COC AND KINKY BOOTS SCORE BIG AT THE DORAS

Jun 28, 2016

By Andy Johnson

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The Canadian Opera Company out-dueled the Toronto production of “Kinky Boots” at last night’s Dora Awards in Toronto.

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The COC was the frontrunner in the opera division heading into the ceremony, and emerged as the night’s biggest winner with a total of eight awards.  The COC scored five Doras for “Siegfried,” including outstanding production and directing honours for Francois Girard, and three for “La Traviata.”

“Kinky Boots”, the Mirvish musical, featuring a score by pop star Cyndi Lauper, nabbed three awards in the musical theatre division for outstanding production, outstanding male performance for Alan Mingo Jr. and choreography honours for Jerry Mitchell.

Young People’s Theatre received five Doras, including outstanding production in the theatre for young audiences division for “Goodnight Moon.”

Canadian Stage took home four awards, including outstanding production wins in the general theatre division for “Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom,” and in the dance division for “Betroffenheit.” Canadian Stage also won an outstanding touring production Dora for “Cold Blood.”

In the general theatre division, Tarragon Theatre scored three wins, including outstanding new play honours for “Mustard” and acting wins for Anand Rajaram (“Mustard”) and Rebecca Northan (“Blind Date.”)

The Doras have been honouring leading Toronto talent in the performing arts for the past 37 years.

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