Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the 2nd Annual Calgary Critics’ Awards!! It was an especially strong year in every category and I am immensely grateful for all the hours of thrilling experiences the theatre community gave us in Calgary this season.
Also, a big thank you to all of you who came out to our awards event at the Libertine on July 24th.
We have felt right from the start that simply announcing awards without getting the community together was not our goal. The Critters are about celebrating the strong and vibrant theatre scene in Calgary and giving us all a chance to come together to say – job well done!
I will post the event photos once they are ready so check back to see your smiling faces or to see what a great time you missed!
Meanwhile – here are our 2012/13 winners!
BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Esther Purves-Smith – Dust (Alberta Theatre Projects)
BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Frank Zotter – Jack Goes Boating (Sage Theatre)
BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Sara Farb – Next to Normal (Theatre Calgary)
BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Scott Shpeley – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Alberta Theatre Projects)
BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE
Paul Welch – I Am My Own Wife (Third Street Theatre)
Terry Gunvordahl – Polygraph (Sage Theatre)
BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
J.P. Thibodeau – The Last Five Years (Storybook Theatre) Stephen to award
BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Marisa McIntyre – Chicago (Stage West)
BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY
Christian Goutsis – Hamlet (The Shakespeare Company)
BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Genevieve Pare – Polygraph (Sage Theatre)
BEST TOURING PRODUCTION
Metamorphosis- (Lyric Theatre & Vesturport)
BEST NEW SCRIPT
Sequence- by Arun Lakra (Downstage)
BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
Max Reimer – Chicago (Stage West)
Chicago, Stage West
BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
Haysam Kadri – Hamlet (The Shakespeare Company)
Pride and Prejudice, Theatre Calgary