by Barbara Lacelle
North Grenville’s own Kemptville Youth Musical Theatre Company (KYMTC) has won 14 awards in the BroadwayWorld regional awards for Ottawa for their production of Matilda. KYMTC was nominated in 14 categories and won all of them. KYMTC would like to thank all of our supporters in North Grenville and Eastern Ontario.
BroadwayWorld is a theatre news website based in New York City with over 6 million readers. The website publishes theatre news, interviews, reviews, and other coverage related to theatre productions on Broadway, off Broadway, regionally and internationally. In 2020, KYMTC was nominated for the first time for its production of Newsies winning Best Ensemble, Best Lighting and Best Scenic Design.
The 2023 Regional Awards honour regional productions, touring shows, and more which had their first performance between October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. KYMTC won Best Musical, Best Ensemble, Best Dance Production, Best Theatre For Young Audiences Production, and Favorite Local Theatre. Also, congratulations go to Laura Anderson for Best Choreography Of A Play Or Musical, Carolyn Bruce for Best Costume Design Of A Play Or Musical, Barbara Lacelle for Best Direction Of A Musical, Kevin Colwell and Lucas Colwell for Best Lighting Design Of A Play Or Musical, Phillip Konopka for Best Music Direction & Orchestra Performance, Rylie Hillier for Best Performer In A Musical, Nathalie Petherick for Best Supporting Performer In A Musical, Bonnie Selleck for Best Scenic Design Of A Play Or Musical, and Peter Miller for Best Sound Design Of A Play Or Musical.
KYMTC is now working hard on our next production. The Little Mermaid is coming to Kemptville April 13 – 28 at the Urbandale Arts Centre. Tickets go on sale February 5 and are available through our website and at Brewed Awakenings. For more information, check out our website at www.kymtc.org. and our Facebook page and Instagram.