North Bay Theatres Nab 75 SFBATCC Noms

The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle has announced the nominees for their 45th Excellence in Theatre Awards. North Bay Companies and artists have received a total of 75 nominations spread out over 19 categories.

Productions that opened in the first quarter of 2020 and the last half of 2021 were eligible for consideration. The Circle has eliminated gender distinction in their performance categories but continues to divide multiple categories by small, medium, and large house sizes.

Leading the pack with a total of 20 nominations is Rohnert Park’s Spreckels Theatre Company. Their premiere production of Galatea received nine nominations, with all four of its performers being recognized in either the Principal or Featured Performance categories. The show was also recognized for its direction, set design, projection design, original script, and in the Entire Production – North Bay category. Other nominated productions include Urinetown: The Musical and Noises Off

Mill Valley’s Marin Theatre Company received a total of 15 nominations. Their premiere production of Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley received nine nominations with recognition for its costume design, set design, original script, original music, its ensemble, two featured performances, its dialect work, and in the Entire Production – North Bay category. Other recognized productions include Noura and Love.

Napa’s Lucky Penny Productions had three productions recognized with 14 nominations. A Napa Valley Christmas Carol was recognized for its choreography, set design, original music, music direction, principal performance and two featured performances. Multiple nominations were also given to their productions of Five Course Love and Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Other North Bay companies receiving nominations include Petaluma’s Cinnabar Theater (5), Ross Valley Players (5), Santa Rosa’s Left Edge Theatre (4), Mountain Play/Ross Valley Players (3), Novato Theater Company (3), Sonoma Arts Live (3), College of Marin Drama (2), and Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse (1).

Here ia a complete list of North Bay nominees. An asterisk (*) next to a title indicates it was a 2020 production.

Choreography
in a house with fewer than 100 seats
Five Course Love *Staci ArriagaLucky Penny
A Napa Valley Christmas CarolTaylor BartolucciLucky Penny
in a house with more than 300 seats
Urinetown, the Musical *Michella SniderSpreckels Theatre Co.
Costume Design
in a house with fewer than 100 seats
The Importance of Being EarnestMary WeinbergNovato Theater Co.
A View from the Bridge *Gail Reine6th Street Playhouse
   
in a house with 100 to 300 seats
Georgiana & Kitty: Xmas at PemberleyFumiko BielefeldtMarin Theatre Co.
Sunset BoulevardBarbara McFaddenSonoma Arts Live
   
in a house with more than 300 seats
Urinetown, the Musical *Pamela JohnsonSpreckels Theatre Co.
Lighting Design
in a house with fewer than 100 seats
The Little MermaidApril GeorgeLucky Penny
Silent Sky *Harrison MoyeRoss Valley Players
   
in a house with 100 to 300 seats
   
Noura *Kate BoydMarin Theatre Co.
in a house with more than 300 seats
Urinetown *Eddy HansenSpreckels Theatre Co.
Set Design
in a house with fewer than 100 seats
GalateaElizabeth Bazzano, Eddy HansenSpreckels Theatre Co.
How to Transcend a Happy MarriageArgo ThompsonLeft Edge Theatre
A Napa Valley Christmas CarolBrian WatsonLucky Penny
Silent Sky *Ron KrempetzRoss Valley Players
in a house with 100 to 300 seats
Georgiana & Kitty: Xmas at PemberleyNina BallMarin Theatre Co.
in a house with more than 300 seats
Noises OffEddy HansenSpreckels Theatre Co.
   
Sound Design
in a house with more than 300 seats
The Tempest *Billie CoxCollege of Marin Drama
Projection Design
GalateaChris SchloempSpreckels Theatre Co.
Heisenberg *Chris SchloempLeft Edge Theatre
How to Transcend A Happy MarriagePatrick NimsLeft Edge Theatre
Specialties
 
Georgiana & Kitty: Xmas at PemberleyLisa Anne Porter – Dialect CoachMarin Theatre Co.
Original Script
GalateaDavid TempletonSpreckels Theatre Co.
Georgiana & Kitty: Xmas at PemberleyLauren M. Gunderson and Margot MelconMarin Theatre Co.
Original Music
Georgiana & Kitty: Xmas at PemberleyJenny CleringMarin Theatre Co.
A Napa Valley Christmas CarolRob BroadhurstLucky Penny
Music Direction
in a house with fewer than 100 seats
CamelotPhillip HarrisMountain Play/RVP
Five Course Love *Ellen PattersonLucky Penny
A Napa Valley Christmas CarolRob BroadhurstLucky Penny
in a house with more than 300 seats
Urinetown *Lucas ShermanSpreckels Theatre Co.
Stage Direction
in a house with fewer than 100 seats
GalateaMarty PistoneSpreckels Theatre Co.
in a house with more than 300 seats
Urinetown *Jay ManleySpreckels Theatre Co.
Ensemble
Drama
Georgiana & Kitty: Xmas at Pemberley Marin Theatre Co.
Love * Marin Theatre Co.
Musical
Urinetown * Spreckels Theatre Co.
Featured Performance – Comedy
in a house with fewer than 100 seats
The Importance of Being EarnestLorenzo AlvisoNovato Theater Co.
The Importance of Being EarnestKim BromleyNovato Theater Co.
in a house with 100 to 300 seats
Cry It OutKellie DonnellyCinnabar Theater
Ripcord *Kyle StonerCinnabar Theater
Featured Performance – Drama
in a house with fewer than 100 seats
GalateaChris SchloempSpreckels Theatre Co.
GalateaDavid L. YenSpreckels Theatre Co.
The Glass Menagerie *Jesse LumbRoss Valley Players
in a house with 100 to 300 seats
Georgiana & Kitty: Xmas at PemberleyAdam MagillMarin Theatre Co.
Georgiana & Kitty: Xmas at PemberleyZehan F. MehtaMarin Theatre Co.
Love *Robert SicularMarin Theatre Co.
in a house with more than 300 seats
The Tempest *Steve PriceCollege of Marin Drama
 
Featured Performance – Musical
in a house with fewer than 100 seats
CamelotMatt SkinnerMountain Play/RVP
Five Course Love *Brian WatsonLucky Penny
The Little MermaidBrian WatsonLucky Penny
A Napa Valley Christmas CarolDaniela Innocenti BeemLucky Penny
A Napa Valley Christmas CarolDennis O’BrienLucky Penny
 in a house with 100 to 300 seats 
Sunset BoulevardTim SetzerSonoma Arts Live
in a house with more than 300 seats
Urinetown, the Musical *Denise Elia-YenSpreckels Theatre Co.
Urinetown, the Musical *David L. YenSpreckels Theatre Co.
Principal Performance – Comedy
in a house with fewer than 100 seats
Heisenberg *John CravenLeft Edge Theatre
in a house with 100 to 300 seats
Cry It OutIlana NiernbergerCinnabar Theater
Cry It OutAmanda VitielloCinnabar Theater
in a house with more than 300 seats
Noises OffEileen MorrisSpreckels Theatre Co.
Principal Performance – Drama
in a house with fewer than 100 seats
GalateaAbbey LeeSpreckels Theatre Co.
GalateaSindu SinghSpreckels Theatre Co.
The Glass Menagerie *Tamar CohnRoss Valley Players
in a house with 100 to 300 seats
Love *Clea AlsipMarin Theatre Co.
Noura *Denmo IbrahimMarin Theatre Co.
Principal Performance – Musical
in a house with fewer than 100 seats
Camelot Krista Joy SerpaMountain Play/RVP
Five Course Love *Sarah LundstromLucky Penny
The Little MermaidTaylor BartolucciLucky Penny
A Napa Valley Christmas CarolTim SetzerLucky Penny
in a house with 100 to 300 seats
Sunset BoulevardDaniela Innocenti BeemSonoma Arts Live
Entire Production – NB
Cry It Out Cinnabar Theater
Galatea Spreckels Theatre Co.
Georgian & Kitty: Xmas at Pemberley Marin Theatre Co.
The Glass Menagerie * Ross Valley Players
Love * Marin Theatre Co.
Urinetown, the Musical * Spreckels Theatre Co.

The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle plans to announce the Award recipients in a virtual presentation sometime in late April.

The SFBATCC is a private 501(c)(6) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and serving theaters of all types and sizes in the greater region by recognizing excellence and outstanding achievement in the field. Active since 1976, the Circle consists of reviewers covering theatre in all nine Bay Area counties, across various media.

For a complete list of nominations and for more information, click HERE.

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