Toronto, June 22, 2016 - Jacoba Knapper, Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts Executive Director and Dora Mavor Moore Awards Producer, announced the VIP presenters today for the37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards to be held on Monday, June 27at Harbourfront Centre's open air Concert Stage (formerly WestJet Stage),
a 1,300-seat venue covered by a transparent roof with open sides.
HOST BRUCE DOW
Hosted by the acclaimed actor Bruce Dow, a two-time Dora Award winner and veteran
of the Stratford Festival and Broadway, the Dora Mavor Moore Awards celebrate Toronto's vibrant performing arts scene.
48 Dora Awards as well as the Silver Ticket Award and the Audience Choice Award will be handed out
in a glittering ceremony honouring theatre, dance and opera artists and productions.
An After-Party under the stars featuring party band Storm the Palace who play favourite dance
hits of the 1980s winds up Toronto's biggest opening night of the year!
Among the VIP presenters at this year's awards ceremony are acclaimed actors Raoul Bhaneja,
Carlos Gonzales-Vio, Nicky Guadagni (2015 Dora Award for Outstanding Peformance - Female),
Jani Lauzon, Trish Lindström (2015 Dora Award for Outstanding Peformance, Musical - Female),
Sarena Parmar; Director Community Relations at TD Bank Financial Group Alan Convery;
in-demand voice-over artist Elley-Ray; props maker Fina MacDonnell
(2015 Silver Ticket Award recipient);
TheatreBooks co-founders Leonard McHardy and John Harvey;
Artistic Directors Philip Akin(Obsidian Theatre),
Beatriz Pizano (Aluna Theatre) and Arkady Spivak (Talk is Free Theatre); Ontario Cultural
Executive DirectorKathleen Sharpe; Harbourfront Centre Senior Artistic Associate
for Dance Lynanne Sparrow,
Toronto Dance Theatre Managing Director Andrea Vagianos and Stratford Festival costume cutter
Jennifer Wonnacott (2016 Pauline McGibbon Award).
AUDIENCE CHICE AWARD: co-sponsored by NOW Magazine and Yonge-Dundas Square. The public is invited to choose a winner and vote for their favourite show
from the list of nominees for Outstanding Production or they can choose their own. The winner will be
announced at the Dora Awards show ceremony and will receive a special plaque from NOW Magazine.
Voting is now open and theatre and opera fans can cast their votes online at www.nowtoronto.com/doras
up to midnight June 22.
The Doras are named for Dora Mavor Moore (1888-1979), a well-loved teacher and director who helped
establish Canadian professional theatre in the 1930s and 1940s. Recognizing the outstanding achievements
in Toronto's performing arts industry, the Doras honour the creators of over 200 theatre, dance and opera
productions annually in the following Divisions: General Theatre, Independent Theatre, Musical Theatre,
Dance, Opera and Theatre for Young Audiences.
37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards
Toronto's Theatre, Dance and Opera Awards
Monday June 27, 2016Hosted by Bruce Dow
At Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
5:30pm-7:00pm Pre-Show VIP Reception at Harbourfront Centre's Brigantine Room in Bill Boyle Artport
(formerly York Quay Centre)
7:30pm Dora Mavor Moore Awards Show at Harbourfront Centre's open air Concert Stage
10:30pm After-Party Under the Stars beside the lake at Harbourfront Centre
Written by Diane Flacks, Directed by Edward Roy, Musical Direction by Waylen Miki,
Lighting and Production Design by Andrea Lundy, Produced by Jacoba Knaapen.
$104.00 General Admission Tickets for Awards Show & After-Party ($81.50 students, seniors, artsworkers).
For tickets, call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000 or visithttp://tapa.ca
$20 After-Party Only Tickets can be purchased only onsite at the event beginning at 10:30pm
For $190 VIP Tickets (Pre-show VIP Reception, Dora Awards Show, After-Party),