'bare,' 'The Lion King,' 'Metamorphoses' with 3 each

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Circle X Theatre Co.’s production of “In Flagrante Gothicto” snared seven noms from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, saluting work in Los Angeles and Orange County theater in the year 2000.

Just behind “Gothicto,” the Jillian Armenante-Alice Dodd gothic comedy that bowed at the McCadden Place Theatre, were three productions that nabbed five noms apiece: the Hudson Theatre production of the contemporary musical “bare,” the West Coast outing of the Broadway hit “The Lion King” and the Mark Taper Forum’s “Metamorphoses.”

In all, 60 nominees were cited. Venice Beach-based Pacific Resident Theatre garnered four nominations each (including best production) for its adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s “Lady Chatterly’s Lover” and its revival of Noel Coward’s “Tonight at 8:30.”

The winners will be selected by the 23 members of the LADCC, and will be announced at the 32nd annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards on April 2 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. For tickets and information, call (323) 656-9407.

And the nominees are…

PRODUCTION

“In Flagrante Gothicto,” McCadden Place Theater (Circle X Theatre Company)
“Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” Pacific Resident Theatre
“The Master and Margarita,” ArtShare and Hudson Theatre (Zoo District)
“Metamorphoses,” Mark Taper Forum
“Tonight at 8:30,” Pacific Resident Theatre

DIRECTION

Jillian Armenante, “In Flagrante Gothicto”
Michael Lilly, “Additional Particulars,” Third Street Theatre
Daniel O’Connor, “Tonight at 8:30″
John Vreeke, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”
Mary Zimmerman, “Metamorphoses”

MUSICAL DIRECTION

Deborah Lurie, “bare,” Hudson Theatre
Charles Prince, “James Joyce’s The Dead,” Ahmanson Theatre
Boko Suzuki, “Swing!,” Ahmanson Theatre
Mary Van Arsdel, “Tonight at 8:30″

WRITING

Jillian Armenante & Alice Dodd, “In Flagrante Gothicto”
Phyllis Frelich, Linda Bove & Bob Daniels, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Deaf West Theatre (Adaptation)
Ronald Harwood, “Taking Sides,” Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
Ed Simpson, “Additional Particulars”

MUSICAL SCORE

Shaun Davey (music), Richard Nelson & Davey (lyrics), “James Joyce’s The Dead”
Amanda Green (lyrics) & Curtis Moore (music), “up the week without a paddle,” Celebration Theatre and the Space
Jon Hartmere Jr. (lyrics) & Damon Intrabartolo (music), “bare”

LEAD PERFORMANCE

Kirk Baily, “Additional Particulars”
Kathleen Chalfant, “Wit,” Geffen Playhouse
Leland Crooke, “Taking Sides”
Alice Dodd, “In Flagrante Gothicto”
David Dukes, “Waiting for Godot,” Matrix Theatre
Leslie Fera, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”
Travis Michael Holder, “Nasty Little Secrets,” Theatre/Theater
Gregory Itzin, “Waiting for Godot”
Troy M. Kotsur, “A Streetcar Named Desire”
Suanne Spoke, “A Streetcar Named Desire”
Deborah Strang, “The Skin of Our Teeth,” A Noise Within

FEATURED PERFORMANCE

Eydie Alyson, “Once in a Lifetime,” West Coast Ensemble
Anastasia Basil, “In Flagrante Gothicto”
Stephen McKinley Henderson, “Jitney,” Mark Taper Forum
Jill Hill, “The Skin of Our Teeth”
Leslie Jordan, “Southern Baptist Sissies,” Zephyr Theatre
Keili Lefkovitz, “bare”
Molly Schaffer, “Tonight at 8:30″
Ann Walker, “Southern Baptist Sissies”
Amy Warner, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”

SCENIC DESIGN

David Gallo, “Jitney”
Daniel Ostling, “Metamorphoses”
Neil Patel, “Dinner With Friends,” Geffen Playhouse
Gary Smoot, “In Flagrante Gothicto”
Robert Steinberg, “A Streetcar Named Desire”

LIGHTING DESIGN

T.J. Gerckens, “Metamorphoses”
Donald Holder, “The Lion King,” Pantages Theatre
Jennifer Tipton, “James Joyce’s The Dead”
Dan Weingarten, “In Flagrante Gothicto”

COSTUME DESIGN

Maro Parian & Sofi Khachmanyan, “The Master and Margarita”
Julie Taymor, “The Lion King” (Costume Design)
Julie Taymor & Michael Curry, “The Lion King” (Mask & Puppet Design)
Michael Ward, “The Lion King” (Hair & Makeup Design)

SOUND DESIGN

Bruce Ellman, “Fully Committed,” at Coronet Theatre
Andre Pluess & Ben Sussman, “Metamorphoses”
Casey Stone, “bare”

CHOREOGRAPHY

Cate Caplin, “Godspell,” Actors Co-op
Garth Fagan, “The Lion King”
Onalee Hunter, “bare”

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