The 12th annual Ivey Awards attracted a sold out audience to the show designed to recognize and showcase the work of professional theater companies and artists over the past year.
Based on evaluations completed by the more than 150 volunteer theater evaluators who saw more than 1,000 performances created by 78 professional theaters in the Minneapolis-St. Paul seven-county metropolitan area from September 2015 through August 2016, three productions and eight individuals/ensembles were also recognized with 2016 Iveys:
The Wizard of Oz (Children's Theatre Company) - Overall Excellence
Glensheen (History Theatre) - Overall Excellence
Le Switch (Jungle Theater) - Overall Excellence
Victor Zupanc - Sound Design and Music: Pinocchio (Children's Theatre Company)
Kevin Fanshaw and Charles Numrich - Acting: Equus (Theatre Coup d'Etat)
Warren C. Bowles - Direction - The Tale of the Allergist's Wife (Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company)
Kate Sutton-Johnson - Set Design - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Theater Latte Da)
Jasmine Hughes - Acting - Sunset Baby (Penumbra Theatre)
Ensemble - Acting - Trouble in Mind (Guthrie Theater)
Ensemble - Acting - Now or Later (New Epic Theater)
The 2016 Ivey Awards are presented with the generous support of Target, Best Buy, Western Bank, Delta, Lurie Wealth Advisors, Galleria, IATSE, Disciplined Growth Investors, AIMIA, UBS, J.P. Morgan, Actor's Equity, RBC, Hotel Ivy, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, BMW of Minnetonka, Far North Spirits, MyTalk Radio, Robins Kaplan, City Pages, The McKnight Foundation, MinnPost, MartinPatrick3, William Clark Photography, Joel Gott Wines, Thomson Reuters, Summit Brewing Company, iHeart Media, Fox Rothschild, Marin Bar and Restaurant, Arts Ink, Risdall, KNOCK, Clear Channel Outdoor, Principal, Savvi, Hennepin Theatre Trust.