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Ovation Awards 2013: Center Theatre Group, La Mirada win big

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The Ovation Awards, L.A.'s biggest theater honors, were handed out Sunday at a ceremony at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse.

Center Theatre Group was the top winner of the evening with a total of 12 awards. The La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts won the award for best season. "The Nether," a new drama by L.A. playwright Jennifer Haley that was presented at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre, received seven Ovations, the most of any single production.

A production of the musical "Parade" by 3-D Theatricals in Fullerton won four awards, while "Joe Turner’s Come and Gone," which was produced at CTG's Mark Taper Forum, won three.

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Sunday's ceremony was hosted by actor Michael McKean. The awards covered productions in the period from Aug. 27, 2012 through Aug. 25, 2013. Ovation voters are L.A. theater professionals chosen each year through an application process.

Here is the full list of Ovation winners.

Best season: La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts: "Boeing Boeing" "Jekyll & Hyde" "Next to Normal" "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" "Spring Awakening"

Best production of a play (intimate theater): "Dying City," Rogue Machine

Best production of a play (large theater): "Joe Turner's Come and Gone." Center Theatre Group

Best production of a musical (intimate theater): "Triassic Parq: The Musical," The Chance Theater

Best production of a musical (large theater): "Parade," 3-D Theatricals

Best presented production: "The Scottsboro Boys," Center Theatre Group

Acting ensemble for a play: The cast of "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," Center Theatre Group

Playwrighting for an original play: Jennifer Haley "The Nether," Center Theatre Group

Director of a musical: Brian Kite, "Spring Awakening," La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Director of a play: Shirley Jo Finney "In the Red and Brown Water," Fountain Theatre

Lead actor in a musical: Jeff Skowron as Leo Frank, "Parade," 3-D Theatricals

Lead actress in a musical: Beth Malone as Milly, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Lead actor in a play: Glynn Turman as Bynum Walker, "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," Center Theatre Group

Lead actress in a play: Gigi Bermingham as Maria Callas, "Master Class," International City Theatre

Featured actor in a musical: Rufus Bonds Jr. as Jim Conley, "Parade," 3-D Theatricals

Featured actress in a musical: Kellie Spill as T-Rex 2, "Triassic Parq: The Musical" The Chance Theater

Featured actor in a play: Dakin Matthews as Doyle, "The Nether," Center Theatre Group

Featured actress in a play: Brighid Fleming as Iris, "The Nether," Center Theatre Group

Acting ensemble of a musical: The cast of "Parade," 3-D Theatricals

Choreography: Ameenah Kaplan, "The Royale" Center Theatre Group

Music direction: Taylor Stephenson, "Triassic Parq: The Musical," The Chance Theater

Book for an original musical: Jim Leonard, "Bad Apples," Circle X Theatre Company

Lyrics/music for an original musical: Rob Cairns, Jim Leonard and Beth Thornley, "Bad Apples," Circle X Theatre Company

Lighting design (intimate theater): Jeremy Pivnick "Cassiopeia" The Theatre @ Boston Court

Lighting design (large theater): Christopher Kuhl, "The Nether," Center Theatre Group

Scenic design (intimate theater): Tom Walsh "Annapurna" Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Scenic design (large theater): Adrian Jones, "The Nether," Center Theatre Group

Sound design (intimate theater): John Zalewski, "Theatre in the Dark," Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Sound design (large theater): John Zalewski, "The Nether," Center Theatre Group

Costume design (intimate theater): Michael Mullen, "Dreamgirls" DOMA Theatre Company

Costume design (large theater): Alex Jaeger, "The Nether," Center Theatre Group

Composition for a play: Michael Redfield, "Walking the Tightrope," 24th Street Theatre

Fight Choreography: Ken Merckx "Cymbeline," A Noise Within

Puppet design: Derek Lux and Christian Anderson "Shrek the Musical," 3-D Theatricals

Video design: Jeffrey Elias Teeter "On the Spectrum" Fountain Theatre

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