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City of Angels gets la-la-lost; DFW drama critics dole out '06 honors

Outstanding Performances by Actors: Ian Leson, playing leading roles in Bug (KDT) and Visiting Mr. Green (CTD); Joe Nemmers as John Proctor in The Crucible (WaterTower) and as the older brother in the two-actor drama On an Average Day (KDT); Paul Taylor for his season of starring roles in The Normal Heart (Uptown Players), Side by Side by Sondheim (Circle Theatre) and Urinetown: The Musical (WaterTower); Ashley Wood for leading roles in The Devil's Disciple (Theatre Three), Lone Star (CTD), Raw Vision (KDT) and Sailing to Byzantium (Echo Theatre); Clay Yocum in the two-hander Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (WingSpan) and as Shane Mungitt, the pitcher with a killer fastball in Take Me Out (WaterTower)

Outstanding Peformances by Actresses: Patty Breckenridge as the pharaoh's spoiled daughter in the musical Aida (Uptown); Marisa L. Gonzalez as the time-stopping pregnant girl in Cloud Tectonics (KDT); Arianna Movassagh in musical comedy supporting roles in Urinetown: The Musical (WaterTower) and Musical of Musicals: The Musical (Theatre Three); Tina Parker as Inez in No Exit (CAC); Sally Nystuen Vahle as the title role in the gender-switched A Macbeth (Dallas Theater Center); Diane Worman, playing leads in Bug (KDT) and Laundry and Bourbon (CTD)

Outstanding Ensemble Performances: The Full Monty (T3), Honour (Theatre Quorum) and The Women (CTD)

Theo Wischhusen and Stephanie Hall, shrink-wrapped on 
the Flower Mound stage
Theo Wischhusen and Stephanie Hall, shrink-wrapped on the Flower Mound stage

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City of Angels continues through September 24 at Flower Mound Performing Arts Theatre, 972-724-2147.

Best Touring Production: Wicked (Dallas Summer Musicals)

Best New Plays: Terry Dobson's autobiographical cabaret show, My Own Private Diva (T3); Waiting for a Train: The Life and Songs of Jimmie Rodgers by Bruce DuBose (Undermain Theatre)

Outstanding Creative Contributions: Cloud Tectonics (KDT) for lighting by Linda Blase and sound design by John Flores; Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical (KDT) for cheerleading choreography by Kourtney Ketterhagen; Icarus (Amphibian) for scenic design by Cameron Anderson; Pageant (Uptown) for makeup, wigs and costumes by Coy Covington, with Suzi Shenkle and Bill Bullard; Raw Vision (KDT) for scenic design by Bryan Wofford; Urinetown: The Musical (WaterTower) for scenic design by Clare Floyd DeVries; The Women (CTD) for costumes by Christina Dickson and scenic design by Randel Wright

Special Award: To the WordSpace Texas Unbound Festival and honoring its late founding director, Robert Trammell, for providing a venue for staged readings of new plays by local playwrights.

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