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Tuesday May 28, 2019

Soulpepper Theatre tops General Theatre Division with 14 nominations. 

The Musical Stage Company & Young People’s Theatre tie in Musical Theatre Division with 14 nods each. 

Coal Mine Theatre front runner in Independent Theatre Division with 10 noms. 

Canadian Opera Company leads in Opera Division with 33 nods. 

DanceWorks flies highest with 13 taps in Dance Division.

Solar Stage heads Theatre for Young Audiences Division with 10 noms.

Toronto (May 28, 2019) – At a press conference held May 28 in the Davies Takacs Lobby of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 282 nominations for the 40thAnniversary Dora Mavor Moore Awards,which recognize excellence in professional theatre, dance and opera in Toronto. On Tuesday, June 25 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 49 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Silver Ticket Award and the Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award will be presented.

As TAPA announced in April of 2018, all performance categories for the Dora Mavor Moore Awards for the 2018-19 season are gender neutral. All former binary male and female titles have been replaced with gender inclusive designations as applicable to "Outstanding Performance" categories. Notably, the Doras are the first professional theatre, dance and opera awards show in Canada to adopt a fully gender-inclusive policy. Other changes to the Dora Awards include new stand-alone Divisions for Musical Theatre, Opera and Touring.

For the 2018-2019 season, running May 2018 to May 2019, 108 producing companies registered 219 eligible productions. The full 2019 Dora Awards Nominations Grid is below you can also download The Grid HERE.

Twitter: @doraawards #DORAS2019 #DoraAwards #theatreTO

SPECIAL PRIZE ANNOUNCED:

For the fifth year in a row, the Pat and Tony Adams Freedom Fund for the Artswill provide a cash prize of $1,000each to the recipients of Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role in the General Theatre Division and Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role in the General Theatre Division

JON KAPLAN AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD VOTE:

TAPA’s third annual Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Awardin honour of the beloved, long-time NOW Magazine theatre critic will be given out at the Dora Awards show and ceremony on June 25. TheJon Kaplan Audience Choice Awardis co-sponsored for the third year in a row by NOW Magazine and Yonge-Dundas Square. The public is invited to choose a winner and vote for their favourite show from the list of nominees for Outstanding Production – or they can choose their own! Theatre, dance and opera fans can cast their votes online at nowtoronto.com/jonkaplan-audience-choice-awardbeginning May 31 at noon through to June 19 at 12 midnight. The winner receives a special plaque from NOW Magazine.

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40thANNIVERSARY DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARDS:

On Tuesday, June 25at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts,49Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Silver Ticket Award and the Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Awardwill be presented. Fresh from touring his new solo show BOOMX,the incomparable Canadian theatre artist Rick Millerhosts this very special celebratory evening. A director, actor, comedian, musician and playwright, Mr. Miller is well-known across the country for his widely acclaimed one-man shows that include MacHomer, BOOM andBigger Than Jesus (for which he won a 2006 Outstanding Performance Dora). The 40th Anniversary Dora Awardsare penned by actor and  writer Diane Flacks, currently starring in the title role of Nathan the Wiseat the Stratford Festival, and directed by Ed Roy, recipient of Pauline McGibbon and Dora Awards for directing.

Tickets go on sale May 28 through theSony Centre Box Office at1 Front Street East or call 416.368.6161 x 1 or book online at the Ticketmaster website:  https://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/100056B7E690656E

In honour of the 40thAnniversary of the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, an Early Bird special price is being offered: Just $40 for both the Awards Show and After-Party!The Early Bird offer expires on Tuesday June 11 at 5pm, after which regular ticket prices will be in effect.

After June 11 at 5pm, ticket prices are:

Regular Tickets (Awards Show & After-Party) are $90.00(+HST & Ticketmaster fees)
Student, Senior and Artsworker Tickets (Awards Show & After-Party) are $70 (+HST & Ticketmaster fees)
Pre-Show VIP Reception Tickets(includes Awards Show & After-Party) are $190(these are only available by emailing Scott Dermody at scottd@tapa.cato reserve)
After-Party ONLY Tickets(purchase at the door beginning 10:30pm) are $20.

40thAnniversary Dora Mavor Moore Awards

- Toronto's Theatre, Dance and Opera Awards

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Hosted by the multi-talented, multi-award-winning Rick Miller

Written by Diane Flacks, Directed by Edward Roy,

Musical Direction by Evelyne Datl, Lighting and Production Design by Andrea Lundy, Produced by Jacoba Knaapen

At the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2

6:00pm-7:00pm Pre-Show VIP Cocktail Receptionin the Lower Lobby of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

7:30pm Dora Mavor Moore Awards Showin the Sony Centre

10:30pm After-Party in and around the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

TICKETS ON SALE May 28, 2019

For both Early Bird and Regular tickets, visit the Sony Centre Box Office at 1 Front Street East

or call 416.368.6161 x 1 or book online at https://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/100056B7E690656E

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!
Awards Show & After-Party
$40 for the 40th
Offer expires Tuesday, June 11, 5:00pm

Regular Tickets (Awards Show & After-Party):$90.00(+HST & Ticketmaster fees)
Student, Senior, Artsworker Tickets (Awards Show & After-Party): $70 (+HST & Ticketmaster fees)
Pre-Show VIP Reception Tickets(includes Awards Show & After-Party): $190
(email Scott Dermody at scottd@tapa.cato reserve)
After-Party ONLY Tickets(purchase at the door beginning 10:30pm): $20 

For information visit http://tapa.ca          Twitter: @doraawards    #DORAS2019 #DoraAwards  #theatreTO

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