In The News: Theatre Bay Area Award Nominations

Backstage Pass | October 2018

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It’s been an exciting Fall already here at Bay Area Children’s Theatre. Four of our productions from our last season have been nominated for top honors by Theatre Bay Area. Two of our original shows, Beautiful Oops! and Inside Out and Back Again have been nominated as Outstanding World Premiere Musical and Outstanding World Premiere Play.

It is a signal honor for BACT to have been recognized by other theatre professionals for both these shows. Beautiful Oops! allowed us to pull out all the stops—including having the set fall down!—to illustrate that you can turn mistakes into something beautiful. Inside Out and Back Again described the vicissitudes of adjusting to a new life as an immigrant child in the United States. Both shows were specially designed to engage children, in keeping with our mission, but their themes are relevant to us all.

Each play is one of five finalists in its category (new musical, new play) for the 2018 TBA Awards Celebration, to be held Monday, November 7, at 7 p.m. at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.

Between them, Beautiful Oops! and Inside Out and Back Again have been nominated for 19 awards, including Outstanding Ensemble in a Play (Inside Out and Back Again), Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Nina Meehan and Scottie Woodard for Beautiful Oops!), Outstanding Direction of a Play (May Liang for Inside Out and Back Again), and Outstanding Production of a Musical (Beautiful Oops!).

BACT’s productions of The Night Fairy and Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt have garnered nominations as well, bringing the total number of nominations BACT has received to 22.

-- Nina Meehan, Executive Artistic Director


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