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Earlier this week, we told you how the 2nd of our 12 milestones kicked off an avalanche of affirmation that sent us reeling. (In a good way!) What followed was a gi-normous cherry on top of a massive sundae.
In August, FOGG Theatre was informed that our show The Cable Car Nymphomaniac was nominated for a Theater Bay Area Award in the category of Outstanding World Premiere Musical.
In case you aren’t familiar with the TBA Awards, let me tell you a little more about them, their place in our performing arts community, and why we are proud to name this honor as our 3rd Milestone That Shaped FOGG in 2015.
The TBAs are an annual awards ceremony sponsored by Theater Bay Area in an effort to recognize the achievements of local theater companies. Basically, they are our version of the Tony Awards
We are lucky to boast over 400 unique theater companies in the bay, but due to a giant body of water and lack of robust public transportation, it’s not often we feel like a united community. Theater Bay Area attempts to close that gap and for that we are grateful.
This year’s TBA Awards were held on the evening of November 16th at A.C.T.’s Geary Theater in downtown San Francisco. It was incredible exciting and humbling to be nominated for a prestigious award like Outstanding World Premiere Musical during the very first year we were in production.
For me to have my show The Cable Car Nymphomaniac nominated was incredibly validating. We all worked so hard on the show, and the music and lyrics I wrote were personally the best I’d ever written.
Being nominated for a TBA Award means that the work we are doing has real resonance. It also proved that our mission at FOGG Theatre does, in fact, have value.
Thank you, Theater Bay Area, for recognizing FOGG! We are truly honored.
P.S. Since FOGG was in pretty amazing company at the TBAs, I wanted to encourage your support of other amazing theater companies. If you see one show before year’s end, make it BAM! (Bay Area Musicals!) inaugural production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. It will run November 28th through December 19th at The Marines Memorial Theatre in San Francisco. I’ll be there opening night and I hope to see you there as well!