Billy Elliot, Priscilla, Louise Pitre, [title of show] Among Dora Nominees in June 27 Toronto Ceremony

News   Billy Elliot, Priscilla, Louise Pitre, [title of show] Among Dora Nominees in June 27 Toronto Ceremony It's the biggest night of the year for the Toronto performing arts community. The 32nd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards ceremony, celebrating excellence in Toronto theatre, dance and opera, is June 27 in Ontario. Billy Elliot and the pre-Broadway run of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, as well as many resident productions, are among the nominees.

Will Swenson in Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Will Swenson in Priscilla Queen of the Desert Photo by Joan Marcus

The awards are handed out at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts' Bluma Appel Theatre. Administered by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, the Doras address work in a number of categories: Dance, Opera, Theatre for Young Audiences, Musical Theatre, Independent Theatre and General Theatre.

Some of the more widely-known performers nominated are Louise Pitre (Outstanding Performance by a Female, A Year With Frog and Toad), and Tony Sheldon and Will Swenson (Outstanding Performance by a Male, Priscilla Queen of the Desert).

Below are select 2011 Dora nominees for Production or Writing for work in the 2010-11 Toronto performing arts season. For a complete list of nominees, visit www.tapa.ca.

GENERAL THEATRE PRODUCTION DIVISION

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION
The Railway Children
Ruined
Peggy Pickit Sees the Face of God - The Africa Trilogy
Brothel #9
Blasted OUTSTANDING TOURING PRODUCTION
The Andersen Project
Studies in Motion - The Hauntings of Eadweard Muybridge
South Pacific
L'Orchestre D'Hommes-Orchestres Performs Tom Waits
Jake's Gift

OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY
Roland Schimmelpfennig, Peggy Pickit Sees the Face of God - The Africa Trilogy
Maja Ardal, The Cure for Everything
Brendan Gall, Wide Awake Hearts
Anusree Roy, Brothel #9
Andrew Kushnir, The Middle Place

OPERA DIVISION

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION
Prima Donna
Orfeo ed Euridice
Nixon in China
La Cenerentola
Death in Venice

MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION DIVISION

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION
Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Parade
Billy Elliot
A Year With Frog and Toad
[title of show]

OUTSTANDING NEW MUSICAL/OPERA
Conceived by Timothy French and Avery Saltzman, To Life
Rufus Wainwright, Prima Donna
The Ensemble, (Re)Birth: E.E. Cummings In Song

INDEPENDENT THEATRE PRODUCTION DIVISION

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION
Through the Leaves
Madhouse Variations
Blood
paper SERIES
A Taste of Empire

OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY OR NEW MUSICAL
Sky Gilbert, The Situationists
Maev Beatty and Erin Shields, with Andrea Donaldson, Montparnasse
Jovanni Sy, A Taste of Empire
Eric Woolfe, Madhouse Variations
Darrah Teitel, The Apology

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES DIVISION

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION
The Grace Project: SICK
Routes
Offensive Fouls
Head à Tête
DISS

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