"JERUSALEM" DOMINATES THE DORAS

Jun 26, 2018

By Andy Johnson

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The acclaimed play “Jerusalem” was among the big winners at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards last night in Toronto snagging six trophies.

The play stars Saskatoon native Kim Coates of “Sons of Anarchy” and “Bad Blood,” fame. He plays a daredevil who lives in a trailer in the woods in his first stage role in nearly 30-years.  Coates was named best actor.

“Life After” was the leader in the musical theatre category with six trophies, including best production.

In the opera category, “Orphee” was tops with five awards, including best production and best new musical/opera for writer/composer Britta Johnson.

Other multiple winners included the opera “The Overcoat; A Musical Tailoring” and the dance production “De La Raiz.”

The annual awards are presented by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts and celebrate excellence in the Toronto’s theatre, dance and opera.

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