Four Westword Best of Denver Awards go to DCPA

Westword Best of Denver
Photos by Jennifer M. Koskinen and Terry Shapiro.

The DCPA was singled out for four of Westword’s Best of Denver Awards for 2015, it was announced today. The alternative weekly produces an annual special edition with a wide swath of both traditional and quirky award categories. 

Best Ensemble
Animal Crackers

Directed by Bruce Sevy
Animal Crackers was a romp of a musical, a trifle, a bright, funny nothing full of bad puns, visual jokes and silly stunts. The cats included Michael Fitzpatrick, Celia Tackaberry, Christine Rowan, Jeremy Benton, Stephanie Rothenberg, M. Scott McLean, Jim Ferris, Jonathan Brody, Jonathan Randell Silver, Jeffrey Roark, Shannan Steele, Brett Ambler and Justin Walvoord. Read more

Best Light Entertainment
Garner Galleria Theatre
The Garner Galleria is the place to sit back with a drink in hand, ease off your shoes under your seat and catch some laughs.
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Best Page-to-Stage Adaptation

Author Kent Haruf, author of luminous novels about life on Colorado’s eastern plains, died last fall, and this year, the Denver Center presented Benediction, dramatized by Eric Schmiedl, the third of Haruf’s novels the company has staged. Read more

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Amelia White,  Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Having dressed up for a costume party, Sonia, played by Amelia White, transforms from a down-at-the-heels, enraged and self-pitying nobody in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike into a magnificent sequin-clad dowager. Read more