Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Austin Print Journalists Anounce 2012-2013 Critics' Table Favorites

Theatre choices by reviewers for the Austin Statesman and the Austin Chronicle for 2012-2013, from the 'Critics' Table' list published by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin in the Austin Statesman:

Production, Drama (tie)

All My Sons, Palindrome Theatre
Rose Rage, The Hidden Room Theatre

Production, Comedy  
Slip River, UT/David Mark Cohen New Works Festival

Production, Musical  
Legally Blonde the Musical, Summer Stock Austin

Theatrical Event  
Now Now Oh Now, Rude Mechanicals

Beth Burns, Rose Rage/Invisible, Inc.

Acting in a Leading Role

Barbara Chisholm, The Importance of Being Earnest
Brock England, Rose Rage
Noel Gaulin, Accidental Death of an Anarchist/The Bear/Vodka, Fucking, and Television
Joey Hood, "I Am the Machine Gunner"

Acting in a Supporting Role

Joey Banks, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Fran Dorn, The Edge of Peace
Robert Matney, Rose Rage
Laurence Pears, Rose Rage/Invisible, Inc.
Sydney Roberts, Urinetown: The Musical

Ensemble Performance
   The Poison Squad, The Duplicates

Music Direction  
Allen Robertson, Xanadu/Ragtime/Goodnight Moon

   Cassie Abate, Urinetown: The Musical

David Mark Cohen New Play Award (tie)

The Edge of Peace, Suzan Zeder
The Women of Juarez, Isaac Gomez and Bianca Sulaica

Touring Show, Theatre  
Watch Me Fall, Action Hero/Fusebox Festival


Scenic Design
   Thomas Graves, Michelle Marchesseault, Leilah Stewart, et al. (?) Now Now Oh Now

Costume Design  
Susan Branch Towne, The Sound of Music/Xanadu/Ragtime

Lighting Design 
The Duplicates, The Poison Squad

Sound Design  
Buzz Moran, All My Sons/Under Construction/spacestation 1985

Video Design
   Lowell Bartholomee, Vodka, Fucking, and Television

Special Citations

John Bustin Award for Exceptional Versatility
   Jill Blackwood

W.H. "Deacon" Crain Award for Outstanding Student Work

 Isaac Gomez, UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance
Will Davis, UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance
Sophia Franzella, St. Edward's University
Lindsley Howard, St. Edward's University
Hannah Fonder, St. Edward's University

Visionary Vivifier Award  
Caroline Reck and Glass Half Full Theatre

More Perfect Union Award  
Thomas Graves and Hannah Kenah in Alfred and Agnes

Dress for Excess Award
   Pam Friday, Seven Wonders of the World (Plus One)

Click to view full list, including choices for dance and music, at the Austin Statesman's www.Austin360 'Seeing Things' blog

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