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'Caroline, or Change' leads musical nominations at Dora theatre awards

The Obsidian Theatre and Musical Stage Company co-production of "Caroline, or Change" is shown in this undated handout photo. An Obsidian Theatre and Musical Stage Company co-production of "Caroline, or Change" earned a leading eight musical nominations at this year's Dora Mavor Moore Awards. The revival of Tony Kushner's civil rights-era show is up for trophies including best production and best direction, while R&B singer Jully Black is nominated for her star turn as Caroline. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Obsidian Theatre and Musical Stage Company, Dahlia Katz
June 08, 2020 - 11:13 AM

TORONTO - An Obsidian Theatre and Musical Stage Company co-production of "Caroline, or Change" earned a leading eight musical nominations at this year's Dora Mavor Moore Awards.

The revival of Tony Kushner's civil rights-era show is up for trophies including best production and best direction, while R&B singer Jully Black is nominated for her star turn as Caroline.

Other musical contenders include David Mirvish's "Piaf/Dietrich" and Young People's Theatre's "The Adventures of Pinocchio" with seven nods apiece.

Soulpepper's "The Brothers Size" topped the general theatre category with eight nominations, contributing to the theatre company's leading 24 nods overall.

Coal Mine Theatre is the front-runner in the independent theatre division, scoring a total of 11 nominations for its productions of "Marjorie Prime," "Between Riverside and Crazy" and "Knives in Hens."

National Ballet of Canada's triple bill of "Angels' Atlas," "Chroma" and "Marguerite and Armand" scored six nominations in the dance division.

The Indigenous opera "Shanawdithit," co-produced by Tapestry Opera and Opera on the Avalon, also garnered eight nods.

While the 2019-2020 season was truncated by the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers say 160 productions were eligible for the awards recognizing excellence in Toronto theatre, dance and opera.

The winners will be announced virtually on June 29.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 8, 2020.

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