'Come From Away' wins best musical production, audience choice honours at Doras
Canadian smash ``Come From Away'' won four prizes at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards on Monday, including best production in the musical theatre category.
The homegrown musical about Newfoundland hospitality in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks played to audiences in Toronto last fall ahead of its current award-winning run on Broadway.
The Mirvish production also took home the best new musical/opera award, and an outstanding female performance prize for Jenn Colella for her portrayal of real-life retired airline Capt. Beverley Bass.
``Come From Away'' also received the Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award for outstanding production, an honour recently renamed for the late theatre writer for Toronto's Now Magazine.
In the general theatre category, Soulpepper Theatre Company won five Doras, including a best production prize for ``Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts I, II, III)'' and outstanding ensemble performance for ``Incident at Vichy.''
Tapestra Opera picked up five Doras for ``Rocking Horse Winner,'' including best opera production, directing honours for Michael Hidetoshi Mori, outstanding lighting design for Michelle Ramsay, acting honours for Asitha Tennekoon, and outstanding ensemble performance.