Suzi Bass Awards Presented Nov. 7; Bring It On, Debbie Allen, Judith Ivey Among Nominees

News   Suzi Bass Awards Presented Nov. 7; Bring It On, Debbie Allen, Judith Ivey Among Nominees
The 7th Annual Suzi Awards Ceremony, which celebrates excellence in Metro Atlanta’s professional theatre community, will be held Nov. 7 at 7:30 PM at the Conant Center of Oglethorpe University.

Judith Ivey
Judith Ivey Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Winners are chosen based on a combination of volunteer judging panels and Suzi Members.

In addition to the Suzi Performance Awards, the organization will present the Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award to an Atlanta playwright, the Spirit of Suzi Award, the Volunteer of the Year Award, and the publicly voted Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Season.

Leading the list with 30 nominations is Alliance Theatre, followed by Atlanta Lyric Theatre with 21 nominations and Horizon Theatre with 19 nominations.

Among the nominees, Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler’s production of Bring It On: the Musical pulled in eight nominations for Alliance, including Production-Musical and World Premiere; Tony nominee Debbie Allen received a nod for her choreography of Twist, the Atlanta incarnation of a new musical version of Dickens’ Oliver Twist; two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey received a directing nomination for the Alliance production of Carapace; and the Center for Puppetry Arts was named the recipient of the 2011 Spirit of Suzi Award.

The nominations for Best Play and Best Musical follow:

Production Play

August: Osage County, Alliance Theatre
Carapace, Alliance Theatre
Superior Donuts, Horizon Theatre
The Little Foxes, Theatre in the Square
The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years, Alliance Theatre

Musical Production

Avenue Q, Horizon Theatre
Bring It On: The Musical, Alliance Theatre
Gut Bucket Blues, Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company
Rent, Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Singin' in the Rain, Aurora Theatre

For more information and a complete list of nominees, visit

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