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Peer-Judged Ovation Awards Bestow Annual Accolades

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Peer-Judged Ovation Awards Bestow Annual Accolades
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The L.A. Stage Alliance has announced the winners of its annual Ovation Awards, which are voted on by Los Angeles–area theater artists and producers. This year's prizes honor Southern California productions presented during the 2010-11 season.

Troubadour Theater Company, which specializes in pop-music spoofs of classics, led the pack with five wins, including four for "A Wither's Tale," a parody of Shakespeare's "A Winter's Tale." Center Theatre Group followed with four awards, including three for the debuting musical "Venice." The adventurous company Rogue Machine netted three awards, all for John Pollono's premiering comic thriller "Small Engine Repair."

Ebony Repertory Theatre's "A Raisin in the Sun," which won for best play in a large theater and for featured actress (Deidrie Henry), will be restaged by CTG in January 2012 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, again under the direction of Phylicia Rashad.

In all, 35 awards were bestowed upon 20 companies. Actor Carolyn Hennesy hosted the gala event, held Monday evening, Nov. 14, at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Among the notable actors presenting awards were Debbie Allen, Millicent Martin, Patrick J. Adams, Edi Gathegi, Jason Alexander, and Michele Lee.

For a complete list of the recipients, go to www.lastageovations.com.

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