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2023 OCTG Theatre Awards

photo: Doug Catiller

Written by Patrick Chavis

2022 had some very strong productions from many theater companies in the area. On April 17th, Orange County Theater Guild held their second-ever awards ceremony and invited me to cover the event. If you missed my live Instagram posts of the winners, below is the official list congrats!!!! Some excellent featured performances from the cast of American Idiot Chance Theater, The Marvelous Wonderettes American Coast Theater Company, Little Women Chance Theater, Next to Normal Chance Theater, and The Toxic Avenger The Wayward Artist.

Mission Statement:

OC Theatre Guild’s mission is to nurture, support, and promote live theatre in Greater Orange County.

This year’s winners, drum roll please :

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Play:

Mia Anderson – The Whale @ Costa Mesa Playhouse

Jack Whitaker – The Whale @ Costa Mesa Playhouse

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Musical:

Dagmar Marshall Michelson – Green Day American Idiot  @ Chance Theater

Ron Hastings – Next to Normal @ Chance Theater

Outstanding Costume Design

Adriana Lambarri – Cry it Out! @ Chance Theater

Outstanding Sound Design:

Hunter Moody – Green Day American Idiot @ Chance Theater

Outstanding Projection Design:

Nick Santiago – Green Day American Idiot @ Chance Theater

Outstanding Music Direction:

Stephen Hulsey – Toxic Avenger @ Wayward Artist

Outstanding Choreography

Miguel Cardenas –  Green Day American Idiot @ Chance Theater

Outstanding Light Design 

Matt Schleicher – Next to Normal @ Chance Theater

Notable Outstanding Achievement

Brian Newell – King Kong @ Maverick Theater

Outstanding Scenic Design

Brian Newell – Clue @ Maverick Theater

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play:

Amanda Zarr – Cry it Out! @ Chance Theater

Yong Kim – Kim’s Convenience @ Laguna Playhouse

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical:

Jocelyn A. Brown – Next to Normal @ Chance Theater

Natalie Giannosa – Toxic Avenger @ Wayward Artist

Outstanding Direction of a Play: 

Elina De Santos – Cry it out! @ Chance Theater

Outstanding Direction of a Musical:

James Michael Mchale – Green Day American Idiot  @ Chance Theater

Outstanding Ensemble in a Play:

The Whale @ Costa Mesa Playhouse

Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical:

Green Day American Idiot @ Chance Theater

Outstanding Production of a Play:

Cry it out!  @ Chance Theater

Outstanding Production of a Musical:  

Next to Normal @ Chance Theater

Madison Stirretts’ performance of My French Boyfriend was the cherry on top of a wonderful event.  Thanks for the invite OCTG!

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