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La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Nominated for Ovation Awards

The La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts has been nominated for 22 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards – the most nominations of any theater. The show will be held on January 17 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

The La Mirada Theatre has been nominated for:

Best Production of a Musical (Large Theatre)

“American Idiot”

“First Date”

Acting Ensemble of a Musical

“American Idiot”



“First Date”


Dana Solimando in “American Idiot”

Music Direction

David O. in “American Idiot”

Book for an Original Musical

Robert Hull & Caroline Sherman in “Empire”

Direction of a Musical

Brian Kite in “American Idiot”

Nick Degruccio in “First Date”

Lead Actor in a Musical

David LaMarr in “Dreamgirls”

Marc Ginsburg in “First Date”

Lead Actress in a Musical

Moya Angela in “Dreamgirls”

Brittney Johnson in “Dreamgirls”

Erica Lustig in “First Date”

Featured Actor in a Musical

Leigh Wakeford in “First Date”

Justin Wilcox in “First Date”

Lighting Design (Large Theatre)

Steven Young in “American Idiot”

Sound Design (Large Theatre)

Philip Allen in “Empire”

Video/Projection Design

Jonathan Infante in “American Idiot”

David Gallo & Brad Peterson in “Empire”

Some 214 nominations from 70 productions representing 45 different organizations are honored in this year’s Ovation Awards.

For more information, contact the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts at (562) 944-9801.

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