Kelli Provart of Musical Theatre West Nabs Ovation Award Nomination

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Kelli Provart Photo by Ken Jacques Photography

Musical Theatre West is proud to announce that it has been nominated for an Ovation Award by LA Stage Alliance for the 2010/2011 awards season. The nominations were announced on Monday, September 19th at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank. The awards, organized by the Los Angeles Stage Alliance, are intended to honor excellence in L.A.-area theater productions of the past season.

The nomination is as follows:

Lead Actress in a Musical – Kelli Provart, “CATS”

Established in 1989, The Ovation Awards were established to celebrate artistic excellence in theatre production, design and performance and to bring attention to the Greater Los Angeles theater community. The LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards are the only peer-judged theater awards in Los Angeles. Labeled the “…highest-profile contest for local theatre…” by the Los Angeles Times, the Ovation Awards present an opportunity for the theater community to join together and focus public attention on the area’s rich and lively performing arts scene. Another goal of the program is to draw national attention to the quality and quantity of professional theater in Los Angeles.

The Ovation Awards season runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31 each year and culminates in a black-tie awards ceremony. The next ceremony is scheduled to take place Nov. 14, 2011, at The Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles.

LA Stage Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to building awareness, appreciation and support for the performing arts in Greater Los Angeles through community building, collaborative marketing, audience development, professional development to strengthen operations for members and advocacy.


Now in its 59th season, Musical Theatre West is Southern California’s premier musical theater company. Under the leadership of Executive Director/Producer Paul Garman, the company has garnered numerous awards and accolades for its work presenting the entire spectrum of musical comedy (including more than 30 Ovation Award nominations over the past three seasons and the Margaret Harford Award for Sustained Excellence in the Theatre).

Musical Theatre West performances are at the beautiful 1,070-seat Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. Season Tickets are available now and can be purchased through the MTW Box Office at (562) 856-1999 x4 or online at Single Ticket prices start at $20.00, with low-priced last row seating available.

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