The Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards (the “Jessies“) celebrate the best in small and large theatre productions in Vancouver. Yesterday the nominees for the 29th annual awards ceremony were announced based on performances during the 2010 season.
The Arts Club Theatre Company is leading the pack with over 30 nominations in the Large Theatres categories and Pacific Theatre is well-represented among Small Theatres. Nominees for Outstanding Production of the Year are:
Theatre for Young Audiences
500 Words (Green Thumb Theatre)
Bird Brain (Carousel Theatre)
Pharaoh Serket & The Lost Stone of Fire (Carousel Theatre)
The Shape of a Girl (Green Thumb Theatre)
The Busy World Is Hushed (one2theatre)
Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train (Glass City Theatre)
A Lie of the Mind (Main Street Theatre)
Playland (Pacific Theatre)
Tape (Alley Theatre)
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Arts Club Theatre Company with Belfry Theatre)
The 39 Steps (Arts Club Theatre Company)
August: Osage County (Arts Club Theatre Company)
Glengarry Glen Ross (Arts Club Theatre Company)
Much Ado About Nothing (Bard on the Beach)
Last year I sponsored a live blog during the Jessies and I’ll be doing so again. The ceremony was so much fun and involved, as you would expect, performances and collaborations from all facets of the local theatre community.
This year the Jessie Awards will be handed out Monday June 20, 2011 at the Commodore Ballroom and tickets are available online for $25.50.