Alice in Wonderland big winner at Dora Awards celebrates best in theater in Toronto

Nabil Anas
Nabil Anas

Global Courant

The Dora Mavor Moore Awards followed suit, presenting six statuettes to Alice in Wonderland at the Theater Awards in Toronto on Tuesday night.

The Bad Hats Theater production presented by Soulpepper Theater won big in the musical theater division.

It was awarded Outstanding Production and Outstanding New Musical, while Tess Benger won Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Alice.

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The modern-day reinvention of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale also received outstanding direction, outstanding design achievement, and outstanding original choreography.

Forty-six awards were presented in seven categories at the ceremony in Toronto.

Red Velvet, a dramatization of the true story of Ira Aldridge, a black man who starred in Othello in 1833, ran the general theater division.

The Crow’s Theater production won two Doras: Outstanding Production and Outstanding Direction.

In the independent theater division, First Metis Man of Odesa won the day. The Punctuation! Theater Production, in partnership with The Theater Centre, took home awards for Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Direction.

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The winner of the Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award is the 20th anniversary revival of da Kink in My Hair.

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, which produces and awards the awards, says the piece won the online vote by a wide margin.

Director Weyni Mengesha, center, is photographed with actors d’bi.young anitafrika, left, and Ordena Stephens-Thompson, seen on November 9, 2022 during a break in rehearsals for the production of da Kink in My Hair, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

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Alice in Wonderland big winner at Dora Awards celebrates best in theater in Toronto

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