2012/13 Calgary Critics’ Award Winners!

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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)

BEST DESIGN

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)

BEST MUSICAL

Chicago, Stage West

BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY 

Haysam Kadri – Hamlet (The Shakespeare Company)

BEST PLAY

Pride and Prejudice, Theatre Calgary

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6 comments

  1. shane ellis · July 24, 2013

    i was honor to accept this award on Marisas behalf-THIS IS WHAT THE CRITICS SAID AT THE CALGARY AWARDS….TRIPLE THREAT IS NOT A PHRASE I LIKE TO THROW OUT LIGHTLY- BUT WHEN IT COMES TO MARISAS PERFORMANCE IT IS CORRECT. SHE SANG DANCED AND ACTED THE HELL OUT OUTTA THIS PERFORMANCE. PERSONALLY ITS THE BEST ONSTAGE ROXY WE (HAVE) EVER SEEN. AND FOR THAT WE ARE THRILLED TO GIVE YOU THE CRITTER AWARD. CONGRATULATIONS MARISA!

    WE ARE ALL JUST GLOWING OVER THIS MARISA, PERSONALLY AFTER YEARS OF WORKING IN THEATRE I HAVE NEVER BEEN PROUDER OF A SHOW….FYI WE ALSO WON FOR BEST MUSICAL, AND BEST DIRECTION IN A MUSICAL- MAX RIEMER! ALSO IF THERE WAS A CAT AT THIS AWARDS FOR CHOREO P. NERO WOULD HAVE BEEN A SHOE IN AS WHEN SEAN SAID HIS NAME AT THE AWARDS THE CROWD CLAPPED….IT WAS REALLY A TOUCHING MOMENT FOR SEAN AND I!!!!

  2. Lynn Marie Calder · July 29, 2013

    Reblogged this on Calgary Musicals and commented:
    Good choices here by Jessica and the gang…

    • Jessica Goldman · July 29, 2013

      Thanks Lynn…but um…to what gang do you refer?

      • Lynn Marie Calder · July 30, 2013

        The gang of critics, of course. Don’t you have your tatoos yet? 🙂

      • Jessica Goldman · July 30, 2013

        Ha! I’m working on it. Any suggestions where I might place it? Bear in mind, if I have Louis and Stephen’s face tatooed on me, I’ll have some explaining to do to my husband!

      • Lynn Marie Calder · August 3, 2013

        Oh, I’m SO not going there! Saw Nashville Hurricane and Beethoven Friday night. Loved the first, liked the second.

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