The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County and Ventura County theatre for the year 2016 (Dec. 1, 2015 – Nov. 30, 2016). The 48th annual LADCC awards ceremony will take place on Monday, March 20, 2017, at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. The event will be hosted by Wenzel Jones, and the music directyor will be Corey Hirsch.
One or more plaques will be presented in each of 17 categories. Two of those achievements have already been voted plaques: For Solo Performance, Deborah Puette will be honored for Captain of the Bible Quiz Team, produced by Rogue Machine Theatre, and an award for Fight Choreography will be presented to Jen Albert for Punch and Judy, produced by the School of Night at the Ruby Theater at the Complex. In addition, seven special awards will also be presented.
The LADCC special award recipients are as follows:
The Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theatre will be awarded to Antaeus Theatre Company. The award is accompanied by an honorarium, sponsor to be announced.
The Polly Warfield Award for an excellent season in a small to mid-size theatre will be awarded to Rogue Machine Theatre. The award is accompanied by an honorarium funded by the Nederlander Organization.
The Ted Schmitt Award for the world premiere of an outstanding new play goes to Aliza Goldstein for A Singular They, originally produced by the Blank Theatre. The award is accompanied by an honorarium funded by an anonymous donor.
The Kinetic Lighting Award for outstanding achievement in theatrical design goes to lighting designer Jared A. Sayeg. The award is accompanied by an honorarium funded by Kinetic Lighting.
The Joel Hirschhorn Award for outstanding achievement in musical theatre goes to Cabrillo Music Theatre. The award is accompanied by an honorarium, sponsor to be announced.
The Milton Katselas Award for career or special achievement in direction goes to Maria Gobetti. The award is accompanied by an honorarium funded by the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
The LADCC is pleased to announce the creation of a new award, the Gordon Davidson Award for distinguished contribution to the Los Angeles theatrical community. Established in honor of the late Gordon Davidson, founding artistic director of the Center Theatre Group, this award will be presented to I Love 99.
The nominees for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for theatrical excellence in 2015 are as follows:
McCulloh Award for Revival (plays written between 1920 and 1991)
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