Theatre

Golden Benana Winner – Venus in Fur (Canstage)

(Nick Hune-Brown, from "All Our Happy Days Are Stupid", embarrasses himself by jumping on stage and celebrating before realizing that his play lost to "Venus in Fur". The Fur sits nearby, patiently waiting to speak.)

(Nick Hune-Brown, from “All Our Happy Days Are Stupid”, embarrasses himself by jumping on stage and celebrating before realizing that his play lost to “Venus in Fur”. The Fur sits nearby, waiting patiently to speak.)

Silver Benana – All Our Happy Days Are Stupid (Suburban Beast)

Bronze Benana – The Book of Mormon (Mirvish)

Given the absolute dominance of musicals this year, it’s a bit surprising that a non-musical won the Golden Benana. The explanation for how this happened is a bit complicated and technical, but I think I can sum it up with an analogy – basically, “Venus in Fur” is Stephane Dion, and my heart is the 2006 Liberal Party leadership delegation.

The rest of the top 10:
4. Anything Goes (Mirvish)
5. Fiddler on the Roof (Stratford)
6. Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata (Acting Up Stage)
7. Avenue Q (Lower Ossington Theatre)
8. Tommy (Stratford)
9. The Merchant of Venice (Stratford)
10. The Musical of Musicals: The Musical (Vintage Productions – Fringe)

 
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