Dora Awards Press Conference
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28th Annual DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARDS
Rosewater Supper Club sponsors Dance Division and Hosts VIP Party
Rumoli Bros. to Announce Nominees at Press Conference
Toronto, June 5, 2007Ö The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is pleased to announce that the Rosewater Supper Club is generously sponsoring the entire Dance Division of the 28th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards and hosting the pre-show VIP Reception at the Rosewater the night of the Doras. The 2007 Dora Awards take place on Monday June 25 at the Winter Garden Theatre beginning at 8pm, followed by an After-Party throughout the Cascading Lobbies of The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre. As previously announced, two new awards have been added to the Dance Division: Outstanding Production and Outstanding Sound Design/Composition.
Nominees for this yearís Dora Mavor Moore Awards will be announced at a press conference, sponsored by BMO Financial Group, on Friday, June 8 at 11 am. TAPA is also pleased to announce that the Rumoli Bros. (Brandon and Kurt Firla) will announce the nominees at the press conference. The Rumoli Bros are a contemporary comedy duo in the classic tradition of duos from the 50ís and 60ís who wrote and produced the hit comedy SARSical, winner of the 2006 Canadian Comedy Award for best comedic play. Brandon is also one of the stars of Showcase TVís Billable Hours. Winners of the Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award and the George Luscombe Award will also be announced at the press conference.
The Dora Awards celebrate excellence in theatre, dance and opera on Toronto stages. In total, 35 Dora statuettes will be presented in the General Theatre, Independent Theatre, Dance, Opera and Theatre for Young Audiences divisions. As previously announced, Rick Miller (creator of the worldwide smash hit MacHomer, and co-creator of the multi-Dora Award-winning Bigger Than Jesus) will host the Award Show Ceremony directed by Vinetta Strombergs and written by Briane Nasimok. Award-winning composer Randy Vancourt returns as music director and multi-award winning Andrea Lundy returns as set and lighting designer. Leading the Dora team this year is producer Adele Sacks.
As previously announced, Mrs. Bluma Appel will present each recipient in the Independent Theatre Division with a gift of $1,000 for the 11th year in a row; and, for the second consecutive year, Mrs. Appel will also sponsor a cash prize of $5,000 to the recipient of the Outstanding New Play award in the General Theatre Division. As well, the Canada Council for the Arts returns for the fifth year to present a $10,000 cash prize to the winner of the award for Outstanding Production in the Theatre for Young Audiences division.
The exquisite Rosewater Supper Club is a perfect locale for the pre-show VIP Reception. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 19 Toronto Street, the Rosewater received the prestigious award of excellence from the Distinguished Restaurants of North America in recognition of exceptional cuisine, wine, quality of service, genuine hospitality and sophisticated atmosphere.
The fabulous After-Party takes place in the Cascading Lobbies of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, one of the most beautiful theatre complexes in the world as well as the last operating double-decker theatre in the world. It is a national historic site owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust.
28th Annual DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARDS, hosted by Rick Miller
Monday, June 25 at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street
5:30pm-7pm VIP Reception at the Rosewater Supper Club, 19 Toronto Street
8pm Dora Awards Show in the Winter Garden Theatre
10:30pm After-Party in the Cascading Lobbies of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
Tickets on sale as of June 8
Regular Tickets: $60 includes Award Show and After-party.
Call Ticketmaster 416-872-5555 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
or in person at the Elgin Winter Garden Theatre Box Office.
VIP Tickets: $160 includes pre-show VIP Reception at the Rosewater Supper Club, priority seating, After-Party and charitable tax receipt for $100. Call 416-536-6468 ext. 27.
After-Party only: A limited number of tickets are available for $15. Call Ticketmaster 416-872-5555
or online at www.ticketmaster.ca or in person at the Elgin Winter Garden Theatre Box Office.
For more information visit www.tapa.ca/doras