The American premiere of the musical Zorro at the Alliance Theatre leads the 2013 Atlanta Theater Fan Awards nominations with eight nominations. In addition to presenting the production with the most nominations, the Alliance Theatre also has received the most nominations with 13. Also at the top of the list is Actor’s Express with 12 nominations.
Leading for the plays, Horizon Theatre’s production of Time Stands Still garners six nominations. It has been nominated for Best Play, Best Direction of a Play, Best Leading Actress, Best Leading Actor, Best Featured Actress and Best Scenic Design.
The Best Play category also includes The Mountaintop at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company, Swell Party at Georgia Ensemble Theatre and Wolves at Actor’s Express. For the Best Musical category, fans have also nominated Assassins at Fabrefaction Theatre Company, The Drowsy Chaperone at Aurora Theatre and Ragtime at Atlanta Lyric Theatre.
The nominations for the 2012-2013 season bring recognition to many first-time nominees as well as past nominees and winners. Atlanta Theater Fan Award Winner Laura Floyd receives her third consecutive nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance as Morgan in Serenbe Playhouse’s Time Between Us. Floyd won in this category in 2011 for Ordinary Days also at Serenbe Playhouse. In addition, Floyd has picked up a nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her work in Serenbe Playhouse’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Having received nominations in 2011 and 2012, Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay earn their third and fourth nominations as they compete against themselves for Best Scenic Design for The Fabulous Lipitones at Theatrical Outfit and Time Stands Still at Horizon Theatre.
Receiving a nomination for Best Direction of a Musical for Kiss of the Spider Woman at Actor’s Express, Freddie Ashley also brings his total nominations to four. Similarly, Atlanta Theater Fan Award Winner Clay Benning earns his fourth nomination for Best Sound Design for his work in Metamorphoses at Georgia Shakespeare.
Please click here to view a complete list of the nominations and find a link to the online voting. Fans voted in 21 categories to nominate the best of the best for the past professional Atlanta theater season. Nominations were open for one week and open to any member of the site. Only submitted nomination ballots were used to determine the nominations.
Like with the nomination process, the winners will be determined solely by fan voting. Each fan is allowed to select one choice in each category and can vote only one time. The Atlanta Theater Fan Awards guidelines can be found by clicking here. Winners will be announced August 7, 2013.