Sheridan Shines at Dora Awards
The groundbreaking production of Brantwood, produced by Sheridan College’s Canadian Music Theatre Project, was recognized at the 2015 Dora Mavor Moore Awards celebrating excellence in Toronto’s performing arts. Brantwood won the Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Production. Created by Julie Tepperman and Mitchell Cushman, Brantwood was the largest production of immersive, site-specific musical theatre in Canadian history. The production featured 11 era-specific storylines, running concurrently, and was staged at the former Brantwood School site in Oakville in spring 2015.
“We are grateful to be recognized by Toronto audiences and the theatre community with this unprecedented honour,” said Ronni Rosenberg, Sheridan’s Dean of the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design. “Along with our dynamic students, faculty and staff from the Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance and Technical Production for Theatre and Live Events programs, over 100 individuals had a part in creating this inventive and exciting new musical.” Named after Dora Mavor Moore, who helped establish Canadian professional theatre, the Dora Awards are presented annually by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts.