Over 300 members of the Winnipeg theatre community gathered at the West End Cultural Centre on November 4th to celebrate outstanding moments and people. Congratulations to all of the nominees and award recipients!
Outstanding Lead Actor Daniel MacIvor, New Magic Valley Fun Town, Prairie Theatre Exchange
Outstanding Lead Actress Mariam Bernstein, Becoming Dr Ruth, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre
Outstanding Supporting Actor Ben Elliott, Matilda the Musical, Royal MTC John Hirsch Mainstage
Outstanding Supporting Actress Maggie Nagle, John, Royal MTC Tom Hendry Warehouse
Outstanding Ensemble Matilda the Musical, Royal MTC John Hirsch Mainstage
Outstanding Production John, Royal MTC Tom Hendry Warehouse
Outstanding New Work New Magic Valley Fun Town, Prairie Theatre Exchange
Outstanding Direction Christopher Brauer, John, Royal MTC Tom Hendry Warehouse
Outstanding Choreography or Fight Direction Kimberley Rampersad & Jacqueline Loewen Matilda the Musical, Royal MTC John Hirsch Mainstage
Outstanding Design Red EarthOne Trunk Theatre Daina Leitold (set, costumes and props); Itai Erdal (lighting); jaymez (sound); Matthew Waddell (projection); Laura Anzola (animation); GMB Chomichuk (illustration).
The Evies also presented Honorary Awards to nominated individuals from the Winnipeg community.
Career Contribution Award Sponsored by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Commission Brian Perchaluk
Behind The Scenes Award Melinda Tallin
Theatre Champion Award Charles Huband
Theatre Educator Award Kayla Gordon
New this year was the inaugural presentation of the Chairs’ Commendation Award. The first recipient is Doreen Brownstone, a driving force in the Winnipeg theatre community since 1958. Moving forward, this award will be called, the Doreen Brownstone.
Check out the photos!
Leif Norman took some fantastic snaps on the evening, and you can see them all on facebook here.
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Now in their 3rd season, The Winnipeg Theatre Awards, affectionately called “The Evies”, are happening on Monday, November 4th at the West End Cultural Centre!
Be sure to secure your ticket in advance to ensure you have a seat! Tickets include a complimentary glass of “Evie” wine, generously donated by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries. And bring your dancing shoes; following the ceremony we will have snacks & dancing, with DJ Abby Myers!
I’m proud to say that I’ve been nominated for an Evie award for outstanding choreography for my work on WST’s production of Reefer Madness. The show has also garnered two additional nominations including Supporting actor (Darren Martens) and Outstanding Ensemble.
WST’s Artistic Director, Kayla Gordon is receiving an Honorary reward for Arts Educator.
Brenda is thrilled to be working as choreographer alongside director Kelly Robinson and Maestro Tyrone Paterson on MOA’s Winnipeg premiere of Susannah. The opera, music and libretto by Carlisle Floyd, follows the story of Susannah, targeted by the town as a sinner after some elders spy her bathing nude in a secluded stream. She stands her ground, defiant against the town and their religious hypocrisy.
Fun Fact: The lead character of Susannah is portrayed by Lara Ciekiewicz, a former musical theatre student of hers circa the early ‘90’s
Bravo to her and the entire team of artists embarking on this new journey.
Tickets now on sale for Winnipeg Studio Theatre’s StudioWorks Academy production of Disney’s Frozen Jr.
May 21, 7:00
May 22, 7:00
May 23, 1:00 and 4:30
Frozen is a musical with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and book by Jennifer Lee, based on the 2013 film of the same name. The story centers on the relationship between two sisters who are princesses, Elsa and Anna.
Just finished a fun musical theatre workshop at the West end Cultural Centre as part of their Spring Break programming. We acted, danced and sung up a storm this afternoon. Thanks to all attendees and to Jessica Havey at the WECC for inviting me. Hope to come back soon!!
WST’s 15th annual Summer StudioWorks Musical Theatre Intensive is currently accepting registrations for their camp which runs July 8-12th at U of Wpg’s Asper Centre for theatre and Film. Daily classes are offered in acting, singing and dance and include choreographic workshops, vocal masterclasses, singing/songwriting sessions and more under the guidance of Manitoba’s finest theatre artists. If you are passionate about musical theatre, between the ages of 10-18 and want to improve your skills (as well as have tons of fun), then this camp is for you!
To arrange an audition and for more information, contact: Director, Brenda Gorlick – firstname.lastname@example.org or (204) 795-9741