Jun 28, 2023
By Andy Johnson
The big winner at last night’s Dora Mavor Moore Awards was “Alice in Wonderland” which snagged six statuettes in the musical theatre division.
The production from Bad Hats Theatre, presented by Soulpepper, won outstanding production, outstanding performance in a leading role for Tess Benger, outstanding new musical, direction, achievement in design and original choreography.
“Red Velvet,” a dramatization of the real-life story of Ira Aldridge, a Black man who starred in “Othello” in 1833, led the general theatre division with two Doras..
In all some 46 awards were handed out across seven categories.
The Doras annually celebrate excellence on Toronto stages and are the oldest and largest professional theatre, dance and opera awards program in Canada.