcos High School 35%
Dos Pueblos High School - Dos Pueblos High School 32%
Laguna Blanca School - Laguna Blanca School 17%


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