We’re thrilled to share that LA STAGE Alliance has just announced the date and location of the 27th Annual Ovation Awards ceremony.
This year, the Ovations will be held at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Red carpet arrivals will begin at 6pm and the curtain will rise at 7:30pm. A reception in the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion will follow the ceremony.
A bit of background on the Ovations: Founded in 1989, the LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards are the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles. Voters are Los Angeles theatre professionals who are chosen each year, through an application process, by the Ovation Rules Committee. This year’s Ovation Awards eligibility period ran from August 31, 2015 – August 28, 2016. During the 2015-16 voting season, 280 productions were registered for awards consideration by 116 producing organizations, and 3,923 individual artists were evaluated. Voters cast a total of 8,049 ballots.
Something else to look forward to: a new Ovation Award statuette will be unveiled at the ceremony in January. Fabricated by local artists, this new design will provide a modern update to its iconic predecessor.
And as a reminder, the Ovation Awards nominations will be announced on Wednesday, November 2 right here on @ This Stage.
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