The January 2015 Ovation Awards, Celebrating the Musicals of 2014
The 11th Annual OVATION! Awards
Sunday January 18th, Vancouver Academy of Music
Doors 6PM. Show 7PM.
To vote for your favourites of 2014 click here.
To purchase tickets to the awards show click here.
PLEASE NOTE: Currently there is a waiting list for cancelled tickets - email applausemusicals at yahoo.ca to be on the list.
ABOUT THE AWARDS SHOW:
If you’re a fan of music theatre, you don’t want to miss the musical theatre glitterati at the 11th Annual OVATION Awards, Sunday January 18, 2015. This community celebration features over fifty performers presenting numbers from the hit musicals presented in the Lower Mainland in 2014, while also presenting awards to people and companies that present these musicals.
As well as the thrilling performances, the ultimate goal of the evening is to celebrate the hundreds of people who dedicate hours of their time working on and off stage with the numerous companies that present musicals. Musical Theatre is alive and well in here in the Lower Mainland, with 65 shows performed in 2014 including full productions, revues, and “pantos”.
The Awards Show this year will be MC'd by the terrific twin duo Daniel and Timothy Johnston and will feature a cast of over 50 performers.
As of January 12th, we have confirmed performances from these shows from 2014: Annie, Busy Town, Cabaret, Carrie, Crazy For You, Darling A Musical, Gay's The Word, Grease, Jesus Christ SuperStar, Legally Blonde TUTS, Little Women, Lucia, Lucky Stiff, Magic To Do, Red Rock Diner, Reefer Madness, Sail Away, Shrek the Musical (Align & TUTS), Spring Awakening, SUDS, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Last Five Years, The Marvellous Wonderettes, The Mikado, The Raymur Mothers, They're Playing Our Song, and The Vixens Of Wonderland.
AND a special performance by The Vaudevillians - British Columbia's #1 Seniors entertainment troupe!
For a full list of musicals presented in 2014 click here
The first Awards show was presented at the Backstage Lounge in 2004 but quickly outgrew the venue and is now presented at the Vancouver Academy of Music to accommodate the sold out audiences each year.
Over 20 awards in a number of categories are presented including an Outstanding Longtime Contribution Award given to a member of the community who has contributed more than 10 years to the development, promotion, and continuation of musical theatre in the lower mainland. Past recipients of this award include: Johnny Duncan, Perry Ehrlich, Ed Harrington, Jeff Hyslop, Bruce Kellett, Bill Millerd, Nancy & Roger Nelson, Lloyd Nicholson, Shel Peircy, Cecilia & Roger Smith, and Pat Waldron.
11th Annual OVATION! Awards on Sunday January 18, 2015, at the Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut St, Vancouver. Reception 6PM, Show & Awards 7PM. Further information applausemusicals.com - tickets brownpapertickets.com
Congratulations to everyone who made musicals in 2014, especially those listed below who are nominated for OVATION! Awards that will be presented on January 18, 2015 at the Vancouver Academy of Music.
Award winners are in red.
Two Longtime Contribution Awards were presented to Wendy Bross Stuart and James Bryson.
The 2015 Cheryl Hutcherson Award was awarded to Cathy Wilmot.
Outstanding Professional Production
Outstanding Community Production - Large Theatre
(150 + seats)
Outstanding Community Production - Small Theatre
(less than 150 seats)
Outstanding Chamber (small cast) Production
(six or fewer performers)
Outstanding New Work
Outstanding Music Direction
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Lead Performance - Female
Outstanding Lead Performance - Male
Outstanding Supporting Performance - Male
Outstanding Supporting Performance - Female
Outstanding Chorus Gypsy - Female
Outstanding Chorus Gyspy - Male
Outstanding Newcomer - Male
Outstanding Newcomer - Female
Special 2015 Award (for those things that were observed as outstanding but don’t have a category):
The AUDIENCE CHOICE Award Winners were: