Wheelock Family Theatre Wins Award
April 13, 2011
The 2011 Elliot Norton Awards will honor Wheelock Family Theatre (WFT) with a special citation presented at the awards event on Monday, May 23, 2011. The ceremony will be held at the Paramount Theater and tickets are available through their website.
In addition, Matthew T. Lazure, WFT's Technical Director, has been nominated for Best Scenic Design for his work on The Secret Garden.
The Elliot Norton Awards are named for the eminent Boston theater critic Elliot Norton, who remained an active supporter of the drama, both locally and nationally, until his death in 2003 at the age of 100. For 48 years, Mr. Norton was a drama critic for Boston newspapers; concurrently, from 1958 to 1982, he was moderator of Elliot Norton Reviews on WGBH television.
The Boston Theater Critics Association, which presents the Elliot Norton Awards, has been a vital participant in the remarkable growth of the Boston theater community at a time in our nation's history when it seems that the arts have an even greater struggle to survive.