BRAVO SD Theatre Reviews - P.O. Box 33083, San Diego California 92163
Editors Note

   Nominations On The Move!

 Dear Readers ... As we pass a very "Happy Thanksgiving", KUSI-TV Studios hosted a pair of the 2016 BRAVO SD Awards "Icons", on a live interview on Tuesday, Nov 22nd - with KUSI producer Doug Friedman and interviewer "Francine". 

The two SD "Icons" highlighted was BRAVO Classical Music "Icon"  Maestro Jahja Ling, Conductor of the SD Symphony Orchestra ...

             Conductor Jahja Ling

and BRAVO Theatre "Icon" actress Linda Libby ...
Actress Linda Libby

to be joined later by BRAVO Theatre Cabaret "Icon" Leigh Scarritt ...
Singer Leigh Scarritt

and BRAVO Theatre Dance "Icon" John Malashock.
John Malashock

A BRAVO SD Theatre (BSDA) "Icon", is one who has offered and contributed vast talents, over the years, to the SD performing arts community.  These four such "Icons"  are selected annually, and for this year, will be honored at the BRAVO SD AWARDS, on Monday January 23rd, 2017, at the SD County Supervisors Administration Building - to be hosted by BSDA Honorary Chair Supervisor Dave Roberts.
      Supervisor Dave Roberts, 3rd District

BSDA Founder & Producer Rob Appel, with the BRAVO Nominating Committee, will present trophies and Special County Honor Certificates, to the "winners"  from the below Semi-Finalists, along with the Press Photo Opportunity Ceremony.
BRAVO Awards Nominating Committee

The BRAVO SD Nominations-Voting Committee, is comprised of : Rosemarie Ballard, Eric G. Tauber, Esther J. Paul, David Dixon, Kathy Carpenter, James Colt Harrison, Steve Shirley, Char Dibelka, and Coordinator Amy Bosler.

The final voted-on BRAVO SD Awards Semi-Finalists are the following: Link for voting. 
        (NOT in any particular order)

Best COMMUNITY Production (Drama/Comedy)

"Coyote On The Fence"
OnStage Playhouse

"Bedside Manners"

Best PROFESSIONAL Production (drama/comedy)

"Now You See It"
North County REPertory Theatre


"Dinner With Marlene"
Lamb's Players Theatre

"Golda's Balcony"
New Village Arts Theatre

"Camp David"
SD Old Globe Theatre

Best COMMUNITY Musical

"Buddy Holly Story"
OnStage Playhouse

"A Little Night Music"
Coronado Playhouse

"Phantom of the Empire:
Return of the Opera"

Turning Tydes Theatre Company


"Sister Act"
Moonlight Amphitheatre

SD Musical Theatre

Cygnet Old Town Theatre

Best YOUTH Theatre Production

"Guys & Dolls"
Temecula Valley Players

"Sweeney Todd"
SD Junior Theatre

"Catch Me If You Can"
Coronado School of the Arts

Best Non-Profit GALA (using live performers)

"Strut For Sobriety"
A New Path

"Christmas In Hawaii Lu'au"
Na Koa Kai Canoe Club

"Carols By Candlelight"
California Center for the Arts

Best DANCE Concert Performance

North County Dance Arts

"Change Collage 2016"
SD Civic Dance Arts

"The Great Gatsby"
California Ballet Company

Best Theatrical VENUE (body of works)

ion theatre
La Jolla Playhouse
Lamb's Players Theatre

Best Classical/Opera Production

SD Opera

"Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla"
SD Symphony Orchestra

"Madama Butterfly"
SD Opera

Best POP Concert Performance

Tito Puente Concert
Bayside Summer Pops

SF JAZZ Collective
Athenaeum's Jazz Series

Bernadette Peters In Concert
SD Symphony Orchestra

Best CABARET Venue

Martinis Above Fourth
98 Bottles
Horton Grand Theatre Cabaret

Best CABARET Artist

Ann Hampton Calloway
Martinis Above Fourth

Leigh Scarritt
Martinis Above Fourth

Sandy Campbell
Martinis Above Fourth


Moonlight Amphitheatre (Vista)
OnStage Playhouse (Chula Vista)
SD International FRINGE Festival
       (multiple venues)


Randall Hickman (Vista Broadway)
Joshua Carr (Welk Resorts Theatre)
Jane Russell Cox (Christian Youth Theatre)


Jamie Torcellini  (SD Musical Theatre)
Ray Limon  (Welk Resorts Theatre)
Teri Brown  (OnStage Playhouse)


Colleen Kollar Smith / Siri Hafso/Luke Jacobs "American Rhythm"  (Lambs Players)

Jill Gorrie
"42nd Street" (SDMT)

Jered Nelson
"The Great Gatsby" & "Jump n'Jive 
(California Ballet)

David Brannon
"Gypsy" (Cygnet Theatre)


William Virchis
Dr. Nick Reveles
Russ Sperling

Spirit of SHOWBIZ

Finest City Improv
SD International FRINGE Festival
CYT Paul Russell
Chula Vista Elementary School
Arts Program

LIFETIME Achievement

Supervisor Dave Roberts
"Champion of the Arts" 3rd District

Jahja Ling
SD Symphony Orchestra

Sam Woodhouse
SD REPertory Theatre

Please note - the list of the above BSDA Semi-Finalists will be sent-out to the readership of the SDTR, for their final VOTE (by Dec 10th),  on the "winners" - to be announced in four weeks.  In addition, Producer Rob Appel has selected the 2016 Theatre "Icons"  (above) to also be so honored at the 2016 BRAVO SD Awards.  Supervisor Dave Roberts, will once again, be the Honorary Chair of the Awards - as "Champion of the Arts".

The BRAVO SD Awards Press Photo Opportunity Ceremony, will be preceded with tray-passed Hors d'oeuvres from Martinis Above Fourth ....

as well as light entertainment by pianist Rayme Sciaroni ...
Rayme Sciaroni

If you are a subscriber at, please watch for the Voting Ballot to soon arrive.  You can also log on to the Survey Monkey LINK below, you will have 10-days to VOTE and respond via Survey

           "Good Luck" to all of our
BRAVO SD AWARDS Semi-Finalists above.


               Editor - Rob Appel

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