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La Mirada Theatre Wins Big at L.A. Ovation Awards


The La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts took home three awards during the 25th annual LA Ovation Awards ceremony on Nov. 2 at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse.

La Mirada Theatre won the award for Outstanding Musical in a large theatre for the production of Floyd Collins. Richard Israel earned the award for Best Director of a Musical for his production of Floyd Collins, while James Barbour earned the award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical for his role as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables.

“We were grateful to be recognized with over 17 nominations,” says Theatre Director Brian Kite. “Winning in three categories was a terrific honor. These awards bring recognition to the outstanding work and quality productions at La Mirada Theatre.”

Beginning in 1989, the Ovation Awards were created to celebrate the theatrical community of Los Angeles. Over 400 theatrical productions compete each year with 35 different categories recognized. The productions are evaluated by 250 voters who are all working theatre professionals of Greater Los Angeles and the LA Ovation Awards are the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles. Receiving an Ovation Award is a significant milestone and recognition for LA theatre artists and the LA Times has referred to it as the, “highest-profile contest for local theatre.”

This year’s event was co-hosted by “Scandal” co-stars Katie Lowes and Kate Burton. Celebrity guest presenters included Max Adler, Hugo Armstrong, Alexandra Billings, Debby Boone, Anne Gee Byrd among others.

La Mirada Theatre’s 2014-15 season is now underway. Subscriptions and individual tickets are available for Billy Elliot, Pride and Prejudice, Mary Poppins and Carrie by calling the box office at (562) 944-9801 or online at lamiradatheatre.com. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is located at 14900 La Mirada Boulevard.



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