A couple of weeks back, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 282 nominations for the 40th Anniversary Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in professional theatre, dance and opera in Toronto.
Next Tuesday, June 25 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 49 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Silver Ticket Award and the Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award will be presented.
Congratulations To The Following Companies!
Soulpepper Theatre tops General Theatre Division with 14 nominations.
The Musical Stage Company & Young People’s Theatre tie in Musical Theatre Division with 14 nods each.
Coal Mine Theatre front runner in Independent Theatre Division with 10 noms.
Canadian Opera Company leads in Opera Division with 33 nods.
DanceWorks flies highest with 13 taps in Dance Division.
Solar Stage heads Theatre for Young Audiences Division with 10 noms.
Some personal fave companies and artists received nominations this year, too. In no particular order, my personal shouts outs to…
Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performance of an Individual to Augusto Bitter for Theatre Passe Muraille’s CHICHO
Coal Mine Theatre and Studio 180 Theatre’s The Nether with 5 nods including Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performance of an Ensemble among others
Soulpepper’s The Royale received 7 nods including Outstanding Production, Outstanding Direction and others
Puzzle Piece’s The Little Prince: Reimagined garnered 4 noms
Human Cargo’s 7 nods for The Runner including Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Play and others
Young People’s Theatre’s with 5 noms for Under the Stairs
Of note, the following and various designers all received 3 nominations each: Gillian Gallow, Jason Hand, Thomas Ryder Payne and Lorenzo Savoini.
The full list of nominations is available online at tapa.ca. Tickets to the celebration vary from $20 to $90. They are on sale now through the Sony Centre Box Office at 1 Front Street East, by phone at 416.368.6161 x 1, or online at the Ticketmaster website.