Wednesday, September 2, 2009

2009 Joseph Jefferson Nominations

The Jeff Awards have announced the 2008-2009 nominations for Chicago Equity productions, and Light Opera Works is proud to be on the list as a multiple nominee. George Andrew Wolff received a nomination for Best Actor in a Revue and Anne Gunn one for Best Actress in a Revue for Side by Side by Sondheim on the Second Stage in October/November 2008 (pictured. photos copyright 2008 Chris Ocken).

Scenic designer Courtney O'Neill, who designed our Iolanthe set in 2008, also received a nomination for her design for "Talk Radio" at The Gift Theatre Company. Courtney will be the scenic designer for our 2009 Second Stage show, C'est la vie, by local composer Gregg Opelka, which opens on October 9, 2009 at the Light Opera Works Second Stage, 1420 North Maple Street in Evanston.

Due to Jefferson Committee Award rules, our Main Stage shows are not eligible for the Jeff Awards.

The Jeff Awards sent judges to 141 productions offered by 57 producing organizations resulting in 179 nominations for the 2008-09 season. Committed to celebrating Chicago theater, the Jeff Awards has been honoring outstanding theater artists annually since it was established in 1968.

Congratulations Anne, George and Courtney!