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Suburban theaters dominated Los Angeles’ top theater honors Nov. 3, claiming Ovation Awards for best season and both categories of best musical. On a night when the regional companies claimed some of the L.A. Stage Alliance’s top awards, it was fitting that the moveable feast was held at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, a nearly century-old venue originally constructed for the performance of the epic “Mission Play.” Orange County-based 3-D Theatricals, which won five awards out of its 15 nominations, took home the statue for best musical for its production of “Parade,” while La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, which had 24 nods, won for best season. “It reminds me of going to the Olympics,” said Cathy Rigby, a two-time Olympian whose McCoy Rigby Entertainment presents the shows at La Mirada. “It’s so subjective. We got lucky this year. We did have a great season.” La Mirada—whose producing »
Two Los Angeles area high school students won a chance to perform on Broadway after claiming the top spots in the regional round of the National High School Musical Theater Awards. The final round of the five-year-old competition, whose awards are known as the Jimmys, will take place at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre in New York City July 1. The Southern California winners, who were participating in the 2nd annual Jerry Herman Awards staged by the Pantages Theatre and Nederlander Organization May 19, were Natalia Vivino of Santa Susana High School for best female actor and Anthony Nappier from Arcadia High School for best male actor. Both performers took home a $1,000 cash prize plus an all-expenses-paid trip to New York. While in Manhattan, the national finalists will also get five days of private coaching, master classes, and rehearsals with theater professionals. Judges for the Jerry Herman Awards, which are the local round »
Warning: The following recap contains major spoilers from the Season 2 finale of ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
This week on Once Upon a Time, with Tamara and Greg set to “blow Storybrooke off the map,” a most unlikely hero stepped forward to declare that the needs of the many outweighed the needs of the few (or the one). But as the season drew to a close, one additional twist found our heroes setting course for an altogether different fate.
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