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Lesli Margherita

Jason Graae


The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) annually gives awards for excellence in theatre.  You can now follow them on twitter via @LADramaCC 

Presenters and performers have been announced for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle’s 43rd Annual Awards Show, which will take place on Monday, March 19, 2012 at A Noise Within’s glamorous new theater in Pasadena.  The show will feature performances from previously-announced hosts Jason Graae (recipient of the 2007 Joel Hirschhorn Award for outstanding achievement in musical theater) and Lesli Margherita (nominee for Kiss Me, Kate).  In addition, the Awards show will feature the Los Angeles premiere performance of My Husband, by Paul Rudnick, a short play added to the New York production of Standing on Ceremony:  The Gay Marriage Plays.  Also, Yvette Tucker and Salvatore Vasallo will perform an excerpt from “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue,” from On Your Toes, choreographed by this year’s Hirschhorn Award recipient, Lee Martino. 

Presenters currently slated to appear include:  Sam Anderson (recipient of a 2009 lead performance award for The Bird and Mr. Banks, and a nominee for Blackbird), Lorenz Arnell (recipient of a 2010 lead performance award for The Ballad of Emmett Till), L. Scott Caldwell (nominee for A Raisin in the Sun), Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott (multiple awards, individually, collectively, and for A Noise Within), Barry Lynch (recipient of a 2002 lead performance award for The Weir, member of the nominated ensemble of The Crucible), Nan McNamara (recipient of a 2010 lead performance award for Wit), Janet Miller (two-time recipient for choreography) and Miles Taber (co-recipient of a 2009 writing/adaptation award for The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch).

 Event details:

The awards ceremony is set for Monday, March 19, 2012 at A Noise Within (3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena), the classical repertory theater company.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. for pre-show hors d’oeuvres (with a no-host bar), and the show commences at 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $40.00, and should be reserved in advance from the LADCC’s website, here.

The LADCC is grateful to A Noise Within for the donation of the use of their theater, and to the entities and individuals who have agreed to sponsor some of our special awards this year.

Go here to read the full list of nominees for the 2011 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for theatrical excellence.



Lesli Margherita



Pauline Adamek
Pauline Adamek
Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.

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