Angels, Horrors, Carnival Win Top Carbonell Awards

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Caldwell Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors won five of the 22nd annual Carbonell Awards, given Oct. 27 by the South Florida Critics Association for excellence in South Florida Theatre.

Caldwell Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors won five of the 22nd annual Carbonell Awards, given Oct. 27 by the South Florida Critics Association for excellence in South Florida Theatre.

However, the Herman Wouk-Jimmy Buffett musical Don't Stop the Carnival won three of the 14 Carbonells for which it was nominated, including Best New Work.

New Theatre won four of the awards for its staging of both parts of Tony Kushner's Angels in America.

Here is a complete list of the winners:

BEST NEW WORK: Don't Stop the Carnival: Jimmy Buffett, music and lyrics; Herman Wouk, book; at Coconut Grove Playhouse. BEST PRODUCTION (MUSICAL): Little Shop of Horrors, at Caldwell Theatre Company.

BEST PRODUCTION (PLAY): Angels in America, at New Theatre.

ACTOR (PLAY): Matthew Wright, Angels in America, at New Theatre.

ACTRESS (PLAY): Lauren Klein, Denial, at Florida Stage (formerly Pope Theatre Company).

BEST ACTOR (MUSICAL): Paul Louis, Little Shop of Horrors, at Caldwell Theatre Company.

BEST ACTRESS (MUSICAL): Rachel Jones, Little Shop of Horrors, at Caldwell Theatre Company.

SUPPORTING ACTOR (PLAY): James Randolph, Angels in America, at New Theatre.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (PLAY): Viki Boyle, Don't Dress for Dinner, at Caldwell Theatre Company.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (MUSICAL): Tom Kenaston, Cabaret Verboten, at Florida Stage.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (MUSICAL): Margot Moreland, Heartbeats, at Actors' Playhouse.

BEST SCENIC DESIGN: David Trimble, Big River, at Actors' Playhouse.

BEST DIRECTOR (MUSICAL): Kenneth Kay, Little Shop of Horrors, at Caldwell Theatre Company.

BEST DIRECTOR (PLAY): Rafael de Acha and Deborah Mello, Angels in America, at New Theatre.

BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR: David Truskinoff, Little Shop of Horrors, at Caldwell Theatre Company.

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER: Lynnette Barkley, Beguiled Again!, at Florida Stage.

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN: Diane Ferry Williams, Don't Stop the Carnival, at Coconut Grove Playhouse.

BEST COSTUMES: Susan E. Mickey, Don't Stop the Carnival, at Coconut Grove Playhouse.

GEORGE ABBOTT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ARTS: Edward Villella, founding artistic director, Miami City Ballet.

-- By Robert Viagas

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