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Here are the DFW Theater Critics Forum selections for the best of the 2010-'11 season.



published Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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It has been too many years since the Dallas Theater Center won as much praise at the annual meeting of the Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum as it did in this latest round. North Texas' major regional theater scored big in the voting, thanks to its two best productions since moving into the Wyly Theatre: Dividing the Estate and Cabaret (almost every show on DTC's season received at least one award).

Several of the smaller-budget theaters fared well too, including Second Thought Theatre, which was re-energized under new leadership; Matthew Posey's provocative Balanced Almond/Ochre House, which really came into its own in its third season; and Fort Worth's Amphibian Stage Productions.

The critics pick several awards in each category, with nothing being singled out as the overall best. In some cases, individuals were recognized for work on multiple productions. For instance, eight directors were responsible for what we voted as the 13 best shows of the season (we have to come to a consensus, and there's a lot of "logrolling" that goes on).

Eligible shows opened between Sept. 1, 2010 and Aug. 31, 2011.

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION

Regan Adair, Red Light Winter, Second Thought Theatre

Jim Covault, Talking Pictures, Stage West

Joel Ferrell, Dividing the Estate and Cabaret, both at Dallas Theater Center

David A. Miller, Wittenberg, Amphibian Stage Productions

René Moreno, Creditors, Broken Gears Project Theatre; No Child..., Amphibian Stage Productions; The Trip to Bountiful, Contemporary Theatre of Dallas

Katherine Owens, The Dog Problem and Easter, Undermain Theatre

Len Pfluger, My Fair Lady, Lyric Stage

Michael Serrecchia, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, ICT Mainstage and Next to Normal, Uptown Players

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS

Tovah Feldshuh, Arsenic and Old Lace, Dallas Theater Center

Whitney Hennen, Victor/Victoria, Uptown Players

Julie Johnson, Cabaret, Dallas Theater Center

Elly Lindsay, The Trip to Bountiful, Contemporary Theatre of Dallas

Rhianna MackNo Child..., Amphibian Stage Productions

Tina Parker, Charm, Kitchen Dog Theater

Fiona Robberson, Easter, Undermain Theatre

Dana Schultes, Talking Pictures, Stage West

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Sydney James Harcourt, The Wiz, Dallas Theater Center and Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Justin Locklear, Morphing, Balanced Almond/Ochre House

Wade McCollum, Cabaret, Dallas Theater Center

Barry NashBob Birdnow's Remarkable Tale of Human Survival and the Transcendence of Self, Second Thought Theatre

Larry Randolph, The Madness of Lady Bright, One Thirty Productions

Max Swarner, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, ICT Mainstage

Lee Trull, Arsenic and Old Lace, Dallas Theater Center

Steven Walters, Thom Pain (based on nothing), Second Thought Theatre and Henry IV, Dallas Theater Center

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST

Dividing the Estate, Dallas Theater Center

My Fair Lady, Lyric Stage

Red Light Winter, Second Thought Theatre

Wittenberg, Amphibian Stage Productions

 

OUTSTANDING CREATIVE CONTRIBUTION

John Arnone, set design for Dividing the Estate, Dallas Theater Center; and The Dog Problem and Easter at Undermain Theatre

Design team, Cabaret, Dallas Theater Center

Design team, Macbeth, Trinity Shakespeare Festival

Jay Dias, music director, for his 2010-'11 season with Lyric Stage

Christopher Huggins, for his choreography of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, The Wiz, Dallas Theater Center and Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Justin Locklear, costume design, The Butcher and Morphing, both at Balanced Almond/Ochre House

Anna Louizos, set design, Arsenic and Old Lace, Dallas Theater Center

George Miller, set design, for his 2010-'11 season with Jubilee Theatre

 

OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY OR MUSICAL

Bob Birdnow's Remarkable Tale of Human Survival and the Transcendence of Self  by Eric Steele, Second Thought Theatre

Love Song of the Albanian Sous Chef by Robert Askins, Rite of Passage Theatre Company

Morphing by Matthew Posey, Balanced Almond/Ochre House

 

OUTSTANDING TOUR

Billy Elliot the Musical, Lexus Broadway Series at AT&T Performing Arts Center

David Lee Nelson...Status Update, WaterTower Theatre's Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

Young Frankenstein, Lexus Broadway Series at AT&T Performing Arts Center


EMERGING ARTIST AWARD

Justin Locklear

 

SPECIAL CITATIONS

To Matthew Posey and Balanced Almond, for the creativity and originality in producing provocative new plays at the Ochre House.

To the DFW theater community for its cooperation and coordination in mounting the area-wide Foote Festival.

 

PARTICIPATING CRITICS

 Thanks For Reading



Comments:

isabella russell-ides writes:
Wednesday, September 14 at 8:42AM

Congrats to all! It was great year.


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