Carousel Theatre Nominated for 11 Jessie Awards

          May 28th, 2012

          Mike Stack, Josue Laboucane, Robyn Wallis and Darren Burkett in The Wizard of Oz. Photo by Tim Matheson


          Vancouver, BC…. The nominees for the 30th Annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards celebrating achievement and performance in Vancouver’s Theatre community were announced, and Carousel Theatre is ecstatic to receive a total of eleven nominations in the Theatre for Young Audiences category, including two nominations for Outstanding Production for The Wizard of Oz and Aesop’s Fables.

          Other nominations for Carousel Theatre include:

          Outstanding Performance, Theatre for Young Audiences

          • Mike Stack (The Wizard of Oz)
          • Josue Laboucane (A Year with Frog and Toad)


          Mike Stack in The Wizard of Oz. Josue Laboucane in A Year with Frog and Toad. Photos by Tim Matheson

          Outstanding Design, Theatre for Young Audiences

          • Darren Boquist (Lighting Design, Aesop’s Fables)
          • Drew Facey (Set & Costume Design, Aesop’s Fables)
          • Jeff Harrison (Lighting Design, The Wizard of Oz)

          Melissa Oei and Kayvon Kelly in Aesop's Fables.

          Outstanding Artistic Creation, Theatre for Young Audiences

          • Steven Greenfield  (Musical Direction, The Wizard of Oz)
          •  Jeff Tymoschuk (Composition, Aesop’s Fables)

          Significant Artistic Achievement, Theatre for Young Audiences

          • Mishelle Cuttler, Kayvon Kelly, Melissa Oei & Mike Stack (Outstanding Ensemble, Aesop’s Fables)
          •  Heidi Wilkinson (Outstanding Season of Work, Aesop’s Fables & The Wizard of Oz)

          Mike Stack, Mishelle Cuttler, Melissa Oei & Kayvon Kelly in Aesop's Fables. Photo by Tim Matheson

          The Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards were created in 1982 to celebrate and promote the outstanding achievements of the Vancouver Professional Theatre community. The awards will be presented on Monday, June 25, 2012 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. The Awards and Awards Show are coordinated and presented by The Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Society, a non-profit, charitable organization.

          Carousel Theatre congratulates all of its artistic, design and performance personnel on this tremendous accomplishment, capping off a fantastic 2011/2012 season!

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