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November 27, 2012 > 'Cinderella' nominated for SF Awards 2012

'Cinderella' nominated for SF Awards 2012

Submitted By David Ojakian

Curtain Call Performing Arts (CCPA), now in production on the annual holiday musical favorite, "A Christmas Carol," continues to enjoy success from this past summer's critically acclaimed "Steampunk Cinderella."'s Linda Hodges said the "...decision to ratchet up the energy by going steampunk, lifted this production into the stratosphere..." The production has been nominated for nine categories in the San Francisco Awards 2012., site for Broadway, theatre, live entertainment, Broadway shows and Broadway tickets, continues the third year of regional awards after a record number of nominations in 30 regions worldwide in 2011. The 2012 awards are open through December 31, 2012 in most regions. "Cinderella" was nominated in the following categories:

-Best Direction of A Musical: Misty Megia
-Best Costume Design: Andrea Gorham
-Best Choreography: Misty Megia
-Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Kevin Foley
-Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Ali Lane, Alice Beittle, and Kate Offer
-Best Leading Actor in a Musical: Matt Ono
-Best Leading Actress in a Musical: Catherine Williamson
-Best Scenic Designer: Cat Jansen and Ric Tringoli
-Person to Watch: Catherine Williamson and Matt Ono
-Best Musical: "Cinderella"

"We are honored and humbled to be nominated in the third annual regional awards. The hard work, talent, and magic of this cast and production team is paying off even months after the close of the show. I'm grateful for the team we have assembled, and excited for the talented cast and crew that are gaining recognition for their work," said Andrea Gorham, Curtain Call's Founding Artistic Director, and nominee herself for Costume Design.

This past August, Curtain Call presented the Broadway Enchanted Version of the Rogers & Hammerstein classic "Cinderella," in a version that had never been seen as the company incorporated the science fiction and fantasy of "steampunk." Referring to a genre that incorporates elements of science fiction, fantasy, and alternate history, steampunk features technology, or futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Unique and daring set and lighting design, paired with edgy costumes, and the talent of the cast made the show a "...must see theatrical event" according to's Linda Hodges.

"It's wonderful to be recognized for something you're so passionate about. This entire cast and creative team from day one dove in head first to make this Steampunk Cinderella a reality and something that each person involved in was proud of," expressed Best Director nominee and "Cinderella" director Misty Megia. "Andrea (Gorham) and her costume team definitely deserve recognition for doing something so out of the box and creative. Every detail was thought about and each character had hidden touches that had great meaning. It was beautiful and thoughtful costuming," continued Megia.

The 2012/2013 CCPA season kicks off November 30-December 9 with Cantare! Concert Choir in "A Broadway Holiday," and the holiday favorite, "A Christmas Carol, the Musical" takes the stage December 14-23. For tickets and info on Curtain Call Performing Arts and to purchase season tickets, visit, or call (510) 909-9516. Follow the official CCPA Facebook page at

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