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Nine Denver Post Ovation Award nominations for Into the Woods

The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company’s production of ‘Into the Woods’ was nominated for nine 2007 Denver Post Ovation Awards, including “Best Musical,” “Best Ensemble” and “Best Director.”

In a May 25, 2007, review entitled, “Colorado Springs troupe’s Broadway-worthy musical,” Denver Post critic John Moore wrote: “(W)ith its latest big-bang, big-bucks to-do, the FAC again proves that nobody, but nobody, does musicals like they do musicals to our south.”

Out of 154 productions reviewed or observed by Denver Post critics, ‘Into the Woods’ was the second-most nominated production in the state.

The nominations included:

Best Musical
FAC Theatre Company’s Into the Woods

Actor, Musical
Kelly Walters, (The Baker)

Director, Musical
Alan Osburn

Supporting Actress, Musical
Mercedes Perez, (The Witch)
Sally Lewis Hybl, (Cinderella)

FAC Theatre Company’s Into the Woods

Best Band
Roberta Jacyshyn

Musical Number
“Opening,” Mary Ripper Baker and Roberta Jacyshyn

Set Design
Christopher L. Sheley

Finalists were culled from Colorado productions opening after Jan. 1, 2007, that were either reviewed or observed by Denver Post critics. Winners have been selected by theater critic John Moore and will be published Dec. 30. Readers can go online now and vote for their favorite in major categories for “Readers Choice” selections at