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Best of Orange County Theatre 2013

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Hmmm. Saw 60 shows in OC this year, about 15 in Los Angeles and a few elsewhere. No wonder I’m tired. That and a busy visit this past weekend to Manhattan, where I focused on the art on museum walls. As for the plays I caught this year, it was the women who impressed me most in the acting department, as in the past. Ladies, take a bow.

New Play (OC premiere)
The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis, SCR
Chinglish by David Henry Hwang, SCR
Eternal Thou by Matthew McCray, Studio SCR
Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies, The Chance

The Balcony, STAGEStheatre
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Chance
King Lear, New Swan Shakespeare Festival, UC Irvine
Dog Logic, Costa Mesa Playhouse

Special Event
Off Center Festival, SCFTA
National Choreographers Initiative: Highlights, Irvine Barclay
OC-centric, Chapman University

Showcase for OC Talent Outside OC
Machinal, Long Beach Playhouse

Dave Barton & Jeremy C. Hohn, The Balcony, STAGEStheatre
Tina Kronis, Track 3, Theatre Movement Bazaar/Studio SCR
Pam McKinnon, The Parisian Woman, SCR
Kari Hayter, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Chance
Eli Simon, King Lear, New Swan Shakespeare Festival, UC Irvine
Marya Mazor, Time Stands Still, The Chance

The Balcony, STAGEStheatre
Songs of Bilitis, Rogue Artists Ensemble/Studio SCR
Track 3, Theatre Movement Bazaar/Studio SCR
Eating Raoul, STAGEStheatre
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Chance
King Lear, New Swan Shakespeare Festival, UC Irvine
The Dwarf, Counter-Balance Theater, UC Irvine
Death of a Salesman, SCR

Joe Parrish, Amadeus, Maverick Theater
Alex Moggridge, Chinglish, SCR
Matthew Arkin, The Whale, SCR
Rick Kopps, Nobody, STAGEStheatre
Jeff Skowron, Parade, 3-D Theatricals
John Walcutt, Twelfth Night, Shakespeare OC

Elisa Bocanegra, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, SCR
Michelle Krusiec, Chinglish, SCR
Dana Delany, The Parisian Woman, SCR
Brenda Kenworthy, Ghost Story, STAGEStheatre
Jill Cary Martin, Macbeth, Mysterium Theater
Bri McWhorter, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, New Swan, UC Irvine
Jennifer Ruckman, Time Stands Still, The Chance
Charlotte Williams, The Submission, CSUF, Grand Central
Jenny O’Hara, 4000 Miles, SCR

Supporting Actor
Jim Scheinkman, Brooklyn Boy, Newport Theatre Arts Ctr
Orson Bean, Smokefall, SCR
E.E. Bell, Parade, 3-D Theatricals
Duane Thomas, Assassins, Mysterium Theater
Tyler Campbell, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Alchemy Theatre Co.

Supporting Actress
Celeste Den, Chinglish, SCR
Jennifer Christopher, The Whale, SCR
Shelby Monaghan, Brooklyn Boy, Newport Theatre Arts Ctr
Caitlin Humphreys, Parade, 3-D Theatricals
Linda Gehringer, The Parisian Woman, SCR
Jamie Sowers, Americana, STAGEStheatre
Klarissa Mesee, 4000 Miles, SCR

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