So I just spent my afternoon sifting through hundreds of photos of gorgeous smiling faces from the 2014 Critter Awards and it was as though I was living that fantastic night of community and congratulations all over again. Thank you to all who came out to celebrate with us. I hope you had as much fun as I did! Sure seems like it. Take a look and see below. All photos by Christina Ryan.
Haysam Kadri accepting on behalf of Best Featured Actor in a Play, Graham Percy, Twelfth Night.
Diane Goodman accepts the award on behalf of Best Featured Actress in a Play, Katey Hoffman in You Will Remember Me and Best Actress in a Play, Natascha Girgis, Around the World in 80 Days.
Susan Gilmour accpets the award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Mary Poppins.
Andrew Macdonald-Smith accepts the awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Jack Forestier and Best Director of a Musical, Michael Shamata, both Mary Poppins.
Kyall Rakoz accepts the award for Solo Performance, Ludwig and Lohengrin.
Anton de Groot with his award for Best Set Design, Travels with my Aunt.
David van Belle accepting on behalf of Matthew Waddell for Techincal Design, Tomorrow’s Child.
Christian Goutsis accepts his award for Best Actor in a Musical, Touch Me.
Selina Wong accepts her award for Best Actress in a Musical, Touch Me.
Christopher Loach with many Theatre Calgary awards including the one for Best Touring Production, Kim’s Convenience.
Duval Lang accepting the award for Best Actor in a Play (and giving the best epic acceptance speech EVER), You Will Remember Me.
Steven Owad accepts the award for Best New Script, The Basement Boys.
David van Belle accepts the award on behald of himself, Col Cseke and Christopher Duthie for Best Creative Concept, Of Fighting Age.
Craig Hall accepts the award for Best Director Play on behald of Simon Mallet, Travels With My Aunt.
Joe Slabe (centre) with his award for Best Production of a Musical, Touch Me.
Ellen Close and Braden Griffiths accepting the award for Best Production of a Play, My Family and Other Endangered Species.
Me, being surprised by an award given to me by the other critics to say goodbye. Sniff!
Mayor Nenshi handing out the Evans Award to co winner, Doug Rathburn on behalf of the Mount Royal Theatre Program for outstanding contribution to the Calgary theatre community.
Mayor Nenshi award the Evans Award to co winner Vicky Strioch on behalf of ATP playRites Festival.
And of course lets not overlook some photos of all the fabulous talent and support in the audience!
Our fabulous MC for the evening – the dashing and always entertaining, Dave Kelly.
And finally, the Calgary Theatre Critics (l to r) Jenna Shummoogum, Louis B Hobson, Jessica Goldman and Stephen Hunt.