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  Grigware's Best in LA Theatre for 2015  
(alphabetical listings)
(artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories)

 

Best Production

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(The) Baker's Wife - Actors Co-op

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Bent - Mark Taper Forum

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Billy Elliot The Musical - La Mirada Center for the Performing Arts

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(The) Bridges of Madison County - Ahmanson

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Carrie The Killer Musical Experience - La Mirada/Los Angeles Theatre

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Cash on Delivery - El Portal Mainstage

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Cinderella - Ahmanson

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Closer Than Ever - Good People Theatre Co at Hollywood Piano, Burbank

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(A) Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Crown City Theatre

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Guys and Dolls - Group Center Theatre (GCT)

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Hit the Wall - LGBT, Hollywood

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Jesus Christ Superstar - DOMA Theatre

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Murder for Two - Geffen

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My Fair Lady - Musical Theatre West (MTW)

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Newsies - Pantages

Grigware Talks Theatre (The) Night Alive - Geffen
Grigware Talks Theatre Picnic - Antaeus Theatre Co
Grigware Talks Theatre Side Show- 3-D Theatricals
Grigware Talks Theatre (The) Sound of Music - Ahmanson
Grigware Talks Theatre Spring Awakening - Wallis Annenberg Theatre
Grigware Talks Theatre Sweeney Todd - Monroe Forum Theatre, El Portal
Grigware Talks Theatre Switzerland - Geffen
Grigware Talks Theatre Train to Zakopane - Edgemar Center for the Arts, Santa Monica
Grigware Talks Theatre Verdigris - Theatre West
Grigware Talks Theatre (The) Winning Streak - Group rep

 

Best Production - Dinner Theatre

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Hello Dolly!/ (The) King and I - Lawrence Welk Theatre, Escondido

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In the Heights/ West Side Story - Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre, Claremont


 

Favorite Christmas Show

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(A) Christmas Memory - Sierra Madre Playhouse

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Brassy, Classy & Sassy - GMCLA's Holiday Spectacular

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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Motown - Troubies at the Falcon Theatre


 

Unique Special Event

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Always Patsy Cline - Sierra Madre Playhouse

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Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye Farewell Tour - Ahmanson

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El Grande Circus de Coca Cola - Colony Theatre

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Hellman v McCarthy - Theatre 40

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Kurios - Cirque du Soleil - LA Dodger Stadium

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Laura Dickinson 17 - El Portal Mainstage

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(A) Lovely Lineage -Kristin Towers Rowles - Sierra Madre Playhouse

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S/he & Me: A Theatrical Cabaret - Alex Billings - CSULB Theatre Arts/CaRep Co, Long Beach


 

Best Ensemble: Play

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Appropriate - MTForum

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Bent - MTForum

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Cash on Delivery - El Portal Mainstage

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HomeFree - The Road Theatre, Magnolia

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Hit the Wall - LGBT

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Lombardi - Group rep

Grigware Talks Theatre (The) Night Alive - Geffen
Grigware Talks Theatre Picnic - Antaeus
Grigware Talks Theatre Real Women Have Curves - Pasadena Playhouse
Grigware Talks Theatre Tiger by the Tail - Group rep
Grigware Talks Theatre Verdigris - Theatre West

 

Best Ensemble: Musical

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(The) Baker's Wife - Actors Co-op

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(The) Bridges of Madison County - Ahmanson

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Carrie the Killer Musical - La Mirada/LA Theatre

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Closer Than Ever- Hollywood Piano

Grigware Talks Theatre Inside Out - Grove Center Theatre
Grigware Talks Theatre Newsies - Pantages
Grigware Talks Theatre Nunsense - Crown
Grigware Talks Theatre Serrano The Musical - Matrix
Grigware Talks Theatre Side Show - 3-D Theatricals
Grigware Talks Theatre Singin' in the Rain - MTW
Grigware Talks Theatre (The) Sound of Music - Ahmanson
Grigware Talks Theatre Spring Awakening - Wallis Annenberg

Best Lead Performance

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Josh Adamson/Bets Malone - Big Fish - Moonlight Amphitheatre, Vista

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Richard Bermudez/Victoria Strong - (The) King and I - Welk Resort, Escondido

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Misty Cotton/Emily Lopez - Carrie - La Mirada/LA Theatre

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Nikki D' Amico/Cori Cable Kidder - Almost Patsy Cline - Sierra Madre

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Laura Dickinson/Richard Bermudez - Evita - Candlelight

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Molly Ephraim - Bad Jews - Geffen

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Cynthia Ferrer/Randy Doney - Hello Dolly! - Welk Resort, Escondido

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Tanna Frederick/Mike Falkow - Train to Zakopane - Edgemar

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Taylor Gilbert - The Other Place - The Road, Magnolia

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Renee Gorsey - The American Dream - Group rep

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Gildart Jackson/Callie Schuttera - Class - Falcon

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Martin Kildare/Katharine McDonough - My Fair Lady - MTW

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Douglas Ladnier/Alison England - Sweeney Todd - Monroe, El Portal

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Laura Linney/Seth Numrich - Switzerland - Geffen

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Heather Lundstadt/Robert Standley - Guys and Dolls - GCT

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Idina Menzel - If/Then - Pantages

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Joanna Miles/David Selby - Front Door Open - Greenway Court

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Alessa Neeck/Christopher Carl - South Pacific - MTW

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Paul Vincent O'Connor/Fiona O'Shaughnessy - (The) Night Alive - Geffen

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Lloyd Pedersen/Daniel Sykes - (The) Winning Streak - Group rep

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Flora Plumb/Marcia Rodd - Hellman v McCarthy - Theatre 40

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Cathy Rigby - Seussical - 3D Theatricals - Fullerton/Redondo

Grigware Talks Theatre Kristin Towers Rowles/Jahmaul Bakare - Violet - Monroe, El Portal
Grigware Talks Theatre Brett Ryback/Jeff Blumenkrantz - Murder for Two - Geffen
Grigware Talks Theatre Bryce Ryness - Matilda - Ahmanson
Grigware Talks Theatre Elizabeth Stanley/Andrew Samonsky - (The) Bridges of Madison County - Ahmanson
Grigware Talks Theatre Mitchell Tobin/Vicki Lewis - Billy Elliot - La Mirada
Grigware Talks Theatre Marcelo Tubert - El Grande Circus de Coca Cola - Colony
Grigware Talks Theatre Karen Volpe - 9 to 5 - GCT

 

 

Best Featured Performance

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Cathy Arden - Train to Zakopane - Edgemar

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Janna Cardia, Claire Adams - Assassins - Red Blanket Productions with Punk Monkey Productions at Pico Playhouse

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Patrick Cummings - South Pacific - MTW

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Chad Doreck/Valerie Perri - Serrano The Musical - Matrix

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Drew Droege/Patty McCormack - Miserable with an Ocean View - Whitefire Theatre

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Diane Frank - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Group rep

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Chelsea Emma Franko/Tracy Lore - Company - Cabrillo

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Matthew Hancock /Charlotte Gulezian/Kristina Johnson - Hit the Wall - LGBT

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Shannon Holt/Rhonda Aldrich - Picnic - Antaeus

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Jake Kitchin - Billy Elliot - La Mirada

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Quinn Mattfeld/Cassie Silva - Matilda - Ahmanson

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M. Rowan Meyer - Hellman v McCarthy - Theatre 40

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Ann Myers - Guys and Dolls - GCT

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Kayla Parker/Lynn Randall - Carrie - La Mirada/LA Theatre

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Jeremy Saje - JC Superstar - DOMA

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Nick Ullett - Enter Laughing - Wallis Annenberg


 

Best Solo Show: Female

Grigware Talks Theatre Kelly Carlin - (A) Carlin Home Companion/Growing Up with George - Falcon

 

Best Solo Show: Male

Grigware Talks Theatre Jack Lemmon Returns - Chris Lemmon  - The Broad, Santa Monica

 

Best Cabaret/Concert Artist: Male

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Aaron Akins - Into the Cole - E-Spot Lounge, Vitello's

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Tom Ameen  - E-Spot Lounge

Grigware Talks Theatre Kevin Earley - On the Record - Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal
Grigware Talks Theatre Bill A. Jones - Frank, Bobby & Me! - E-Spot Lounge
Grigware Talks Theatre Mark Arthur Miller - Soul Searching - Sterling's
Grigware Talks Theatre Ben Vereen - Catalina Jazz Club

 

Best Cabaret/Concert Artist: Female

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Megan Hilty - Valley Performing Arts Center, Cal State Northridge

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Michele Lee  - Catalina Jazz Club

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Candy Milo  - If She Taps, You're F--ked- Sterling's

Grigware Talks Theatre Barbara Minkus  - It's All About Love - St. Mark's, Glendale
Grigware Talks Theatre Diane Vincent  - Diane & Lucy & Betty: A One Woman Show - Sterling's
Grigware Talks Theatre Nita Whitaker  - All That Matters - Sterling's

 

Most Promising New Play

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Appropriate  - by Branden Jacobs - Jenkins - MTForum

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Bad Jews  - by Joshua Harmon - Geffen

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(The) Christians  - by Lucas Hnath - MTForum

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Class  - by Charles Evered - Falcon

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Miserable with an Ocean View  - by Howard Skora - Whitefire

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Tiger by the Tail  - by Frawley Becker - Group rep

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Wonderful Life  - by Helen Pafumi & Jason Lott - Malibu Playhouse


 

Most Promising New Musical

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Adam & Eve and Steve  - book by Chandler Warren/music by Wayne Moore-NoHo Arts Center

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The Fabulous Lipitones  - book by John Markus & Mark St.Germain/ incidental music by Randy Courts & St. Germain-Colony

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Serrano The Musical  - book & lyrics by Madeline Sunshine/music by Robert Tepper-Matrix


 

Best Director: Play

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Randall Arney - (The) Night Alive - Geffen

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Mark Brokaw - Switzerland - Geffen

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Ray Cooney - Cash on Delivery - El Portal

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Gary Imhoff - Train to Zakopane - Edgemar

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Moises Kaufman - Bent - Mark Taper Forum

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Ken Sawyer - Hit the Wall - LGBT

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Scott Schwartz - Murder for Two - Geffen


 

Best Director: Musical

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Michael Arden - Spring Awakening - Wallis Annenberg

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Mark Brokaw - Cinderella - Ahmanson

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T.J. Dawson - Side Show - 3-D Theatricals

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David Engel - Seussical The Musical - 3-D Theatricals

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Bruce Kimmel - Inside Out - Grove Center Theatre, Burbank

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Brian Kite - Billy Elliot - La Mirada

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Jack O'Brien - (The) Sound of Music - Ahmanson

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Tyne Rafaeli (for Bartlett Sher) - (The) Bridges of Madison County - Ahmanson

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Brady Schwind - Carrie The Killer Musical Experience- La Mirada/Los Angeles Theatre

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Kristin Towers Rowles - Sweeney Todd - El Portal

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Joel Zwick - Serrano the Musical - Matrix


 

Best CD

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Aria - Home

Grigware Talks Theatre Judy Norton  - Reflections
Grigware Talks Theatre Jeanne Page - Reboot
Grigware Talks Theatre Lyn Stanley - Interludes

 

Best Book

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Noel, Tallulah, Cole and Me: A Memoir of Broadway's Golden Age  - by John C. Wilson with Thomas S. Hischak and Jack Macauley -Rowan & Littlefield


 

Best Theatrical Season

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Mark Taper Forum - Center Theatre Group

 

 


 

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