|Deb Newcomb-Madden, director of "While We Were Bowling," was one of the nominees for the 2010-11 Henry Awards through the Colorado Theatre Guild.|
The Aurora Fox theater has received nominations for four regional theater awards for acting, choreography and direction during the 2010-11 season.
The Colorado Theatre Guild announced nominations for its annual Henry awards Friday, prizes that celebrate the best in local theater. The Aurora Fox snagged nominations from two different productions from its most recent season, tying at four total nominations with Denver’s Vintage Theatre company. Aurora Fox Executive Producer Charles Packard also received a nomination for his set design on the production of Caryl Churchill’s “A Number” that just wrapped up its run at the Curious Theatre Company.
Bev Newcomb-Madden received a nomination for best director for “While We Were Bowling,” a production that won Best Acting nominations for both Meghan Van de Hey and Evan Weissman. Mandy Moore also received a nomination for her choreography work on the musical “The Wedding Singer.”
The Shadow Theatre Company’s production of Hugo Jon Sayles’ original work “The Life and Times of Ol’ Alfred,” one of the final Shadow shows produced in the Dayton Street Theatre, also received a nomination for outstanding new play.
Founded in 1976, the Colorado Theatre Guild offers the Henry Awards for a variety of categories recognizing regional theater. The honors include recognition for acting, direction, choreography, writing and ensemble performances.
Winners of the Colorado Theatre Guild’s awards will be announced during a special ceremony at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 18 at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Special awards will be given for onetime categories, including outstanding performance of a children’s theatre production, special achievement in fight direction, oustanding regional theater and a lifetime achievement award. For more information, log on to coloradotheatreguild.org.