Hey, Morgan Nominated For 2 LA Weekly Awards!
On April 2, L.A. Weekly will honor the best work on our small stages from 2011 at the 33rd annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards. Lauren Ludwig directs music/sketch comedy troupe Lost Moon Radio, hosts of the Greek bash at the Avalon in Hollywood. The event will be a replication of the first-ever theater awards ceremony, circa 450 B.C., honoring Dionysus, god of fertility and wine.
The dress code is togas (if you insist on bringing out that leather jacket or cocktail dress, be sure to tuck your toga underneath it). Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30. Buffet after. Come party with us. Tickets cost $25 and will go on sale Feb. 23. Nominees may RSVP at any time at the Theater Awards hotline: (310) 574-7208. To find out if you are a nominee, click here.
This year’s nominees, as voted by our theater critics, are as follows:
PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR
Blackbird, Rogue Machine at Theatre/Theater
Day Drinkers, Gary Guidinger, Linda Toliver and the Odyssey Theatre
Small Engine Repair, Rogue Machine at Theatre/Theater
The War Cycle: Gospel According to the First Squad, Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble at Powerhouse Theatre
Way to Heaven, Odyssey Theatre
MUSICAL OF THE YEAR
Bash’d, Celebration Theatre
Cyclops:A Rock Opera, Psittacus Productions at Son of Semele/Pasadena Playhouse
Gypsy, West Coast Ensemble at Theatre of Arts
Hey, Morgan!, Black Dahlia Theatre
Re-Animator The Musical, Red Hen Productions and Schramm Group LLC at the Steve Allen Theater
Lindsay Allbaugh, 100 Saints You Should Know, Elephant Theater Company
Bernardo Bernardo, The Romance of Magno Rubio, PAE Live at [Inside] the Ford
Andrew Block, Small Engine Repair
Robin Larsen, Blackbird
Paul Plunkett, Endgame, Sacred Fools Theater Company
Ron Sossi, Way to Heaven
DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Louis Butelli, Cyclops: A Rock Opera
Stuart Gordon, Re-Animator The Musical
Richard Israel, Gypsy
Ameenah Kaplan, Bash’d
Matt Shackman, Hey, Morgan!
Rick Sparks, I Love Lucy Live on Stage, Greenway Court Theatre