NEWSFLASH: “i think i can” nominated for FIVE 2007 Dora Awards!

NEWSFLASH: “i think i can” nominated for FIVE 2007 Dora Awards!

i think i can up for FIVE Doras Awards. That’s sweet.

So. Remember when I kept bugging everyone to come watch my children’s show?

Remember how excited I was when it went up, and how hard we were working in rehearsals? Remember the pics I posted?

Well, at a press conference today at First Canadian Place, the news came out:

Out of OVER 200 shows, the play I co-created with Florence Gibson was nominated for not one, not two… but FIVE 2007 Dora Mavor Moore Awards! Including:

– OUTSTANDING NEW MUSICAL

– OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL

– OUTSTANDING DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

– OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE, FEMALE IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE

– OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN/COMPOSITION

How do I feel? I’m friggin’ excited, so proud, and so honoured to be recognized by a jury of peers and professionals in the theatre industry.

Sweet.

So, on Monday June 25, the fancy shmancy award show takes place at the Winter Garden Theatre. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

Here’s the link for all Dora info:

http://tapa.ca/doras/

You’ll also see all the nominees at the bottom of the page.

** I want to say CONGRATULATIONS to every single person involved in all the shows that were nominated, and to EVERYONE keeping theatre alive in this country. Let’s keep creating good theatre.

** And if you’re reading this- keep SUPPORTING good theatre. Your support makes all the difference.

Lastly, we ALL worked hard on this production. It was a lengthy, three year process to put “i think i can” on to the stage. I’m glad for every minute of it.

If you didn’t see the show, please at least send your positive energy this way and leave your thoughts. We all appreciate the love!

Cheers,

– SB

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19 thoughts on “NEWSFLASH: “i think i can” nominated for FIVE 2007 Dora Awards!

  1. Marisa says:

    This is Brilliant news!!!

    Congrats to you and your team on such a fine acheivement. You deserve it a ton and a half. The joy is verklempting – I have a lump in my throat.

    STOKED!!!!

    Marisa

  2. Katie says:

    Hey Shawn!

    I just received your newsletter and I’d like to congratulate you for an awesome job! I never saw the show due to commitments, but I wish I had! 🙂 Looking forward to your future shows/classes!

    — Katie

  3. Adam Guzkowski says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!

    I saw the show, and absolutely loved it! I’ve been raving about it to all my teacher friends, as well as to all of the dancers, drama fiends and science geeks that I know!

    As an educator myself, I loved the learning value built into the show in so many ways… while as a former actor/director/stage manager (mostly community theatre, with the occasional professional gig mixed in), it was thrilling to see quality of dance and performance that came out of everyone’s hard work. The show was tight, the cast was brilliant, and the choreography was sensational!

    Sending all of you best wishes and great vibes!

    Adam

  4. Rebecca Lewis says:

    Of course the show got nominated!! I’m so glad that your amazing creativity, work ethic, and determination to keep tap and entertaining theatre alive in this city, has been recongnized. Congratulations to all!

    Rebecca

  5. Katie Mcc says:

    Congrats on all the success. I saw the show and thought it was absolutely brilliant. You and all the performers and all those who helped put the show toegether deserve every single award nomination. Keep up the good tappin’!!!! Congrats again and good luck!!!

    Katie McCrory

  6. Deanne Bingleman says:

    Congratulations! I did not get to see the show but I do know it would have been nothing less than awesome and those 5 nominations say it all! Thank you for keeping tap alive in the arts and for making it such high quality but accessible too! Dee

  7. Jill says:

    Congrats to EVERYONE!
    I saw the show the first saturday and it was PHENOMENAL. I was tapping down the street after. You exceeded my expectations and delivered a strong, fun and inspiring show!
    I was laughing and dancing in my seat.
    Congratulations to EVERYONE who was involved. You are all very talented
    Jill

  8. Jenny K says:

    Way to go guys! I had the opportunity to see the show and I think you all did a fabulous job. I’m so excited for you and the nominations. You are definitely deserving of them! Good luck at the awards. You get my vote 🙂

    Jenny

  9. Kim Allan says:

    Wow Shawn that is really amazing! but somehow I am really not that surprised. I always told you are one of the best dancers I have ever seen and you have always been so positive and committed to dance with your talent, drive and passion I know that you could acheive anything in the dance world you wanted. I am very happy for you as I know how excited you were about this show from the very beginning. Happy Dora’s! Awards or not you are a gifted man! kimxo.

  10. Brigitte says:

    Congratulations! I know you put a lot of time and hard work into this project. I’m happy to see it paying off. You deserve the recongnition… the show was fantastic. I’m glad I had the privilege to see it.

  11. myola pautler says:

    Sending lots of love to you and all the cast, wish I could have seen it, and hopefully still can if it’s recorded! Or brought back to the stage, or taken on tour, if T. loved it this much I’m sure the rest of the world will too( ; I’m sure the show will win them all( ;
    XoxoMyo

  12. Lisa Sommers says:

    Congratulations, Shawn!

    What a wonderful achievement, for your first time out in theatre production!! Between that and all your positive and motivating comments and newsletters and releases, like this one, you are a great role model to many, young and old.

    I look forward to taking beginner adult tap with you, hopefully in the fall, as it’s been something I’ve always wanted to do. You enthusiasm is contagious so I think I will defintely be doing that!

    All the best in your future endeavours!

    Lisa

  13. Lisa Sommers says:

    Congratulations, Shawn!

    What a wonderful achievement, for your first time out in theatre production!! Between that and all your positive and motivating comments in your newsletters and releases, like this one, you are a great role model to many, young and old.

    I look forward to taking beginner adult tap with you, hopefully in the fall, as it’s been something I’ve always wanted to do. Your enthusiasm is contagious so I think I will defintely be doing that!

    All the best in your future endeavours!

    Lisa

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