Itchy and Scratchy

Bug at Kitchen Dog Theater gets under your skin; year's infectious performances touch critics

Outstanding Performances by Actors: James Brennan, My Fair Lady (Dallas Theater Center); Cameron Cobb, A Number (Undermain Theatre); Gary Floyd, King David (Lyric Stage) and Merrily We Roll Along (Theatre Three); Chamblee Ferguson, The Hypochondriac (Classical Acting Company), A Man of No Importance (Uptown Players) and A Moon for the Misbegotten (Circle Theatre); Terry Vandivort, Dear Liar (Theatre Three) and Southern Baptist Sissies (Uptown Players); Steven Walters, The Gift of the Magi (Classical Acting Company) and King Ubu (Second Thought Theatre).

Outstanding Performances by Actresses: Carrie Bourn, Molly Sweeney (Act 1 Productions); Gigi Cervantes, Living Out (WaterTower Theatre); Marisa Diotalevi, Parallel Lives (Contemporary Theatre of Dallas); Heather Henry, A Moon for the Misbegotten (Circle Theatre); Elise Reynard, Blind Date (WingSpan Theatre Co.), Gift of the Magi (Classical Acting Company) and Mambo Italiano (Uptown Players); Julie White, Bad Dates (Dallas Theater Center).

Outstanding Performances by Ensemble Casts: The Last One-Nighter on the Death Trail (Our Endeavors Theatre Collective); Ragtime (Lyric Stage); The Wild Party (Uptown Players); The Wrestling Season (Dallas Children's Theater).

Aphid seekers Diane Worman and  Ian Leson, in Kitchen Dog's Bug
Aphid seekers Diane Worman and Ian Leson, in Kitchen Dog's Bug


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Outstanding Design or Creative Contributions: Blasted, for Bryan Wofford's special effects (Undermain Theatre); Buried Child, for Bryan Wofford's sets, Laura McMeley's lighting, Patrick Johnson's costumes, Jake Maudlin's sound and Judy Niven's props (Kitchen Dog Theater); The Importance of Being Earnest, for John Coyne's scenic design (Dallas Theater Center); King Ubu, for Kelly Russell's prop design (Second Thought Theatre); The Last One-Nighter on the Death Trail, for John Hobbie's scenic design (Our Endeavors Theatre Collective); Metamorphoses, for Tristan Decker's lighting design (Theatre Three); The Wrestling Season, for Sara Romersberger's movement choreography and Marco E. Salinas' sound design (Dallas Children's Theater).

Outstanding New Plays and Musicals: The Gift of the Magi, adapted by Lee Trull; Hazard County, by Allison Moore (Kitchen Dog Theater); The Last One-Nighter on the Death Trail, book by Christine Vela and David Goodwin, songs by the ensemble (Our Endeavors Theatre Collective); The Living End, a series of short musicals by Jeff Blumenkrantz, Libby Saines, Annie Kessler, Andy Monroe, Brad Alexander and Helen Chayefsky (Lyric Stage); Peacock (solo), by Ashley Smith (WaterTower Theatre).

Special Citation: To the Dallas theater community, for honoring tickets of Plano Repertory Theatre's season ticket-holders following the company's sudden closing this summer.

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