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Mirvish musical 'Kinky Boots' among winners at Dora Mavor Moore Awards

The Canadian cast of Kinky Boots is shown in this undated handout image. The Toronto production of "Kinky Boots" was among the big winners at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards. The Mirvish musical, featuring a score by pop star Cyndi Lauper, nabbed three awards in the musical theatre division at a ceremony held at Harbourfront Centre's Concert Stage in Toronto Monday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Mirvish Productions, Cylla von Tiedemann MANDATORY CREDIT
June 28, 2016 - 5:25 AM

TORONTO - The Toronto production of "Kinky Boots" was among the big winners at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards.

The Mirvish musical, featuring a score by pop star Cyndi Lauper, nabbed three awards in the musical theatre division at a ceremony held at Harbourfront Centre's Concert Stage in Toronto on Monday night.

"Kinky Boots" won for outstanding production, outstanding male performance for Alan Mingo Jr., and choreography honours for Jerry Mitchell.

The Canadian Opera Company was the frontrunner in the opera division heading into the ceremony, and emerged as the night's biggest winner with a total of eight awards.

The COC scored five Doras for "Siegfried," including outstanding production and directing honours for Francois Girard, and three for "La Traviata."

Young People's Theatre received five Doras, including outstanding production in the theatre for young audiences division for "Goodnight Moon."

Canadian Stage took home four awards, including outstanding production wins in the general theatre division for "Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom," and in the dance division for "Betroffenheit." Canadian Stage also won an outstanding touring production Dora for "Cold Blood."

In the general theatre division, Tarragon Theatre scored three wins, including outstanding new play honours for "Mustard" and acting wins for Anand Rajaram ("Mustard") and Rebecca Northan ("Blind Date.")

Native Earth Performing Arts and Red One Theatre Collective each notched two awards in the independent theatre division.

Cliff Cardinal earned dual honours for Native Earth's "Huff," with wins for outstanding new play and outstanding performance. Red One received performance ensemble honours and a Dora for outstanding sound design/composition for "La Chasse Galerie."

Now into its 37th year, the Doras annually honour leading Toronto talent in the performing arts.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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