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Troubadour Theater Company Wins Best Season at Ovation Awards & More

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Last night was the 20th Annual Ovation Awards presented by the LA Stage Alliance. Over a thousand people attended the ceremony to see 29 awards get handed out. The behemoth Center Theatre Group (they own the Mark Taper, Ahmanson and Kirk Douglas) went home with four awards with the Troubadour Theatre Company following behind with three. With two awards each was the NoHo Arts Center Ensemble, Musical Theatre West, Havok Theatre Company, Ebony Repertory Theatre and Chalk Repertory Theatre.

The full list of winners is below. Did you end up seeing any of the winners in 2009?

Best Season

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Troubadour Theater Company
Alice in One-Hit Wonderland 2: Through the Looking Glass
As U2 Like It
It’s a Stevie Wonderful Life

Production of a Musical - Intimate Theatre

Kiss of the Spider Woman - The Musical
Havok Theatre Company

Production of a Play - Intimate Theatre

Family Planning
Chalk Repertory Theatre

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Production of a Musical - Large Theatre

Louis & Keely, Live at the Sahara
Produced by Stuart Benjamin, Jake Broder, Taylor Hackford, Sarabeth Schedeen and Vanessa Claire Smith

Production of a Play - Large Theatre

Two Trains Running
Ebony Repertory Theatre

Book/Lyrics/Music for an Original Musical

Erin Kamler
Divorce! The Musical
Rick Culbertson, in association with Lynn Marks and Paradox Entertainment

Playwrighting for an Original Play

Kevin King”
The Idea Man
Elephant Theatre Company

Director of a Musical

Matt Walker*^
As U2 Like It
Troubadour Theater Company

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Director of a Play

Larissa Kokernot
Family Planning
Chalk Repertory Theatre

Music Direction

Darryl Archibald
Smokey Joe’s Cafe
El Portal Theatre in association with Corky Hale

Choreographer

Lee Martino^
Kiss of the Spider Woman - The Musical
Havok Theatre Company

Acting Ensemble

Stick Fly
The Matrix Theatre Company

Lead Actor in a Musical

Jake Broder* as Louis Prima
Louis & Keely, Live at the Sahara
Produced by Stuart Benjamin, Jake Broder, Taylor Hackford, Sarabeth Schedeen and Vanessa Claire Smith

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Lead Actor in a Play

Glynn Turman* as Memphis
Two Trains Running
Ebony Repertory Theatre

Lead Actress in a Musical

Vanessa Claire Smith* as Keely Smith
Louis & Keely, Live at the Sahara
Produced by Stuart Benjamin, Jake Broder, Taylor Hackford, Sarabeth Schedeen and Vanessa Claire Smith

Lead Actress in a Play

Julie White* as Diane
The Little Dog Laughed
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Featured Actor in a Musical

Michael Paternostro* as Carmen Ghia
The Producers
Musical Theatre West

Featured Actor in a Play

Hugo Armstrong* as Sabretooth and Tim
Land of the Tigers
Sacred Fools, Burglars of Hamm and Frantic Redhead Productions

Featured Actress in a Musical

Sarah Cornell* as Ulla
The Producers
Musical Theatre West

Featured Actress in a Play

Tasha Ames* as Izzy
Rabbit Hole
Malibu Stage Company

Costume Design - Intimate Theatre

Ann Closs-Farley’
Ken Roht’s Calendar Girl Competition
Bootleg Theater

Costume Design - Large Theatre

Sharon McGunigle’
Alice in One Hit Wonderland 2: Through the Looking Glass
Troubadour Theater Company

Lighting Design - Intimate Theatre

Luke Moyer’
Dracula
NoHo Arts Center Ensemble

Lighting Design - Large Theatre

Donald Holder’
The Little Dog Laughed
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Scenic Design - Intimate Theatre

Jeff McLaughlin
A Skull in Connemara
Theatre Tribe

Scenic Design - Large Theatre

Allen Moyer’
The Little Dog Laughed
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Sound Design - Intimate Theatre

Ken Sawyer^
Dracula
NoHo Arts Center Ensemble

Sound Design - Large Theatre

TWO RECIPIENTS

Erik Carstensen
Beethoven as I Knew Him
Geffen Playhouse

Chris Webb & David Molina’
Lydia
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

In the list above, (*) indicates a member of Actors Equity Association, (^) indicates a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, (’) indicates a member of United Scenic Artists, and (”) indicates a member of the Dramatist’s Guild.